BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The fifth-ranked Badger wrestling team competed in "Mayhem on the Mainstage" at Buffalo on Thursday night and came away with a dominant win to remain undefeated on the season. Wisconsin (4-0) won the battle against the Bulls 34-3.
In the 157-pound bout, Garrett Model put the team on his back and stole a technical fall from Buffalo's (0-1) Hunter Shaut. Model, a Stoughton native, scored 19 points in his match and snagged his second win of the season.
No. 1 Seth Gross took on No. 13 Derek Spann in the 133-pound match with Gross coming away with a 6-3 decision. In just four matches with Wisconsin, Gross has taken down two ranked opponents with ease.
At 165 pounds, No. 3 Evan Wick also faced a ranked opponent in No. 21 Troy Keller. Wick played defense and didn't give up a single point to the Buffalo wrestler. The redshirt junior took a major decision with a final 8-0 score.
Three ranked Badgers -- No. 11 Tristan Moran, No. 13 Cole Martin and No. 7 Trent Hillger -- recorded major decisions over their opponents.
At 141-pounds, Moran won his match again John Arceri, 10-2. In the 149-pound bout, Cole Martin defeated Kyle Todrank by a score of 10-2. In the final match of the night at heavyweight, Hillger put away Nolan Terrance outscoring the Buffalo Bull, 14-3.
From the mat
"I like what I saw tonight! There were some major improvements from last week. We have a quick turnaround competing in a tough environment tomorrow. We have to make sure we are ready!"
- Head Coach Chris Bono
"I felt good tonight and to my offense early and stayed on the offense. Everything just fell into place tonight."
- Redshirt sophomore Garrett Model
Wisconsin 34, Buffalo 3
125 - Michael Cullen (UW) over Kevin Meloni (UB) by dec. 5-2
133 - No. 1 Seth Gross (UW) over No. 13 Derek Spann (UB) by dec. 6-3
141 - No. 11 Tristan Moran (UW) over John Arceri (UB) by maj. dec. 10-2
149 - No. 13 Cole Martin (UW) over Kyle Todrank (UB) by maj dec. 10-2
157 - Garrett Model (UW) over Hunter Shaut (UB) by. tech. fall 19-1
165 - No. 3 Evan Wick (UW) over No. 21 Troy Keller (UB) by maj. dec. 8-0
174 - Jared Krattiger (UW) over Jake Lanning (UB) by dec. 6-3
184 - Tyler Dow (UW) over Pete Acciardi (UB) by dec. 2-0
197 - Sam Schuyler (UB) over Taylor Watkins (UW) by dec. 5-1
285 - No. 7 Trent Hillger (UW) over Nolan Terrance (UB) by maj. dec. 14-3
The Badgers have a quick turnaround and compete again Friday night at Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania, against Edinboro. The dual begins at 6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on FloWrestling.