After taking a 1-0 loss at 125, the Badgers answered quickly. At 133, Seth Gross pinned Tye Varndell in the first period getting the Badgers back on top. Gross recorded his second pin of the season in two minutes.
The fun was just getting started when 141-pounder Tristan Moran took the mat for Wisconsin. He pulled Carmine Ciotti down to the mat and recorded his first fall of the season in 4 minutes, 58 seconds, just before the second period ended.
At 165, Evan Wick joined in on pin party in Saegertown. He took down Derek Ciavorro of Edinboro down right at the start of the match and showed no mercy. At 2:30, Ciavarro was pinned by Wick, who got his first fall of the season.
Cole Martin at 149 brought home a major decision. In a close match heading into the third, Martin turned on the jets and went to work on Tyler Vath. When the final buzzer rang, Martin, the redshirt senior, took the 16-3 major decision.
From the mat
"Our guys did a great job tonight in a very tough environment. I am excited for the rest of the season. I liked the way the team went out and got a bunch of bonus points for us. In the matches we did lose, we showed a lot of fight."
- Head coach, Chris Bono
"It felt great! Getting the pin is what I try to do every match. A lot more pins are coming this season and we will cap it off with a national title."
- Redshirt senior, Tristan Moran
"It sucked to see Mikey lose a close one like that but the atmosphere was incredible. It had me super fired up to go out there and do my thing. I'm getting back into my groove and plan on getting better each time I step out there."
- Redshirt senior, Seth Gross
125 - Lucas Rodriguez (EU) over Michael Cullen (UW) by dec. 1-0
133 - No. 1 Seth Gross (UW) over Tye Varndell (EU) by fall 2:00
141 - No. 11 Tristan Moran (UW) vs Carmine Ciotti (EU) by fall 4:58
149 - No. 13 Cole Martin (UW) over Tyler Vath (EU) by maj. dec. 16-3
157 - Peter Pappas (EU) over Garrett Model (UW) by dec. 8-5
165 - No. 3 Evan Wick (UW) over Derek Ciavarro (EU) by fall 2:30
174 - No. 23 Jacob Oliver (EU) over Jared Krattiger (UW) vs by dec. 8-4
184 - Tyler Dow (UW) over Cody Mulligan (EU) by dec. 5-2
197 - Dylan Reynolds (EU) won by forfeit
285 - No. 7 Trent Hillger (UW) vs. Jon Spaulding (EU) by dec. 4-0
The Badgers will have off next weekend but will take the mat again in Orem, Utah when they face Utah Valley on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 2 p.m. The meet will be broadcast live on FloWrestling.