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Wisconsin dominates Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In Wisconsin's first Big Ten dual of the weekend, the Badgers took care of Indiana with ease, with a final score of 27-12.

Jared Krattiger got his first pin as a Badger. At 174, the redshirt freshman pinned Diego Lemley of Indiana. This is Krattiger's first Big Ten dual victory this season.

No. 3 Evan Wick also scored six team points for the Badgers. At 165 pounds, he took down Dillon Hoey early in the match and didn't look back. This is Wick's fifth fall this season.

Johnny Sebastian also had a fun night in Bloomington. The redshirt senior recorded a 20-4 tech. fall over Jake Hinz.

Taylor Watkins got the Badgers first dual win at 197 this season. Watkins kept the momentum rolling and beat down on Indiana's Nick Willham.

Straight from the mat

"I loved our hustle and fight tonight! It is always tough to get a Big Ten road win. We need to build off of this for Sunday!"
- Head coach, Chris Bono

"It felt good to get a pin in the dual season and in the first period. I knew after the first takedown if I keep the pressure on he won't be able to keep up. And right at the last few seconds of the first period I was able to capitalize on top"
- Redshirt freshman, Jared Krattiger

"It feels good and it has been a long time coming. It feels really good to get that monkey off of my back and get the dual win. It was a good team win and hopefully we can keep it going."
- Redshirt senior, Taylor Watkins

Notables
  • Krattiger recorded his first pin as a Badger
  • Taylor Watkins got Wisconsin's first dual victory at the 197-pound weight class this season
  • Dominic Dentino, redshirt freshman, got his first dual start this season

    Results:
    149 - No. 22 Graham Rooks (IU) over No. 12 Cole Martin (UW) by dec. 4-3
    157 - Fernie Silva (IU) over Drew Scharenbrock (UW) by dec. 5-3
    165 - No. 3 Evan Wick (UW) over Dillon Hoey (IU) by fall, 3:13
    174 - Jared Krattiger (UW) over Diego Lemley (IU) by fall, 3:00
    184 - No. 11 Johnny Sebastian (UW) over Jake Hinz (IU) by tech. fall 20-4
    197 - Taylor Watkins (UW) over Nick Willham (IU) by dec. 9-1
    285 - No. 5 Trent Hillger (UW) over Jake Kleimola (IU) by dec. 8-3
    125 - Liam Cronin (IU) over Eric Barnett (UW) by dec. 7-3
    133 - No. 1 Seth Gross (UW) over Cayden Rooks (IU) by maj. dec. 12-4
    141 - Eddie Bolivar (IU) over Dominic Dentino (UW) over by dec. 10-4

    Next up
    Wisconsin heads north to take on No. 10 Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 2. The match is set to air on Big Ten Network live and will begin at 4 p.m.
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