MADISON, Wis. -- Returning to the UW Field House to open their shortened home season, No. 25 Wisconsin upended No. 18 Purdue to earn the team's first dual victory in Big Ten competition this season.
The Badgers (1-2 B1G) and Boilermakers (1-2 B1G) swapped leads through the first seven matches, but sophomore Eric Barnett turned a stingy back-and-forth tied battle into a sudden pin at 125 pounds. Barnett earned the upset fall of Purdue's third-ranked Devin Schroder late in the second period at 4:29 and picked up six team points for his team.
Redshirt freshman Kyle Burwick collected an 8-0 major decision in the very next bout over Purdue's Nate Cummings to cement a dominating 22-10 lead for the Badgers with only one match left, eventually claiming the team dual victory 22-14.
Joining Barnett and Burwick in victory on the mat, redshirt sophomore Drew Scharenbrock put the Badgers on the scoreboard first in the opening match of the dual. Scharenbrock earned a 9-4 decision over Purdue's Alec White.
At 174 pounds, Jared Krattiger upset No. 20 Emil Soehnlen for a narrow 3-2 decision victory, while at 184 pounds Chris Weiler picked up a 4-2 decision victory for the Badgers over Max Lyon. Heavyweight Trent Hillger also earned a 3-0 decision against Purdue's Jamarcus Grant.
Notably, the Badgers saw gritty performances in some of the losses, as Wisconsin's wrestlers kept Purdue's scoring out of major decision and higher scoring totals. Both Garrett Model (157) and Josh Otto (165) fought hard in their matches to prevent the opposition from larger victories, both earning only losses by decision and keeping the team score close.
Full results are below for the Badgers, including several extra matches that didn't count in the team dual scoring. These matches do count for each individual wrestler for the season.
Five Badgers earned victories in the extra matches, led by Trey Escobar's pin of Purdue's Bjorn Schroder in 1:01 at 141 pounds and an impressive 12-0 major decision win by Patrick Spray at 165 pounds over Elijah Davis.
The Badgers travel to No. 7 Nebraska next Sunday, Jan. 31. Match time and streaming information will be announced later this week.
149: Drew Scharenbrock (WIS) def. Alec White (PUR), DEC 9-4 - WIS 3, PUR 0
157: Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. Garrett Model (WIS), DEC 14-10 - WIS 3, PUR 3
165: Gerritt Nijen (PUR) def. Josh Otto (WIS), DEC 11-4 - WIS 3, PUR 6
174: Jared Krattiger (WIS) def. Emil Soehnlen (PUR), DEC 3-2 - WIS 6, PUR 6
184: Chris Weiler (WIS) def. Max Lyon (PUR), DEC 4-2 - WIS 9, PUR 6
197: Andrew Salemme (WIS) vs. Thomas Penola (PUR), MAJOR DEC 13-4 - WIS 9, PUR 10
285: Trent Hillger (WIS) def. Jamarcus Grant (PUR), DEC 3-0 - WIS 12, PUR 10
125: Eric Barnett (WIS) def. Devin Schroder (PUR), FALL 4:29 - WIS 18, PUR 10
133: Kyle Burwick (WIS) def. Nate Cummings (PUR), MAJOR DEC 8-0 - WIS 22, PUR 10
141: Parker Filius (PUR) def. Dominic Dentino (WIS), MAJOR DEC 16-3 - WIS 22, PUR 14
141: Trey Escobar (WIS) def. Bjorn Schroder (PUR), FALL 1:01
149: Trey Kruse (PUR) def. Dan Stilling (WIS), FALL 4:48
157: Devin Bahr (WIS) def. Cooper Noehre (PUR), DEC 8-4
165: Patrick Spray (WIS) def. Elijah Davis (PUR), MAJOR DEC 12-0
184: Seth Vosters (WIS) def. Mitch Hutmacher (PUR), DEC 6-0
285: Peter Christensen (WIS) def. Dorian Keys (PUR), DEC 5-4