2011-12 Wrestling News

April 20, 2012
Blugold Wrestling Team Award Winners Announced
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Two UW-Eau Claire wrestlers were recently honored by being named recipients of five different team awards.

March 12, 2012
Two Blugolds Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire wrestlers Joe Pitsch (Sr.-Oshkosh, Wis./North) and Mat Rieckhoff (So.-Wausau, Wis./D.C. Everest) have been named 2011-12 National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-Americans.

February 26, 2012
Wrestlers Finish Fifth at WIAC Championship
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team finished in fifth place at the 2012 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship at UW-Whitewater today, its best finish since the 2008-09 season.

February 25, 2012
WIAC Wrestling Championship Up Next For Blugolds
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (UWECBlugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team is set to compete at the 2012 WIAC Championship, at UW-Whitewater on February 26.

February 21, 2012
Ticket Information for Blugolds in the Postseason (Feb. 23-26)
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – With six UW-Eau Claire Athletics teams participating in postseason competition this weekend, Blugold Athletic officials have announced ticket information for the upcoming contests.

February 18, 2012
Wrestling Suffers Loss to Nationally-Ranked Pointers
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team dropped a WIAC dual meet to No. 26-ranked UW-Stevens Point 47-3 in the regular season finale at the McPhee Physical Education Center today.

February 15, 2012
Two Former Blugolds Named to WIAC Wrestling All-Time Team
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) announced today the Wrestling All-Time Team that will be recognized in conjunction with the conference’s upcoming Centennial Celebration. All-Time Teams are being selected in those men’s and women’s sports that have been classified as “championship” sports at some point during the conference’s 100-year history. Additional teams will be released on a weekly basis throughout much of the 2011-12 academic year.

February 9, 2012
Wrestlers Fall to Second-Ranked UW-La Crosse
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team had a tough time against second-ranked UW-La Crosse, falling 44-0 in the McPhee Physical Education Center tonight.

February 7, 2012
Two Blugolds Named WIAC Athletes of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Two UW-Eau Claire student-athletes have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

February 4, 2012
Pitsch Wins Heavyweight Title as Wrestling Hosts Blugold Open
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team competed well today at the UW-Eau Claire Open in the McPhee Physical Education Center.

February 3, 2012
Wrestling Falls to Nationally-Ranked Titans After Taking Early Lead
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team started out well against the 17th-ranked UW-Oshkosh Titans but ended up falling 34-12 at the McPhee Physical Education Center tonight.

January 28, 2012
Wrestling Competes at Pete Willson Invite
WHEATON, Ill. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team tied for 24th place out of 31 teams at the 2012 Pete Willson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College (Ill.).

January 21, 2012
Wrestlers Compete at UW-Whitewater Border Brawl Duals
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team finished the day 1-3 as it competed in the 2012 Border Brawl Duals, hosted by UW-Whitewater.

January 18, 2012
Wrestling Falls at No. 1-Ranked St. Cloud State
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team came away with one match victory facing NCAA Division II and No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State (Minn.) tonight. The Huskies finished with a 41-3 win overall.

January 14, 2012
Wrestling Competes at 2012 Matman Invitational
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (Blugolds.com) – Eight UW-Eau Claire wrestlers were in action Saturday at the 2012 Matman Invitational, hosted by Cornell College (Iowa).

January 12, 2012
Wrestling Beats Knox, Falls to UW-Platteville; Four Blugolds go Unbeaten
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing in two dual meets in Platteville, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team opened the day with a 27-18 win over Knox College (Ill.) but fell 22-12 to UW-Platteville.

January 7, 2012
Wrestling Splits at Maranatha Duals; Two Blugolds go 4-0
WATERTOWN, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team won two matches and lost two at the Maranatha Baptist Bible College Duals Saturday.

December 10, 2011
Wrestling Comes up Just Short at Itasca
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – While the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team won five out of 10 matches facing Itasca Community College, the Blugolds fell just short 26-24 Saturday evening.

December 8, 2011
Rieckhoff Picks up Lone Win at St. Olaf
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – While the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team had some close matches, Mat Rieckhoff (So.-Wausau, Wis./D.C. Everest) was the only Blugold to come away with a win as the team lost 40-3 to St. Olaf College (Minn.) tonight.

December 3, 2011
Wrestling Picks up First Win of Season at La Crosse Duals
LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team picked up one team win and a multitude of individual victories at the Candlewood Suite Duals hosted by UW-La Crosse at Mitchell Hall today.

November 19, 2011
Wrestling Successful at Augsburg Open
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team had a strong outing at the Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open today, competing as some of the 336 wrestlers attending the event hosted by Augsburg College (Minn.).

November 12, 2011
Wrestling Falls in Three Matches at Concordia Duals
MEQUON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team had several successful matches, but fell to three different schools this afternoon at the Concordia University (Wis.) Duals.

November 4, 2011
Wrestling Falls to UW-Whitewater in Season Opener
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team opened up the 2011-12 season with a 43-3 loss to 15th-ranked UW-Whitewater at the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association Fall Clinic in Green Bay today.

November 3, 2011
Wrestlers Set to Begin the 2011-12 Season
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team will kick off its 2011-12 season Friday in Green Bay against UW-Whitewater.