2012-13 Wrestling News

June 13, 2013
Blugold Wrestling Team Award Winners Announced
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Three UW-Eau Claire wrestlers were recently honored by being named recipients of four different team awards following the 2012-13 season.

March 21, 2013
Mat Rieckhoff Named NWCA Scholar All-American
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Blugolds.com) – For the second year in a row, UW-Eau Claire wrestler Mat Rieckhoff (Jr.-Wausau, Wis./D.C. Everest) has been named a National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American.

March 16, 2013
Behnke Leads Two Blugold Wrestlers at NCAA Championship
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire freshman Nathaniel Behnke (Bruce, Wis.) took fifth place, earning All-America honors, at the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship to lead a group of two Blugolds at nationals this weekend.

March 2, 2013
Two Blugold Wrestlers Qualify for NCAA Championship
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – Two UW-Eau Claire wrestlers have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship, which will be contested March 15-16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after competing at the NCAA West Regional at Augsburg College (Minn.) today.

February 27, 2013
Mat Rieckhoff Selected to All-WIAC Team
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire wrestler Mat Rieckhoff (Jr.-Wausau, Wis./D.C. Everest) has been named to the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Second Team, WIAC officials announced today.

February 17, 2013
Blugold Wrestlers Finish Sixth at WIAC Championship
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing in the 2013 WIAC Championship, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team finished in sixth place out of the six teams following four rounds of competition today in the McPhee Physical Education Center.

February 9, 2013
Wrestlers Host Blugold Open; Three Blugolds Place in Top Six
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team hosted the Blugold Open at McPhee Physical Education Center today and three Blugolds placed in the top six in their respective weight classes.

February 2, 2013
Behnke Leads Blugold Wrestlers at Wheaton Invite
WHEATON, Ill. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team competed at the Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational, where they finished in 24th place out of 29 teams over the weekend.

January 26, 2013
Wrestling Drops Two Contests at UW-Whitewater Border Brawl Duals
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team returned to Whitewater on Saturday to compete in the UW-Whitewater Border Brawl Duals, but came up short in two contests.

January 25, 2013
Wrestlers Struggle Against 13th-Ranked Whitewater
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team struggled at UW-Whitewater tonight as the Blugolds were shut out by the 13th-ranked Warhawks 44-0.

January 23, 2013
Four Blugolds Earn WIAC Athlete of the Week Honors
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Four UW-Eau Claire student-athletes have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

January 19, 2013
Wrestling Finishes Eighth of 11 in Cornell Matman Invitational
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team strung together one of its best finishes in its eighth place performance at the Matman Invitational at Cornell College (Iowa) today.

January 12, 2013
Blugold Wrestlers Compete at Concordia Duals
MEQUON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing in three dual meets at the Concordia (Wis.) Duals, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team came up with seven match victories but dropped all three duals today.

January 11, 2013
Blugold Wrestling Team Falls to UW-Oshkosh on the Road
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team traveled to Oshkosh for a match against UW-Oshkosh but fell short 26-16 tonight.

January 5, 2013
Blugold Wrestling Goes 1-2 at MSOE Duals
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing in three dual competitions at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Duals, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team went 1-2 Saturday.

December 11, 2012
Wrestlers Blanked By Nationally-Ranked Eagles
LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing at fifth-ranked UW-La Crosse tonight, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team was unable to win any matches as it fell to the Eagles 49-0 in Mitchell Hall.

December 8, 2012
Wrestling Falls to Both UW-Platteville and St. Olaf
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Despite eight match victories, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team found itself on the losing end in matches against UW-Platteville and St. Olaf College (Minn.) in the McPhee Physical Education Center today.

December 4, 2012
Wrestler Nathaniel Behnke Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire wrestler Nathaniel Behnke (Fr.-Bruce, Wis.) has been named this week's Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week for wrestling, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

December 1, 2012
Behnke Leads Wrestlers at Candlewood Suites Duals
LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team visited Mitchell Hall in La Crosse for the Candlewood Suites UW-La Crosse Wrestling Duals today. The Blugolds faced tough matchups against Cornell College (Iowa), Waldorf College (Iowa), 26th-ranked Loras College (Iowa), and 25th-ranked St. John’s (Minn.).

November 17, 2012
Six Wrestlers Place for UW-Eau Claire in Augsburg Open
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW- Eau Claire wrestling team had six wrestlers place in the Augsburg Open today. The match was the team’s third performance of the season.

November 14, 2012
Wrestling Drops WIAC Opener at Nationally-Ranked UW-Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing in its first WIAC match of the season, the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team fell 40-6 to 15th-ranked UW-Stevens Point at Berg Gymnasium tonight.

November 10, 2012
Wrestling Team Performs Well in First Match of Season
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW- Eau Claire wrestling team opened its season on Saturday with some strong performances at UW-Stevens Point in the Pointer Open.

November 9, 2012
Wrestling Preview: Blugolds Open Season Saturday in Stevens Point
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team will kick off the new season Saturday (Nov. 10) at the UW-Stevens Point Open. The Blugolds, under interim head coach Jon Ames, have 17 wrestlers on this year's team.

October 2, 2012
Jon Ames to Serve as Interim Head Wrestling Coach
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Jon Ames will serve as the interim head coach for the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team, Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon announced today.