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.
The Blugolds picked up their first dual meet victory of the season, defeating Maranatha Baptist Bible College 46-0. Earlier in the day the Blugolds fell to MSOE 24-17 and Wheaton College (Ill.) 24-15.
Nathaniel Behnke (Fr.-Bruce, Wis.) recorded three victories on the day but two came by forfeit. He wrestled at 141 pounds and won against MSOE's Matt Ostovich with a pin in 1:32.
Wrestling in all three dual competitions, two Blugolds finished the day with two victories.
Zackary Sirny (Fr.-Wild Rose, Wis.) came away with two pins, defeating Wheaton's Tom Foy at 125 pounds in 2:38 and beating Maranatha's Zach Zimmerman in 1:15 at 133 pounds.
At 184 pounds, Mat Rieckhoff (Jr.-Wausau, Wis./D.C. Everest) won by technical fall (20-4) over MSOE's Dylan Allison and followed with a 10-2 major decision win over Maranatha's Jesse Gjfle.