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.

In their first dual, the Blugolds faced North Central College (Ill.), and fell short, losing 42-6.  Nathaniel Behnke (Fr.-Bruce, Wis.) was the only Blugold to win his match.  Behnke won in the 141-pound match by pinfall at 2:25.

The other dual for the Blugolds was against Manchester University (Ind.).  The Blugolds fought hard, but unfortunately came up short losing 28-24. 

Five Blugolds managed victories against their Manchester opponents.  Behnke again pinned his opponent, this time in just 1:32.  Alex Kleinschmidt (Fr.-Mukwonago, Wis.) at 165 pounds also pinned his opponent in less than two minutes.

Also winning for the Blugolds were Steven Fisher (Jr.-Greenfield, Wis.), who won by a 10-9 decision at 149 pounds, Jacob Hoffstatter (Jr.-Stanley, Wis./Stanley-Boyd), who won by a 7-3 decision at 184 pounds, and Luke Ortscheid (Jr.-Wausau, Wis./West), who pinned Manchester's Ray Wajda in 6:15 at 197 pounds.

The Blugolds' next match is the Wheaton Invitational, scheduled for next Friday and Saturday.  Competition will begin Friday at 11 a.m. and at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

-BP-