By: Jake Krier, UWEC Sports Information
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team was victorious in eight matches on Friday night en route to a 35-6 win over Nebraska Wesleyan University.
The Prairie Wolves earned decision wins in the dual's bookend weight classes, but it was all Eau Claire in the eight matches between those losses.
Casey Hedrington (Fr.-Chippewa Falls, WI/Chi-Hi) got it started for the Blugolds with his eighth pin of the season. Then, Hunter Pierce (Fr.-Tomah, WI) dominated his way to a first period technical fall in front of a large crowd from his high school, who wrestled before the Blugolds.
Carter Focht (Sr.-Pine Springs, MN/Mahtomedi), Hunter DeLeon (So.-Anoka, MN), Tyler Vogt (Sr.-Owatonna, MN), and James Huntley (Fr.-Woodbury, MN/Stillwater) all were victorious by decision, with Huntley's coming in an exciting overtime match at 184-pounds.
With the win, the Blugolds conclude their dual season with a record of 11-6 on the year.
It will be a quick turnaround for UW-Eau Claire, as they host the Don Parker Blugold Open on Saturday. Wrestling is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. from the McPhee Center.
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