LINCOLN, Neb. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team started their 2016-17 campaign with two wins on Saturday, a 37-6 win over Nebraska Wesleyan and 19-16 win over Dubuque University.
Several Blugolds earned two wins on the day and were led by Marcus Blount-McKinley (So. – Rochester, MN/Mayo) who earned two pins on the day at 165 pounds. The sophomore pinned Neb. Wesleyan's Shane Buck and Dubuque's Stetson Clary.
Zackary Sirny (Sr. – Wild Rose, WI) recorded a 10-5 win over Neb. Wesleyan's Ryan Smales 10-5 and 13-2 win over Dubuque's Javier Guillen while Tyler Vogt (Jr. – Owatonna, MN) defeated Matthew Fricke by technical fall, 19-2, and defeated Dubuque's Pat Mooney, 12-4.
Also tallying wins over Neb. Wesleyan were Connor Hanson (Jr. – Harmony, MN/Fillmore Central) who defeated Dustin Monroe, 17-6; Carter Focht (Jr. – Pine Springs, MN/Mahtomedi) over Mitchell Hunt, 4-3; and Cody Vogel (Fr. – Elkhorn, WI/East Troy) over Jorge Hernandez, 12-4.
The Blugolds will be back in action for their home opener on Wednesday, November 9th against St. Olaf. The dual will get underway at 7 p.m.