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Blugolds dominate Oles in first road dual test

Blugolds dominate Oles in first road dual test

By: Jake Krier, UWEC Sports Information

NORTHFIELD, Minn. ( - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team competed on Wednesday night in their first road dual meet of the season. They won in dominating fashion over St. Olaf, victorious by a score of 50-3.

Full Results

The Oles put themselves in a hole with three forfeits in the match. Even in the matches that did occur, the Blugolds put the hurt on the opposition, picking up bonus points in each of them. St. Olaf's lone win came at 133-pounds.

Earning pinfalls on the night were Carter Focht (Sr.-Pine Springs, MN/Mahtomedi) at 149-pounds, Hunter DeLeon (So.-Anoka, MN) at 157-pounds, Tyler Vogt (Sr.-Owatonna, MN) at 174-pounds, and Tyler Burt (Fr.-Beloit, WI/Beloit Turner) at heavyweight.

The remaining victories for the Blugolds came in the form of a major decision from both Cecil Philson (Sr.-Thorp, WI) and Ramsey Bloy (Jr.-Freedom, WI). Philson won 21-7, and Bloy won 16-4.

With the win, the team improved to 3-1 on the season.

Up next for Eau Claire is a conference test on the road against No. 15-ranked UW-Platteville. In their previous meeting a year ago, the Blugolds upset the then-ranked No. 20 Pioneers, 21-19. They are set to wrestle on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Follow the action for all sports this season on Blugold Game Day.