2018-19 Wrestling News

  • Blugolds host sixth annual student-athlete banquet
    May 15, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com)- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire held their sixth annual athletics banquet this week, presented by Northwestern Mutual, Festival Foods and Sodexo.
  • Blugold Athletics announces partnership with the LE Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
    March 22, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire athletic department has announced the expansion of its gymnastics and wrestling facilities. In partnership with the LE Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center, both programs will see upgrades from their current facilities in the McPhee Center, with the gymnastics team moving to the LE Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center and the wrestling team moving to the previously occupied gymnastics room.
  • Four Blugolds place at NCAA Wrestling Regionals
    February 23, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team finished in 11th place at the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Wrestling Regional Tournament, with four Blugolds earning a spot on the podium.
  • Wrestlers compete in Day 1 of NCAA Regional
    February 22, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – After the first day of the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Wrestling Regional Tournament, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team is in 11th place.
  • Blugolds finish 5th at WIAC championship
    February 08, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team hosted the 2019 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship (presented by Culver’s) on Friday, with the Blugolds finishing in 5th place and eight Blugolds earning spots on the podium.
  • Eight Blugolds finish in Top 6 at Don Parker Open
    February 02, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling program hosted the Don Parker Open on Saturday, with eight Blugolds finishing in the top six.
  • Wrestling records 45-3 win over Johnnies
    February 01, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team hosted Saint John’s University for their last home dual of the season on Friday night. The Blugolds tallied a dominating 45-3 win.
  • Two Blugolds finish 8th at Pete Willson Invite
    January 26, 2019
    WHEATON, Ill. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team finished in 25th place at the Pete Willson Invitational on Saturday, with two wrestlers finishing eighth.
  • Wrestlers compete in day 1 of Pete Willson Invitational
    January 25, 2019
    WHEATON, Ill. (Blugolds.com) – After the first day of the Pete Willson Invitational, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team is in 26th place out of the 38 teams.
  • Wrestlers fall to No. 1 Augsburg
    January 19, 2019
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team hosted No. 1-ranked Augsburg University on Saturday, falling to the Auggies 45-0.
  • Blugolds compete in final day of Budd Whitehill Duals
    January 12, 2019
    WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team finished the Budd Whitehill National Duals on Saturday, falling to Wilkes University and No. 24 Messiah College.
  • Blugolds go 2-1 on first day of Budd Whitehill Duals
    January 11, 2019
    WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team went 2-1 on Friday at the Budd Whitehill Duals, defeating host Lycoming College and Castleton University while falling to The College of New Jersey.
  • Wrestlers finish 2-2 at NWCA National Duals
    January 04, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Blugolds.com) – In their debut at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Multi-Divisional National Duals, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team finished 2-2 with wins over WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Centenary and fell to nationally ranked Wartburg College and Baldwin Wallace.
  • Hakes & Lawrence lead Blugolds at Neb. Wesleyan Duals
    December 15, 2018
    LINCOLN, Neb. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling competed at the Nebraska Wesleyan Duals on Saturday, with the coming away with two big wins and a narrow loss.
  • Wrestling narrowly falls to Stevens Point, 22-20
    December 12, 2018
    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team took on UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday night, coming up just short with a 22-20 loss to the Pointers.
  • Severson Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
    December 11, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's wrestler Thomas Severson (Marathon, Wis./D.C. Everest)has been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, it was announced today by Assistant Commissioner of Media Relations Matt Stanek.
  • Blugolds come up short against Pioneers
    December 07, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team faced the UW-Platteville Pioneers at the McPhee Center on Friday night. The Blugolds narrowly lost to Platteville, 15-20.
  • Severson, Dudych record pins in loss to No. 16 Warhawks
    December 05, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team hosted their first home dual of the season on Wednesday night. The Blugolds fell to 16th-ranked UW-Whitewater, 31-16.
  • Senczyszyn and Drexler Named WIAC Athletes of the Week
    December 04, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men's wrestler Jake Drexler (Stratford, Wis.) and women's swimmer Sam Senczyszyn (Grafton,Wis.) have each been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
  • Drexler leads Blugolds at MSOE Invite
    December 01, 2018
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Invitational on Saturday, with Jake Drexler (Fr. – Stratford, WI) leading the way with a first place finish at 141 pounds.
  • Hakes leads Blugolds at Concordia Open
    November 17, 2018
    MEQUON, Wis. (blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team competed at the Concordia Open on Saturday with Austen Hakes (So. – River Falls, WI) leading the Blugolds with a first place finish at 285 pounds.
  • Blugold Wrestling to host NCAA Regional
    November 15, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling program has been awarded an NCAA regional championship for the 2018-19 season.
  • Blugolds fall to Titans in Chancellor's Cup
    November 13, 2018
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team fell in the annual Chancellor’s Cup with UW-Oshkosh on Tuesday night, 27-15.
  • Blugolds fall in first WIAC dual
    November 09, 2018
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team traveled to UW-La Crosse Friday night, falling to the Eagles 39-6 in their first dual of the season.
  • Wrestling starts 2018-19 campaign at Yellow Jacket Open
    November 03, 2018
    ROCHESTER, Minn. (Blugolds.com) -The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team opened the 2018-19 season on Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Open, with 12 Blugolds coming away as place-winners.
  • Blugold Wrestling Preview
    November 02, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - For the first time in school history, the Blugold wrestling program has had back-to-back winning records in dual meets at 9-5 in 2016-17 and 11-6 in 2017-18.  In the three years that Tim Fader has been head coach, the Blugolds have produced a 26-21 record compared to a 16-96 mark in the previous six seasons.  As a veteran of 19 seasons in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Fader’s ultimate goal for the Blugolds would be to crack the top three in the conference and the top 10 at the NCAA Division III National Championships.  The Blugolds have never finished higher than third in the league and 15th at the nationals.  “I’d like to have that expectation every year, that UW-Eau Claire is consistently one of the top programs in the country,” explained Fader.