Eau Claire, Wis. – The St. Olaf wrestling team defeated the Blugolds 32-13 in a dual meet Saturday. Despite dropping the two of the first three matches, the Oles rallied to a 26-6 lead and won the next four consecutive matches. The win lands the Oles at 1-3 overall.
The Oles are not slated to compete again until after winter break on January 12 at the Central College Open in Pella, Iowa.
St. Olaf 32, UW-Eau Claire 13
125: Wesley Azariah (STO) won by forfeit 6-0
133: Ian Jones (UWEC) def. Nichola Chrisner (STO): Decision, 9-3 6-3
141: Nathaniel Behnke (UWEC) def. Adam Woitalla (STO): Decision, 8-2 6-6
149: Carl Elmer (STO) def. Steven Fisher (UWEC): Decision, 5-0 9-6
157: Jacob Bohler (STO) def. Brandon Stradel (UWEC): Fall, 1:56 15-6
165: Alex Evan (STO) def. Matt Koch (UWEC): Fall, 5:27 21-6
174: James Roach (STO) def. Justin Poirier (UWEC): Technical Fall, 18-1 (4:07) 26-6
184: Mat Rieckhoff (UWEC) def. Mark Shepard (STO): Major Decision, 17-4 26-10
197: Luke Ortscheid (UWEC) def. Ryan Williamson (STO): Decision, 5-3 26-13
Hwt: Zach Gibson (STO) won by forfeit 32-13