No. 19 UW-Eau Claire Blanks SJU
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – No. 19 Wisconsin-Eau Claire shut out Saint John’s wrestling 54-0 on Friday, Feb. 4.
The Blugolds (7-4 dual record) took advantage of forfeits at the three lower weights and tallied five pins in the remaining seven matches.
Sophomore Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) suffered a 7-5 loss to Jared Stricker at 174 pounds in the closest match for SJU (0-4 dual record). Down 6-2, Gilbertson was down to start the third period. He escaped and scored a takedown, but could not achieve back points and Stricker gained the extra point due to riding time.
A pair of Johnnies earned wins in exhibition matches at 184 pounds. Freshman Nate Langer (St. Paul, Minn./Eastview) recorded a 12-4 major decision and senior Hayden Hedrington (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) picked up an 8-6 decision in overtime.
The Johnnies compete at the Blugolds’ Don Parker Open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
No. 19 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 54, Saint John’s 0
125: Jack Marley (UWEC) won by forfeit
133: Tyler Fleetwood (No. 3, UWEC) won by forfeit
141: Bo Niewiadomski (UWEC) won by forfeit
149: Jake Drexler (UWEC) dec. Logan Thorsten, 8-4
157: Adam Rients (UWEC) pinned Julian Mares, 2:16
165: Chase Schmidt (No. 4/5, UWEC) pinned Logan Edwards, 1:41
174: Jared Stricker (UWEC) dec. Ben Gilbertson, 7-5
184: Evan Lawrence (No. 6, UWEC) pinned Levi Henry, 2:45
197: Sam Melton (UWEC) pinned Tommy Gilmore, 2:49
285: Joe Schulte (UWEC) pinned Thomas Allen, 2:06
184: Nate Langer (SJU) major dec. Yoshi Sesoko, 12-4
184: Hayden Hedrington (SJU) dec. Yoshi, Sesoko, 8-6 (OT)
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