MADISION, Wis. - The No. 11 Indiana University wrestling team (11-1, 0-1) suffered their first defeat of the 2009-10 season Friday night, dropping a 21-18 match at #19 Wisconsin (5-6, 1-0). Angel Escobedo got it started at 125 pounds, giving the Hoosiers a 3-0 lead following a 15-8 decision over Drew Hammen. Escobedo built an 8-2 lead early in the second period and just missed out on the major decision and bonus points; winning by seven points. The Griffith, Ind., native improves to 23-0 on the year with the win. Wisconsin responded by taking the next three bouts and jumping ahead 11-3. In the 149-lbs. bout, Indiana's Matt Coughlin gave #2 Kyle Ruschell all he could handle. Coughlin, an All-American in 2007, owned a 5-4 lead mid-way through the second stanza but couldn't hold on in the 9-5 defeat. The Hoosiers' eight-point deficit quickly became a one-point lead after a three-match stretch saw #7 Kurt Kinser and Trevor Perry each pin their opponent in less than a minute. Sandwiched in between the two IU falls, was a near upset by #13 Paul Young over top-ranked and undefeated Andrew Howe. Young notched the first takedown of the contest before eventually falling 6-4. Both Kinser and Perry stuck their foes via the headlock with Kinser's finisher coming from the left side and Perry flipping UW's Jimmy Duffy from the right. Wisconsin immediately erased the deficit, however, as a pair of their nationally-ranked grappler picked up victories at 184 and 197 pounds to put UW ahead 21-15 heading into the heavyweight match. Nate Everhart knew he needed a pin to earn his squad a tie, and nearly converted on several attempts to place Eric Bugenhagen on his back. Bugenhagen fought off each attempt though to secure the Badger team win. Individually, #2 Everhart improved to 25-0 on the year with his 8-4 decision. COMPLETE RESULTS 125 lbs.- #1 Angel Escobedo (IU) dec. over Drew Hammen (UW), 15-8 (Team Score: 3-0) 133 lbs.- #8 Tyler Graff (UW) tech falls Matt Ortega (IU), 23-8 (3-5) 141 lbs.- #20 Tyler Schmitt (UW) dec. over Danny Monaco (IU), 6-2 (3-8) 149 lbs.- #2 Kyle Ruschell (UW) dec. over Matt Coughlin (IU), 9-5 (3-11) 157 lbs.- #7 Kurt Kinser (IU) pins Greg Burke (UW), 0:59 (9-11) 165 lbs.- #1 Andrew Howe (UW) dec. over #13 Paul Young (IU), 6-4 (9-14) 174 lbs.- Trevor Perry (IU) pin Jimmy Duffy (UW), 0:52 (15-14) 184 lbs.- #17 Travis Rutt (UW) dec. over Eric Cameron (IU), 5-2 (15-17) 197 lbs.- #8 Trevor Brandvold (UW) maj. dec. over Matt Powless (IU), 11-1 (15-21) 285 lbs.- #2 Nate Everhart (IU) dec. over Eric Bugenhagen (UW), 8-4 (18-21)Digg | Del.icio.us | Reddit | Newsvine | Email | Print



More...