March 8, 2013
2013 Big Ten Championships Brackets**
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The official brackets and seeds for the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships were released Friday following a meeting of the 12 Big Ten coaching staffs. Competition begins Saturday at 10 a.m.* at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.
Five Badger wrestlers received seeds for the Big Ten championships. Tyler Graff is the No. 3 seed at 133 lbs., Frank Cousins is the No. 11 seed at 165 lbs., Scott Liegel is the No. 9 seed at 174 lbs., Jackson Hein is the No. 7 seed at 197 lbs., and Connor Medbery is the third-seeded heavyweight.
Wisconsin’s first-round match-ups are as follows:
125 lbs.: Matt Cavallaris (3-17) vs. No. 8 Dom Malone (NU, 16-10)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 1 Matt McDonough (IOWA)
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133 lbs.: No. 3 Tyler Graff (24-4) vs. Garrison White (NU, 24-14)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 6 Chris Dardanes (MINN)
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141 lbs.: Tom Kelliher (11-14) vs. No. 4 Bryan Pearsall (PSU, 19-7)
2012-13 Results:
Jan. 18: Pearsall (PSU) fall T. Kelliher (UW), 1:22
Winner advances to face No. 5 Brandon Nelson (PUR)
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157 lbs.: Kalvin York (5-13) vs. No. 3 Dylan Alton (PSU, 22-3)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 6 Josh Demas (OSU)
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165 lbs.: No. 11 Frank Cousins (7-11) vs. No. 6 Pierce Harger (NU, 22-5)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 3 Taylor Massa (MICH)
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174 lbs.: No. 9 Scott Liegel (14-14) vs. No. 8 Dan Yates (MICH, 19-6)
2012-13 Results:
Dec. 29 (Midlands): Yates (MICH) maj. dec. Liegel (UW), 12-4
Winner advances to face No. 1 Logan Storley (MINN)
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184 lbs.: Ben Cox (0-11) vs. No. 8 CJ Magrum (OSU, 13-5)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 1 Ed Ruth (PSU)
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197 lbs.: No. 7 Jackson Hein (17-8) vs. No. 10 Luke Jones (MSU, 21-13)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 2 Scott Schiller (MINN)
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Hwt.: No. 3 Connor Medbery (22-4) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 6 Adam Chalfant (IND, 22-7) vs. No. 11 Chris Lopez (ILL, 7-16)
2012-13 Results:
Jan. 25: Medbery (UW) dec. Chalfant (IND), 6-3
Has not faced Lopez

Session I of the 2013 Big Ten Championships begins Saturday at 10 a.m., with Session II following at 1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) at BTN.com.
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Ryan Evans
UW Athletic Communications*