Wrestling wins opener

A forfeit at 125 prevents clean sweep of UW-Oshkosh

The No. 18 University of Wisconsin wrestling team took care of business in its season opener with UW-Oshkosh Friday afternoon, winning 46-6 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

Wisconsin won nine out of the 10 matches, forfeiting the 125-pound weight class. At 133, returning Big Ten Champion Tom Clum set the tone for the team by pinning Jeremy Van Schyndel in 1:22. The Badgers never looked back after this earning two more pins, three major decisions and a technical fall victory.

Spring Valley, native Tony Turner earned a dual victory, defeating Doug Rozelman for an 8-0 major decision. Up next was true freshman Craig Henning at 149 pounds, who made quick work of his first collegiate opponent, pinning Matt Kehoe in 4:48.

At 174, junior tri-captain Kelly Flaherty topped Adam Dorner with a technical fall victory at 20-3. His twin brother, Ryan, moved up to heavyweight for his match and earned Wisconsin's third pin of the day, finishing Mike Farchione in 1:56.

First time varsity wrestlers Jake Donar, at 165, and Matt Maciag, at 197, each won major decision victories in their first varsity action with 14-1 and 14-2 victories, respectively.

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