Senior Tyler Laudon recorded a win at 141 pounds in the last match of the meet, pinning Cassio Pero for his first fall of the year.
"In some matches, it was good, and in some matches we didn't wrestle as well," Wisconsin head coach Barry Davis said. "We were right there, but we just didn't quite get the job done.
"I see some good things happening. Jake Donar had a good match and Tyler Laudon did real well. So, there are some good points as well."
Donar, a freshman wrestling at the 165 weight class, picked up an 8-4 win after falling behind to Donny Reynolds 4-2 in the first period. He earned a near fall in the second and an escape and a takedown in the third to give him the 8-4 win.
Sophomore Tyler Turner (157) earned Wisconsin's first win with two takedowns and an escape, plus one point of riding time.
No. 4 Tom Clum of Wisconsin fell 6-5 to Illinois No. 3 Mark Jayne at 133 pounds.
"I think we need to keep doing what we're doing," Davis said. "We just have to keep improving like we have all along. We have to create our own situations and make our own breaks."
Wisconsin hosts Badger Track Classic
The Wisconsin men's and women's track teams commenced their respective seasons by hosting the Badger Track Classic Saturday at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center. The men's team took 14 of 16 events while the women's team won all 15 of its contests.
Junior Joe Detmer won the heptathlon with 5,119 points after setting personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles (8.83), pole vault (14-9) and winning both the 1,000 meters (2:45.73) and the open 600 meters (1:21.73). Junior Rick Bellford, who was competing unattached, won the triple jump in 50-10, an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. He also took the 60-meter dash in a personal best 6.96 seconds.
Junior Joe Conway and sophomore Paul Hubbard each earned NCAA provisional marks in the long jump, with leaps of 24-11 ¼ and 24-5 ½, respectively.
Freshman Lindsey Biel led the women's track team by winning the 60-meter hurdles in 8.8 seconds and competing on the winning 1600-meter relay team. Junior Tara Halls, freshman Ann Detmer and freshman Julia Benson also competed on the team that finished in 4:01.4
Freshman Nicole Slaby finished first in the 400 meters in 1:00.64, while freshman Kayla Schultz won the shot put at 42-11 ½.