The No. 13 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team closed its dual season Thursday night, 1/23, with a 33-16 victory at UW-Stevens Point in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action.
The Warhawks (10-6 overall, 4-1 WIAC) closed the dual by winning four of the last five bouts over the Pointers (8-9, 0-4).
Seniors Hazen Rice, Ryder Sigler, sophomore Jaritt Shinhoster and freshman Dakarai Clay each recorded pins to lead UW-Whitewater.
Rice, ranked second in the nation by D3wrestle.com and fourth by Intermat, improved to 20-0 at 141 pounds with a pin at 2:53. He was immediately followed by Clay, who closed the dual by flipping Mason Wheeler for a reversal and earning his pin with 12 seconds left in the third period at 149.
In the second bout of the dual, Stigler pinned Jordan Weinzetl in 2:48 at 165 pounds to give the Warhawks a 6-3 lead. Shinhoster, the nation’s consensus No. 1 wrestler at 174 pounds, doubled the UW-W lead with a fall at 1:06, improving to 18-1 for the year.
After two straight wins by UW-Stevens Point, sophomore Dylan Uzumecki edged Noah Wieczorek with a 4-3 decision at heavyweight to put the team ahead for good.
Senior Mike Tortorice, ranked No. 2 by D3wrestle.com and No. 3 by Intermat, earned a forfeit at 125 pounds.
UW-Whitewater has the weekend off before heading to the annual Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Wheaton, Ill.
See below for complete results from Thursday’s dual.
125: Mike Tortorice wins by forfeit
133: Matt Berlin (UWSP) d. Josiah Lynden by major decision, 13-1
141: Hazen Rice d. Anthony Kanable (UWSP) by fall, 2:53
149: Dakarai Clay d. Mason Wheeler (UWSP) by fall, 6:48
157: Luke Smiley (UWSP) d. John Broughton by decision, 5-4
165: Ryder Sigler d. Jordan Weinzetl (UWSP) by fall, 2:48
174: Jaritt Shinhoster d. Taran Holland (UWSP) by fall, 1:06
184: Dan Squires (UWSP) d. Alex Oruna by fall, 4:30
197: Jerry Lipke (UWSP) d. Nick Sundberg by decision, 5-1
285: Dylan Uzumecki d. Noah Wieczorek (UWSP) by decision, 4-3