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Badgers open season with Intrasquad Scrimmage
Frank Cousins, freshmen shine in intrasquad scrimmage
open season with Intrasquad Scrimmage
Date: Wed 10/29/14 11:10 PM
Oct. 29, 2014
Madison, Wis. – More than 825 fans got a sneak peek into the
2014-15 wrestling season on Wednesday night at the Intrasquad
Scrimmage. There were twelve matches on the night, the first
starting at 7 p.m.
There were three matches for the 174 lbs. class. In the first,
Frank Cousins took down Alex Yde in a 7-4 decision. Ben Cox
faced Jake Stilling, where he won with a takedown with 13
seconds left in overtime. The winner of the two matches, Cousins
and Cox, wrestled in the last match of evening with Cousins
claiming victory in a 5-2 decision.
Two true freshman duos, Luke Rowh against Jacob Pedersen
(141/149 lbs.) and Jared Scharenbrock against Cullen Pedersen
(157 lbs.), hit the mat next. Rowh walked away with a 7-4
decision and Scharenbrock won with a 4-1 record.
“The thing you look for as a head coach is to look for things to
work on in the room,” Wisconsin wrestling head coach Barry Davis
said. “Are guys creating angles, level changing the shots and
are they pulling the trigger when they need to be? We look for
things like letting guys go all the way to the end of the
To break the night up, All-American Isaac Jordan and sophomore
Seth Liegel, wrestled in an exhibition match. No. 4 ranked
Jordan and Liegel showed fans different techniques and practice
moves before matches continued.
Veterans Andrew Crone, Jesse Thielke, Jarod Donar, Ricky
Robertson, No. 13 Timmy McCall and No. 6 Connor Medbery were all
Andrew Crone defeated TJ Ruschell in a 10-6 decision at 149 lbs.
Jesse Thielke, who is ranked at No. 15 in the Intermat preseason
poll, won by decision over freshman Jens Lantz.
At 157 lbs., Jard Donar edged Santonio Cathery with a 4-0
decision, followed by Ricky Robertson who won by an 8-3 decision
over Nic Veling at 184 lbs.
Medbery routed fellow junior Brock Horwath in an 8-3 decision.
Fifth-year senior McCall posted a 4-0 decision over Eric
“It’s hard to wrestle your teammates because you wrestle them
every day in practice and you kind of know what they are going
to do,” Davis added. “You look for whether you are being
aggressive, wrestling to the edge of the mat and hustling.”
Wisconsin opens the regular season on Nov. 8 at the Stevens
Point Open and hosts Maryland in its home opener on Nov. 14.
Ten Records Book Available
Date: Wed 10/29/14 02:03 PM
Greetings from the Big Ten office,
The 2014-15 Big Ten Records Book is updated and now available in
PDF format on the Big Ten website at
the addition of sections for men’s and women’s lacrosse, which
will debut in 2015. The Big Ten Records Book is broken down by
sport on a Records Book page of the site (see link below) and
each individual sport section is also available on each sports
page on the site.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the Big
Ten office. Otherwise, feel free to print out all of the
sections or only the sections you need by accessing the Big Ten
website or using the link below:
Scott Chipman | Associate Commissioner, Communications | Big Ten
Office: 847.696.1010 ext.141 | Cell: 630.936.6005 | Fax:
847.696.1150 | bigten.org
TWB10_28_2014Tuesdays with Barry
(Wisconsin Wrestling Coach Barry Davis)
Tue 10/28/14 11:09 AM
Alumni, Family and Fans:
It begins tomorrow (unofficially anyway)!
The Intrasquad match will be held in the Field House at 7:00pm.
We will have 13 matches which will be important in determining
who will be the varsity wrestler and a drilling exhibition. The
admission is free so plan on attending and getting your Badger
Wrestling Team poster. For those of you who can’t make it to the
meet it will be streamed live. Just go to the BTN2go website, go
to games and event and then wrestling. The other option is to
copy this link <
http://www.btn2go.com/schedule?sids=WR > If you are
not available at that time the matches will be posted on
badgerstatewrestling.com on Thursday morning.
The following are the matches and the order they will be
174 Frank Cousins vs. Al Yde
174 Ben Cox vs. Jake Stilling
125 Ryan Taylor vs. Johnny Jimenez
133 Jesse Thielke vs. Jens Lantz
141 Rylan Lubeck vs. Gabe Grahek
149 TJ Ruschell vs. Andrew Crone
141/149 Luke Rowh vs. Jacob Englebert
157 Jared Scharenbrock vs. Cullen Pedersen
Exhibition Drill Isaac Jordan and Seth Liegel
157 Santonio Cathery vs. Jarod Donar
184 Ricky Robertson vs. Nic Veling
197 Timmy McCall vs. Eric Peissig
Hwt Connor Medbery vs. Brock Horwath
174 Winners of the first two matches
Coming soon, Badger Wrestling apparel will be available online.
Get your personal (and Christmas) Badger Wrestling apparel needs
taken care of!
Hope to see many of you tomorrow!
Wisconsin ranked No. 15 in Intermat preseason poll
Tuesdays with Barry (Wisconsin Wrestling Coach Barry Davis)
Date: Tue 10/21/14 02:54 PM
To Alumni, Family and Friends:
Everyone is getting ready for the Intrasquad meet next
Wednesday. The competition will take place in the Field House at
7:00pm. It is open to the public with no admission charge. We
encourage everyone locally to attend and get a preview of the
Team. This will be the first event to determine the Team that
will represent the Badgers this year. There will be several
matches on Monday to get down to the final lineup on Wednesday.
Go to www.uwbadgers.com
www.badgerstatewrestling.com to get the matchups when they
are announced and the results afterwards.
By the end of the month we will have Badger Wrestling/Wisconsin
Wrestling apparel for sale. We are working with All American
Supply to have the apparel available for purchase online. This
is a great opportunity to take care of your personal and
Christmas shopping and support the Badger Program at the same
time! Will get you more information shortly.
Check out this video from:
Wisconsin Wrestling 2014 - 2015 Season Home Opener Countdown: 4
From UW Badger "News"
October 20, 2014 - Inside look at each weight class: All
eyes on Isaac at 165 lbs.
October 17, 2014 - Inside look at each weight class:
Introducing the 157 lbs. grapplers
October 16, 2014 - Inside look at each weight class:
Introducing the 149 lbs. workers
October 15, 2014 - Inside look at each weight class:
Introducing the 141 lbs. challengers
October 15, 2014 - TheOpenMat.com releases individual
October 14, 2014 - Inside look at each weight class:
Introducing the 133 lbs. contenders
October 13, 2014 - Inside look at each weight class:
Introducing the 125 lbs. grapplers
October 2, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Luke Rowh
October 2, 2014 - Assistant Coach Kyle Ruschell previews
trip with Team USA
October 1, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Jens Lantz
September 29, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: J.J. McClelland
September 25, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Johnny Jimenez
September 24, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Jared Scharenbrock
September 19, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Tyler Schmidt
September 18, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Ryan Christensen
September 16, 2014 - Meet the Freshman: Jacob Englebert
September 15, 2014 - Meet the Freshmen: Cullen Pedersen
Wisconsin Wrestling Pre-Season Info 10-9-2014
Date: Thu 10/09/14 04:08 PM
Oct. 9, 2014
From: Kelli Grashel, Athletic Communications
The Badgers will hold their annual media day on Thursday, Oct.
23 at 3 p.m. in the UW Talbot Wrestling Complex. Wisconsin head
coach Barry Davis will be available for interviews as well as
assistant coaches Trevor Brandvold and Kyle Ruschell. Five
members of the Wisconsin wrestling team will be available for
interviews including Isaac Jordan, a 2014 All-American at 157
lbs. In addition, all of Wisconsin’s returning NCAA qualifiers
will available which includes, Rylan Lubeck, Connor Medbery,
Timmy McCall and Ryan Taylor.
Dates to Remember (subject to change)
Oct. 10 – The University of Wisconsin wrestling team opens
Oct. 23 – Media day at 3 p.m. in the UW Talbot Wrestling
Oct. 29- Intrasquad Scrimmage (Free Admission- Around the Mat
Nov. 8- Season opener at University of Wyoming Open/ Stevens
Nov. 14 – Home opener by hosting Maryland at 8 p.m.
• Wisconsin finished the 2013-14 season with a 12-6 overall
record and went 5-3 in the Big Ten conference. UW hosted the
2014 Big Ten Championship where the team placed seventh after
notching 73 points. The Badgers closed out the year after
logging 36 points at the NCAA Championships to finish in 16th.
• Wisconsin returns five NCAA qualifiers in Jordan, Medbery,
Lubeck, McCall and Taylor.
• Wisconsin lost one All-American in Tyler Graff but returns
Isaac Jordan who earned All-America honors in 2014.
• Wisconsin will return eight starters to the team and welcomes
nine newcomers to the mat.
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Tuesdays with Barry (Wisconsin Wrestling Coach Barry Davis)
Date: Tue 10/07/14 12:28 PM
Dear Alumni, Family and Fans
Three weeks and counting until the Intrasquad meet. Can’t wait
to get this season started. I know that all of you would rather
I write about the team and the matches and so would I! In the
meantime, for those of you who would like to get to know the new
Badger wrestlers go to
uwbaders.com and go to the wrestling page and check the news
stories. There is an interview with each of the freshman.
On that page there is also an interview with Coach Ruschell
about his planned trip to Russia with Team USA. Coach Ruschell
was scheduled to depart this past Sunday. When he was in the
Chicago airport he was contacted by USA Wrestling informing him
the trip had been cancelled. The Team was heading to Grozny,
Russia where a suicide bomber had just attacked and killed
several people. USA Wrestling decided that even though they
believe the Team would have been safe, it was not worth the risk
(good call as in the end it is still just a wrestling
We are currently in the midst of recruiting. November 12 is the
first day a recruit can sign a Letter of Intent. We have
received several verbal commitments and have also had some of
the Nation’s top ranked underclassmen on campus for unofficial
visits. The new NCAA recruiting rules (coaches can now contact
High School Juniors at the beginning of their Junior year
instead of at the end) has changed how recruiting is being done.
We are now seeing several of the nation’s top Junior’s verbally
committing to a school a year prior to the signing date. This is
a trend that will likely continue to increase. We are not
allowed to comment on any High School athlete until after we
have received and filed all the proper paperwork.
There are still several things happening behind the scenes that
are being planned for the coming year that will continue to
bring exposure to our program. We will let you know when we get
all the details taken care of.
Finally, I have included a video shot at the wrestling weight
room last Thursday. Coach Hull was challenged by his daughter,
Kristina to a simultaneous dead hang pull up contest. The guys
were told to stand behind the person they thought would win.
Let’s just say 80% of the guys were right. A rematch has been
scheduled for Christmas!
Tuesdays with Barry (Wisconsin Wrestling Coach Barry Davis)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Badger Wrestling Alumni, Family, and Friends,
We are now less than 3 weeks to the official start of the NCAA
wrestling season. The first competition for our guys will be
against each other in the intrasquad match on Wednesday, October
29. This will be the most competitive Intrasquad match we have
had in a very long time. There are several returning starters
who will be pushed for the position they held last year. The
most interesting weight right now would be 174 where there could
be as many as 6 people competing-4 of which would be seniors.
There is no question we will miss having Tyler Graff but this
team will be better from the experience gained last year, when
we started 4 freshman!
We are currently in the recruiting process and are excited about
where we are at. The NCAA rules prohibit on commenting on
individuals but there is no doubt that the Wisconsin Regional
Training Center and hosting the USA Wrestling Cadet World Team
Training Camp have, and will continue to, benefit us with
recruiting. The RTC held practices in the spring and summer.
Starting next year we will also have practices in September and
October. We will not have RTC practice during the official High
School wrestling season as high school athletes are not allowed
to participate in the RTC practice.
One of the athletes that will be training with our team is Nazar
Kutchytshyy. Nazar is a 3X Division III National Champion and
outstanding wrestler while competing for UW-Oshkosh. Nazar moved
with his family to Prairie du Chien, WI from Ukraine his senior
year of high school. He wrestled for Ukraine in the Cadet
European Championships the year before he came to the USA in
2009. Nazar recently earned US citizenship! The NCAA allows
individuals training to represent the USA in international
competition to workout with a college wrestling team. Nazar
plans on competing through the 2020 Olympic Games and will be a
great asset for our team and Coach Ruschell as he and Nazar
prepare for next year’s World Team Trials. The Badger Wrestling
Club is looking to support additional athletes next year to help
them pursue their Olympic aspirations so that they can train
with our Badger Wrestling Team.
Looking forward to keeping everyone up to speed with the Badger
Wrestling program this year. Expect to have an announcement
shortly about USA Team Trials.
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