SOMERS, Wis.- The UW-Stevens Point wrestling team held leads early against UW-Parkside, but a late push by the Rangers gave the nation's No. 7 ranked team in Division II a 23-12 victory over the nation's 20th-ranked Division III team Wednesday evening at DeSimone Gym.
Jordan Schulte gave the Pointers a 3-0 advantage winning his opening bout at 165 pounds and Ben Engelland added to that lead at 184, pushing his record to 20-0 overall and giving the Pointers a 6-4 edge.
Bret Oswald again re-took the lead for the Pointers with a 3-1 victory at 285 pounds, making the score 9-7 Pointers.
From there, the Rangers rattled off four straight victories from 125-149, one by pin and another by major decision, to give the Rangers the 23-9 advantage. Andrew Dillworth closed out the match with his 15th win of the season at 157 pounds, a 7-0 decision that made the final score 23-12.
UW-Stevens Point (7-8, 2-1 WIAC) returns to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Border Brawl, hosted by UW-Whitewater.
Jordan Schulte (UWSP) def. Matt Gille (UWP) 3-2
Luke Rynish (UWP) def. Ryan Conant (UWSP) 16-6
Ben Engelland (UWSP) def. Lucas Haag (UWP) 4-0
Jon Treml (UWP) def. Brandon Jochem (UWSP) 5-4
Bret Oswald (UWSP) def. James Malechek (UWP) 3-1
Cody Zimmerman (UWP) def. Jordan Poirer (UWSP) pin (2:36)
Brandon Kircher (UWP) def. Jordan Kust (UWSP) 3-1
Mike Migawa (UWP) def. Shane Sweeny (UWSP) 15-6
Craig Becker (UWP) def. Kris Magruder (UWSP) 5-0
Andrew Dilworth (UWSP) def. Dillon Bera (UWP) 5-0
Courtesy: UW-SP Press Release