STEVENS POINT – On Parents & Senior night the 21st ranked UW-Stevens Point wrestling team could not stop the 16th ranked UW-Whitewater squad as they fell by a score of 20-13 in the Berg Gymnasium on Friday evening.
Ben Engelland started the Pointers off quick with a 7-1 win at 184 pounds putting the Pointers up 3-0. The junior improved his record to 25-0 and is currently ranked second by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
The Pointers brought the match back to a 6-7 score with a victory by eighth ranked Joe Mileski in at 125 pounds. Mileski won the match 5-2 and has a 14-9 overall record.
The Warhawks then took the next four matches including a 12-4 victory in the 141 pound class by Senior Austin Bautista. Bautista is ranked first and his record now stands at 30-2.
The Pointers took the last two matches in the evening but the final was already decided. Freshman Jordan Schulte moved his record to 20-7 with a dominating 12-4 victory at 165 pounds.
Dennis Reckelberg also won his 174 pound match with a hard fought 6-0 victory. Reckelberg's record now stands at 17-11.
UW-Stevens Point (9-11, 2-2 WIAC) will return to the mat next Friday, February 12 as they travel to top-ranked Augsburg College with action beginning at 7 p.m.
125 #8 Joe Mileski (UWSP) def Matt Oliva (UWW) 5-2 6-7
133 Kyle Wachholder (UWW) def Jordan Kust (UWSP) 9-3 6-10
141 #1 Austin Bautista (UWW) def Mark Puckhaber (UWSP) 13-4 6-14
149 Matt Schuck (UWW) def Kory Klueskens (UWSP) 7-0 6-17
157 Corey Schmidt (UWW) def Andrew Dilworth (UWSP) 7-5 6-20
165 Jordan Schulte (UWSP) def Jake D'Acquisto (UWW) 12-4 10-20
174 Dennis Reckelberg (UWSP) def Reid Dickerson (UWW) 6-0 13-20
184 #2 Ben Engelland (UWSP) def David Casper (UWW) 7-1 3-0
197 Adam Latella (UWW) def Steve Wozniak (UWSP) 20-8 3-4
HWT Jon Schmidt (UWW) def Bret Oswald (UWSP) 4-2 3-7
Final Score: UWW 20 – UWSP 13