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Ben Engelland sets out to grab WIAC title on the mats


By Russ Owens

(WAOW)-  UW-Stevens Point plays host to the WIAC wrestling championships on Sunday

The Pointers trying to lay claim to their first conference title since 1997 after finishing second to 12 time defending champ La Crosse last year.

Probably the best chance to grab an individual title for Point lies in the hands of junior Ben Engelland.

The 184 pounder is ranked second in the nation in his weight class and finished a perfect 27-0 in the regular season.

Now it's about finishing the year out on top in conference.

Says Ben Engelland, "I'm obviously looking forward to getting a conference championship after taking second my freshman and sophomore years, so hopefully I can get it done this year. This is kinda what the season builds up to. It doesn't matter if I was undefeated if I don't prove it here, this kinda means everything."

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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