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Wrestling narrowly falls to Stevens Point, 22-20

Photo by Bill Hoepner, UWEC Photo
Photo by Bill Hoepner, UWEC Photo

STEVENS POINT, Wis. ( – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team took on UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday night, coming up just short with a 22-20 loss to the Pointers.


In their third-straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) dual, the Blugolds had another tight match. Newcomer Jake Drexler (Fr. – Stratford, WI) had another strong showing for the Blugolds, recording a pin at 141 pounds over Stevens Point's Mason Wheeler (2:19) to pick up his 10th win of the season and improve to 10-6 overall.

Heavyweight Austen Hakes (So. – River Falls, WI) also tallied a fall for Eau Claire, taking down Steven Anderson at 4:41 to bring his overall record to 11-2 on the season.

David Dudych (So. - West Dundee, IL/Harry D. Jacobs) also earned a win at 149, defeating Alex Heiden by decision 8-3 while Jack Marley (Fr. – Trempealeau, WI/Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau) won by forfeit at 125.

Next up for the Blugolds is the Nebraska Wesleyan Duals on Saturday, which will be their last meet of 2018. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day or on the 'UWEC Blugolds' app on your mobile device.


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