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The Wisconsin wrestling team faced American at the NWCA National Duals on Jan. 8, 2011. 
 No. 4 Wrestling vs. American Gameday Blog(01/08/2011) 
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Welcome to the Wisconsin wrestling vs. American Gameday Blog!
Saturday January 8, 2011 2:49 
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The Badgers enter the matchup after defeating South Dakota State, 42-3 in the opening round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals
Saturday January 8, 2011 2:50 
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American enters the contest after upsetting No. 11 Oregon State this morning
Saturday January 8, 2011 2:53 
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There appears to be some issues with the live scoring updates on NWCAOnline.com, so I will try my best to provide you with several updates throughout this afternoon's dual
Saturday January 8, 2011 2:56 
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We will begin with the 125 matchup and Tom Kelliher will hit the mat for his second dual contest of the year
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:01 
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Both 125-pounders still have their sweats on, so it looks like we will begin in a couple of minutes
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:02 
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I am not quite sure what the holdup was---but it looks like we'll be getting things started soon
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:04 
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Tom is squaring off against American's Thomas Williams
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:06 
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With 30 seconds into the bout, the score remains 0-0 with the wrestlers battling at neutral
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:06 
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Williams takes the 2-0 lead with a single-leg takedown
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:08 
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This is Kelliher's first time competing since the Badgers wrestling against Northern Iowa on Dec. 11
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:08 
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At the end of the first period, Williams leads Kelliher, 2-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:09 
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Kelliher chooses bottom to begin the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:10 
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Kelliher earns a spot on the scoreboard with an escape with 1:30 left in the second period----Williams leads, 2-1
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:11 
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Kelliher takes the lead with roughly 20 seconds left in the second period with a great takedown---Kelliher now holds a 3-2 advantage over Williams
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:12 
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At the end of the second period, Kelliher leads Williams, 3-2
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:13 
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Kelliher is on top and Williams is attempting to escape, but he is struggling to break loose of Kelliher's hold
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:15 
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Kelliher defeats Williams, 3-2 and the Badgers now lead American, 3-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:15 
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At 133 lbs., Wisconsin's Tyler Graff is now on the mat against American's Kevin Tao
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:16 
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Graff already earns a takedown 15 seconds into the match as Graff leads 2-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:16 
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Tao answers with an escape and Graff leads, 2-1 with 2:16 left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:17 
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Graff takes a 6-2 lead with two more takedowns
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:17 
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Tao decreases the deficit to 6-3 with 58 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:18 
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Graff captures another takedown and Tao gets an escape---Graff leads, 8-4
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:18 
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Graff captures a nearfall and another takedown and now leads Tao, 12-4
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:19 
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At the end of the second period, Graff leads Tao, 12-4
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:20 
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Graff gets an escape with 1:50 left in the second period to lead, 13-4
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:20 
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[Comment From Colorado BadgerColorado Badger: ] 
Way to start us off Tom! Thanks for providing the play by play.
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:20 Colorado Badger
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Graff with another TAKEDOWN--I can hardly keep up!
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:21 
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Graff leads Tao, 15-4 with 1:18 left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:21 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
i concur, i hope we handle this dual as well as we did the South Dakota one
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:21 Kevin Sturlaugson
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We are definitely off to a great start
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:21 
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We are currently taking a break to mend an injured Tao
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:22 
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We are back to action and the duo remains at neutral
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:22 
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Graff leads 17-6 after another takedown and a series of escapes by Tao
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:23 
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25 seconds remains in the second periodd
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:23 
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Graff earns a 22-6 technical fall at 5:00
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:24 
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At 141 lbs. Danny Arnel will face off against American's Matt Mariacher
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:24 
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With two minutes left in the first period the match remains scoreless
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:25 
3:26
It may still be 0-0, but Arnel has come out explosive and it looks like he is definitely in a position be the first on the scoreboard
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:26 
3:27
I spoke a little too soon as Mariacher takes the 2-0 lead with 55 seconds left in the first period with a takedown
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:27 
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Entering the second period, Mariacher has a 2-0 lead on Borlie
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:28 
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Mariacher extends his lead to 3-0 with an escape with 1:50 left in the second
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:28 
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Mariacher captures another takedown and leads 5-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:29 
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Arnel answers with an escape
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:29 
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Mariacher now leads 7-2 with 50 seconds left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:30 
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Mariacher gets another takedown and leads, 9-2 with 35 seconds left in the second frame
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:30 
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Entering the final period, Mariacher leads Arnel, 9-2
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:31 
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It looks like the NWCAOnline.com live results are now up and working again for those who are interested
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:31 
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Arnel captures another escape, but Mariacher gets another takedown and leads 11-3 with 1:16 left in the matchup
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:31 
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Mariacher now leads 16-5 with 55 seconds left in the matchup
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:32 
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Arnel decreases the deficit to 16-6 with an escape with 33 seconds to go
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:33 
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With riding time, Mariacher defeats Arnel, 19-6
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:34 
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Cole Schmitt is now on the mat at 149 lbs. against American's Ganbayar Sanjaa
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:34 
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Not much has happened so far, the duo wrestled off the mat and restarted at neutral with just over 2 minute left in the first period---score remains, 0-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:35 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
in the Oregon State vs. American dual, American lost in the first 4 matches and rebounded in the later weight classes. We need to be solid in our lighter weight classes to give the heavier weight classes some cushion.
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:36 Kevin Sturlaugson
3:37
Thank you for the analysis. Schmitt and Sanjaa remain at a 0-0 deadlock with 51 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:37 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Go Cole
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:37 Guest
3:37
The duo is still battling for advantage but remains at neutral in the center of the mat
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:37 
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20 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:37 
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Schmitt earns a takedown in the final seconds of the first period to lead, 2-0 heading into the second
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:38 
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Sanjaa chooses down to start the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:38 
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Sanjaa earns an escape, but Schmitt still leads 2-1 with 1:15 left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:39 
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Sanjaa goes for Schmitt's right leg and earns a takedown to take a 3-2 lead over Schmitt
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:39 
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35 seconds remain in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:40 
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It looks like Sanjaa may have a leg cramp or something--the training to currently helping him out
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:41 
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We are back to action with Sanjaa on top
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:41 
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Schmitt earns an escape and the score is tied at 3-3 with 13 seconds left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:41 
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Score is 3-3 entering the third period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:42 
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Schmitt starts off the final period with an escape and leads, 4-3
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:42 
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1:43 left in the matchup
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:42 
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Schmitt is working tirelessly for a takedown and had two close attempts the score remains 4-3---Schmitt with the advantage
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:43 
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36 seconds left and Schmitt leads, 4-3
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:43 
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Schmitt defeats Sanjaa, 4-3!
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:44 
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No riding time in that matchup
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:44 
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That was a close one---Sanjaa nearly got a takedown in the final seconds but the ref ruled against it
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:44 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
outstanding
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:45 Kevin Sturlaugson
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We are now at 157 lbs. with Kalvin York up against American's Steve Fittery
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:45 
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Fittery takes a 2-0 lead over York with a takedown
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:46 
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York is struggling on bottom---fighting to escape
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:46 
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Fittery takes a 5-0 lead with a big nearfall---1:29 left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:47 
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Fittery pins York at 1:53
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:47 
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Correction at 1:17
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:48 
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At 165 lbs. it is No. 2 Andrew Howe vs. American's Patrick Graham
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:49 
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Howe gets a takedown and leads, 2-0 with 2:04
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:49 
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The trainers are tending to Graham's leg at the moment
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:49 
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Graham gets an escape, but Howe still leads, 2-1 with 1:50 left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:50 
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Another takedown for Howe and escape by Graham---Howe leads 4-2 with 1:20 to go
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:51 
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We will take another break for the trainers to stretch Graham's leg
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:51 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
who is going to wrestle at 174?
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:52 Kevin Sturlaugson
3:52
I have received any information regarding the 174-pound match yet
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:52 
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Howe gets an escape and leads 5-2 with 1:07 left in the first frame
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:52 
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Another takedown for Howe and he now leads, 7-2
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:53 
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Graham with an escape and Howe with another takedown----Howe leads, 9-4 with 28 seconds left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:53 
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Howe leads Graham, 11-4 heading into the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:54 
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Howe collects an escape and a takedown---Graham earns an escape and Howe now boasts a 14-5 advantage over Graham with 58 seconds left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:55 
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With several points in the final seconds, Howe leads Graham, 20-7 to start the final period---let's see if Howe can capture a tech. fall before this is over....
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:57 
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Howe starts the period off with an escape and leads, 21-7 with 1:40 to go
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:57 
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With 1:06 remaining, Howe still leads, 21-7
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:58 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
howe is a beast on the mat, too bad he couldn't capture the win at the Midlands championship match
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:59 Kevin Sturlaugson
3:59
It was a close one....Howe will have another chance at Burroughs on Jan. 21 at the UW Field House
Saturday January 8, 2011 3:59 
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Howe defeats Graham, 24-7 with the four-point tech fall at 7:00
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:00 
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Now on the mat for the Badgers is Shawn Perry wrestling at 174 lbs.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:00 
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Perry has been all over the lineup lately from 157-165-174
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:00 
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Perry is currently tied, 0-0 with American's Thomas Barreiro at 174 lbs.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:01 
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The Badger bench is calling for a takedown but ref isn't buying it--Perry and Barreiro are still at 0-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:02 
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This time the ref gives it to him----Perry takes the 2-0 lead with 53 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:03 
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Barreiro escapes with 5 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:05 
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Perry leads, 2-1 to start the second frame
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:05 
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Perry chooses bottom to start the second
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:05 
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Perry escapes and leads 3-1 with 1:30 left in the second
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:05 
4:06
Perry usually wrestles at 157 lbs. and he is definitely holding his own out there against Barreiro
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:06 
4:07
Barreiro slates a takedown and the match is tied at 3-3 to begin the final period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:07 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
i think he will have wrestle an outstanding match to win this one! you gotta like a guy who is willing to fill in where the team needs him...
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:07 Kevin Sturlaugson
4:08
The duo wrestles off the mat and Barreiro back on bottom at the center circle
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:08 
4:08
Barreiro captures an escape and leads, 4-3 with 1:44 left in the match
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:08 
4:09
The Wisconsin bench cheers Perry to dig deep and he does!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:09 
4:09
Perry captures a takedown, but Barreiro ties it up with an escape
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:09 
4:10
Barreiro obtains another takedown and now leads, 7-5 with 1 minute left
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:10 
4:10
With 39 seconds left in the match, Barreiro still leads, 7-5 and we are back to the center circle with Perry on bottom
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:10 
4:11
In a hard-fought battle, Perry drops a 7-5 decision to Barreiro at 174 lbs.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:11 
4:12
We have a quick correction at the scorers table
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:12 
4:12
Perry just dropped a 7-5 decision to Phillip Barreiro
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:12 
4:13
Travis Rutt is now on the mat wrestling Phillip's brother, Thomas Barreiro
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:13 
4:13
Rutt currently leads Barreiro, 6-3 with 1:25 left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:13 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
GOOOOOOOO Rutt!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:14 Guest
4:14
A quick recap: Rutt has three takedowns and Barreiro has three escapes
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:14 
4:14
Rutt captures another takedown to lead, Barreiro, 8-3 with 23 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:14 
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Rutt captures an escape and leads Barriero, 9-3 with 1:45 left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:15 
4:16
Rutt with five takedowns on the match, now boasts an 11-3 advantage over Barreiro with one minute reamining in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:16 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
it would be good if rutt got bonus points here
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:17 Guest
4:18
At the beginning of the final period, Rutt leads Barreiro, 11-3
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:18 
4:19
Rutt captures another takedown and Barreiro answers with an escape---score is now 13-4 (Rutt) with 1 minute left in the matchup
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:19 
4:20
At 184 lbs, Rutt captures a 14-4 major decision over Barreiro (with riding time)
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:20 
4:22
Derrick Borlie is now on the mat for Wisconsin at 197 lbs.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:22 
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[Comment From KempyKempy: ] 
BORLIE!!!!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:22 Kempy
4:23
With an early takedown, Borlie leads American's Daniel Mitchell, 2-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:23 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
BORLIE BORLIE BORLIE
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:24 Guest
4:24
With 55 seconds left in the first period, Borlie still leads Mitchell, 2-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:24 
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Entering the second period, Borlie has a 2-0 advantage over Mitchell
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:25 
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Borlie chooses bottom to start the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:26 
4:26
Borlie with his second takedown of the match----Borlie leads 4-0 with just over one minute left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:26 
4:27
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Is Mitchell #18?
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:27 Guest
4:27
Mitchell is No. 19 according to InterMat's individual rankings
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:27 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
is it 4-0 or 5-0?
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:28 Guest
4:28
Borlie leads Mitchell, 4-0 entering the final period of 197-pound wrestling
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:28 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
This would be a big win for Borlie and the Badgers
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:28 Guest
4:29
Agreed----he definitely came out for the third period strong---nearly capturing a takedown in the first seconds
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:29 
4:29
Yes, and Borlie extends his lead to 6-0
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:29 
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less than one minute to go....
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:29 
4:30
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Oh Yea!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:30 Guest
4:30
Mitchell is on the board with an escape, but Borlie answers with two points for himself
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:30 
4:30
Borlie now leads 8-1 with 15 seconds to go
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:30 
4:31
With riding time Borlie captures a 9-1 major decision over Mitchell----that was a huge win for Borlie----Wisconsin now leads, 23-13 heading into the heavyweight (and final) match
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:31 
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[Comment From ScottScott: ] 
Way to go Borlie
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:31 Scott
4:32
And we are back to action with Eric Bugenhagen representing the Badgers at heavyweight
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:32 
4:33
Bugenhagen is currently tied with Flores,,,,0-0 with less than two minutes left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:33 
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[Comment From WillWill: ] 
Woohoo! Great job Borlie
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:33 Will
4:33
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
GREAT JOB Borlie and team!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:33 Guest
4:33
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Go BOOOOOOOgenhagen
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:33 Guest
4:34
We will take a short break as a wrestler receives attention from the training staff
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:34 
4:35
We are back in action and Flores earns a takedown but Bugenhagen answers with an escape
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:35 
4:35
Flores leads Bugenhagen, 2-1 with 52 seconds left in the first period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:35 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Flores is ranked 2nd, correct.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:35 Guest
4:36
Correct, as of the latest InterMat.com rankings, Flores is No. 2 and Bugenhagen is No. 18
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:36 
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[Comment From badger bettybadger betty: ] 
May I ask a dumb question? Where is American? Is it in DC
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:37 badger betty
4:37
That would be correct
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:37 
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It is in D.C.----never a dumb question!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:37 
4:37
Bugenhagen ties it up with an escape and the score is 2-2 with 1:35 left in the second frame
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:37 
4:39
Flores gets a takedown to take the 4-2 lead with 40 seconds left in the second
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:39 
4:39
[Comment From Colorado BadgerColorado Badger: ] 
Keep it up Bugenhagen! This would be a huge win for him.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:39 Colorado Badger
4:39
Bugenhagen decreases the deficit to 4-3 with an escape
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:39 
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16 seconds left in the second period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:39 
4:39
Right as I hit submit---Flores got another takedown----he now leads, 6-3 with 15 seconds left in the second
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:39 
4:40
Bugenhagen with another escape---he now trails Flores 6-4 heading into the third period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:40 
4:40
Flores chooses bottom to begin the final period
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:40 
4:41
He captures an escape to start the final frame---Flores leads Bugenhagen, 7-4 with 1:44 to go
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:41 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
excellent match for boooog
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:41 Kevin Sturlaugson
4:42
54 seconds to go----Bugenhagen trails, 7-4
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:42 
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21 seconds left and Flores still leads, 7-4
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:43 
4:43
Flores defeats Bugenhagen, 7-4. However, the Badgers captured a 23-16 victory over American.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:43 
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Please check back to UWBadgers.com for a complete recap of this match and information regarding tomorrow's duals.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:44 
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[Comment From Colorado BadgerColorado Badger: ] 
On Wisconsin!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:44 Colorado Badger
4:44
Thank you so much for tuning in!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:44 
4:45
I will be back tomorrow for the final day of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:45 
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[Comment From Kevin SturlaugsonKevin Sturlaugson: ] 
excellent job Badgers!!!!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:45 Kevin Sturlaugson
4:45
[Comment From Colorado BadgerColorado Badger: ] 
Thank you for providing the play by play!
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:45 Colorado Badger
4:45
[Comment From badger bettybadger betty: ] 
Appreciate the Blogs. I live in NW Wis and it is all Minnesota news here and now I can keep up with my Badgers.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:45 badger betty
4:45
Thank you all for your support of the Wisconsin wrestling program, good night.
Saturday January 8, 2011 4:45 
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