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The Wisconsin wrestling team faced Virginia Tech in the NWCA National Duals Jan. 9, 2011. 
 No. 4 Wrestling vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech Gameday Blog(01/09/2011) 
10:50
Welcome to the No. 4 Wisconsin wrestling vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech Gameday Blog!
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:50 
10:51
If you can just give me one moment to set up here----the last match ran a little late
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:51 
10:52
[Comment From NWI fanNWI fan: ] 
Go Badgers! "When You Say WIS-CON-SIN, You've Said It All!"
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:52 NWI fan
10:54
We are now in the third round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals live from the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:54 
10:54
The Badgers weighed-in at 8 a.m. this morning and they look fueled and ready to go for the final day
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:54 
10:54
Yesterday the Badgers defeated South Dakota State in round one and captured a 23-16 victory over American in the second round. Virginia Tech opened the tournament with a win over Central Michigan and upset No. 2 Oklahoma State in round two.
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:54 
10:55
The Hokies are no stranger to the Badgers. The Cardinal and White defeated Virginia Tech, 24-19 earlier in the season in the ACC Challenge on Nov. 21, 2010.
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:55 
10:56
I haven't received probables for the Badgers yet, but here are Virginia Tech's:
125: Jarrod Garnett

133: Devin Carter

141: Chris Diaz

149: Brian Stephens

157: Jesse Dong

165: Pete Yates

174: Matt Epperly or Nick Vetterlein

184: Tommy Spellman

197: Chris Penny

285: David Marone
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:56 
10:59
The score table is just working out some kinks before we get started here
Sunday January 9, 2011 10:59 
11:00
We will begin this morning with the 125-pound matchup: Wisconsin's Tom Kelliher vs. No. 11 Jarrod Garnett
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:00 
11:01
They are currently doing some presentations for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals sponsors on our mat (the U.S. Marines and Hibiclens)
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:01 
11:03
A few more presentations for the tournament's sponsors are still being conducted
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:03 
11:03
Kelliher is now on the mat and ready to go!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:03 
11:04
Garnett takes the 2-0 lead
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:04 
11:05
Garnett got a takedown at :54 to take the 2-0 lead heading into the final two minutes of the first period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:05 
11:05
Kelliher decreases the deficit to 2-1 with an escape with 1:40 left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:05 
11:06
Garnett still leads, 2-1 with one minute left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:06 
11:06
With 43 seconds left in the first they restart at neutral----Garnett with the 2-1 advantage
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:06 
11:07
Garnett with another takedown with 20 seconds left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:07 
11:07
Garnett 4, Kelliher 1
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:07 
11:08
Kelliher working to get a takedown to begin the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:08 
11:09
He struggles and Garnett takes a 6-1 lead
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:09 
11:10
Garnett now has two takedowns and two reversals on Kelliher
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:10 
11:10
No. 11 Garnett still has a 6-1 advantage over Kelliher with 10 seconds left in the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:10 
11:11
Garnett earns another two points in the final seconds of the second period---he leads Kelliher, 8-1 as we enter the final period at 125 lbs.
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:11 
11:12
Kelliher gets an escape but Garnett goes for Kelliher's legs and captures another takedown to take the 10-2 lead with 1:20 left in the match
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:12 
11:13
Garnett now leads Kelliher 11-2 with 33 seconds left in the matchup
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:13 
11:13
Kelliher earns an escape and decreases the deficit to 11-3 with 15 seconds to go
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:13 
11:14
With riding time, Garnett defeats Kelliher, 12-3 and Virginia Tech takes a 4-0 lead over Wisconsin
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:14 
11:15
Now we are at 133 lbs. and it's Wisconsin's No. 3 Tyler Graff and VT's No. 8 Devin Carter
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:15 
11:15
One minute into the bout---the score remains tied at 0-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:15 
11:16
Carter goes for Graff's right leg, but Graff regains the advantage and the score remains 0-0 with one minute left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:16 
11:17
The duo have been battling at neutral for the last 20 seconds with both tirelessly trying to gain the advantage
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:17 
11:17
At the end of the first period, the score is at a 0-0 deadlock
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:17 
11:18
Graff escapes to begin the second period and now leads, 1-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:18 
11:19
With 40 seconds left in the second period, Graff still leads Carter, 1-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:19 
11:20
Entering the third period, No. 3 Graff holds a 1-0 advantage over No. 8 true freshman Devin Carter
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:20 
11:21
Carter chooses bottom to begin the final period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:21 
11:21
The duo wrestles off the mat and begins back at center
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:21 
11:21
Once again Graff and Carter 's match goes off the mat and the return to center with Carter on bottom
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:21 
11:22
Carter escapes and the score is tied at 1-1 with 16 seconds left in the bout
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:22 
11:23
With riding time, Graff conquers Carter with a 2-1 decision----decreasing Wisconsin's deficit to 4-3
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:23 
11:24
Now we are at 141 lbs. and it is No. 5 Chris Diaz of Virginia Tech against Wisconsin's Danny Arnel
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:24 
11:25
Diaz takes the lead with a takedown at 28 seconds
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:25 
11:26
This duo squared off earlier in the year and Diaz captured a 15-0 tech fall over Arnel
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:26 
11:26
Diaz currently leads Arnel 5-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:26 
11:26
If Diaz wins this, he will have 100 career wins
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:26 
11:27
Diaz takes an 8-0 with 15 seconds left in the first period with a nearfall
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:27 
11:27
Although Arnel hasn't found a spot on the scoreboard yet, he is really battling out there for the Badgers
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:27 
11:28
Entering the second period, Diaz starts bottom and notches an escape
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:28 
11:28
to lead 9-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:28 
11:28
Diaz currently leads Arnel, 15-2 with 1 minute left in the second
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:28 
11:29
Diaz is tirelessly trying to turn Arnel but there is no way he is giving up
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:29 
11:29
I spoke too soong, Garnett defeats Arnel, 18-2 at 4:32
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:29 
11:30
Now we are at 149 lbs. where it is No. 10 Cole Schmitt vs. No. 9 Brian Stephens
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:30 
11:31
Schmitt takes the lead with a takedown in the first 30 seconds
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:31 
11:31
Schmitt leads Stephens, 2-0 with 2:12 left in the first period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:31 
11:31
Stephens answers with an escape and the score is now Schmitt 2, Stephens 1
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:31 
11:32
These two faced off earlier in the year at the ACC Challenge. Schmitt is looking for redemption on the Nov. 21st matchup as Stephens defeated Schmitt, 7-5
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:32 
11:32
Schmitt with another takedown---he now leads 4-1
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:32 
11:32
Stephens answers with an escape making the score 4-2
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:32 
11:34
To begin the second period, Schmitt leads Stephens, 4-2
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:34 
11:34
Schmitt escapes and now boasts a 5-2 advantage over No. 9 Stephens
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:34 
11:35
The duo remains at neutral with 50 seconds left in the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:35 
11:36
...Still at neutral to end the second
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:36 
11:36
Schmitt leads Stephens, 5-2 to begin the final period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:36 
11:36
Stephens chooses bottom to start
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:36 
11:36
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Stay Aggressive Schmitt !!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:36 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
11:37
[Comment From BadgerUpBadgerUp: ] 
Has Schmitt been pushing the action as he has been recently during his success @ the Midlands?
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:37 BadgerUp
11:37
Most definitely, but with both Schmitt and Stephens ranked at No. 10 and 9, respectively---this is a pretty even matchup
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:37 
11:38
Whoa this match is now tied at 5-5 with 26 seconds to go!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:38 
11:38
Schmitt gets an escape in the final seconds to defeat Stephens, 6-5!!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:38 
11:39
The Badgers now trail Virginia Tech, 9-6
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:39 
11:39
We are now at 157 lbs. and it's Jesse Dong (No. 5) vs. Wisconsin's Kalvin York
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:39 
11:40
Dong takes a 2-0 lead in the first minute
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:40 
11:40
He continues to gain points with a 3-point nearfall
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:40 
11:40
Dong now holds a 5-0 advantage over York with 1:46 left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:40 
11:40
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Schmitty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:40 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
11:40
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Big Win there by Cole ...
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:40 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
11:41
Dong pins York at 2:05
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:41 
11:41
Badgers trail, 15-6
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:41 
11:42
At 165 lbs. it is No. 14 Pete Yates vs. No. 2 Andrew Howe
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:42 
11:42
Andrew Howe only has one loss on the season, which came to Nebraska's Jordan Burroughs at the 2010 Midlands Dec. 30
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:42 
11:43
30 seconds into the bout, the score remains 0-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:43 
11:43
[Comment From BadgerUpBadgerUp: ] 
If there was ever a time the Badgers needed a Howe bonus point win, it was now...
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:43 BadgerUp
11:43
Yates and Howe continue to battle at neutral with 1:50 left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:43 
11:44
Score remains tied at 0-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:44 
11:44
Howe gets a single-leg takedown with just over one minute left in the first period---Howe now leads Yate, 2-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:44 
11:45
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Pin him Andrew !!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:45 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
11:45
The 165-pounders wrestle off the mat and will restart at the center with Yates on bottom with 26 seconds left in the first
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:45 
11:46
Yates escapes to decrease his deficit to 2-1 with 9 seconds left in the first period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:46 
11:46
At the end of the first period, No. 2 Howe leads Yates, 2-1
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:46 
11:47
Howe escapes to begin the second period and now leads, 3-1
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:47 
11:47
[Comment From wiconnectwiconnect: ] 
Get after him Andrew !!
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:47 wiconnect
11:47
Another takedown for Howe, this time with 1 minute left in the second
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:47 
11:48
Howe leads Yates, 5-1 with 47 seconds left in the second frame
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:48 
11:48
Yates gets his second escape of the match with 29 seconds left in the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:48 
11:49
Entering the final period, Howe leads Yates, 7-2
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:49 
11:49
Howe currently has three takedowns in this match
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:49 
11:50
To begin the third period Yates escapes, making the score Howe 7, Yates, 3
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:50 
11:50
Another takedown for Howe and another escape for Yates----How now leads, 9-4 with 1:13 left in the second
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:50 
11:51
ANOTHER takedown for Howe and another escape for Yates
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:51 
11:51
Howe leads 11-5 with 30 seconds left in the contest
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:51 
11:51
Howe now leads, 13-5 with a takedown in the final seconds
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:51 
11:51
With riding time, Howe defeats Yates, 14-5
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:51 
11:52
Wisconsin now trails, 15-10
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:52 
11:53
At 174 lbs. Shawn Perry is representing the Badgers and Matt Epperly competing for Virginia Tech
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:53 
11:54
Epperly leads Perry, 2-0 to start the matchup
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:54 
11:54
Perry responds with an escape, decreasing his deficit to 2-1
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:54 
11:55
Epperly with another takedown and a nearfall, he now leads 7-1 heading into the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:55 
11:57
To begin the second period, Perry deferred and Epperly chose bottom, but the score remains 7-1 with Epperly in the lead
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:57 
11:57
Epperly notches a takedown and now leads 9-1 with 1:14 left in the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:57 
11:57
Epperly appears to have a cramp in his calf---the trainers are trying to loosen him up
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:57 
11:58
We are back to action with Perry on bottom
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:58 
11:59
Epperly earns a 2-point nearfall and Shawn Perry answers with an escape
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:59 
11:59
With two seconds left in the second period, Perry trails, 11-2
Sunday January 9, 2011 11:59 
12:00
Perry chooses bottom to begin the final frame
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:00 
12:01
Epperly with a takedown with roughly 1:40 to go-----Epperly leads, 13-3
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:01 
12:01
Perry decreases his deficit to 13-4 with an escape
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:01 
12:01
1:10 left in the bout
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:01 
12:01
[Comment From fanfan: ] 
Dont get teched or pinned
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:01 fan
12:02
Epperly now leads, 15-4 with 13 to go
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:02 
12:03
With a nearfall and riding time, Epperly defeats Perry, 19-4 at 7:00
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:03 
12:04
Wisconsin now trails, 20-10 heading into 184 lbs.
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:04 
12:05
Now we have No. 5 Travis Rutt vs. Virginia Tech's No. 16 Spellman
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:05 
12:05
Two minutes into the matchup, the score remains 0-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:05 
12:05
Last time these two faced off on Nov. 21, 2010, Rutt captured a 9-1 MD over Spellman
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:05 
12:06
At the time, Spellman was No. 11 and Rutt was No. 12
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:06 
12:06
[Comment From fanfan: ] 
We must win the last 3 matches
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:06 fan
12:06
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Need a major decision from Travis
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:06 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
12:06
At the end of the first period, the score remains Rutt 0, Spellman 0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:06 
12:06
Rutt escapes to begin the second and now leads, 1-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:06 
12:09
Entering the third period, Rutt will start on top
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:09 
12:09
Rutt still leads Spellman, 1-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:09 
12:09
[Comment From fanfan: ] 
We need bonus points at 184 197
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:09 fan
12:10
With 1:23 left in the third period, there hasn't been any scoring in this period and Rutt still leads, 1-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:10 
12:10
49 seconds left in this bout
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:10 
12:11
They will restart at center with Spellman on bottom
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:11 
12:11
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Need Riding Time Travis !!
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:11 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
12:12
With riding time, (1:53) Rutt defeats Spellman, 2-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:12 
12:12
Virginia Tech leads Wisconsin, 20-13 heading into the 197-pound matchup
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:12 
12:13
AT 197 lbs. it is Wisconsin's Derrick Borlie vs. Virginia Tech's Chris Penny
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:13 
12:13
Earlier in the season, Trevor Brandvold captured a 12-4 MD over Penny
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:13 
12:14
Borlie takes the 2-0 lead with a takedown with 1:58 to go in the first period
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:14 
12:15
With 58 seconds left in the first period, Borlie still leads Penny, 2-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:15 
12:16
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Ride em Derrick !!
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:16 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
12:16
Borlie almost gets another takedown with 40 seconds left in the first but the ref doesn't give it to him
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:16 
12:17
Right before first period buzzer Borlie is called for a technical, giving Penny one point
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:17 
12:17
Entering the second period, Borlie leads 2-1
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:17 
12:18
Borlie escapes to begin the second and now leads 3-1
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:18 
12:19
Borlie gets another big takedown and now boasts a 5-1 advantage over Penny with just over 1 minute left in the second
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:19 
12:20
Penny with an escape---Borlie leads 5-2 with 19 seconds left in the second frame
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:20 
12:20
Borlie earns an escape and increases his lead to 6-2 to begin the final period
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:20 
12:21
Penny answers with an escape in the first second of the final period and Borlie now leads, 6-3
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:21 
12:21
1:31 left in this bout
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:21 
12:22
1:01 remains in the final period and Borlie leads, 6-3
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:22 
12:22
[Comment From JAMMINJAMMIN: ] 
need a major here.
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:22 JAMMIN
12:23
With 23 seconds left in the match they return to the center after battling off the mat
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:23 
12:23
With riding time, Borlie defeats Penny, 7-3
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:23 
12:24
The Badgers now trail 20-16
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:24 
12:24
Now it's Eric Bugenhagen vs. David Marone at heavyweight
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:24 
12:25
[Comment From Wisconsin Wrestling FanWisconsin Wrestling Fan: ] 
Let's go Eric !!!!!!
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:25 Wisconsin Wrestling Fan
12:25
Bugenhagen is currently No. 18 in the country at heavyweight---Marone is not ranked
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:25 
12:25
Score remains 0-0 with 1:20 left in the first period
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:25 
12:26
[Comment From BradBrad: ] 
Have these two ever wrestled before?
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:26 Brad
12:27
Yes, Bugenhagen defeated Marone, 6-5 on Nov. 21, 2010
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:27 
12:27
At the end of the first period, Bugenhagen and Marone are tied at 0-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:27 
12:27
[Comment From badgerfanbadgerfan: ] 
Did Marone beat Rosholt?
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:27 badgerfan
12:28
Yes, he beat him 10-4 to help VT capture the victory over No. 2 Oklahoma State yesterday
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:28 
12:28
Marone takes the 1-0 with an escape to begin the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:28 
12:29
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
lets go eric
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:29 Guest
12:29
Marone still leads 1-0 with 5 seconds left in the second period
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:29 
12:29
To begin the final period, Marone leads Bugenhagen, 1-0
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:29 
12:30
Eric ties it up with an escape with 1:50 left in the bout!
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:30 
12:30
The duo is currently at neutral with both fighitng for position
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:30 
12:31
Bugenhagen takes the leads with a takedown
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:31 
12:31
The score is now Bugenhagen 3, Marone 1 with 1:03 left in the second
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:31 
12:31
They return to the mat with Marone on bottom
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:31 
12:31
MArone escapes and Bugenhagen now leads 3-2 with 45 seconds to go
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:31 
12:32
With 17 seconds to go, Bugenhagen leads 3-2
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:32 
12:32
They are currently at neutral
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:32 
12:33
Bugenhagen defeats Marone 3-2
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:33 
12:33
It is not enough as Wisconsin drops a 20-19 decision to Virginia Tech
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:33 
12:34
Cornell currently leads Minnesota 20-10 in the other semifinal match (they are currently in the 197 lb. bout)
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:34 
12:35
The Badgers will face the loser of the Cornell/Minnesota semifinal dual at 3 p.m. (CT)
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:35 
12:35
Thank you for following along!
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:35 
12:36
Please reference NWCAOnline.com for all dual scores and please check back to UWBadgers.com at 3 p.m. (CT) today for more dual action.
Sunday January 9, 2011 12:36 
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