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2012-13 Schedule
Oct. 29 Intrasquad Scrimmage  
Nov. 8 University of Wyoming Open All Day
Nov. 8 Stevens Point Open All Day
Nov. 14 Maryland 8 p.m.
Nov. 20 at Rider University 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 Navy Classic All Day
Nov. 29 at South Dakota State 2 p.m.
Nov. 30 at North Dakota State 2 p.m.
Dec. 6 UNI Open All Day
Dec. 11 Indiana 7 p.m.
Dec. 13 at Nebraska 6 p.m.
Dec. 29 at Midlands Championships All Day
Dec. 30 at Midlands Championships All Day
Jan. 9 at Northwestern 7 p.m.
Jan. 10 Pat Flash Flanagan Open All Day
Jan. 11
Purdue 1 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Michigan 6 p.m.
Jan. 25 at Michigan State 1 p.m.
Feb. 6 Rutgers 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 Blugold Open All Day
Feb. 8 at Illinois 1 p.m.
Feb. 22 at Iowa State 2 p.m.
Mar. 7-8 Big Ten Championships All Day
Mar. 19-21 NCAA Championships All Day
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Santonio Cathery 5-8 157 Jr./So.
Matt Cavallaris 5-3 125 5th/Sr.
Ryan Christensen 5-11 184 Fr.
Frank Cousins 5-11 174 5th/Sr.
Ben Cox 6-0 165 5th/Sr.
Andrew Crone 5-9 141 So./Fr.
Jarod Donar 5-10 149 So./Fr.
Jacob Englebert 5-8 149 Fr.
Gabriel Grahek 5-10 141 So./Fr.
Brett Hochstaetter 5-10 174 Sr./Jr.
Brock Horwath 6-5 Hwt. Sr./Jr.
Dylan Iczkowski 5-11 174 5th/Sr.
Johnny Jimenez 5-5 125 Fr.
Isaac Jordan 5-10 157 Jr./So.
Jens Lantz 5-6 133 Fr.
Seth Liegel 5-11 157 So./Fr.
Rylan Lubeck 5-7 141 Jr./So.
Timmy McCall 5-10 197 5th/Sr.
JJ McClelland 5-6 133 Fr.
Connor Medbery 6-1 Hwt. Sr./Jr.
Cullen Pedersen 5-10 165 Fr.
Eric Peissig 5-10 197 So./Fr.
Ricky Robertson 5-11 197 So./Fr.
Luke Rowh 5-6 141 Fr.
TJ Ruschell 5-10 149 Jr./So.
Jared Scharenbrock 5-10 157 Fr.
Tyler Schmidt 6-2 Hwt. Fr.
Jake Stilling 5-11 174 So./Fr.
Ryan Taylor 5-4 125 Jr./So.
Jesse Thielke 5-7 141 Jr./So.
Nic Veling 5-11 184 Jr./So.
Brandon Weber 5-10 Hwt. Sr./Jr.
Justin Weber 5-10 157 So./Fr.
Alex Yde 5-11 157 5th/Sr.
Kalvin York 5-9 157 5th/Sr.
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The Week Ahead
Up Next: Intrasquad Scrimmage
• The 2014-15 season begins with the Intrasquad Scrimmage Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House. Admission is free and fans in attendance will receive a free poster while supplies last.
• Fans who are unable to make it to the Field House can still follow along with all the action with the UWBadgers.com Gameday Live Blog and on Twitter (@BadgerWrestling). Fans can also watch live streaming of the match on BTN2Go.

2014 Intrasquad Scrimmage
Date Oct. 29, 2014  |  Lineups
Location Madison, Wis.  | UW Field House
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• Coming off of a successful season last year, Coach Barry Davis and the Wisconsin wrestling squad are primed for a bigger run in 2014-15.
•The Badgers, who finished with a 12-6 overall record and a 16th-place finish at NCAAs last year, will open the season at the University of Wyoming Open on Nov.8.
•The Badgers then make their dual season debut at the UW Field House and open Big Ten Conference competition on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. against Maryland.
• All-American Isaac Jordan paved the way for Wisconsin at the NCAA Championships, UW had five NCAA qualifiers in 2014.
• Led by three-time All-American Tyler Graff at 133 lbs., Wisconsin sent eight wrestlers to the podium March 9 at the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in front of 10,011 fans at the Kohl Center. Graff (2nd place), along with redshirt freshmen Ryan Taylor (3rd) and Isaac Jordan (3rd), highlighted the second day of the championships.
• The Badgers finished seventh with 73 team points while Penn State claimed the Big Ten title with 140.5. Iowa placed second (134) and Minnesota took third (114.5).

• The Badgers appear in several national preseason polls.
•  The Badgers check in at No. 15 in Intermat Wrestling's NCAA Division I team rankings with 41 points. Nine of the top 15 teams hail from the Big Ten, with Minnesota, Ohio State and Iowa leading the list as the top three. The Wisconsin wrestling program has six wrestlers ranked in the top 20 in their respective weight classes.
Isaac Jordan, a 2014 All-American, comes into the 2014-15 season ranked No. 4 at 165 lbs. The redshirt sophomore concluded his outstanding All-American season with a 31-7 overall record and finished third at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. Jordan earned his first All-America honors after finishing seventh at the 2014 NCAA Championships with a 4-2 record. He clinched two major wins over the top-two ranked opponents at 157 lbs., which earned him Big Ten Wrestler of the Week accolades. Connor Medbery, an NCAA qualifier, earned a No. 6 ranking at 285 lbs. Medbery, a redshirt junior, finished the season with a 26-9 record and was ranked in the top 10 the entire regular season. Sophomore Ryan Taylor earned a No. 7 ranking at 125 lbs. The Fayette County, Ohio, native logged a 2-2 record at last year's NCAA championships and placed third at the Big Ten championships with a 3-1 record. Fifth-year senior Timmy McCall slides into No. 13 at 197 lbs. Wisconsin's starter at 197 lbs. finished last season with a 17-16 overall record and placed seventh at the Big Ten championships with a 3-2 record. Jesse Thielke, a sophomore, starts the season with a No. 15 ranking in the 133 lbs. category. Thielke concluded the 2013-14 season with an overall mark of 20-13 and finished seventh at the Big Ten championships. Rylan Lubeck, Wisconsin's five-time starter at 149 lbs., rounds out the rankings for Wisconsin by earning a No. 19 ranking at 141 lbs. The redshirt sophomore tallied a 2-2 record at the NCAA championships and placed sixth at the Big Ten championships after finishing with a 2-3 record. Updated rankings are released every Tuesday during the NCAA wrestling season. The next rankings update will be revealed on Nov. 4.
• The OpenMat.com has released its Division 1 individual rankings for the 2014-15 season which features five Badgers ranking in the top 20 of their respective weight classes. Team rankings are set to be released at the end of the month by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
• The Wisconsin wrestling team has been ranked No. 17 in the Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine's preseason Tournament Power Index (TPI). The TPI predicts how teams will finish at the 2015 NCAA Championships in St. Louis next March. Big Ten opponent Minnesota, the 2014 NCAA runner-up, claims the top spot while Cornell, Iowa, Ohio State and Penn State round out the top five.
Nine teams from the Big Ten Conference make up the Top 25. UW will face four of the Top-25 ranked teams, including Northwestern, which tied for No. 7, Illinois at No. 11, Iowa State at No. 12 and Michigan at No. 16.
• In addition to WIN's team ranking, five Badgers emerged in the individual rankings. UW’s starter at 197 lbs., Timmy McCall, is positioned at No. 12, while the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Connor Medbery, is predicted for No. 6 at heavyweight. Isaac Jordan, a 2014 All-American at 157 lbs., is projected at No. 5. Sophomore Ryan Taylor ranked No. 13 at 125 lbs. after finishing with a 19-6 overall record last season. At 149 lbs., sophomore Rylan Lubeck was No. 16 on the list.

• The Badgers then make their dual season debut at the UW Field House and open Big Ten Conference competition on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. against Maryland. This will mark the third time Wisconsin will face its new Big Ten opponent. The most recent matchup was in 2010 at the NWCA National Duals. UW hosts the new Big Ten addition Rutgers for its last home dual of the season on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

• Fans can watch live streams of the Badgers' matches through BTN Plus. Four of UW's bouts will be broadcasted live through the BTN2Go network, Indiana (Dec. 11), Northwestern (Jan. 9), Rutgers (Feb. 6) and Illinois (Feb. 8).

174: Frank Cousins vs. Alex Yde (White vs. Red)
174: Ben Cox vs. Jake Stilling (White vs. Red)
125: Ryan Taylor vs. Johnny Jimenez (White vs. Red)
133: Jesse Thielke vs. Jens Lantz (White vs. Red)
141: Rylan Lubeck vs. Gabriel Grahek (White vs. Red)
149: TJ Ruschell vs. Andrew Crone (White vs. Red)
141/149: Luke Rowh vs. Jacob Englebert (Red vs. Black)
157: Jared Scharenbrock vs. Cullen Pedersen (Red vs. Black)
157: Santonio Cathery vs. Jarod Donar (Red vs. Black)

EXHIBITION: Isaac Jordan vs. Seth Liegel (Red vs. Black)

184: Ricky Robertson vs. Nic Veling (White vs. Red)
197: Timmy McCall vs. Eric Peissig (White vs. Red)
HWT: Connor Medbery vs. Brock Horwath (Red vs. White)
174: Winners of the first two matches

UW returns nine starters from last year’s squad, including NCAA qualifiers Isaac Jordan, Ryan Taylor, Rylan Lubeck, Connor Medbery and Timmy McCall. The Badgers only lose three starters, three-time All-American Tyler Graff, Scott Liegel and Jackson Hein.

The team welcomes nine newcomers to the program. Wisconsin natives Jacob Englebert (149), Jens Lantz (133), JJ McClelland (125), Cullen Pedersen (165) and Jared Scharenbroch (157) are the newest additions to the squad. Ryan Christensen (184), Johnny Jimenez (125) and Luke Rowh (125) round out the rest of the freshman class.

The Badgers boast three sets of brothers and a pair of guys with UW family connections on this year’s squad. Brothers Scott Liegel and Seth Liegel, Brandon and Justin Weber and TJ and assistant coach Kyle Ruschell, along with Isaac Jordan (son of Jim, 1983-86, nephew of Jeff, 1985-88 and brother of Ben, 2009-12) and Jarod Donar (brother of Jake, 2005-08) make up this year’s roster.


Wisconsin vs. Maryland
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