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2012-13 Schedule
Oct. 29 Intrasquad Scrimmage  
Nov. 8 University of Wyoming Open
Nov. 8 Stevens Point Open
Nov. 14 Maryland W, 28-12
Nov. 20 at Rider University L, 20-19
Nov. 22 Navy Classic 4th place
Nov. 29 at South Dakota State W, 26-9
Nov. 30 at North Dakota State W, 25-9
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: Indiana/ Nebraska
• Wisconsin will host conference opponent, Indiana, at the UW Field House on Thursday, Dec. 11. On Saturday, the Badgers head to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers at 6 p.m.

Last Time Out
South Dakota State and North Dakota State
• The Badgers traveled to South and North Dakota last weekend. Wisconsin won both duals, 26-9 and 25-9, respectively. All-American Isaac Jordan defeated both of his opponents by major decision. Isaac Jordan and Connor Medbery now lead the team in dual points scored, each having at least 20. Since moving to 133 lbs., Ryan Taylor has earned a #20 ranking. True freshman Johnny Jimenez made his debut at 125 against the South Dakota Jackrabbits.
Indiana at Wisconsin
Date Dec. 11, 2014
Location Madison, Wis.
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The Badgers will dual Indiana at home, who boasts the Nov. 25 Wrestler of the Week, Taylor Walsh. At 165 lbs., Walsh is 10-0 on the season and has recorded eight pins. Wisconsin will then take on No. 7 Nebraska in Lincoln. Nebraska is currently 4-0 on the season.

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• Ryan Taylor wrestled all of last season and the begining of this one at 125 lbs. After making a move up to the 133 lbs. category a few weeks ago, Taylor has seen a lot of success. He is now 6-2 on the season with a No. 20 ranking. True freshman Johnny Jimenez made his career start at 125 lbs. on Saturday, filling Taylor's old position. Jimenez was victorious in his first match as a Badger with a 3-1 decision and only fell by three points to a top 15 competitor on Sunday.
• No. 6 Connor Medbery and No. 12 Timmy McCall had an impressive debut in the 2014-15 season after quickly taking out the competition at the Cowboy Open. Medbery claimed the crown at Hwt., while McCall capped it off for the 197 lbs. weight class. Medbery and McCall are two of the five returning NCAA qualifiers from the 2013-14 squad.
• 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).

• Wisconsin earned a No. 19 ranking for the second-straight week in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll Nov. 18. Four Big Ten Conference teams, Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State and Ohio State, are atop the list in the top five. Five of the Badgers’ upcoming opponents are ranked in the top 25.
• Sophomore Ryan Taylor is has been put at No. 20 in the 133 lbs. weight class. Taylor has recorded a lot of success since moving up from 125 lbs. at the begining of the season, including wins with three major decisions and one pin.
• Isaac Jordan, a 2014 All-American, moved down to No. 4 at 165 lbs. after suffering a loss at the Cowboy Open, The redshirt sophomore had a 31-7 overall record in 2013-14 and finished third at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. Jordan finished 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 in the 2013-14 season.                                             
• Fifth-year senior Timmy McCall, moved up to the No. 11 spot at 197 lbs. McCall placed seventh at the 2014 Big Ten Championships after going 3-2. Last season, McCall held a 17-6 record.
• 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Connor Medbery remains at the No. 6 ranking at heavyweight. Medbery qualified for the NCAA championship last season, finishing the season with a No. 10 ranking. His final record was 26-9 in 2013-14. 

• Standing alone at 165 lbs. is sophomore, Isaac Jordan. Jordan marked a 17-0 record in dual competition during the 2013-24 season at 157 lbs. At the 2014 Big Ten Championships, Jordan went 3-1 to finish third. He moved onto the NCAA championships, where a 4-2 record took him to a seventh place finish. Jordan earned All-American honors after his superb season, as well as being titled USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week (2/24/14) and Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (2/25/14).

• 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).

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 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. Purdue
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