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Badgers shut out by Penn State, 43-0, in Big Ten action



Jan. 15, 2012

#3 Penn State 43, Wisconsin 0
UW Field House • Madison, Wis.
Game Photo
Wt. Result PSU WIS
125 #10 Nico Megaludis (PSU) fall Austin Hietpas (WIS), 6:05 6 0
133 Frank Martellotti (PSU) maj. dec. Shane McQuade (WIS), 14-6 10 0
141 Bryan Pearsall (PSU) dec. Thomas Glenn (WIS), 3-2 13 0
149 #1 Frank Molinaro (PSU) maj. dec. #9 Cole Schmitt (WIS), 12-0 17 0
157 #9 Dylan Alton (PSU) dec. Shawn Perry (WIS), 11-4 20 0
165 #1 David Taylor (PSU) fall Alex Yde (WIS), 2:28 26 0
174 #2 Ed Ruth (PSU) tech fall Scott Liegel (WIS), 5:37 31 0
184 #2 Quentin Wright (PSU) fall Timmy McCall (WIS), 6:05 37 0
197 #12 Morgan McIntosh (PSU) dec. Jackson Hein (WIS), 7-3 40 0
HWT #6 Cameron Wade (PSU) dec. Cole Tobin (WIS), 6-4 43 0

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MADISON, Wis.-- Wrestling without three of its starters, Wisconsin (5-5, 0-3 Big Ten) lost to No. 3 Penn State (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten), 43-0, at the UW Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions scored three pins, one tech fall, two major decisions and four decisions in the shutout.

 Fast Facts
Shane McQuade and Cole Tobin scored UW's only offensive points of the dual
• McQuade had the only Wisconsin lead of the afternoon
• The Nittany Lions scored three pins, one tech fall, two major decisions and four decisions

Junior Shane McQuade (133 lbs.) and redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin (Hwt.) scored the Badgers’ only offensive points in the dual.

UW was without starters Tom Kelliher (133 lbs.), No. 14 Ben Jordan (165 lbs.) and Frank Cousins (174 lbs.) in the matchup.

The dual began at 125 lbs. where No. 10 Nico Megaludis defeated freshman Austin Hietpas by pin at 6:05. Megaludis dominated the first period, scoring four takedowns. He then scored five additional takedowns in the second before pinning Hietpas in the third. Megaludis’ win gave the Nittany Lions a quick 6-0 lead.

Frank Martellotti extended the PSU lead to 10-0 with a 14-6 major decision over McQuade at 133 lbs. Martellotti took an early lead with a takedown 28 seconds into the bout, but McQuade quickly followed that up with an escape that resulted in a takedown and two nearfall points. Martellotti then went on a six-point run, before McQuade scored a final escape in the third period. An additional takedown and riding time gave Martellotti the major decision.

The closest match of the day came at 141 lbs. where Bryan Pearsall defeated redshirt freshman Thomas Glenn by a 3-2 decision. Pearsall took an early lead, scoring a takedown 15 seconds into the bout and kept the lead from there. Glenn’s two points resulted from a penalty against Pearsall and two stall warnings. Glenn’s loss extened the Nittany Lions’ lead to 13-0.

In the only match that featured two ranked wrestlers, No. 1 Frank Molinaro defeated No. 9 Cole Schmitt by a 12-0 major decision. Molinaro scored just one takedown in the first period and an escape in the second, but earned eight nearfall points and riding time in the final period to give Penn State a 17-0 dual lead.

No. 9 Dylan Alton then increased Penn State’s lead to 20-0 with an 11-4 decision over redshirt sophomore Shawn Perry at 157 lbs. Alton took command of the bout in the first period, registering two takedowns and three nearfall points. Alton entered the final period with an 8-2 lead and scored an additional takedown and riding time in the third. Perry scored four escapes in the matchup.

The Nittany Lions earned their second fall of the dual at 165 lbs. where No. 1 David Taylor pinned redshirt freshman Alex Yde in his first-ever dual as a Badger. Taylor led 15-5 prior to the fall at 2:28. Taylor’s victory extended PSU’s lead to 26-0.

At 174 lbs., redshirt sophomore Scott Liegel also competed in his first dual as a Badger against No. 2 Ed Ruth. Ruth defeated Liegel by a 17-2 tech fall at 5:37, giving Penn State a 31-0 dual lead. Ruth scored four takedowns, an escape and seven back points, while both of Liegel’s points resulted from escapes.

PSU earned its third pin of the afternoon at 184 lbs. where No. 2 Quentin Wright defeated redshirt freshman Timmy McCall. Wright took an early lead, scoring a takedown 23 seconds into the match and rode out McCall for the remainder of the period. After right chose to start in the down position in the second, he reversed McCall to take a 4-0 lead. Wright scored a final takedown with a minute left in the bout, putting McCall on his back for the pin at 6:05. The Nittany Lions took a 37-0 lead with the win.

No. 12 Morgan McIntosh then defeated redshirt sophomore Jackson Hein by a 7-3 decision at 197 lbs., pushing Penn State’s lead to 40-0. McIntosh scored his first takedown with 1:46 left in the first period and held onto the lead from there. The match would have been much closer, but Hein was called for a figure-four twice in the bout, awarding McIntosh a point for each. Hein scored three escapes in the matchup.

In the final match of the day, redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin lost to No. 6 Cameron Wade by a 6-4 decision at heavyweight. Wade scored a takedown with 40 seconds left in the first period, entering the second with a 2-0 lead. After choosing neutral, Tobin scored a takedown in the second but allowed Wade to escape just before the end of the period. Wade chose down to start the final period and scored a reversal to take a 5-2 lead, but Tobin earned a reversal less than a minute later. Wade escaped with 33 seconds left on the clock and Tobin was unable to score any more points. The victory gave PSU a 43-0 dual victory.

The Badgers continue Big Ten action when they host Purdue at the UW Field House on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Wisconsin finishes up the weekend with a trip to Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday to take on the No. 4 Gophers at 12 p.m.


Justin Mozer

UW Athletic Communications

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