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Jordan's upset not enough against No. 8 Illinois



Feb. 3, 2012

Illinois 38, Wisconsin 3
Huff Hall • Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
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 Individual Results
Wt. Result ILL WIS
125 #7 Jesse Delgado (ILL) tech fall Austin Hietpas (WIS), 19-3 (6:33) 5 0
133 #5 B.J. Futrell (ILL) tech fall Shane McQuade (WIS), 21-5 (4:39) 10 0
141 Daryl Thomas (ILL) tech fall Thomas Glenn (WIS), 26-9 (7:00) 15 0
Exh. #19 Eric Terrazas (ILL) dec. Alex Yde (WIS), 7-2 21 0
157 Jackson Morse (ILL) dec. Shawn Perry (WIS), 4-0 24 0
165 #12 Ben Jordan (WIS) dec. #9 Conrad Polz (ILL), 3-1 SV 24 3
174 #11 Jordan Blanton (ILL) maj. dec. Frank Cousins (WIS), 19-8 28 3
184 Tony Dallado (ILL) maj. dec. Timmy McCall (WIS), 15-1 32 3
197 #16 Mario Gonzalez (ILL) dec. Jackson Hein (WIS), 4-1    35 3
Hwt Pat Walker (ILL) dec. Cole Tobin (WIS), 6-1 38 3
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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Ill. -- The Wisconsin wrestling team (5-9, 0-7 Big Ten) lost its seventh Big Ten Conference dual of the season to No. 8 Illinois, 38-3, at Huff Hall on Friday night. The Illini scored three tech falls, two major decisions, three decisions, and one victory by forfeit.

 Fast Facts
• No. 13 Ben Jordan upset No. 9 Conrad Polz at 165 lbs.
• Illinois scored three tech falls
• The Badgers fall to 0-7 in Big Ten conference action

UW’s only victory of the night came at 165 lbs. where No. 12 senior Ben Jordan defeated No. 9 Conrad Polz by a 3-1 sudden victory decision. After a scoreless first period, Polz took the lead with an escape 23 seconds into the bout. Jordan tied the match at one apiece with his own escape in the third period, forcing the bout into overtime. With 15 seconds left in the overtime, Jordan scored a takedown to win by a 3-1 margin.

Jordan’s victory gives him a 10-5 record against ranked opponents and a 21-6 overall record this season.

The dual began at 125 lbs. where No. 7 Jesse Delgado defeated freshman Austin Hietpas by a 19-3 tech fall at 6:33. Delgado took an early lead in the first period, registering two takedowns and six nearfall points. He scored a reversal in the second, followed by a two takedowns and another reversal in the third to clinch the tech fall. Delgado’s victory gave Illinois a 5-0 dual lead.

Illinois scored its second-consecutive tech fall at 133 lbs. where No. 5 B.J. Futrell defeated junior Shane McQuade, 21-5 (4:29). Futrell got an immediate takedown and three nearfall points to start the bout, followed by three more takedowns in the first period. After starting the second period down, McQuade was reversed, followed instantly by three nearfall points and two more takedowns to earn the tech fall. Illinois took a 10-0 lead over Wisconsin with the win.

The Illini took a 15-0 dual lead at 141 lbs. where Daryl Thomas scored Illinois’ third-straight tech fall of the dual against redshirt freshman Thomas Glenn, 26-9 (7:00). Glenn held his own in the first period, allowing Thomas to score just three takedowns and take a 6-2 lead entering the second. Thomas scored three additional takedowns and an escape in the second, followed by five takedowns and two nearfall points to wrap up the tech fall.

Wisconsin then forfeited the 149 lbs. match, giving the Illini a 21-0 dual lead. An exhibition match was wrestled in its place between No. 19 Eric Terrazas and redshirt freshman Alex Yde. After a scoreless first period, Terrazas scored an escape and takedown to lead 3-0 entering the final period. Terrazas scored three more points, resulting from Yde’s second stall warning and a takedown. Yde scored two escapes in the bout, losing by a 7-2 decision.

Illinois took a 24-0 dual lead after the 157 lbs. match where Jackson Morse defeated redshirt sophomore Shawn Perry by a 4-0 decision. Morse’s only points came in the second period where he posted an escape after starting the period in the down position, followed by a takedown. Morse’s riding time gave him the 4-0 decision.

Jordan’s 3-1 decision at 165 lbs. cut Illinois’ lead to 24-3.

No. 11 Jordan Blanton won the Illini’s sixth match of the evening with a 19-8 major decision over redshirt freshman Frank Cousins. Blanton took an early lead with a takedown 24 seconds into the bout. Cousins was able to bring the match to within one point with a takedown of his own in the first period, but Blanton scored five additional takedowns and two escapes following Cousins’ offensive strike. Blanton’s major decision gave Illinois a 28-3 dual lead.

The Illini scored a second-straight major decision at 184 lbs. where Tony Dallago defeated redshirt freshman Timmy McCall, 15-1. Dallago registered four takedowns, one escape, one point from stalling and four nearfall points in the victory, which extended Illinois’ lead to 32-3.

At 197 lbs., No. 16 Mario Gonzalez defeated redshirt sophomore Jackson Hein by a 4-1 decision. After a scoreless first period, Gonzalez posted an escape after starting the second in the down position, followed by a takedown. Hein scored one escape in the third, but could not register any offensive points. Gonzalez also scored riding time, giving the Illini a 35-3 dual lead.

Pat Walker earned a 38-3 dual victory for Illinois with a 6-1 decision at heavyweight over redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin. Walker score a takedown in the first, escape in the second, and a takedown and riding time in the final period. Tobin’s escape came with three seconds remaining in the bout.

The Badgers continue Big Ten conference action on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Iowa City, Iowa as they take on No. 5 Iowa at 1 p.m.


Justin Mozer

UW Athletic Communications

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