Nov. 1, 2013
MADISON, Wis.--Fans got what they asked for Friday night at the Badgers’ Intrasquad Scrimmage. A fan vote determined match order and it was a great finish as the final match went into overtime at the UW Field House. The Red team defeated the White team 23-16.
Wrestling at 149 lbs., TJ Ruschell earned a decision over Rylan Lubeck with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory.
| Fast Facts
|• The last matchup proved to be the most thrilling, as redshirt freshman TJ Ruschell edged out Rylan Lubeck at 149 lbs., 2-1 in two tie-breaker sets
|• Senior Scott Liegel recorded a technical fall against redshirt sophomore Brett Hochstaetter at 174 lbs., and came out on top 17-2
|• Redshirt freshman Ryan Taylor recorded the only fall on the night by pinning redshirt junior Matt Cavallaris in 6:49 at 125 lbs.
“The last match was the most exciting,” said head coach Barry Davis. “It went into overtime and there were good scrambles. Ruschell won with two seconds on the clock. That was the most exciting match.”
The scrimmage featured three exhibition matches followed by a full lineup of 10 bouts.
“This sets the lineup next week,” continued Davis. “You’ve got some young kids in there, some new faces. Ryan Taylor at 125, Jesse Thielke at 141, TJ Ruschell at 149 and Isaac Jordan at 157.”
Fan’s got their first glimpse of No. 10 Thielke, as he earned a major decision over Thomas Glenn at 141 lbs.
No. 7-ranked Jordan claimed a major decision over Justin Weber at 157 lbs., and Taylor pinned Matt Cavallaris at 6:49.
“(There were) New faces and veterans, some young and old mixed in there. It is good to see them in action, take a few notes and have things to work on before next week.”
Veterans Tyler Graff, Connor Medbery, Jackson Hein, Ben Cox, Scott Liegel and Timmy McCall all earned victories.
Wrestling for the Red team, No. 2 Graff posted a 19-6 major decision over freshman Gabriel Grahek.
No 6-ranked Medbery defeated sophomore Brock Horwath 4-1 and No. 13 Hein won by 5-2 decision over Dylan Iczkowski.
Wisconsin opens its season on the road Nov. 8 at Chattanooga and will stay on the East Coast for the Hokie Open at Virginia Tech on Nov. 10.