Dec. 31, 2012
• Final Results
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Third place finishes from Tyler Graff (133 lbs.), Isaac Jordan (157 lbs.) and Connor Medbery (Hwt.) paced the Wisconsin wrestling team at the 50th Midlands Championships in Welsh-Ryan Arena Sunday afternoon.
Graff and Medbery’s top finishes paced the Badgers to 50.5 points and a 12th place team finish, while Jordan wrestled unattached.
Graff opened up championship Sunday dropping a 5-3 decision to Daniel Dennis and sending the junior to wrestlebacks. Graff rebounded for a 6-0 decision over Edinboro’s AJ Schopp before claiming third place at 133 lbs. with a 12-7 decision over Mason Beckman of Lehigh.
Jordan’s day began with a 9-3 loss to Northwestern’s No. 1-seed Jason Welch. The freshman rebounded for a pair of wins to claim third place at 157 lbs., defeating Virginia Tech’s Jesse Dong, 4-2, in sudden victory and claiming a 10-6 win over Indiana’s Taylor Walsch.
Medbery worked his way back on the backside of the bracket to earn the third place title at heavyweight. Medbery defeated Edinboro’s Ernest James, 5-4, downed Matt Meuleners of Northern State, 6-2, before taking third place when Central Michigan’s Jarod Trice was forced to forfeit the match.
Wrestling unattached, freshman Jesse Thielke’s run at 133 lbs. came to an end Sunday when he suffered a pair of losses by decision and one by fall. Also wrestling unattached, freshman Rylan Lubeck’s time at Midlands ended with a 3-2 decision to Evan Henderson of North Carolina.
At 174 lbs., Scott Liegel suffered a 7-4 loss to Jordan Blanton of Illinois and at 197 lbs. Jackson Hein was pinned by Kevin Beazley of Old Dominion in 3:55.
Wisconsin returns home to the UW Field House on Sunday, Jan. 13, when it hosts Michigan at 1 p.m.
133 lbs., Daniel Dennis (Unattached) dec. Tyler Graff (WIS), 5-3
133 lbs., Tyler Graff (WIS) dec. AJ Schopp (Edin), 6-0
133 lbs., Tyler Graff (WIS) dec. Mason Beckman (Lehigh), 12-7 3rd
133 lbs., Ryan Mango (Stanford) dec. Jesse Thielke (UN-WIS), 5-3
133 lbs., Mason Beckman (Lehigh) dec. Jesse Thielke (UN-WIS), 10-5
133 lbs., AJ Schopp (Edin) fall Jesse Thielke (UN-WIS), 4:19 6th
141 lbs, Evan Henderson (North Carolina) dec. Rylan Lubeck (UN-WIS), 3-2
157 lbs, No. 1 Jason Welch (NU) dec. Isaac Jordan (UN-WIS), 9-3
157 lbs., Isaac Jordan (UN-WIS) dec. Jesse Dong (VT), 4-2, SV1
157 lbs., Isaac Jordan (UN-WIS) dec. Taylor Walsch (IN), 10-6 3rd
174 lbs, Jordan Blanton (ILL) dec. Scott Liegel (WIS), 7-4
197 lbs, Kevin Beazley (Old Dom) fall Jackson Hein (WIS), 3:55
Hwt., Connor Medbery (WIS) dec. Ernest James (Edin), 5-4
Hwt., Connor Medbery (WIS) dec. Matt Meuleners (Northern State), 6-2
Hwt., Connor Medbery (WIS) FOR Jarod Trice (Central Michigan)