Brackets released for 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships


ON WISCONSIN <b>Wisconsin's Tyler Graff is the third-seeded wrestler at 133 lbs.</b>
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Wisconsin's Tyler Graff is the third-seeded wrestler at 133 lbs.
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March 8, 2013

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The official brackets and seeds for the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships were released Friday following a meeting of the 12 Big Ten coaching staffs. Competition begins Saturday at 10 a.m.  at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.

Five Badger wrestlers received seeds for the Big Ten championships. Tyler Graff is the No. 3 seed at 133 lbs., Frank Cousins is the No. 11 seed at 165 lbs., Scott Liegel is the No. 9 seed at 174 lbs., Jackson Hein is the No. 7 seed at 197 lbs., and Connor Medbery is the third-seeded heavyweight.

Wisconsin’s first-round match-ups are as follows:

125 lbs.: Matt Cavallaris (3-17) vs. No. 8 Dom Malone (NU, 16-10)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 1 Matt McDonough (IOWA)
 

133 lbs.: No. 3 Tyler Graff (24-4) vs. Garrison White (NU, 24-14)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 6 Chris Dardanes (MINN)
 

141 lbs.: Tom Kelliher (11-14) vs. No. 4 Bryan Pearsall (PSU, 19-7)
2012-13 Results:
Jan. 18: Pearsall (PSU) fall T. Kelliher (UW), 1:22
Winner advances to face No. 5 Brandon Nelson (PUR)
 

157 lbs.: Kalvin York (5-13) vs. No. 3 Dylan Alton (PSU, 22-3)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 6 Josh Demas (OSU)
 

165 lbs.: No. 11 Frank Cousins (7-11) vs. No. 6 Pierce Harger (NU, 22-5)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 3 Taylor Massa (MICH)
 

174 lbs.: No. 9 Scott Liegel (14-14) vs. No. 8 Dan Yates (MICH, 19-6)
2012-13 Results:
Dec. 29 (Midlands): Yates (MICH) maj. dec. Liegel (UW), 12-4
Winner advances to face No. 1 Logan Storley (MINN)
 

184 lbs.: Ben Cox (0-11) vs. No. 8 CJ Magrum (OSU, 13-5)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 1 Ed Ruth (PSU)
 

197 lbs.: No. 7 Jackson Hein (17-8) vs. No. 10 Luke Jones (MSU, 21-13)
2012-13 Results:
Have not met
Winner advances to face No. 2 Scott Schiller (MINN)
 

Hwt.: No. 3 Connor Medbery (22-4) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 6 Adam Chalfant (IND, 22-7) vs. No. 11 Chris Lopez (ILL, 7-16)
2012-13 Results:
Jan. 25: Medbery (UW) dec. Chalfant (IND), 6-3
Has not faced Lopez


Session I of the 2013 Big Ten Championships begins Saturday at 10 a.m., with Session II following at 1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) at BTN.com.

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Ryan Evans
UW Athletic Communications 

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