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Graff, Medbery wrestle into Big Ten semi-finals


ON WISCONSIN <b>Hwt. Connor Medbery went 1-0 in session I to earn a spot in the Big Ten semi-finals and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.</b>
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Hwt. Connor Medbery went 1-0 in session I to earn a spot in the Big Ten semi-finals and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
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March 9, 2013

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—Wisconsin wrestlers Tyler Graff (133 lbs.) and Connor Medbery (Hwt.) made their way to the semi-finals of the 2013 Big Ten Championships during session I Saturday morning. The two will compete for a spot in Sunday’s championship matches this afternoon during session II, which begins at 5 p.m.

By reaching the Big Ten semi-finals, both Graff and Medbery have clinched spots in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, to be held Mar. 21-23 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The seven other competing Badgers will look to climb their way out of the consolation bracket in session II. 

Session I results: 

125 lbs.:
No. 8 Dom Malone (NU) fall Matt Cavallaris (WIS), 2:35
Up next: Cavallaris will wrestle No. 7 David Thorn (MINN) in the consolation rounds.

133 lbs.:
No. 3 Tyler Graff (WIS) tech fall Garrison White (NU), 20-5, 5:30
No. 3 Tyler Graff (WIS) dec. No. 6 Chris Dardanes (MINN), 8-6
Up next: Graff will wrestle No. 2 Tony Ramos (IOWA) in the semi-finals

141 lbs.:
No. 4 Bryan Pearsall (PSU) fall Tom Kelliher (WIS), 1:25
Up next: Kelliher will wrestle No. 6 Ridge Kiley (NEB) in the consolation rounds.

157 lbs.:
No. 3 Dylan Alton (PSU) dec. Kalvin York, 8-3
Up next: York will wrestle No. 5 Taylor Walsh (IND) in the consolation rounds.

165 lbs.:
No. 6 Pierce Harger (NU) maj dec. Frank Cousins (WIS), 10-1
Up next: Cousins will wrestle No. 5 Cody Yohn (MINN) in the consolation rounds.

174 lbs.:
No. 8 Dan Yates (MICH) dec. No. 9 Scott Liegel (WIS), 8-6
Up next: Liegel will wrestle No. 11 Chad Welch (PUR) in the consolation rounds.

184 lbs.:
No.8 CJ Magrum (OSU) tech fall Ben Cox (WIS), 17-0, 5:42
Up next: Cox will wrestle No. 7 Luke Sheridan (IND) in the consolation rounds.

197 lbs.:
No. 7 Jackson Hein (WIS) dec. No. 10 Luke Jones (MSU), 8-2
No. 2 Scott Schiller (MINN) dec. Jackson Hein (WIS), 5-3
Up next: Hein will wrestle No. 9 Alex Polizzi (NU) in the consolation rounds.

Hwt.:
No. 3 Connor Medbery (WIS) received a first round bye
No. 3 Connor Medbery (WIS) dec. No. 6 Adam Chalfant (IND), 6-3
Up next: Medbery will face No. 2 Mike McMullan (NU) in the semi-finals.

Session II of the 2013 Big Ten Championships begins Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. All matches will be streamed live online by the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) at BTN.com. Fans can also follow along at UWBadgers.com using the Wisconsin wrestling live Gameday Blog.

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Ryan Evans
UW Athletic Communications
 

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