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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>
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.

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.

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.


Ryan Evans
UW Athletic Communications

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