Oct. 24, 2011
Free Intra-Squad Scrimmage Web Stream | Live Blog
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin wrestling program invites fans to attend a free coaches clinic and the annual Intra-Squad Scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 27.
The night begins with the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Clinic, which takes place at the UW Field House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Coaches who attend will receive free direction and advice from the Badger wrestling coaching staff.
Following the coaches clinic, fans are encouraged to attend the annual Intra-Squad Scrimmage at the UW Field House at 7 p.m. Two Badgers in each weight class will take on one another in wrestle-off fashion.
Free wrestling team posters will be available while supplies last.
During the scrimmage, fans will get a sneak peak at several of the Badgers, including two returning NCAA qualifiers from last year’s team that took 10th place at the NCAA championships.
Cole Schmitt-149 lbs.
Cole Schmitt’s 2010-11 season came to an end in the wrestlebacks at 149 lbs. at the NCAA Championships. Despite notching a takedown and a reversal, Schmitt dropped a 15-5 major decision to Wyoming’s Cole Dallaserra at 149 lbs. Slating a 1-2 record at last year’s Championships, Schmitt ended the season with an 18-12 overall record.
Ben Jordan-165 lbs.
Ben Jordan’s run at his first NCAA tournament came to an end when he opened the tournament with two-straight losses. In Jordan’s second match of the tournament, he dropped a tough, 9-7 decision to Rider’s Rob Morrison. Jordan trailed 5-1 heading into the final period and notched two 2-point nearfalls and a takedown in the final frame. However, it was not enough as Morrison collected an escape and a point for riding time to seal the victory. Jordan was ranked as high as 12th in the nation at 174 lbs. and ended the 2010-11 season with a 16-13 record.
The lineups are as follows with those representing the red team listed first and those on the white team listed second.
125 lbs. Shane McQuade v. Austin Hietpas
133 lbs. Tom Kelliher v. Ryan Mealy
141 lbs. Thomas Glenn v. Matthew Kelliher
149 lbs. Cole Schmitt v.
157 lbs. Shawn Perry v. Alex Yde
165 lbs. Ben Jordan v. Scott Liegel
174 lbs. Frank Cousins v. Harrison or Iczkowski
184 lbs. Timmy McCall v. Harrison or Iczkowski
197 lbs. Jackson Hein v. Sebastien Levin
Hwt. Cole Tobin v. Brock Horwath
Can’t make it to the scrimmage?
The Intrasquad Scrimmage will be web streamed for those who cannot attend. The web stream is free, so be sure to check it out!
UWBadgers.com will also live blog and tweet from the UW Field House.