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This Week in Wrestling: Badgers set for Intrasquad Scrimmage


This Week in Wrestling

2012-13 Schedule
Nov. 1 Intrasquad Scrimmage 7 p.m.
Nov. 8 at Chattanooga 6 p.m.
Nov. 10 Hokie Open All Day
Nov. 15 vs. UW-Parkside (in Whitewater, Wis.) 6 p.m.
Nov. 15 at UW-Whitewater 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 at American 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 at Navy Classic All Day
Nov. 30 Northern Iowa 7 p.m.
Dec. 6 Illinois 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 at Michigan State 1 p.m.
Dec.  29-30 at Midlands Championships All Day
Jan. 10 Ohio State 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 at Minnesota 1 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 at Northwestern 12 p.m.
Feb. 2 North Dakota State 1 p.m.
Feb. 21 Nebraska 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 Iowa 1 p.m.
Mar. 8-9 Big Ten Championships All Day
Mar. 20-22 NCAA Championships All Day
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Roster
Santonio Cathery 5-8 157 So./Fr.
Matt Cavallaris 5-3 125 Sr./Jr.
Frank Cousins 5-11 174 Sr./Jr.
Ben Cox 6-0 165 Sr./Jr.
Andrew Crone 5-9 141 Fr.
Jarod Donar 5-10 149 Fr.
Thomas Glenn 5-6 141 Sr./Jr.
Tyler Graff 5-4 133 5th/Sr.
Gabriel Grahek 5-10 141 Fr.
Jackson Hein 6-1 184 5th/Sr.
Brett Hochstaetter 5-10 174 Jr./So.
Brock Horwath 6-5 Hwt. Jr./So.
Dylan Iczkowski 5-11 174 Sr./Jr.
Isaac Jordan 5-10 165 So./Fr.
Scott Liegel 5-11 174 Jr.
Seth Liegel 5-11 157 Fr.
Rylan Lubeck 5-7 141 So./Fr.
Timmy McCall 5-10 184 Sr./Jr.
Connor Medberry 6-1 Hwt. Jr./So.
Austin Moe 6-0 157 Fr.
Eric Peissig 5-10 197 Fr.
John Prezzia 5-9 157 5th/Sr.
Ricky Robertson 5-11 197 Fr.
TJ Ruschell 5-10 149 So./Fr.
Jake Stilling 5-11 174 Fr.
Ryan Taylor 5-4 125 So./Fr.
Jesse Thielke 5-7 141 So./Fr.
Cole Tobin 6-1 Hwt. 5th/Sr.
Nic Veling 5-11 184 So./Fr.
Brandon Weber 5-10 Hwt. Jr./So.
Justin Weber 5-10 157 Fr.
Alex Yde 5-11 157 Sr./Jr.
Kalvin York 5-9 157 5th/Sr.
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The Week Ahead
Up Next: Intrasquad Scrimmage, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
The 2013-14 season gets underway with the Intrasquad Scrimmage Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House. Admission is free and fans in attendance will receive a free schedule poster.
• New this year, fans can vote on the match order. Visit the Badgers’ Facebook page on match week to select the final duel of the meet.
• Lineups for the Red and White teams will be announced on Wednesday prior to Friday’s match.

 Exh.  |  Intrasquad Scrimmage
 Date  Friday, Nov. 1 |  7 p.m. (CT)
 Location  Madison, Wis.  |  UW Field House
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BADGERS IN THE POLLS
Wisconsin earned a No. 8 preseason ranking in the InterMat preseason poll on Oct. 8. The Badgers checked in tied for eighth with Iowa State with 35 points. Three Big Ten Conference teams, Penn State, Iowa and Minnesota, topped the list. All five of the Badgers’ home opponents are ranked in the top-25.
• Senior Tyler Graff is ranked No. 2 at 133 lbs. Last season, Graff earned his third All-America honor with a third-place finish at the NCAA championships.
• Redshirt freshman Jesse Thielke is the only freshman to earn a ranking at 141 lbs. Thielke makes his debut at No. 10.
• Redshirt freshman Isaac Jordan earned a No. 7 ranking at 157 lbs. Jordan posted an impressive 23-2 record in open tournaments last season.
• Senior Jackson Hein, an NCAA qualifier at 197 lbs. a year ago, starts the season with a No. 13 ranking at 184 lbs. This season will be Hein’s first at the lower weight.
• 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Connor Medbery starts the season with a No. 6 ranking at heavyweight. Medbery qualified for the NCAA championship last season, finishing the season with a No. 10 ranking.

DAVIS PRESS CONFERENCE
Wisconsin head wrestling coach Barry Davis spoke about hosting the Big Ten championships, the Intrasquad Scrimmage and cross country in this week's Monday press conference. Watch Small Video Graphic

HULL ADDED TO STAFF
Former UW All-American and Big Ten champion Mitch Hull is back in the Wisconsin wrestling room as a member of the Badgers’ administrative staff. Hull joins the UW coaching staff as a volunteer administrative assistant after previously serving as the National Team Director for USA Wrestling.

WATCH THE BADGERS
The Badgers’ dual meet at Michigan State Dec. 8 will be aired live on BTN. The network will also air championship Sunday of the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championship. Home meets will stream online at InsideBadgerSports.com.

Football Notes
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Complete wrestling match notes in printable PDF format.

RETURNERS
UW returns eight of 10 starters from last year’s squad, including NCAA qualifiers Tyler Graff, Jackson Hein and Connor Medbery.

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wisconsin will host the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships on March 8-9 in the Kohl Center. It is the sixth time the Badgers have hosted the championship event and the first time in the Kohl Center.

Tickets to the two-day event will be available at UWBadgers.com starting on Nov. 12.

GRAFF GRAPPLES WITH CAREER RECORD
Senior Tyler Graff’s .829 winning percentage (97-20) is 10th on the UW career list. He is also 16 wins away from earning a spot on the career win record list, as Andy Rein ranks 10th with 113 career victories.

FAMILY AFFAIR
The Badgers boast three sets of brothers and a pair of guys with UW family connections on this year’s squad. Brothers Scott and Seth Liegel, Brandon and Justin Weber and TJ and assistant coach Kyle Ruschell, along with Isaac Jordan (son of Jim, 1983-86, nephew of Jeff, 1985-88 and brother of Ben, 2009-12) and Jarod Donar (brother of Jake, 2005-08) make up this year’s roster.

ON WISCONSIN
Wisconsin vs. Indiana
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