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This Week in Wrestling: Badgers set for dual with American

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2012-13 Schedule
Nov. 1 Intrasquad Scrimmage W 23, R 16
Nov. 8 vs. Cumberland W, 51-0
Nov. 8 at Chattanooga W, 37-3
Nov. 10 Hokie Duals
vs. North Carolina L, 24-21
vs. #14 Virginia W, 19-17
vs. Old Dominion L, 20-19
Nov. 15 vs. UW-Parkside W, 31-7
Nov. 15 at UW-Whitewater W, 27-12
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 Noon
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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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 5-10 157 So./Fr.
Scott Liegel 5-11 174 Jr.
Seth Liegel 5-11 157 Fr.
Rylan Lubeck 5-7 141 So./Fr.
Timmy McCall 5-10 197 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: American & Navy Classic
No. 24 Wisconsin (5-2) travels to our nation’s capital for a dual with American University on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Badgers will stay on the east coast for the Navy Classic on Saturday in Annapolis, Md.

 Dual 8  |  at American
 Date  Thursday, Nov. 21|  7:30 p.m.
 Location  Washington D.C.  |  Bender Arena
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 Navy Classic
 Date  Saturday, Nov. 23|  9 a.m./1:30 p.m./4 p.m.
 Location  Washington D.C.  |  Wesley Brown Field House


Brown, Bucknell, The Citadel, Cleveland State, Franklin & Marshall, Kent State, Navy, Ohio, Princeton, Tennessee at Chattanooga, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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The Badgers owned a double dual hosted by UW-Whitewater on Friday, Nov. 15. Wisconsin defeated UW-Parkside 31-7 and then took down the host Warhawks 27-12 in the night cap. Seven Badgers posted a sweep in their weight class.

Wisconsin fell one spot to No. 24 in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll this week. Big Ten teams occupy five of the top 10 spots and 10 of the top 25.
Five Badgers have earned a place in the InterMat College Rankings.
•  Senior Tyler Graff continues to be ranked No. 2 at 133 lbs. A pair of wins last week moved Graff to 7-0 on the season. Last season, Graff earned his third All-America honor with a third-place finish at the NCAA championships.  
• Redshirt freshman Jesse Thielke fell from No. 17 to No. 18 at 141 lbs. despite posting a 2-0 record last week.
• Redshirt freshman Isaac Jordan moved up to No. 6 following sweep last week. Jordan owns a 7-0 record in his first collegiate season.  
• Senior Jackson Hein, an NCAA qualifier at 197 lbs. a year ago, moved up a spot to No. 11 at 184 lbs.
• 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Connor Medbery stayed at No. 6 following a sweep last week. Medbery is a perfect 7-0 this season.

Senior Tyler Graff’s .839 winning percentage (104-20) is ninth on the UW career list. He is also nine wins away from earning a spot on the career win record list, as Andy Rein ranks 10th with 113 career victories.

Wisconsin opened its season on the road, traveling to Chattanooga for a double dual and the Hokie Duals for three matchups, Nov. 8 -10  and five guys returned home unbeaten. Senior Tyler Graff, freshman Isaac Jordan and sophomore Connor Medbery each posted perfect 5-0 records, while freshman Ryan Taylor finished the weekend 3-0 and Ben Cox and Scott Liegel each posted a 2-0 record. The Badgers then visited UW-Whitewater where Graff, Jordan and Medbery added a pair of victories to improve to 7-0.

A fan vote on the Badgers’ Facebook page determined match order at the Intrasquad Scrimmage and it was a perfect choice. The final bout was at 149 lbs., between TJ Ruschell and Rylan Lubeck. It took two tie-breaks before Ruschell was able to claim a 2-1 decision.

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

Wisconsin announced the signing of six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Nov. 19.  Ryan Christensen (Woodinville, Wash.), Johnny Jimenez (St. Charles, Ill.), Luke Rowh (Hastings, Minn.), Jens Lantz (Ellsworth, Wis.), Jared Scharenbrock (Sun Prairie, Wis.) and Tyler Schmidt (Merrill, Wis.) will join the Badgers in the fall of 2014.

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 are available at UWBadgers.com.

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.

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.

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.

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