Pointers wrestle past Parkside
Johnson becomes UWSP's winningest coach
Wisconsin-Stevens Point Athletics
STEVENS POINT – Tied 15-15 with just two weight classes remaining, Chad Gregory and Steve Wozniak earned two crucial victories on Tuesday evening to help earn UW-Stevens Point head coach Johnny Johnson his 126th career victory at UWSP, surpassing Marty Loy as the school’s all-time winningest wrestling coach.
The eighth-ranked Pointers took an early 6-0 lead on the visiting Rangers thanks to a pin by Brad Kuehn at 125 pounds. Back-to-back victories by Parkside pulled the Rangers back even with the host Pointers at 6-6.
Kris Magruder’s forfeit victory at 149 pounds put the Pointers back in front 12-6 and Ben Strobel picked up another three points with his 14-12 come-from-behind victory at 157 pounds.
Parkside began to chip away at the lead again and once more tied the score at 15-15 after 184 pounds leaving just two weight classes for the Pointers to earn valuable points.
Senior Chad Gregory stepped up and did his part, recording a 9-3 victory at 197 and 10th-ranked Steve Wozniak pinned his opponent at the 5:20 mark of the heavyweight contest to seal the victory.