Wisconsin-Whitewater dominates in-state rival Wisconsin-Oshkosh 37-6
OSHKOSH, Wis.-- No. 11 Wisconsin-Whitewater upped its dual meet record to 5-0 and its win streak to 17 with a 37-6 win in the Kolf Fieldhouse against Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Friday.
UW-Whitewater received a quick and easy six points in the opening match with Joe Meylor (125 pounds) receiving a forfeit, giving him his first win of the season. Grant Sutter upped Whitewater's lead to 12-0 with a pin of David Rosenau in 2:40. Sutter, 12-1, led 9-1 at the time of the pin.
Jake Fredrickson made it three in a row for Whitewater with an 18-4 win against Justin Schieneback in the 141 pound match. All of Schieneback's points came on escapes as Fredrickson traded for higher points. Fredrickson, 19-4, had two near falls in the match as UW-W's lead increased to 16-0.
Elroy Perkin ran the string to four in a row and gave Whitewater a 19-0 lead, with a 5-1 win against Mason McMullen at 149. Perkin led 2-1 after period one and 4-1 after two.
Kegan Arthur continued Whitewater's streak with a 5-1 win at 157 pounds. Arthur and Oshkosh's Thomas Dahlke fought to a scoreless first period, but Arthur got the first point on a penalty on Dahlke for stalling in period two. Arthur added a reversal and two more penalty points in period three before Dahlke came back with an escape with time running out. UW-W's margin increased to 22-0 as Arthur improved to 18-6 on the year.
Defending NCAA III champion Nazr Kulchytskyy got Oshkosh on the board at 165 with a pin in 1:10 against Willie Anaya. Kulchytskyy was 11-1 with seven victories by fall and his pin made the score 22-6.
The Titans' Dan Schiferel got all he could handle from Whitewater’s Ryan Aprahamian. Schiferel led 4-2 after one and 5-4 after two. Aprahamian took a 6-5 lead in the third, but Schiferel tied the score at six with a penalty point with 0:59 left. Aprahamian recorded the upset with a takedown in overtime for an 8-6 victory. Aprahamian, 11-6, upped the Whitewater lead to 25-6.
At 184 pounds the Warhawks' Andrew Pettit and Titans' Jay Howarth needed extra time to reach a decision. After a scoreless first, the match was tied at two after two periods. Both recorded a pair of reversals in the third to end regulation in a tie at five. Pettit earned a takedown sixteen seconds into the extra period for an 8-6 win. Pettit improved to 16-7 and Whitewater's lead increased to 28-6.
Warhawk Shane Siefert was matched up with Tyler Wetenkamp. Seifert, 15-4, dominated with a 4-0 win. He led 3-0 after one on a takedown and escape and added an escape in the second to tack on three more team points for a 31-6 Whitewater lead.
Whitewater's Anthony Edgren closed the meet with a pin at 285. Edgren led 8-0 with two three point nearfalls in period one. He added six more points for a 14-2 lead after two periods, and then pinned Clapper at 4:57. Edgren, 14-1, closed out Whitewater's 37-6 win.