Wisconsin-Whitewater notches WIAC title; Messiah thrashes TCNJ
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Second-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Wisconsin-La Crosse 35-9 at Mitchell Hall Saturday to secure its third consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and fifteenth in program history. Head coach Tim Fader earned WIAC Coach of the Year honors for the first time during his tenure at the helm for UW-Whitewater.
UW-W earned the top seed after going 5-0 in conference duals during the regular season to receive a first round bye Saturday. The Warhawks were paired against Wisconsin-Stevens Point in a semifinal match-up for their first action of the day. The Pointers topped Wisconsin-Platteville 33-12 in their first dual of the day. Whitewater cruised to a 38-9 victory winning eight of the ten weight classes including four by fall.
No. 3 Messiah 36, TCNJ 7
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Third-ranked Messiah defeated TCNJ Saturday with a score of 36-7 in a home dual meet in Brubaker Auditorium. Six top-ten ranked wrestlers in total took to the mat, No. 8 Ricardo Plummer (174) took the biggest win of the day for the Falcons by defeating No. 7 Zach Zotollo from TCNJ.
Securing a big win for TCNJ though was No. 4 Brian Broderick (184) by defeating No. 6 Josh Thomson in an 8-4 decision. Thomson held a 4-2 lead at one point in the match but Broderick was able to put together a flurry in the middle of the third period and hold on for the win. The win is also Broderick's 100th of his career.