Jan. 10, 2009

Courtesy of Wis-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater, ranked fifth in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll, defeated two ranked opponents Saturday to win the championship of the Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  UW-W beat eighteenth ranked The College of New Jersey 25-14 in a semifinal, then defeated number eight Ithaca College 25-17 in the championship match.

In the only matchup of ranked wrestlers in the win over TCNJ, UW-W's Pat Nagel, ranked sixth, was edged by tenth-ranked Justin Bonitatis of TCNJ 4-3 at 165 pounds.   The rest of UW-W's nationally ranked wrestlers won their match, including Austin Bautista (#1) at 141 and Karl Voeck (#3) at 197.  

Ithaca presented two nationally ranked individuals on their roster, with #8 Willie Horwath at 157 and #8 Blaine Woszczak at 149 pounds both winning the ir matches.  Bautista, Patrick Nagel (#5) and Karl Voeck (#3) defended their national rankings for the Warhawks.

Three Warhawks went undefeated over the two days of the tournament.  Max Oldenberg, now 14-1, went 5-0 at 125; Bautista is 20-1 after adding five wins, and Sean Pietrzyk is 15-4 with the additional five wins.  Pietrzyk also continued his run of winning by fall, with two more pins Saturday to up his season total to thriteen.

UW-W also went undefeated at 285 pounds, with #Jon Schmidt# and Sean Evans picking up five wins, with Schmidt going 2-0 and Evans 3-0.  Schmidt is 12-1 and Evans 17-3 in the heavyweight class.

UW-Whitewater 25, The College of New Jersey 14
125:  #Max Oldenberg, W, def. Don Franke, NJ, 6-0
133:  #Kyle Wacholder#, W, def. Jaishon Scott, NJ, 10-3
141:  #Austin Bautistat#, W, pinned Bill Tenpenny, NJ, 2:39
149:  Tyler Branham, NJ, TF #Adam Spatchek#, W, 16-0 second
157:  Don Dicolo, NJ, def. #Tom Trieloff#, W, 9-7
165  Justin Bonitatis, NJ, def. #Pat Nagel#, W, 4-3
174:  Scott Kelly, NJ, def. Jake D'Acquisto, W, 1-0
184:  #Sean Pietrzyk, W, pinned Greg Osgoodby, NJ, 2:02
197:  #Karl Voeck#, W, def. Ed Brod erick, NJ, 10-1
285:  #Sean Evans#, W, def. Kyle Franzone, NJ, 5-1

Whitewater 25 vs. Ithaca 17 (Championship Match)
125: Max Oldenberg (W) maj. Anthony Lebbad (10-0)
133: Chad Winowich (I) dec. Kyle Wacholder (10-4)
141: Anthony Bautista (W) maj. Justin Siefried (19-9)
149: Blaine Wosczcak (I) pin Ian Mann (1:02)
157: Will Horwath (I) dec. Tom Trieloff (6-4)
165: Patrick Nagel (W) dec. Scott Edwards (3-2)
174: Dave Priest (I) dec. Jake D’Acquisto (8-5)
184: Sean Pietryck (W) pin Tom Heckman (1:03)
197: Karl Voeck (W) dec. Chris Carabello (14-8)
285: Sean Evans (W) dec. Joe Goetz (3-1)

UW-W is 10-3 in dual meets, 9-0 against NCAA III competition.

UW-W's next home meet will be the Border Brawl, a series of duals beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Williams Center, Saturday, January 24.

For additional information:  #Tim Fader#, UW-W coach