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Badgers wrestling tops Terps 25-12

Seven different Wisconsin wrestlers won matches as the Badgers topped host Maryland 25-12 in a Big Ten dual on Sunday.

Andrew Crone put UW on the board first with a 5-3 win over Wade Hodges at 149 pounds. The triumph was Crone’s fifth straight victory.

The Terrapins answered at 157 thanks to Lou Mascola’s 10-7 win over TJ Ruschell.

Isaac Jordan put Wisconsin (3-7, 2-6 Big Ten) ahead for a good with a pin at 165. The win was career victory No.100 for the redshirt junior who is now 20-0 on the season.

The wins kept coming for the Badgers as Ricky Robertson (174), Ryan Christensen (184) and Eric Peissig (197) each recorded decisions.

Peissig’s win snapped a six-match losing streak. It was Peissig’s first win in a dual meet since the season opener against UW-Whitewater back on Nov.12.

Brock Horwath kept things rolling for Wisconsin with a major decision at heavyweight.

Johnny Jimenez (125) made it six straight wins for the Badgers with a 7-2 win over Michael Beck.

Maryland (5-12, 1-8) won the final two bouts of the day, including No.12 Geoff Alexander’s 8-6 upset over No.7 Ryan Taylor.

Taylor, who did not wrestle Friday in Wisconsin’s dual with Ohio State, saw his record fall to 3-4 on the season. All four of his losses have come to ranked opponents.

The Badgers are back in action Thursday with a non-conference road dual with Central Michigan (9-5).

Wisconsin 25, Maryland 12 

149: Andrew Crone (WIS) dec. Wade Hodges, 5-3

157: Lou Mascola (M) dec. TJ Ruschell, 10-7

165: No.3 Isaac Jordan (WIS) p. Tyler Manion, 3:37

174: Ricky Robertson (WIS) dec. Derrick Evanovich, 3-0

184: Ryan Christensen (WIS) dec. Jaron Smith, 5-2

197: Eric Peissig (WIS) dec. Garrett Wesneski, 5-4

HWT: Brock Horwath (WIS) maj. dec. Youssif Hemida, 10-0

125: Johnny Jimenez (WIS) dec. Michael Beck, 7-2

133: No,12 Geoff Alexander (M) dec. No.7 Ryan Taylor, 8-6

141: Billy Rappo (M) p. Luke Rowh, 6:05

 

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