Jordan remains in title hunt after Day 1 of NCAAs

Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan advanced to the quarterfinals, keeping his national title hopes alive after Day 1 of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday. Jordan, the No.2 seed at 165 pounds, made quick work of Cal State-Bakersfield’s Adam Fierro, winning by major decision 10-1. In the […]


Badgers ready to invade the Big Apple

Five Badgers will descend upon Madison Square Garden on Thursday as the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships begin in New York City. No.2 seed Isaac Jordan (165 pounds) and No.12 Ryan Taylor (133) lead the way for the Badgers. Both are making their third appearances at the NCAA Tournament. Ricky Robertson (174) is at the […]


Isaac Jordan, Ryan Taylor receive seeds for NCAAs

Full brackets for the upcoming NCAA Wrestling Championships were released on Wednesday and Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan and Ryan Taylor received seeds. Jordan, a three-time NCAA qualifier, received the No.2 seed at 165 pounds, while Taylor, who is also a three-time qualifier, is the No.12 seed at 133 pounds. The championships are slated for March 17-19 […]


Isaac Jordan wins second Big Ten title

For the second straight season, Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan claimed the Big Ten Championship at 165 pounds. Jordan clinched his place atop the podium with a 3-1 win over Ohio State’s Bo Jordan in the 165 pound title match on Day 2 of the Big Ten Championships at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Sunday. […]

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Aures helps Badgers balance nutrition, weight management

Nutrition is a vital part of high-level performance in any sport. But when an athlete is limited in how much they can eat, the stakes become even higher. This is a reality many members of the Wisconsin wrestling team have to deal with. In-season nutrition is a delicate balancing act of nourishing the body while […]


Badgers gear up for Big Ten Tournament

This is it. March is officially here and postseason wrestling is upon us. This weekend’s Big Ten Championships in Iowa City mark the final step on the road to the 2016 NCAA Championships. All season long, coaches and wrestlers alike have made decisions with this weekend in mind. Time is up and, soon, the results […]


Isaac Jordan receives top seed for Big Ten Tournament

Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan will pursue his second straight Big Ten wrestling title as the No.1 seed at 165 pounds. Jordan, who won the crown at 165 a season ago, was one of six UW wrestlers to receive a seed when the Big Ten released its pre-seeds Monday for this weekend’s conference tournament. Johnny Jimenez (125 […]


Hochstaetter displays heart of a wrestler

MADISON – If you are ever fortunate enough to meet Brett Hochstaetter, it won’t take long to realize that he is a wrestler at heart. The redshirt senior isn’t afraid to work hard and doesn’t seem particularly interested in quitting. All things considered, it would have been easy for Hochstaetter to mail it in this […]


Wisconsin stomps Northwestern to cap regular season

MADISON - It was the kind of win that could provide momentum to quite a few Wisconsin wrestlers heading into the Big Ten Championships. The Badgers capped their regular season by trouncing Northwestern 38-3 in a Big Ten dual at the UW Field House on Sunday. Nine UW wrestlers recorded win in the lopsided affair, Wisconsin’s […]


Badgers host Northwestern in regular season finale

Sunday marks the end of the regular season schedule for the Wisconsin wrestling team. The Badgers (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) play host to Northwestern (2-12, 0-8) at the UW Field House in the final dual before the Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats enter the match fresh off their second win of the season, a 20-19 […]


Badgers fall to Chippewas on road

The Wisconsin wrestling team won four matches, but it wasn’t enough as the Badgers fell to Central Michigan 18-11 in a non-conference dual on Thursday night. CMU grabbed a 6-0 lead after the first two bouts before Brock Horwath (285 pounds) put Wisconsin on the board with a 2-1 win over Newton Smerchek in the […]


Badgers close out road slate with Central Michigan

A non-conference clash with Central Michigan on Thursday night marks the end of the road portion of the Wisconsin wrestling team’s schedule. The Badgers and Chippewas will face of for just the sixth time in the history of the two programs. Wisconsin leads the all-time series 3-2. The Badgers won the most recent meeting back […]


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 […]


Isaac Jordan remains perfect, Badgers trounced by No.11 Ohio State

Isaac Jordan took care of business against Ohio State on Friday night. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, the same can’t be said of the vast majority of his teammates as the Badgers fell to the host Buckeyes 34-6 in a Big Ten dual. Jordan, who is ranked third in the nation at 165 pounds, moved to 19-0 […]


Showdown at 165 highlights dual between Badgers, Buckeyes

For the first time this season, Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan will face an opponent who is ranked higher than he is. Jordan, who is ranked third in the nation at 165 pounds by FloWrestling, is scheduled to square off with his cousin, No.2 Bo Jordan, when the Badgers take on No.11 Ohio State on Friday night. […]


‘Attitude check’ sparks winning streak for Jimenez

MADISON – Johnny Jimenez has seen momentum work both for and against him during his two seasons at Wisconsin A quick look through the results of Jimenez’s 36 matches shows a young man who is prone to some losing streaks here and there. They also show a wrestler capable of stringing wins together in bunches. […]


Badgers fall short against No.16 Minnesota

MADISON – For the third time in as many duals, the Wisconsin wrestling team saw the final outcome determined by the last bout of the day. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Sunday’s finale didn’t go their way in a 17-16 loss to No.16 Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference dual at the UW Field House. Though […]


Badgers upend No.8 Rutgers for first B1G win

A win from Johnny Jimenez in the final match of the night lifted the Wisconsin wrestling team to an 18-15 win over No.8 Rutgers on Friday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center. With the team score knotted at 15 apiece, Jimenez topped N0.19 Sean McCabe 7-4 in the 125-pound bout to give the Badgers (2-5, 1-4) […]


Takedown battle key to potential turnaround

MADISON – When asked what it would take for his team to get back into the win column, Wisconsin wrestling coach Barry Davis smirked and said , “we have to score more points than the other team.” While the coach’s John Madden-esque remark was simply a playful, off the cuff response, he’s not wrong. Scoring […]


Andrew Crone continues to show growth

MADISON – At end of last season, Andrew Crone wasn’t thrilled with where he stood. Though he finished with a 13-7 record at 149 pounds, Crone saw only a handful of starts for the Badgers at the beginning of last year. By the conclusion of the season, he was out of the lineup completely. “You […]


Wrestling: Badgers fall to No.14 Illinois

MADISON - The Wisconsin wrestling team gave No.14 Illinois all it could handle. But, ultimately, it wasn’t enough. The Illini escaped the UW Field House with a 21-13 win in a Big Ten dual on Sunday afternoon, handing the Badgers their fifth straight loss. Wisconsin got out to a 4-0 lead thanks to a major decision […]


Badgers set to host No.14 Illinois on Sunday

In search of its first dual win against an NCAA Division I opponent this season, the Wisconsin wrestling team hosts No.14 Illinois on Sunday at the UW Field House. Due to the postponement of two East Coast duals, Sunday will mark the first competition for the Badgers (1-4, 0-3 Big Ten) in over three weeks. […]


Badgers wrestling notes: East Coast duals postponed, coaches rankings released

Due to inclement weather, Wisconsin’s duals at No.6 Rutgers and Maryland have been postponed. The Badgers were originally scheduled to face the Scarlet Knights tonight and the Terrapins on Sunday. Makeup dates have not been determined. UW returns to action Jan.31 when it hosts No.14 Illinois. First coaches’ panel rankings released The NCAA released its […]


Jordan remains grounded during undefeated start

MADISON – There comes a point in the season where an undefeated record quickly become somewhat of a mental burden for any wrestler. Not for Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan. UW’s 165-pounder and reigning Big Ten champion is 15-0 on the year and a perfect 3-0 in conference competition. But hot start doesn’t have him walking an […]

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Davis finds progress in loss to Iowa

MADISON - The final numbers on the Kohl Center scoreboard were anything but pretty. On the surface, it appeared that No.2 Iowa systematically disassembled the host Badgers 31-3 in a Big Ten dual on Friday night. The Hawkeyes won nine of 10 matches and led wire-to-wire in eight of them. But Wisconsin head coach Barry Davis […]