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 […]


Christensen embraces tough competition

When it comes to strength of schedule, few Wisconsin wrestlers have had a more challenging slate this season than Ryan Christensen. Christensen, the Badgers’ starter at 184 pounds, has had a team-high nine matches against opponents who were ranked by InterMat, winning three of them.. To put those numbers into perspective, no Wisconsin wrestler has […]


Huskers handle Badgers, 29-11

MADISON - Isaac Jordan was able to push his winning streak to 14 and Ryan Taylor picked up his first win of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Wisconsin wrestling team fell to visiting Nebraska 29-11 in a Big Ten Conference dual on Friday night at the UW Field House. The No.9 Cornhuskers (8-1, […]


Thielke requests release from UW

He was one of Wisconsin wrestling’s most touted recruits in recent years, now Jesse Thielke has requested his release from the University of Wisconsin. Thielke, who has been with the Badgers since the 2012-2013 season posted the following to his Facebook page on Friday afternoon: A four-time state champion for Germantown High School, Thielke posted […]

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Taking stock of Badgers wrestling

It’s been an up and down campaign for the Wisconsin wrestling team so far this season. Make no mistake, no one was expecting this team to compete for a Big Ten title or anything like that. But with the tournament schedule in the books and the meat of the conference slate quickly approaching, the Badgers still […]


Short-handed Badgers struggle at Midlands

The Wisconsin wrestling team was missing a handful of key members as the Badgers took part in the opening day of the 53rd annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill. on Tuesday. Wisconsin was without the services of top wrestlers Ryan Taylor (133), Isaac Jordan (165) and Ricky Robertson (174), among others and only had attached […]

Penn State

Wisconsin throttled by top-ranked Penn State

The Wisconsin wrestling team dropped its second dual meet in as many days as the Badgers fell to No.1 Penn State by a count of 36-7 on Sunday. The host Nittany Lions (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) looked every bit like the top team in the land, winning seven of the nine contested matches. Penn State […]


Wrestling: Badgers fall to Pitt

A slow start ultimately doomed the Wisconsin wrestling team in a 25-9 road loss to host Pittsburgh in a non-conference dual on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers won the first four matches to race out to a 15-0 lead. Ryan Solomon  got things rolling for Pitt as he pinned Brock Horwath in 1:29 at 285 pounds. […]

Weekend 2

Badgers resume dual competition with road trip

For the first time in over a month, the Wisconsin wrestling team will face competition in a dual meet setting. The Badgers (1-0) are on the road this weekend for a pair of duals in the state of Pennsylvania. Wisconsin will take on Pittsburgh (3-1) in a non-conference affair Saturday afternoon before traveling to No.1 […]


Jordan wins title at Cliff Keen Invite

Redshirt junior Isaac Jordan maintained his perfect record and completed an unblemished run at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday. Jordan, the No.1 seed at 165 pounds, topped a pair of seeded opponents en route to claiming the individual championship. He bested No.4 George Pickett (Cornell) 8-1 in the semifinals and downed […]


Three Badgers Advance to Day 2 of Cliff Keen Invite

A trio of Badgers advanced to Day 2 of the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas thanks to their strong showings on the tournament’s opening day on Friday. Isaac Jordan has pushed into the semifinal at 165 pounds, while Ricky Robertson (174) and Ryan Christensen (184) fell in the quarterfinals, but can still finish as […]


Wrestling notes: Badgers move Iowa dual to Kohl Center

Wisconsin’s dual meet against Iowa on January 15 will take place at the Kohl Center, the team announced Tuesday. General admission tickets will be available for purchase through UW beginning Friday and will cost $2. The match will also be aired live on Big Ten Network. Iowa is currently ranked third in the nation by FloWrestling, […]


Wrestling: Jimenez leads Badgers with runner-up finish at MSU Open

Johnny Jimenez (125 pounds) recorded a runner-up at the Michigan State Open in East Lansing, Mich. on Sunday. Jimenez posted a record of 3-1 on the day to record the best finish among the 15 Badgers who took part in the open competition. The sophomore topped Aaron Assad of Missouri 3-2 in the opening match […]


Wrestling: Badgers start season with shutout

MADISON — As far as opening matches go, the Wisconsin wrestling team couldn’t have asked for much more. The Badgers blanked NCAA Division III UW-Whitewater 43-0 Thursday at the UW Field House to mark the official beginning of the 2015-16 campaign. Johnny Jimenez (125 pounds), Andrew Crone (149) and Jake Stilling (189) all earned pins for […]


Badgers wrestling set to open season with UW-Whitewater

Thursday marks more of an official beginning to Wisconsin’s 2015-16 wrestling season as the Badgers welcome NCAA Division III UW-Whitewater to Madison. The Warhawks and Badgers last met in 2013 with Wisconsin capturing a 27-12 win in Whitewater. “It’s great for the state to have, in my mind, the top two wrestling programs in the […]

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Wisconsin Badgers vs. Maryland Terrapins: Preview, Predictions, And Prognostications

When: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m. CT Where: College Park, MD; Byrd Stadium (54,000) TV: BTN Radio: Badger Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin Win, 52-7 (Oct. 25, 2014 ) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads, 1-0 1 Burning Question: Will the Badgers beat themselves? Wisconsin enters this contest as a double-digit favorite, and rightfully so. Even though the injury bug continues to make […]


Wrestling: Horwath ready to step in

MADISON – Brock Horwath left quite the impression at last Saturday’s Red/White Dual at the UW Fieldhouse. When Badgers head coach Barry Davis and redshirt junior TJ Ruschell were asked to list performances that stood out to them, both included Horwath. “It’s just good that I took what we worked on in practice and put […]


Wrestling: White tops Red in annual scrimmage

MADISON — TJ Ruschell’s win over Jared Scharenbrock in the final match of the evening lifted the White squad to a 18-17 win in the annual Red/White Dual at the UW Fieldhouse on Saturday. Ruschell scored a 15-4 major decision over Scharenbrock to give his squad the one-point victory. However, Ruschell conceded that picking up […]


Wrestling: Wisconsin Red/White Dual Preview

Fans will get their first glimpse of this year’s Wisconsin wrestling team as the Badgers host their annual Red/White dual Saturday at 4 p.m. at the UW Fieldhouse. The dual will feature 11 matches that cover 10 weight classes. Full lineup: 125 lbs. – Johnny Jimenez vs. Michael Cullen 141 lbs. –  Eli Stickley vs. Cole Martin 149 lbs. – Rylan Lubeck vs. Andrew Crone […]

Men’s Hockey: Badgers Oust Spartans

The Wisconsin men’s hockey team opened up its last home series of the season with a 5-2 win over Michigan State, Friday night at the Kohl Center. With the win, the Badgers tallied their 16th victory of the season at the Kohl Center, tying the school record for wins at the facility in a single […]

Men’s hockey: Badgers edged by Buckeyes

An early deficit proved to be too much to overcome as the No. 8 Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell to host Ohio State 2-1 on Friday night. The first period was all Buckeyes. Tyler Lundey scored just over two minutes into the game to draw first blood for OSU. Darik Angeli scored at 14:25 of […]

Men’s hockey: Badgers Edge No. 1 Gophers, Earn Sweep

Fresh off a euphoric win over the top-ranked team in the land, the No. 12 Wisconsin men's hockey team fought its way to a 2-1 win over No. 1 Minnesota at the Kohl Center on Friday.  For the second night in a row, it was the Badgers who drew first blood. Nic Kerdiles hustled to […]


Where B1G Hockey Actually Stands

During last night’s broadcast of the of the Badgers men’s hockey game against Minnesota, the Big Ten Network displayed the graphic above. On the surface, those numbers seem impressive and they are. However, if you delve into the numbers, the Big Ten’s hockey “legacy” is really the product of just three schools: Michigan, Minnesota, and […]

Men’s Hockey: Badgers Down Top-Ranked Gophers

It may not have been pretty at times, but the No. 12 Wisconsin men’s hockey team turned in the performance it needed for a 2-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota at the Kohl Center on Thursday night. Despite being out-shot by Minnesota 32-19, Wisconsin was able to hand the Gophers their first loss in Big Ten […]