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Wrestling To Host Pointers In Final Regular Season Meet
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2006
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team will host 17th-ranked UW-Stevens Point in its final regular season dual meet of the season, Saturday afternoon in the McPhee Physical Education Center.
The Blugolds are 3-12 in dual meets this season and are 2-3 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) dual meets. The Blugolds have won their past two conference meets.
The Pointers are 9-7 overall in dual meets and are 4-1 in the WIAC after losing to UW-La Crosse 21-16 in a battle of conference unbeatens on Tuesday.
The Blugolds are coming off a fourth place finish in their host tournament, the Blugold Invitational. Derek Sikora (Sr.-Neillsville, WI), who is ranked second in the nation in Division III at 165 pounds, was named the WIAC Athlete of the Week after winning his weight class and receiving the most-outstanding wrestler award at the invite.
This was Sikora's third first-place finish in an invitational this season.
Joey Miller (So.-Lake Tomahawk, WI/Lakeland Union), at 184 pounds, took home third place in the invite and is 20-10 on the season. Justin Mc Auly (Jr.-Clintonville, WI) at 197 pounds and Nick Hoeft (So.-Merrill, WI) at heavyweight, each finished fourth in the invitational. Mc Auly has been victorious in 10 of his last 13 matches.
The Pointers finished third in the Blugold Invitational last weekend with three champions. Stevens Point also has three wrestlers ranked in top eight in the nation in their weight class: Joel Burdick at 141 pounds, Al Stacilauskas at 174 pounds, and Mike Hayes at heavyweight.
The action begins at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the McPhee Physical Education Center.
- JR -