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Wrestling Unable To Take Down Stevens Point
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2006
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team saw its two-meet conference win streak come to an end today as it lost to 17th-ranked UW-Stevens Point in its regular season finale 33-10.
The loss drops the Blugolds to 3-13 overall in dual meets and 2-4 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) dual meets. The Pointers improve to 10-8 overall in dual meets and 5-1 in WIAC meets.
The Blugolds had two winners on the day against the Pointers. Derek Sikora (Sr.-Neillsville, WI), at 165 pounds, won his 12th straight match when he pinned his opponent at 3:51. Sikora, ranked second in Division III in weight class, is now 25-2 this season with seven pins.
The other Blugold winner was Andy Miller (Fr.-Appleton, WI/North), at 133 pounds, who won by major decision over his opponent 16-2. This was Miller's sixth victory of the year.
Joey Miller (So.-Lake Tomahawk, WI/Lakeland Union), at 184 pounds, and Justin Mc Auly (Jr.-Clintonville, WI), at 197 pounds both lost in close matches. Mc Auly's match was tied going into the third period before he ended up losing 5-3.
Up next, the Blugolds will host the 2006 WIAC Conference Wrestling Championships to be held next Sunday (Feb. 19) in the McPhee Physical Education Center. The action begins at 10 a.m.
Stevens Point 33, Eau Claire 10
125: Jake Calhoun (SP) won by forfeit
133: Andy Miller (EC) maj. dec. Jared Kern (SP), 16-2
141: Joel Burdick (SP) maj. dec. Dustin Follen (EC), 12-3
149: Kyle Mueller (SP) tech. fall Tony D'Antuono (EC), 18-1
157: Chris Brown (SP) maj. dec. Josh Kasuboski (EC), 9-0
165: Derek Sikora (EC) pinned Ed Wynimko (SP), 3:51
174: Al Stacilauskas (SP) maj. dec. Lance Valiquette (EC), 13-4
184: Craig Bollig (SP) dec. Joey Miller (EC), 7-3
197: Mitch Szwet (SP) dec. Justin McAuly (EC), 5-3
HWT: Mike Hayes (SP) maj. dec. Nick Hoeft (EC), 14-3
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