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Wrestling Takes Down Itasca In Dual Meet
Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006
CAMERON - The UW-Eau Claire men's wrestling team defeated Itasca Community College (MN) tonight by a score of 22-16 at Cameron High School.
The Blugolds have now won four of the five dual meets they have competed in this season, including the going 3-1 last weekend at the Lakeland Duals.
The Blugolds won six of the ten weight classes with Josiah Miller (Jr.-Lake Tomahawk, WI/Lakeland Union) at 174 pounds had the only pinfall for the Blugolds as he pinned Brady Bjornson at 4:28. It was Miller's second pin of the season. Lance Valiquette (Sr.-Auburn, WA) at 157 pounds picked up his fourth win of the season, defeating Steve Merth in a major decision, 10-1.
Other Blugolds to pick up decision wins were Andy Miller (So.-Appleton, WI/North) at 133 pounds, Shane Brady (So.-Chetek, WI) at 141 pounds, Patrick Sensig (So.-Lyndon Station, WI/Mauston) at 149 pounds, and Jon Erickson (So.-Jim Falls, WI/Cornell) at 165 pounds.
Up next the Blugolds will compete in the Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open hosted by Augsburg College (MN) on Saturday. Action begins at 9 a.m.
Eau Claire 22, Itasca CC 16
125: Itasca won by forfeit
133: Andy Miller (EC) dec. Mike Armost (IT), 5-2
141: Shane Brady (EC) dec. John Koistenen (IT), 7-4
149: Patrick Sensig (EC) dec. Cody Johnvin (IT), 6-5
157: Lance Valiquette (EC) maj. Steve Merth (IT), 10-1
165: Jon Erickson (EC) dec. Jon Brown (IT), 5-3
174: Josiah Miller (EC) pin Brady Bjornson (IT), 4:28
184: John Aultman (IT) maj. Nick Hoeft (EC), 10-0
197: Aaron Young (IT) dec. David Heser (EC), 6-4
HWT: Nolan Boucher (IT) dec. Justin Mc Auly (EC), 4-1
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