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Wrestlers Defeat Lakeland, Fall To Oshkosh
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire wrestlers defeated Lakeland College 25-9 but fell to UW-Oshkosh 27-16 here tonight at Albee Hall.
The Blugolds opened with the victory over Lakeland. Derek Sikora (Jr.-Neillsville) got the matches started with his third pin of the year. Sikora pinned Lakeland's Nate Johnson in 2:03 to earn the win at 165 pounds.
Lance Valiquette (Fr.-Eau Claire/Auburn) and Josh Holforty (Fr.-Bloomington, MN/Kennedy) continued their strong wrestling with wins in their respective classes. Valiquette won a 20-6 major decision at 174 pounds while Holforty took a 7-3 decision at 197 pounds.
Justin Peterson (Fr.-Woodville/Baldwin-Woodville) earned his first win of the year with a 7-4 decision at 184 pounds while Shane Brady (Fr.-Chetek) won his seventh with a 4-0 decision at 133 pounds.
Sikora, Valiquette and Holforty continued their winning ways against Oshkosh. Sikora won an 11-3 major decision at 165 pounds to improve to 12-1 on the year.
Valiquette improved to 15-9 on the year following his 11-8 win at 174 pounds while Holforty moved to 16-3 with a 3-1 decision at 197 pounds.
The Blugolds move to 3-7 in dual meets overall and 0-2 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual meets following the loss to Oshkosh.
Eau Claire will be in action next when they compete in the Dan Gable Open tomorrow. The open is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
- JL -