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Wrestling Goes Winless At Dubuque Duals
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2005
DUBUQUE, IA - The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team lost all four of its dual matches today at the first annual Dubuque Duals, losing to the University of Dubuque 30-6, UW-Oshkosh 24-15, Buena Vista College 18-17, and Concordia-Moorhead 24-18.
The four losses drops the Blugolds to a dual meet record of 1-10 and an overall record of 5-19.The Blugolds Tony D'Antuono (Sr.-Waukesha, WI/South) at 141 pounds and Josh Holforty (So.-Bloomington, MN/Kennedy) at 197 pounds were the only two members to pick up victories against Dubuque. D'Antuono and Holforty each won their match by decision. Second-ranked Derek Sikora (Sr.-Neillsville, WI) at 165 pounds lost to seventh-ranked Cole Williams 3-2 in triple overtime.
Four Blugold members picked up victories against UW-Oshkosh. Andy Miller (Fr.-Appleton, WI/North) at 133 pounds won by forfeit. Sikora defeated his opponent by decision 6-2. Joey Miller (So.-Lake Tomahawk, WI/Lakeland Union) at 184 pounds picked up his eighth win of the season with 7-3 victory, while Holforty won his second of the day.The Blugolds then lost to Buena Vista in a close meet 18-17. Winners for the Blugolds against Buena Vista were Lance Valiquette (Jr.-Auburn, WA) at 174 pounds, Holforty at 197 pounds, Nick Hoeft (So.-Merrill, WI) at heavyweight, D'Antuono at 141 pounds, and Sikora at 165 pounds.
In the final match of the day it was the Blugolds losing to Concordia-Moorhead 24-18. Winners for the Blugolds against Concordia were Valiquette, Joey Miller, and Holforty. Miller pinned his opponent in 1:27.Holforty went a perfect 4-0 on the day, while Sikora went 2-1 for the Blugolds.
The Blugolds will now take a little break from action as their next match won't be until Friday, January 6th when the team will travel to face Cornell College. The action is set to get underway at 7 p.m.Dubuque Duals results
- JR -