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National Contenders UW-M Panthers Win 2nd Annual Milwaukee Duals

12/10/2006 -

-Milwaukee, WI

The Wrestling Club at UW-Milwaukee played host this weekend to Northland Baptist Bible College and the recently approved UW-Madison Wrestling Club, at the 2nd Annual Milwaukee Duals, the unofficial NCWA dual meet state championships. The round robin meet, held at Riverside University High School, was a good measuring stick for all three clubs, as they faced their first NCWA competition of the season. The Panthers seized the opportunity to use its early season experience to the team's advantage, keeping their opponents on the defense for most of the day.

Several Panther wrestlers scored their first wins of the season with dominance. After attacking with impressive speed, Freshman Terrance Welch (141 lbs.) pinned both opponents, with times of 3:12 and 3:38. Fellow freshman Mike Huth (165 lbs.) also got his first win by way of pin, in just 2:34, after taking a forfeit in the first match. Freshman Tom Hansen (125 lbs.) went 2-0 on the day as well, with a solid 6-1 victory over Scott San Filippo of UW-Madison and a forfeit.

Several sophomores also showed intensity, including Tanner Vanden Heuvel (197 lbs.), who scored two pins, including one in just 26 seconds, despite wrestling up a weight class. Young team leader Nicholas Tadeo filled a gap in the line-up by moving up two weight classes, to 149 lbs., for the day, and was spectacular, with a pin in 1:32 and a 19-2 technical fall. Jeremy Gee scored his first victory of the season, with a 17-1 victory against NBBC. Sean Lueck, up a weight class, at 157 lbs., gained a decisive 22-5 tech fall against NBBC but was overcome by UW-Madison standout Dan Rivers. Club President Darin Kwilinski (174 lbs.) moved up a weight class for the dual meet and was challenged by team leaders Aaron Scott of NBBC and John Wahhab of UW-Madison in close decisions. Heavyweight Brady Hundt hit the mats for his first meet, gaining a forfeit but coming up short against Jeff Schuttenhelm of UW-Madison.

Along with the powerful Rivers at 157 lbs., UW-Madison's Kyle West (184 lbs.) and Jeff Schuttenhelm (285 lbs.) also went undefeated. Northland Baptist's team leader, returning NCWA National Qualifier Aaron Scott (174 lbs.) went 2-0 on the day. Teammate Josh Trygstad (149 lbs.) also showed promise with aggressive upper body attacks.

The UW-Milwaukee Wrestling Club will be vying for a national dual meet championship, in its next competition, as the club has just been added to the line-up for the NWCA/ Cliff Keen National Duals, January 13th and 14th, at the University of Northern Iowa. The Panthers will be competing in a round robin format against three of the other top NCWA teams, while teams from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, NJCAA and Women will all be facing their top rivals at this premier national event. To learn more, go to http://www.nwcaonline.com/2005nationalduals.cfm

Complete results from Saturday's meets below.

-Submitted by Head Coach Rudy Ruiz

2nd Annual Milwaukee Duals, December 9th, 2006

UW-Milwaukee 25 UW-Madison 17

125 - Tom Hansen (UW-Milwaukee) won by decision over Scott San Filippo (UW-Madison) DEC 6-1
133 - No Match
141 - Terrance Welch (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Gerardo Pina (UW-Madison) PIN 3:38
149 - Nicholas Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) won by tech fall over Dale Perez (UW-Madison) TF 19-2
157 - Dan Rivers (UW-Madison) won by tech fall over Sean Lueck (UW-Milwaukee) TF 19-3
165 - Mike Huth (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Henry Gomez (UW-Madison) PIN 2:34
174 - John Wahhab (UW-Madison) won by decision over Darin Kwilinski (UW-Milwaukee) DEC 6-5
184 - Kyle West (UW-Madison) won by major decision over Jeremy Gee (UW-Milwaukee) MAJ 16-6
197 - Tanner Vanden Heuvel (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Steve Wiberg (UW-Madison) PIN 6:06
235 - No Match
285 - Jeff Schuttenhelm (UW-Madison) won by decision over Brady Hundt (UW-Milwaukee) DEC 10-4

UW-Milwaukee 40 Northland Baptist Bible College 9

125 - Tom Hansen (UW-Milwaukee) won by forfeit
133 - No Match
141 - Terrance Welch (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over John Nolin (NBBC) PIN 3:12
149 - Nicholas Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Josh Trygstad (NBBC) PIN 1:32
157 - Sean Lueck (UW-Milwaukee) won by tech fall over John Linton (NBBC) TF 22-5
165 - Mike Huth (UW-Milwaukee) won by forfeit
174 - Aaron Scott (NBBC) won by decision over Darin Kwilinski (UW-Milwaukee) DEC 6-2
184 - Jeremy Gee (UW-Milwaukee) won by tech fall over Noah Buria (NBBC) TF 17-1
197 - Tanner Vanden Heuvel (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Dave Girr (NBBC) PIN 0:26
235 - Ben Lamphere (NBBC) won by forfeit
285 - Brady Hundt (UW-Milwaukee) won by forfeit

UW-Madison 42 Northland Baptist Bible College 14

125 - Scott San Filippo (UW-Madison) won by forfeit
133 - No Match
141 - Gerardo Pina (UW-Madison) won by pin over John Nolin (NBBC) PIN 1:34
149 - Josh Trygstad (NBBC) won by major decision over Dale Perez (UW-Madison) MAJ 18-6
157 - Dan Rivers (UW-Madison) won by pin over John Linton (NBBC) PIN 1:35
165 - Henry Gomez (UW-Madison) won by forfeit
174 - Aaron Scott (NBBC) won by major decision over John Wahhab (UW-Madison) MAJ 13-2
184 - Kyle West (UW-Madison) won by pin over Dave Girr (NBBC) PIN 0:27
197 - Steve Wiberg (UW-Madison) won by pin over Noah Buria (NBBC) PIN 1:22
235 - Ben Lamphere (NBBC) won by forfeit
285 - Jeff Schuttenhelm (UW-Madison) won by forfeit