Pointers Run Away From Titans In WIAC Opener

The Titans' Nazar Kulchytskyy pinned his opponent to the mat in 95 seconds
The Titans' Nazar Kulchytskyy pinned his opponent to the mat in 95 seconds

UW-Stevens Point won eight of the first nine contests as it defeated the UW-Oshkosh wrestling team, 32-10, on Tuesday (Nov. 27) in Stevens Point.

The ninth-ranked Pointers jumped to an 11-0 lead before UW-Oshkosh's Nazar Kulchytskyy (Jr. • Sosnivka, Ukraine) won his 165-pound match with a pin of Dan Irwin in 1:35.

UW-Stevens Point (3-0, 2-0 WIAC) then reeled off five more victories before the Titans' Hunter Mulock (Fr. • Baraboo) took his 133-pound bout with an 8-0 win over Ryan Osse.

UW-Stevens Point opened the match with wins by Jordan Kust at 141 pounds, Shane Sweeney at 149 and Ben Strobel at 157. Kust posted a 9-1 victory over Justin Schienebeck (Sr. • Butternut) while Sweeney marked a 7-4 triumph over Mason McMullen (Jr. • Milwaukee). Strobel tallied a 12-3 win over Tom Dahlke (So. • Shiocton).

Following Ryan Conat's 2-0 win over Dan Schiferl (Jr. • Stoughton) at 174 pounds and Andy Borchardt's 11-8 victory over Jay Howarth (So. • Coleman) at 184, UW-Stevens Point increased its lead to 29-6 on consecutive pins by Dustin Wozniak and Matt Cuadra. Wozniak ended his 197-pound match with Tyler Wetenkamp (So. • Manitowoc) in 1:45, while Cuadra finished his 285-pound bout with James Hawley (So. • Campbellsport) in 1:40.

UW-Stevens Point's eighth and final win belonged to Lance Fabry at 125 pounds. He won the contest by a 7-3 score over Parker Peterson (Jr. • Eden).

UW-Oshkosh (0-1, 0-1 WIAC) competes at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Invitational on Saturday (Dec. 1).