MADISON, Wisconsin – Wrestling number 12 Rutgers (11-1, 1-1) suffered his first double defeat of the season losing a 19-14 road clash to Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0) on Sunday in Madison. Real freshman Joseph Olivieri (133) recorded a decision over a ranked opponent in his college debut, No.4 Sebastien rivera added a tech drop to continue his perfect bonus streak and # 5 Jean Poznanski and n Â° 7 Greg Bulsak added rulings on ranked enemies in the 6-4 game with the Badgers.
The loss ended the Scarlet Knights’ 11-game winning streak to open the season, their best start to a two-time campaign since their first year of double-competition in 1930. It also ended a two-game winning streak against Wisconsin, while RU won the previous matches in 2018 and 2019.
- After a heavy defeat of n Â° 30 Dylan shaver at No.4 Eric Burnett to open the duel, Olivieri took to the mat on his college debut against No.25 Kyle Burwick. The rookie scored four points in the second period on a knockdown and an out. He then held Burwick to just one breakout point in the third for the 4-3 final. Olivieri’s victory tied the duel at 3-3.
- Rivera faced No.24 Joseph Zargo in an Illinois Matmen Open rematch a week earlier. Rivera wasted no time with six points on two strikeouts and two near-fall points, followed by eight points in the second. Rivera used a third period out for the 18-3 final. The tech slump took the score to 8-3 in favor of Rutgers in three games.
- RU lost their next four games before Poznanski lost 12-5 to 33rd Chris Weiler.
- Bulsak followed in a rematch with No.24 Braxton Amos. Trailing 6-5 in the third period, Bulsak got a breakout point and followed with a strikeout with 37 seconds to take an 8-6 lead and held on for the final 8-7.
- Bulsak’s decision was only 16-14 in Wisconsin’s favor with one game to go. Boone mcdermott (HWT) faced No.5 Trent Hillger and struggled hard, but Hillger sealed the Badgers’ double win with his 6-3 decision.
- Rivera is now a win for 100 for his college career.
- Rivera also kept his bonus streak alive with his tech drop on Zargo. In 14 games, Rivera produced seven technology drops, three major decisions, two bowling and two forfeits for a team-record 51 points.
- Bulsak, Poznanski and Rivera all go undefeated and are 40-0 combined this season.
- Rutgers hosts No.24 from Illinois on Friday, Jan. 14 (7 p.m., Big Ten Plus) before heading to State College to face No.2 Penn State (5 p.m., ESPN).
# 16 Wisconsin 19, # 12 Rutgers 14
125: 4/12/6 Eric Barnett (WISC) over 30 / HM / NR Dylan shaver (UK) by decision, 8-4; WISC leads, 3-0
133: Joseph Olivieri (UK) on 25 / NR / NR Kyle Burwick (WISC) by decision, 4-3; Double tie, 3-3
141: 4/3/3 Sebastien rivera (UK) on 24 / NR / NR Joseph Zargo (WISC) by TF, 18-3; RU leads, 8-3
149: 11/14/11 Austin Gomez (WISC) on 19 / HM / NR Michael vanbrill (UK) by MD, 11-1; RU leads, 8-7
157: 33 / NR / NR Garret Model (WISC) on Robert kanniard (UK) by decision, 13-8; WISC wires, 10-8
165: 8/12/9 Dean Hamiti (WISC) finished Andrew Clark (UK) by decision, 10-4; WISC wires, 13-8
174: 17/22/16 Andrew McNally (WISC) on 26/22/20 Jackson turley (UK) by decision, 6-1; WISC wires, 16-8
184: 5/5/5 Jean Poznanski (UK) on 33 / NR / NR Chris Weiler (WISC) by decision, 12-5; WISC officials, 16-11
197: 7/11/10 Greg Bulsak (UK) on 24 / HM / NR Braxton Amos (WISC) by decision, 8-7; WISC officials, 16-14
HWT: 5/6/7 Trent Hilger (WISC) more Boone mcdermott (UK) by decision, 6-3; WISC win, 19-14