University of Tennessee at Knoxville 18 v University of Memphis 24       MTSU Alumni Duals       Cumberland University 21 v Middle Tennessee State University 18       Huntingdon College (AL) 49 v University of Memphis 6       Middle Tennessee State University 53 v Huntingdon College (AL) 0       Ramapo College of New Jersey 24 v Rutgers - The State University of NJ 18       University of Memphis 24 v University of Tennessee at Knoxville 18       Rowan University 46 v Ramapo College of New Jersey 16       Middle Tennessee State University 53 v University of Tennessee at Knoxville 9       Montclair State University 41 v Ramapo College of New Jersey 18       

Panthers Hold Ground at Wisconsin Open

12/11/2007 -

KENOSHA – The Panthers brought seven wrestlers to the 36th Annual Wisconsin Open on Saturday. The event had 268 wrestlers, primarily from NCAA Division 2 and NCAA Division 3 teams, and was hosted by UW-Parkside. Nick Tadeo (Jr, 149) and Darin Kwilinski (Sr, 174) reached the quarterfinals of the tournament. Freshman Alex Hughes (Fr, 125) racked up a pair of pins on the day.

Hughes scored pins over Angel Sierra of Triton College and Bobby Worthington of Northland Baptist Bible College. Hughes also got pinned by Aaron Phemister of McKendree College and dropped a 13-4 major decision to Casey Powell of UW-Whitewater.

“I was pretty happy because it was a kid who beat me back in high school,” remarked Hughes about his first pin as a collegiate wrestler. “I think we’re getting a lot better, and I hope that we continue to progress.”

Nick Tadeo won an 11-9 match over David Cayce of Lindenwood in his first match before knocking off the #5 seed at the tournament, Matt Wahl of Elmhurst, by a score of 12-11 to advance to the quarterfinals. Tadeo then dropped his final two matches of the tournament by scores of 10-3 to Justin Hale of Lincoln College and 20-2 to Chad Woods of UI-Indianapolis. Hale went on to take fourth place at the tournament.

Also reaching the quarterfinals was Darin Kwilinski. Darin was granted the #11 seed at the tournament and received a bye in the first round. He then defeated #6 seed Chris Karl of UW-Stevens Point by a score of 4-2. In the quarterfinals, Kwilinski lost to #3 seed Greg Horn of Elmhurst 9-6. Kwilinski took #8 seed Ryan Woods to overtime in his next match but was unable to secure the victory as Woods scored a takedown near the end of the first minute of overtime to win 8-6. Horn later won fourth place, while Woods secured a sixth place finish on the day.

Chris Vazquez (Fr, 165) went 1-2, while Lyndon Johnson (Fr, 125), Omar Reynoso (Jr, 149), and Tony Franciosi (Jr, 174) went 0-2.

“This tournament had about 70 fewer wrestlers than the Concordia Open did, so I’m not sure you could say the brackets here were tougher to win,” said Panther head coach Koy Kosek. “But as far as picking up a win or two in a bracket, I believe this tournament was probably tougher to do that in. It seemed like the upper tier teams from the Concordia Open were here, generally speaking, and some of the lower tier teams weren’t.

“We went 6-14 today, and I don’t ever want to feel good about losing,” continued Coach Kosek. “If you’re losing and feeling good about it, no matter how good it looks to someone, you’re missing the point of wrestling. But there has already been notable improvement and, with the direction we’re going in, we’ll make up the ground we need to make up by the end of the season. The aspect of wrestling you can control the most is your own effort level, and my wrestlers have been doing an excellent job in that regard the last few weeks, and they did an excellent job in that regard at this tournament. If they were feeling good because of their effort level when we went out for pizza on Saturday night, that’s ok with me.”

UW-Milwaukee’s wrestling team next competes at the Milwaukee Duals at 7:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 7th at Milwaukee Riverside University High School. “We were a bit beat up last week so we didn’t bring everybody, but we should have 10 guys ready to go at the duals on Friday,” affirmed Coach Kosek.

High school students and UW-Milwaukee students will receive free admission at the Milwaukee Duals with a valid student ID.


36th Annual Wisconsin Open Results for UW-Milwaukee
125 - Alex Hughes did not place and scored 8.70 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alex Hughes (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Angel Sierra (Triton College) (Pin 5:42)
Champ. Round 2 - Casey Powell (UW-Whitewater) won by major decision over Alex Hughes (UW-Milwaukee) (Maj 13-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Alex Hughes (UW-Milwaukee) won by pin over Bobby Worthington (Northland Baptist Bible College) (Pin 3:51)
Cons. Round 3 - Aaron Phemister (McKendree College) won by pin over Alex Hughes (UW-Milwaukee) (Pin 2:30)

125 - Lyndon Johnson did not place and scored -3.50 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Lyndon Johnson (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Jimmy Nichols (Univ of Indianapolis) won by pin over Lyndon Johnson (UW-Milwaukee) (Pin 3:58)
Cons. Round 2 - Angel Sierra (Triton College) won by major decision over Lyndon Johnson (UW-Milwaukee) (Maj 14-3)

149 - Omar Reynoso did not place and scored -3.50 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Omar Reynoso (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Josh Hauk (Lindenwood Univ) won by tech fall over Omar Reynoso (UW-Milwaukee) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Omar Reynoso (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Craig Johnson (Harper College) won by major decision over Omar Reynoso (UW-Milwaukee) (Maj 14-4)

149 - Nick Tadeo did not place and scored 6.50 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) won by decision over David Cayce (Lindenwood Univ) (Dec 11-9)
Champ. Round 3 - Nick Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) won by decision over Matt Wahl (Elmhurst College) (Dec 12-11)
Quarterfinal - Justin Hale (Lincoln College) won by decision over Nick Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 6 - Chad Woods (Univ of Indianapolis) won by tech fall over Nick Tadeo (UW-Milwaukee) (TF 20-2)

165 - Chris Vazquez did not place and scored 1.50 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Wozniak (UW-Stevens Point) won by pin over Chris Vazquez (UW-Milwaukee) (Pin 4:35)
Cons. Round 1 - Chris Vazquez (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Chris Vazquez (UW-Milwaukee) won by decision over Nick Mayenschein (UN) (UW-Parkside) (Dec 11-6)
Cons. Round 3 - Angel Sanchez (Lindenwood Univ) won by decision over Chris Vazquez (UW-Milwaukee) (Dec 7-4)

174 - Darin Kwilinski did not place and scored 1.50 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Darin Kwilinski (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Darin Kwilinski (UW-Milwaukee) won by decision over Chris Karl (un) (UW-Stevens Point) (Dec 4-2)
Quarterfinal - Greg Horn (Elmhurst College) won by decision over Darin Kwilinski (UW-Milwaukee) (Dec 9-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Ryan Woods (UW-Parkside) won in overtime over Darin Kwilinski (UW-Milwaukee) (OT 8-6)

174 - Tony Franciosi did not place and scored -3.50 NCWA rankings points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tony Franciosi (UW-Milwaukee) received a bye (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Josh Bryant (McKendree College) won by pin over Tony Franciosi (UW-Milwaukee) (Pin 3:05)
Cons. Round 2 - Marcus Doctor (Waubonsee College) won by tech fall over Tony Franciosi (UW-Milwaukee) (TF 16-0)
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