Originally written on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 12/8/12
Since the beginning of the 2012-13 season, there was a sense that things were looking up for the Wisconsin wrestling team. However, those feelings couldn’t be confirmed until the Badgers got off the schneid in Big Ten dual competition. Well, UW did just that on Friday night, taking care of Michigan State 19-12 in the first conference dual of the season for both squads. The victory snapped an eight-match losing streak in conference matches. The Badgers last won a Big Ten dual Feb. 20.2011 when they beat the Spartans in East Lansing, Mich. MSU got on the board first courtesy of Josh Heinzer’s 11-7 win over Matt Cavallaris at 125 pounds. Tom Kelliher provided a quick response for Wisconsin at 133 when he picked up a win by decision. No. 9 Tyler Graff kept the momentum rolling for the Badgers with an impressive 23-9 major decision of Nick Trimble that gave UW a 7-3 edge in the team score. The lead was short lived as the Spartans came back to take the next t...
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