After opening up the season with three Big Ten dual meet victories, the Wisconsin wrestling team met its match on Friday night falling, on the road, to top-ranked Penn State 36-6.
No. 11 Connor Medbery got the Badgers (6-3, 3-1) off on the right foot with a 6-3 win over No. 16 Jon Gingrich at 285 pounds.
Penn State quickly answered as No. 2 Nico Megadulis picked up a win, by technical fall, over Matt Cavallaris at 125 to put PSU on top 4-3. The Nittany Lions never looked back.
The match hit a key turning point at 133 when Jordan Conaway rallied from a 7-3, third period deficit, to upset No. 3 Tyler Graff 10-8 in overtime.
From there, PSU continued to roll. Bryan Pearsall won by pin in 1:22 in the following match to push Penn State’s advantage to 13-3.
...more after jump...
Cole Schmitt helped Wisconsin stop the bleeding momentarily with his 8-4 marathon win over James English that lasted several overtime periods. The victory drew the Badgers with...