Wrestling

    Two For the Road; Matches at #20 Wisconsin & #6 Illinois

    Go Hoosiers! Heavyweight Adam Chalfant
    Go Hoosiers!
    Heavyweight Adam Chalfant
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 24, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosier Wrestling (6-5) is slated for a double dip of Big Ten duals this weekend, hitting the road for matches at #20 Wisconsin (6-4) and #6 Illinois (5-2). BTDN on IUHoosiers.com All-Access will be live streaming both the Friday night and Sunday afternoon showdowns. In addition, live bout scores for the Illinois dual can be found at TrackWrestling.com and UWBadgers.com will run a live blog covering the IU vs. UW battle. Complete results for both matches will be posted on Twitter (@IUWrestling1).


    PROBABLE LINE-UPS
    INDIANA
    125 lbs. - Joe Duca, r-Fr., (8-11)
    133 lbs. - Alonzo Shepherd, Fr., (3-4)
    141 lbs. - Eric Roach, r-Fr., (14-9) or Alexander Gregory, r-Fr., (2-7)
    149 lbs. - Preston Keiffer, r-So., (0-5) or Geno Capezio, r-Sr., (4-9)
    157 lbs. - #9 Taylor Walsh, r-So., (23-6)
    165 lbs. - #11 Ryan LeBlanc, r-Jr., (16-5) or Ryan Konz, r-Sr., (6-5)
    174 lbs. - Cheney Dale, r-So., (6-14)
    184 lbs. - Luke Sheridan, So., (13-11)
    197 lbs. - T.J. Hohenadel, Jr., (0-0)
    285 lbs. - #12 Adam Chalfant, r-Jr., (18-5)
     

     

    WISCONSIN
    125 lbs. - Matt Kelliher, r-Fr., (0-2) or Matt Cavallaris, r-Jr., (3-12)
    133 lbs. - #4 Tyler Graff, r-Jr., (19-4)
    141 lbs. - Tom Kelliher, r-Sr., (9-11)
    149 lbs. - #26 Cole Schmitt, r-Sr., (6-7)
    157 lbs. - Kalvin York, r-Jr., (5-8)
    165 lbs. - Frank Cousins, r-So., (6-8) or Brett Hochstaetter, r-Fr., (0-0)
    174 lbs. - #24 Scott Liegel, r-Jr., (11-12)
    184 lbs. - Ben Cox, r-So., (0-8)
    197 lbs. - #18 Jackson Hein, r-Jr., (14-6)
    285 lbs. - #9 Connor Medberry, r-Fr., (18-3) or Cole Tobin, r-Sr., (10-3)

    ILLINOIS
    125 lbs. - #3 Jesse Delago, r-So., (13-2)
    133 lbs. - #8 Daryl Thomas, Sr., (18-3)
    141 lbs. - Logan Arlis, r-So., (14-10) or Steven Rodrigues, r-Fr., (22-6)
    149 lbs. - #20 Caleb Ervin, r-Fr., (18-6)
    157 lbs. - Matt Nora, r-Fr., (10-6)
    165 lbs. - #7 Conrad Polz, Sr., (15-3)
    174 lbs. - #5 Jordan Blanton, Sr., (16-4)
    184 lbs. - #12 Tony Dallago, r-Jr., (13-6)
    197 lbs. - #5 Mario Gonzalez, r-Jr., (7-2)
    285 lbs. - Chris Lopez, r-Fr., (11-8)


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    TIGHT ALL-TIME SERIES
    Indiana's all-time record versus both Wisconsin and Illinois is a narrow margin, trailing 24-29 to the Badgers and three matches behind Illinois (38-41-1).

    ON PACE TO BE REMEMBERED
    Amid just his second season competing for the Cream and Crimson, Taylor Walsh is racking up career win and fall totals that could etch his named into the all-time record books at IU.

    Entering the weekend, Walsh owns 52 overall victories and 21 pins. The top-10 starts at 114 career wins and 31 falls.

    NATIONALLY-RANKED HOOSIERS
    Each of IU's three returning NCAA Qualifiers are ranked amongst the country's elite once again this season. This trio of Hoosiers can be found in the most recent national rankings:

    #9 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs.)
    #11 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs.)
    #12 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs.)

    BEAT THE BEST TO BE THE BEST
    Taylor Walsh and Adam Chalfant have combined to defeat eight nationally-ranked wrestlers this season. Walsh owns a 5-4 mark against the country's elite while Chalfant has recorded a trio of triumps over fellow ranked opponents.

    BIG TEN DOING BIG THINGS
    As a conference, the Big Ten is a combined 68-16 in 84 non-conference duals so far during the 2012-13 campaign, good for a 80.9 winning percentage.

    SIGN FOUR IN EARLING PERIOD
    Head Coach Duane Goldman and his staff inked four future Hoosiers during the early signing period. The class thus far includes state champions from three different states and an Indiana state runner-up:

    JACOB MASENGALE (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian H.S.)
    • Ranked as the top 171-pounder in the state of Indiana
    • Advanced to the state championship bout as junior, finishing as the runner-up

    NEAL MOLLOY (Danville, Ind./Danville H.S.)
    • Ranked fourth nationally at 138 pounds and 37th overall
    • Indiana State Champion as a sophomore, placed again during junior campaign
    • All-American at both the Flo Nationals and Junior Nationals
    • Posted a 45-1 record in 2011-12, including 28 falls and a 181-to-4 takedown advantage

    BRANT SCHAFER (Saint Johns, Mich./St. Johns H.S.)
    • Ranked 16th nationally at 135 pounds
    • Michigan State Champion
    • 49-1 record during championship junior campaign
    • Three-time state placer
    • Junior Freestyle All-American

    KYLE SPRINGER (Davenport, Iowa/Davenport Assumption H.S.)
    • Georgia State Champion (2010; 103 lbs) and Iowa State Runner-Up (2012; 126 lbs)
    • Posted a 50-2 record as a junior
    • Placed third at Junior Nationals

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