Feb. 21, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Hoosier Wrestling wraps up the 2012-13 regular season on Saturday, Feb. 23 by hosting the #17 Northwestern Wildcats on Senior Day. Five Hoosiers will be recognized for their last home dual: Geno Capezio, Ryan Konz, Jowan Gill, manager Aphten Goldman and student athletic trainer Gracie Hannigan.
125 lbs. - Joe Duca, r-So., (12-14) vs. #22 Dominick Malone, Fr., (16-9)
133 lbs. - Alonzo Shepherd, Fr., (5-9) vs. Garrison White, Fr., (23-14)
141 lbs. - Alexander Gregory, r-Fr., (5-11) vs. Pat Greco, r-So., (11-8) or Jameson Oster, So., (6-6)
149 lbs. - Geno Capezio, r-Sr., (6-10) or Preston Keiffer, r-So., (2-8) vs. Dylan Marriott, r-So., (6-17)
157 lbs. - #10 Taylor Walsh, r-So., (27-6) vs. #2 Jason Welch, r-Sr., (25-1)
165 lbs. - #15 Ryan LeBlanc, r-Jr., (19-5) vs. #10 Pierce Harger, r-So., (21-5)
174 lbs. - Cheney Dale, r-So., (8-18) vs. #9 Lee Munster, r-So., (21-5)
184 lbs. - #32 Luke Sheridan, So., (20-11) vs. Jacob Berkowitz, Fr., (7-17) or Marcus Shrewsbury, Sr., (3-11)
197 lbs. - Forfeit vs. #22 Alex Polizzi, r-So., (16-12)
285 lbs. - #12 Adam Chalfant, r-Jr., (22-6) vs. #7 Mike McMullan, r-So., (15-2)
Complete Match Notes
ALL-TIME SERIES STRONGHOLD
Indiana owns a 45-29-4 advantage in the all-time series with Northwestern, dating back to the original match-up on March 3, 1923. Head Coach Duane Goldman has guided IU to 13 wins in his 21 career duals versus the Wildcats.
Luke Sheridan has come alive in the past few weeks, ripping off seven consecutive victories overall and four straight wins in the Big Ten. His hot streak includes a pair of wins over nationally-ranked opponents. Meanwhile, Taylor Walsh is riding a six-match winning streak of his own entering the weekend.
LEBLANC RETURNS TO THE MAT
Redshirt junior and 15th-ranked Ryan LeBlanc returned to action at Purdue after missing a month due to injury. He's 3-0 since coming back.
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 56 overall victories and 21 pins. The top-10 starts at 114 career wins and 31 falls.
Each of IU's three returning NCAA Qualifiers are ranked amongst the country's elite once again this season. True sophomore Luke Sheridan joined the Hoosier trio this week, coming in at #32. Here's where they stack up this week:
#10 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs.)
#12 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs.)
#15 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs.)
#32 Luke Sheridan (184 lbs.)
BEAT THE BEST TO BE THE BEST
Taylor Walsh and Adam Chalfant have combined to defeat nine nationally-ranked wrestlers this season. Walsh owns a 5-4 mark against the country's elite while Chalfant has recorded a quartet of triumphs over fellow ranked opponents. True sophomore Luke Sheridan has handed a pair of defeats to ranked-foes in the last month.
BIG TEN DOING BIG THINGS
As a conference, the Big Ten is a combined 80-22 in 102 non-conference duals so far during the 2012-13 campaign, good for a 78.4 winning percentage.