Pioneers open season with win in Throwdown in the Theatre

Pioneers open season with win in Throwdown in the Theatre

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – UW-Platteville won five straight matches and pulled away from visiting Cornell College to defeat the Rams 23-19 Saturday night in the Throwdown in the Theatre on the Brodbeck Concert Hall stage.

The Pioneers won the first five matches of the night which started with Zach Coffeen's 18-10 major decision over Kendale McCoy at 197 pounds.  Lucius Rinehart defeated Chris Lyons in the heavy weight match in an 11-7 decision followed by Issac Wiegel taking the 125 pound match with a 4-1 victory over Brody Lamb.  Leading 10-0, Scott Arneson pinned Devin Stortz in 4:27 at 133 pounds and was then followed by Chase Katzenmeyer's winning decision at 141 pounds to extend the Pioneers' lead to 19-0.

The Rams made a comeback in the next three matches with the 157 and 165 classes ending in back-to-back pins to lessen the Pioneers' lead to 19-15.  Grant Wedepohl sealed the fate of the night with an 8-0 major decision over Nic Jarvis at 174 pounds. Cornell's Max Schmitz won by major decision in the final match of the night 12-2 and brought the final score to 23-19. 

The Pioneers begin the 2018 season 1-0 in duals while the Rams fall to 1-1 for the season. The Pioneers will return to action next Saturday back in Platteville at the Super 8 Invitational in Williams Fieldhouse.

Individual Results

197: Zach Coffeen (UW-Platteville) over Kendale McCoy (Cornell) (MD 18-10) 

285: Lucius Rinehart (UW-Platteville) over Chris Lyons (Cornell) (Dec 11-7) 

125: Issac Wiegel (UW-Platteville) over Brody Lamb (Cornell) (Dec 4-1) 

133: Scott Arneson (UW-Platteville) over Devin Stortz (Cornell) (Fall 4:27) 

141: Chase Katzenmeyer (UW-Platteville) over Klayton Keller (Cornell) (Dec 8-4) 

149: Austin Thomas (Cornell) over Trevor Harsh (UW-Platteville) (Dec 3-0) 

157: Casey Allen (Cornell) over Alexander Strueder (UW-Platteville) (Fall 2:01) 

165: Ben Hewson (Cornell) over Garrett Passmore (UW-Platteville) (Fall 1:46) 

174: Grant Wedepohl (UW-Platteville) over Nic Jarvis (Cornell) (MD 8-0) 

184: Bryce Oveson (Cornell) over Max Schmitz (UW-Platteville) (MD 12-2)