MILWAUKEE / SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Chicago wrestling team split up on Saturday to compete in both the Milwaukee School of Engineering Invitational and University of Wisconsin-Parkside Jim Koch Open.
At MSOE, the Maroons racked up five weight class placers. Sophomore Kyle Peisker was the top performer on the day as he handily swept through the 174-pound weight class. He posted a perfect 5-0 record with three technical falls and two major decisions. He won the title match 16-0 over his opponent from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Sophomore Steve Bonsall was runner-up at 157 pounds. He started the day with a 3-0 record and one pin before falling in the final. Fellow sophomore Nick Carola took third at 174 with a 4-1 mark that included one technical fall. He won his third-place match by a 10-5 margin.
First-year Alec Gleason placed fourth at 133 pounds. He posted a 4-2 record, one pin and two technical falls along the way. Senior Nick Ferraro rounded out the placers at fifth in the 184-pound bracket. Ferraro went 3-2 with one tech fall and he pinned his opposition in the fifth-place match.
UChicago was also represented at the Jim Koch Open in a stacked field of NCAA Division I and II teams. First-year Jason Crary took fifth at 157 pounds with a 4-2 ledger. He won the fifth-place match 5-4. Junior Jason Lynch ended up sixth at 184 pounds with 4-2 record.
"MSOE is a quality tournament with several returning All-Americans and many nationally-ranked Division III competitors," said Head Coach Leo Kocher. "Having first, second, third, fourth and fifth placers is respectable – but we will be building and improving from there. The Wisconsin-Parkside tournament was different in that the field of competitors featured redshirts from the Big Ten and other Division I schools and a few powerful Division II programs. Crary did great to finish fifth and Lynch wrestled to the fifth-place match, which was not contested due to the rule limiting wrestlers to six matches in a day."
- Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30 @ 9:00 AM – UChicago at Midlands Championships (at Hoffman Estates, Ill.)