WHEATON, Ill. / NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Saturday was a busy afternoon for the University of Chicago wrestling team as the Maroons entered split squad action with a dual meet at Wheaton College and an invitational at North Central College. UChicago came through with a 26-14 win over Wheaton and a seventh-place showing at the NCC Invite.
UChicago's first dual match of the season came against host Wheaton. The Thunder captured the opening two bouts, but the Maroons seized the momentum by taking five of the next six weight classes.
Sophomore Alec Gleason got the visitors on the board with a 6-1 decision at 141 pounds. First-year Cole Riemer made quick work of his 149-pound opponent with a first-period pin. Junior Steve Bonsall extended the advantage at 157 pounds with a 9-2 victory. Rookie Ben Sarasin (174 pounds) and junior Kyle Peisker (184 pounds) tallied a technical fall and a decision, respectively, while only surrendering two points combined. The final points came at heavyweight where sophomore Will Hare won via disqualification.
At the North Central Invite, the Maroons were seventh out of 14 teams with 59.5 points scored. North Central won with 163 points.
Sophomore Jason Crary went a perfect 4-0 on the day to capture the 157-pound title. He scored two pins and finished with an 11-2 major decision in the final.
UChicago 26, Wheaton 14
125 – Carlos Fuentez (WC) def. David Traub (UC), 11-3 major decision
133 – Ethan Harsted (WC) def. Louis DeMarco (UC), 16-11 decision
141 – Alec Gleason (UC) def. Josiah Fitzjerrels (WC), 6-1 decision
149 – Cole Riemer (UC) def. Andy Harrell (WC), Fall (2:11)
157 – Steve Bonsall (UC) def. Caele Manley (WC), 9-2 decision
165 – Jonavan Huggins (WC) def. Kahlan Lee-Lermer (UC), 6-5 decision
174 – Ben Sarasin (UC) def. Jacob Murrie (WC), 17-1 technical fall (2:46)
184 – Kyle Peisker (UC) def. Isaac Odell (WC), 6-1 decision
197 – Max Gierke (WC) def. Joseph Scheidt (UC), 10-1 major decision
285 – Will Hare (UC) def. Logan Roberts (WC), disqualification
- Friday, Dec. 21 @ 5:00 PM – UChicago at North Central College