Pioneers walkoff with win over Titans

Pioneers walkoff with win over Titans

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team overcame a 19-8 deficit to beat host UW-Oshkosh 22-19, clinching the match with a walkoff pin.

The Pioneers' D'Andre Johnson faced pinned Elijah Burdick the 285-pound match, needing at least a victory to prevent a Pioneer loss, as the Titans led 19-16. Johnson not only won the final match, he did so with a pinfall in 4:28, giving the Pioneers six points and the comeback win.

 UW-Platteville improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches, while the Titans fell to 2-2, 1-2.

Grant Wedepohl began the Pioneer comeback at 184, defeating Patrick Reilly 14-3, and Josh Cannon followed with a 12-4 win over John DePersia at 197, setting the stage for the decisive match.

Scott Arneson earned the first UW-Platteville win of the night, getting a technical fall over Reiss Bielski at 133. Michael Belanger won a tight match at 165, beating Aristide Serrano 3-1.

The Pioneers are back in action Saturday at the MSOE Invitational in Milwaukee then have two WIAC matches next week. UW-Platteville wrestles at UW-Stevens Point Thursday at 7 p.m. and is home to UW-Whitewater Saturday, Dec. 10 at noon.

By Paul Erickson, Director, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194,

Final Score: UW-Platteville 22, UW-Oshkosh 19
Match UWP UWO 

125: Anthony Senthavisouk (UWO) Def. Zach Stenger (UWP), 7-6 0/0 3/3 
133: Scott Arneson (UWP) Def. Reiss Bielski (UWO), 21-2 (6:33) 5/5 0/3
141: Donovan Luckett (UWO) Def. Alex Costello (UWP), 11-4 0/5 3/6
149: Nate Arquinego (UWO) Pinned Carter Barkema (UWP), 4:11 0/5 6/12
157: Mark Choinski (UWO) Def. Dustin Reynolds (UWP), 8-0 0/5 4/16
165: Michael Belanger (UWP) Def. Aristide Serrano (UWO), 3-1 3/8 0/16
174: Colten Cashmore (UWO) Def. Jake Carpenter (UWP), 3-1 0/8 3/19
184: Grant Wedepohl (UWP) Def. Patrick Reilly (UWO), 14-3 4/12 0/19
197: Josh Cannon (UWP) Def. John DePersia (UWO), 12-4 4/16 0/19
285: D'Andre Johnson (UWP) Pinned Elijah Burdick (UWO), 4:28 6/22 0/19

Records: UW-Platteville (2-0, 1-0 WIAC), UW-Oshkosh (2-2, 1-2 WIAC)