LA CROSSE, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team sent four individuals to the NCAA Division III Nationals in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
Arneson faced off against Whitewater's Joe Brodman and was able to pin Brodman at 4:17 and advance to the next round. Arneson proceeded to drop two tough matches to finish out his sophomore season at 28-16.
Goetz won his opening match against Dan Kilroy from The College of New Jersey, winning 2-0 in a hard fought match. Goetz wrestled tough his next match, but fell short. Goetz fell in his wrestle back match and finished his sophomore campaign at 27-9.
Harsh fell in his opening round match, but won his wrestle back against Ben Williamson from North Central. Harsh was defeated in next match and finished the season 13-15.
Wedepohl dropped his opening match, but won a thrilling match, a sudden victory over Michael Gallagher 3-1. Wedepohl was not able to keep up the momentum and lost his following match. Wedepohl finished 30-12 on the season.
The Pioneers were able to score 5.0 points and finished in 39th place. On Thursday, the Pioneers were also honored with a Scholar All-Academic Team Award for their team average GPA. Goetz and Wedepohl also earned individual Academic All American honors.
UW-Platteville concluded the 2016-2017 season in a positive way, sending four wrestlers to Nationals, which is the second most in UW-Platteville history.
By Parker Debroux, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194, firstname.lastname@example.org.