Evan Wick To Battle Isaiah White & Isaiah Martinez

Evan Wick has clawed his way into the top five of the 165-pound rankings this season by putting on incredible showings against some of the nation's best competitors.

This weekend, the fifth-ranked Wisconsin redshirt freshman has two more opportunities to prove he’s a serious contender when he takes on #12 Isaiah White of Nebraska on Friday and #2 Isaiah Martinez, a two-time NCAA champion at Illinois, on Sunday. 

WATCH LIVE: Nebraska at Wisconsin (Feb. 9) | Wisconsin at Illinois (Feb. 11)

At 20-2 on the season, Wick comes into Friday’s bout with White having collected bonus points in his last six matches, which includes three straight technical falls.

Watch Wick tech Austin Hiles:

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165 m, Evan Wick, Wisconsin vs Austin Hiles, MSU


A fast starter, Wick has held a 2-1 lead in many of his matches within the first 30 seconds of action. White has shown that he has a similar style as of late, as he has tried to get to his attacks very early and often. Naturally, IMar is a different animal. He poses a completely different threat, and that would be them heavy hands.

Martinez looks to put his paws on his opponents, then works his leg attacks after he goes clubbing on their head, neck, and shoulders. Nonetheless, it’s going to be a tough week for Wick up against the Isaiahs.

Nebraska at Wisconsin Projected Lineups
125: Mitchell Maginnis (Nebraska) vs. Johnny Jiminez (Wisconsin)
133: #15 Jason Renteria (Nebraska) vs. Jens Lantz (Wisconsin)
141: #15 Chad Red (Nebraska) vs. Eli Stickley (Wisconsin)
149: #11 Colton McCrystal (Nebraska) vs. Cole Martin (Wisconsin)
157: #8 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) vs. #19 Andrew Crone (Wisconsin)
165: #12 Isaiah White (Nebraska) vs. #5 Evan Wick (Wisconsin)
174: Beau Breske (Nebraska) vs. Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin)
184: #7 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) vs. #9 Ricky Robertson (Wisconsin)
197: Eric Schultz (Nebraska) vs. Hunter Ritter (Wisconsin)
285: Patrick Grayson (Nebraska) vs. Ben Stone (Wisconsin)

Wisconsin at Illinois Projected Lineups
125: Johnny Jiminez (Wisconsin) vs. #19 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois)
133: Jens Lantz (Wisconsin) vs. Dylan Duncan (Illinois)
141: Eli Stickley (Wisconsin) vs. #12 Mike Carr (Illinois)
149: Cole Martin (Wisconsin) vs. Eric Barone (Illinois)
157: #19 Andrew Crone (Wisconsin) vs. Kyle Langenderfer (Illinois)
165: #5 Evan Wick (Wisconsin) vs. #2 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois)
174: Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) vs. David Riojas (Illinois)
184: #9 Ricky Robertson (Wisconsin) vs. #6 Emery Parker (Illinois)
197: Hunter Ritter (Wisconsin) vs. Andre Lee (Illinois)
285: Ben Stone (Wisconsin) vs. Deuce Rachal (Illinois)

2018-19 Redshirt Report: 149 Pounds

149 lbs Round of 64 - Josh Maruca, Arizona State vs Josh Cortez, Cal Poly

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Top 5 Schools for Carson Kharchla

170 lbs - Carson Kharchla, OH Junior Men's Freestyle Fargo Champion

A lot of very smart wrestling people were waiting for the breakout performance of Carson Kharchla. 

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Wrestling Retrospective: Weights Classes Through The Years

Great Scott! Coleman Claims Bronze

United World Wrestling just changed the number of senior-level weight classifications from six at the Olympics and eight at the World Championships, to six at the Olympics (still) and 10 at the World Championships. Ten weights will be contested at the Budapest World Championships this October for the first time since the 1996 Olympic cycle.

Kyle Ruschell Named Head Coach Of UT-Chattanooga

70kg Quarterfinal - Kyle Ruschell, NYAC vs Ty Lydic, Griffin WC

Kyle Ruschell has been named the head coach at UTC. Ruschell previously was named interim head coach upon the retirement of Heath Eslinger.

Heat Maps For Russian Nationals 2015-2018

Dagestan For Dummies

Russia is a large country. In fact, it is the largest of all the countries, at least when ranked by total land area. It is also very good at wrestling. Some would say the best at it. So where in this vast and expansive country do these very good wrestlers come from? We will find out, using our favorite technological advancement: heat maps!

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Zadick Is Out As Dresser Shakes Up ISU Staff

Zadick Works Bottom With Austin Gomez

From the Iowa State Athletics Communications office.

Ridge Lovett Reveals School List

132 lbs Semifinal - Ridge Lovett, Idaho vs Dylan D'Emilio, Ohio

Ridge Lovett's runner-up finish in Fargo surprised many, but not himself.

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Tristan Moran Is Headed To The University Of Wisconsin

141 Consi of 4 - Thomas Thorn, Minnesota vs Tristan Moran, Oklahoma State

Tristan Moran is headed to Madison as Chris Bono continues to add to an already-impressive Badger lineup. 

Meet The Contenders: Kurt McHenry vs Eric Barnett

WNO: Kurt McHenry vs Eric Barnett

As we continue to get to know this year’s Who’s #1 competitors we move to a match of clashing styles at 120.

2018-19 Redshirt Report: 141 Pounds

141 f, Kaden Gfeller, Ok State vs Nick Lee, Penn State

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