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.

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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)

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We load up four fresh sets of brackets for the second day of the 2018 World Championships in Budapest Hungary. It's time to look at Thomas Gilman, Logan Stieber, Kyle Dake and J'den Cox's draw in their quest for gold. 

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Men's Freestyle World Championship Team Race

61 kg Final - Joe Colon, TMWC vs Nahshon Garrett, Sunkist Kids WC

Below are the minimum and maximum number of points possible for the top contenders in the men's freestyle 2018 World Championship team race.

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Freestyle Day 1 Recap

Budapest 2018 Training Facility Tour

David Taylor is on to the World finals.

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Carson Kharchla Makes College Decision

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

Carson Kharchla, the nation's top available prospect, has made his college decision.

World Championships Bracket Reactions: 61, 74, 86 & 125 KG

86kg Quarters - David Taylor, Nittany Lion WC vs Noe Garcia, Roadrunners

The first order of business for the 2018 World Championships has been completed, as brackets for 61, 74, 86 and 125 kg have been drawn. Joe Colon, Jordan Burroughs, David Taylor and Nick Gwiazdowski can finally see their paths to Budapest gold. Let's see what's in store for the Americans tomorrow morning when the action gets underway.  

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Live Updates: Ohio State Wrestle-Offs

We got our first look at the 2018-19 Buckeyes as they held their wrestle-offs.