Muskies finish 16th at Wheaton Invitational
Athletics - posted on 1/27/2007
Lakeland finished with 35 points taking 16th place at the "Pete Wilson" Wheaton Invitational on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 in Wheaton, Ill.
Mark VandenHoogen (285), Paul Hartt (184) and David Copp (125) all finished in the top eight of their divisions to pace the Muskies.
VandenHoogen was the top wrestler for the Muskies with a fifth place finish in the 285 division. He got things underway with an 11-3 win over Wabash's Rob Arnett. In the quarterfinals, VandenHoogen defeated Dawud Wilson of Case Western Reserve 3-2. In the semifinals, VandenHoogen was defeated by the number one seed Jose Navarro of the University of Indianapolis 3-1. The loss sent him into a bracket to determine fifth place where VandenHoogen defeated Derrick Johnson of UW-Whitewater 7-0.
In 184 division action, Paul Hartt finished seventh. He lost his first match of the invite to MSOE's Matt Olsen 10-7. In the consolation bracket, Hartt pinned Wheaton's Lars Skoglund 3:51 into their match. Hartt then won on technical fall over Justin Lucas of the University of Chicago 5:43 into the match and took out the number six seed Louis Posa of Tri-State University 4-0 in the consolation bracket. However, in the next match Hartt was pinned by Ryan Summers of John Carroll 3:22 into the consolation bracket semifinal match. Hartt then got a rematch with Olsen who beat him in the opening round. This time Hartt would come out on top with an 8-3 win to take seventh place in the division.
In the 125 division, David Copp finish eighth overall. In his opening match, Copp was pinned by John Fleming of the University of Indianapolis at 4:15. Copp moved onto the consolation bracket where he won on a forfeit over Zachary Matayoshi of the University of Chicago. In his next consolation match he defeated Clemens Artmann of Heidelberg College 5-2. However he lost in the next round to David Penny of Northern Ohio 9-3. He then was pinned by Dan Crowley of Concordia Wisconsin in 1:10 to come out with the eighth place finish.
UW-LaCrosse took home the team title with 146.5 points
The Muskies will be in action at UW-Eau Claire next weekend. Lakeland will face the Blugold's in a dual on Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m. and then participate in the Blugold Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m.
Complete Team Standings:
1. UW LaCrosse - 146.5
2. University of Indianapolis - 134
3. Elmhurst College - 100
North Central College - 100
5. UW Parkside - 94
6. UW Whitewater - 69.5
7. Olivet College - 68
8. Wabash College - 61
9. Manchester College - 60.5
10. Heidelberg College - 60
11. John Carroll University - 53.5
Mount St Joseph - 53.5
13. University of Chicago - 46.5
14. Case Western Reserve - 36
15. Ohio Northern - 35.5
16. Lakeland - 35
17. Messiah - 32
18. Augustana College -30
19. Elizabethtown College - 25
20. MSOE - 20.5
Tri-State University - 20.5
22. Lawrence - 19.5
23. Millikin University - 18.5
24. Wheaton - 17
25. Concordia University WI - 13.5
26. Knox College - 12.5
27. MacMurray College - 11
28. Rose-Hulman - 6
29. Maranatha BBC - 0
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