Wisconsin Women’s Wrestling Roundup: Thurber leads UWSP at Missouri Valley Open

Brooke Thurber placed fifth at 109 pounds to lead the UW-Stevens Point women’s wrestling team at the Missouri Valley Open Sunday.

After winning by decision and technical fall, respectively, in her first two matches, Thurber pinned Brianna Ribucan (Lyon College) at the 6:00 mark of their quarterfinal match.

In the semis, Thurber fell to McKayla Campbell (Campbellsville University) by technical fall, 14-1.

A loss in the consolation semifinals relegated Thurber to the fifth-place match where she pinned Aleeah Gould (King University) in 23 seconds.

The Pointers are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Jacksonville, Illinois for a dual with MacMurray College.

UW-Stevens Point tops Lakeland in first all-Wisconsin women’s dual

With her team trailing by a point heading into the final bout, Alex Willette recorded a pin to lift the UW-Stevens Point women’s wrestling team to a 24-19 dual meet victory over visiting Lakeland University Wednesday night.

Willett topped Lakeland’s Lily Law by fall in 1:33 to secure the win for the Pointers, the first dual victory in program history.

The dual was the first-ever between two Wisconsin college programs.

Megan Struble also recorded a victory for the Pointers. She topped Tiffany Bartels by technical fall, 12-2, at 155 pounds.

Lakeland won four of the night’s six contested matches as Katelynn Gunderson (130) and Phoenix Horn (136) each tallied pins.

Maddie Ruckdashel (123) and Deliah Vance (143) each won by technical fall for the Muskies.

Lakeland resumes competition Dec. 7 as it heads to Naperville, Ill. for the North Central College Invitational.

UW-Stevens Point 24, Lakeland 19 

101 – Ashlyn Koehler (UWSP) won by forfeit
109 – Maya Veenstra (UWSP) won by forfeit
116 – Double forfeit
123 – Maddie Ruckdashel (LU) tf. Brooke Thurber, 10-0 (3:28)
130 – Katelynn Gunderson (LU) p. Abby Nelson, 5:28
136 – Phoenix Horn (LU) p. Morgan Bethea, 4:05
143 – Deliah Vance (LU) tf. Addison Young, 14-2 (2:49)
155 –  Megan Struble (UWSP) tf. Tiffany Bartels, 12-2 (3:26)
170 – Kaja Montplaisir (UWSP) won by forfeit
191 – Alex Willette (UWSP) p. Lily Law, 1:33

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