Vikes lose pair in WIAC -jcr -dlh

Matthew Kruse

The Lawrence wrestling team’s rough season didn’t get much better during the last week. The Vikes have dropped to 2-10 in duals, and are 0-5 against WIAC opponents after losing to UW-Whitewater on Friday and UW-Stevens Point on Tuesday.
The Whitewater Warhawks (9-11 overall, 3-2 WIAC) won the first match of the night by a pin and never looked back, winning 40-4. The only victory for the Vikings came from Ben Dictus (19-6) who bumped up a weight class to 197 pounds and defeated Whitewater’s Kory Lochner 17-4.
On Tuesday night Lawrence hosted the Stevens Point Pointers (12-6 overall, 4-1 WIAC) for their first home dual of the season. The story was very similar to the Whitewater dual, with the Pointers taking the lead early on and outriding the Vikings to a 40-3 victory. The only Vikings victory came from John Budi at 165 pounds, winning 5-1 over Ed Wynimko. Ben Dictus nearly gave the Vikings a second victory, but lost 2-1 in double overtime.
The Vikings head to Wheaton College (IL) Invitational this weekend before returning home to host UW-Oshkosh next Friday night in their last dual of the season.