UW-Eau Claire junior Ramsey Bloy rallied for a 4-3 decision against Augsburg’s Lance Benick to win the 197-pound title Saturday at the Blugolds home invite, the Don Parker Open.
Bloy, who avenged a loss two weeks ago to Benick in Minneapolis, became the first Blugold to win a title at the Don Parker Open since heavyweight Joe Pitsch in 2012.
Fourth other Blugolds placed, led by freshman Hunter Pierce, who was fourth at 141.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Mariah Czech scored both goals for UW-Eau Claire in a 2-1 win over UW-Stevens Point in Stevens Point. Czech scored on the power play with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left in the game to give the Blugolds a weekend sweep of the Pointers.
MEN’S HOCKEY: Jonathan Marzec scored midway through the third period and Austin Jackson added another late as UW-Stout snapped a nine-game winless streak with a 3-1 win over UW-River Falls in Menomonie. Kyle Sylvester had the Blue Devils’ first tally.
TRACK AND FIELD: UW-Stout’s Sam Elsner broke the school’s indoor shot put record by nearly two feet with a toss of 57 feet, 11.75 inches at a meet in Mankato, Minn.
At the Bethel Invite, the Blue Devils’ Noah Zastrow won the pole vault on the men’s side. For the women, Nikki Nelson won the 60 meters, Heather Beecher won the pole vault and Emma Wittliff won the shot put.
The UW-Eau Claire women took third and the men fourth at the Pointer Invite in Stevens Point. Erica Oawster (shot put), Kelsey Worachek (60 meters) and Tommie Brenner (pole vault) all won for the Blugolds. David Kornack (shot put) and the 1,600 relay won for the men.
MEN’S TENNIS: North grad Jackson Lindquist won his debut for the Blugolds, teaming with Evan Fridinger at No. 3 doubles, and UW-Eau Claire swept St. Ambrose 9-0 in Moline, Ill.