SAEGERTOWN, Pa. — Seniors Seth Gross and Tristan Moran and junior Evan Wick recorded pins Friday night as the fifth-ranked University of Wisconsin wrestling team posted a 28-15 victory against Edinboro at Saegertown High School.

The Badgers improved to 5-0.

"Our guys did a great job tonight in a very tough environment," UW coach Chris Bono said. "I am excited for the rest of the season. I liked the way the team went out and got a bunch of bonus points for us. In the matches we did lose, we showed a lot of fight."

Gross pinned Tye Varndell in 2 minutes in the 133-pound match for his second fall of the season.

"I'm getting back into my groove and plan on getting better each time I step out there," said Gross, the NCAA champion at 133 pounds last season while competing for South Dakota State.

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At 141 pounds, Moran recorded his first fall of the season in 4:58 against Carmine Ciotti.

"It felt great," Moran said. "Getting the pin is what I try to do every match. A lot more pins are coming this season and we will cap it off with a national title."

At 165, Wick pinned Derek Ciavorro in 2:30 for his first fall of the season.

Senior Cole Martin won by major decision at 149, topping Tyler Vath 16-3.


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