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Varsity - January 10, 2013

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INSIDE WRESTLING BY ANNA POULTER-HENDRICKSON @Badger_Wrestle SCHEDULE (5-2, 2-0) This Week Sunday #11 Michigan 1 p.m. Coming Up Jan. 18 at #1 Penn State 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at #5 Ohio State Noon Jan. 25 Indiana 7 p.m. Jan. 28 vs. #21 Purdue * 6:30 p.m. * Hinsdale, Ill. Second half of season will test Badgers UW will face four ranked opponents in Jan. T he first half of the season came as a pleasant surprise for the Badgers. After finishing a campaign in 2011-12 that left a lot to be desired, UW has come out strong in 2012-13, posting a 5-2 record ― including going 2-0 in Big Ten Conference action. Wisconsin wrapped up the 50 » VARSITY JANUA RY 10, 2013 year with a strong showing at the Midlands Championships, placing three wrestlers on the podium at third place. But, with five league duals in the month of January ― including four against opponents ranked higher than the No. 22 Badgers ― the new year won't be easy. For head coach Barry Davis, the intensity of the second half of the season is when it gets real and when it is time for everyone to step up their game. "The second half of the season is more intense," said Davis. "You have to tighten your skills up and keep building on what you already have but with more perfection in your skill work." For Wisconsin, there won't be an easy dual meet. "Every weekend is going to be tough," continued Davis. "Every bout is going to be tough. As a team we stress that. And we as a staff have to be on our 'A' game with these athletes to make sure they are where they need to be." At the end of the month, the Badgers will be able to look back and reflect on what they are made of. The new year provides a new opportunity for Wisconsin to write its destiny. Redshirts shine at Midlands » Badger fans got a glimpse of the future at the Midlands. Isaac Jordan finished third at 157 lbs., Jesse Thielke placed sixth at 133 lbs. and Rylan Lubeck posted a 3-2 record at 141 lbs.

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