Nov. 2, 2013
Site: Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
Score: No. 20 Northwestern 38, Chicago 0
Score: No. 20 Northwestern 38, Stevens Tech 6
Next NU Event: Friday, Nov. 8 vs. Air Force (7:00 p.m. CT), vs. Northern Colorado (9:00 p.m. CT) at Denver, Colo.
EVANSTON, Ill. - No. 20 Northwestern opened its 2013-14 season in dominating fashion, shutting out the University of Chicago, 38-0 and taking down Stevens Tech, 38-6. NU won 14 total matches with bonus points, including nine major decisions, two tech falls and three pins.
Garrison White began the day at 125 lbs. defeating Chicago's Gabe Martinez with a 17-1 tech fall.
NU recorded back-to-back major decisions at 133 lbs. and 141 lbs. First, Dominick Malone defeated Chicago's Alex Moore 13-2 and Pat Greco followed that up with a win over Charles Banasak.
Redshirt freshman Jason Tsirtsis recorded his first collegiate win, defeating Chicago's Jacob Smith 18-2 by tech fall at 149 lbs.
Kevin Bialka followed it up for the Wildcats with a 13-3 major decision victory against Chicago's Michael McNulty.
Getting another bonus points win for the `Cats, Pierce Harger pinned Steven Franke at 6:47 at 174 lbs.
Wrestling at 285 lbs., NU's Alex Polizzi closed out the first meet with a 11-3 major decision against Jeffrey Tyburski (Chi.).
After a brief intermission, NU squared off against Stevens Tech and White started things off again for Northwestern at 125 pounds with a major decision against Rob Murray.
At 133 lbs., Malone pinned Steven Tech's Ryan Wilson at 3:28. Including White's victory, the `Cats would win four of the first five bouts against Stevens Tech thanks to major decisions.
Harger defeated Kalen Gans by a major decision 10-1 at 174 lbs. and Polizzi recorded NU's final victory on the day. After being in the 285 class against Chicago, Polizzi pinned Stevens Tech's Alex Moreno at 3:57 wrestling at 197 lbs.
The only events Northwestern didn't win on the day was a double forfeit at 184 lbs. against Chicago and a forfeit at 285 lbs. against Steven Tech. Heavyweight Mike McMullan's spot was open as the two-time All American was competing at the NWCA All-Star Classic.
The `Cats return to the mat with a dual meet against Air Force (7:00 p.m. CT) and Northern Colorado (9:00 p.m.) at Denver Colo., on Friday, Nov. 8. NU returns home to Welsh-Ryan Arena to face SIUE on Dec. 15 at 1:00 p.m. CT.
No. 20 Northwestern 38, University of Chicago 0
125: Garrison White (NU) won by tech fall over Gabe Martinez (Chi.) 6:15 17-1 (5-0 NU)
133: Dominick Malone (NU) won by major decision over Alex Moore (Chi.) 13-2 (9-0 NU)
141: Pat Greco (NU) won by major decision over Charles Banaszak (Chi.) 20-7 (13-0 NU)
149: Jason Tsirtsis (NU) won by tech fall over Jacob Smith (Chi.) 5:00 18-2 (18-0 NU)
157: Kevin Bialka (NU) won by major decision over Michael McNulty (Chi.) 13-3 (22-0 NU)
165: Benjamin Sullivan (NU) won by decision over Paul Papoutsis (Chi.) 6-0 (25-0 NU)
174: Pierce Harger (NU) won by pin over Steven Franke (Chi.) 6:47 (31-0 NU)
184: Double Forfeit
197: Jacob Berkowitz (NU) won by decision over Mark Meyer (Chi.) 4-0 (34-0 NU
285: Alex Polizzi (NU) won by major decision over Jeffrey Tyburski (Chi.) 11-3 (38-0 NU)
No. 20 Northwestern 38, Stevens Tech 6
125: Garrison White (NU) won by major decision over Rob Murray (ST) 9-1 (4-0 NU)
133: Dominick Malone (NU) won by pin over Ryan Wilson (ST) 3:28 (10-0 NU)
141: Pat Greco (NU) won by major decision over Ricky Perrine (ST) 16-6 (14-0 NU)
149: Jason Tsirtsis (NU) won by major decision over Michael Polizzi (ST) 19-6 (18-0 NU)
157: Benjamin Sullivan (NU) won by major decision over Leo Wortman (ST) 10-0, (22-0 NU)
165: Kevin Bialka (NU) won by decision over Colin Navickas (ST) 5-4 (25-0 NU)
174: Pierce Harger (NU) won by major decision over Kalen Gans (ST) 10-1 (29-0 NU)
184: Jacob Berkowitz (NU) won by decision over Damian Murberg (ST) 9-2 (32-0 NU)
197: Alex Polizzi (NU) won by pin over Alex Moreno (ST) 3:57 (38-0 NU)
285: Tyler Maher (ST) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) (38-6 NU)
Be the first to know what's going on with the 'Cats -- Follow @NU_Sports on Twitter, become a fan of Northwestern Athletics on Facebook, subscribe to the NU Sports Express e-newsletter and sign up to receive promotional text alerts for the latest news, schedule updates and video and to interact with NU. For more information on following specific Northwestern teams online, visit our Social Media page!