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Wrestling: UNI dominates Iowa Central CC, 38-6

logo_uni_panthersCEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI opened its home dual season with a 38-6 win over No. 3 Iowa Central Saturday.

“Anytime you go out and compete and win, it builds confidence,” said head coach Doug Schwab. “We put guys away. You like to see that. We preach bonus points, and we got quite a few today. It was great to get back in front of a home crowd, so we appreciate that support.”

The Panthers blazed ahead with three straight first-period falls from No. 6 Dylan Peters, Leighton Gaul and Jake Hodges.

Peters defended his perfect record and got his fifth first-period fall of the season in 29 seconds. Peters improves to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in duals at 125 pounds.

Gaul made his first dual appearance at 133 pounds for the Panthers. He tied his season’s quickest fall, pinning Tyler Miler in 1:43.

The Panthers continued to roll with a fall from Jake Hodges at 141 pounds. Hodges pinned No. 7 Clay Walker in 2:50.

Zach Witte gave the Panthers their fourth bonus point win, with a 16-6 major decision over No. 9 Teddie Harvey.

The Panthers got its fourth fall of the day with No. 12 Cooper Moore at 165 pounds over Ty McLeod. It was his quickest fall of the season at 1:24. Moore remains undefeated in duals, improving to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in duals.

Curt Maas and Kyle Lux extended UNI’s lead with two decision. Maas protected his perfect record against No. 5 Jake Meehan. He improved to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in duals.

Blaize Cabell, ranked 15th in the nation, topped off the Panthers’ win with a major decision win, scoring 21 points on Iowa Central’s Vinny Harvey. Cabell stayed perfect in duals, improving to 3-0.

Iowa Central got its first win with a decision at 157 pounds from No. 2 Richie Lewis and grabbed another decision at 197 pounds from No. 8 Patrick Downey.

UNI improves to 2-1 for duals, and Iowa Central falls to 2-2.

The Panthers head to the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 5-6.

“It’s a really good tournament, so our guys will be tested,” said Schwab. “We will see where we are at individually, and our guys have a chance to make a name for themselves.”

UNI returns home for the UNI Open Dec. 13. Matches will get underway at 9 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.

No. 22 UNI 38, No. 3 ICCC 6

Official: Curt Frost Attendance 1,737

125 – Dylan Peters (UNI) pinned Alex Delacruz (ICCC) 0:29
133 – Leighton Gaul (UNI) pinned Tyler Miler (ICCC) 1:43
141 – Jake Hodges (UNI) pinned Clay Walker (ICCC) 2:50
149 – Zach Witte (UNI) maj. dec. Teddie Harvey (ICCC) 16-6
157 – Richie Lewis (ICCC) dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI) 6-3
165- Cooper Moore (UNI) pinned Ty McLeod (ICCC) 1:24
174 – Curt Maas (UNI) dec. Jake Meehan (ICCC) 8-3
184 – Kyle Lux (UNI) dec. Armani Robinson (ICCC) 8-1
197 – Patrick Downey (ICCC) dec. Jared Bartel (UNI) 9-4
285 – Blaize Cabell (UNI) maj. dec. Vinny Harvey (ICCC) 21-9

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