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Wrestling: Iowa dismantles Iowa State, 35-6

This news story was published on February 18, 2018.
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AMES – The Iowa State wrestling team (8-10, 3-7 Big 12) was overwhelmed by No. 7 Iowa (12-3, 7-3 Big 10), falling to the Hawkeyes by a score of 35-6.

The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk dual is one of the best wrestling events in all of college wrestling. Today, 8,861 fans were in attendance at Hilton Coliseum, the most since the Hawks and Cyclones squared off on Dec. 6, 2009.

Iowa jumped out to an early 19-0 lead at the intermission and didn’t drop a match until the 197-pound bout which was a forfeit. In total, the Hawks won nine out of the 10 matches, including four by bonus-point margin.

The Cyclones’ lone victory of the day came at 197 pounds. Redshirt freshman Sam Colbray won by forfeit. Colbray is now 14-11 on the season and 8-6 in dual action.

Spencer Lee (125) and Alex Marinelli (165) both registered pins in under a minute, and Vince Turk (141) and Sam Stoll (285) both won by major decision to help Iowa extend its winning streak in the series to 14. The Hawkeyes also won by decision at 133, 149, 157, 174, and 285. Iowa forfeited 197.

The Hawkeyes recorded 22 takedowns and allowed one. The 29-point margin of victory is the largest in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series since a 32-3 Hawkeye win in 2012.

The dual was over shortly after 165 started. Marinelli led Skyler St. John, 2-0, when he used a front headlock whip-over to end the match with a fall in 52 seconds. The pin gave Iowa a 25-0 lead with four matches to go.

Paul Glynn was staring at a 7-0 deficit and buried in more than two minutes of riding time before scoring eight points in the final three minutes to rally for an 8-7 win at 133. Glynn got on the board with a second-period takedown and pulled within 7-6 when he turned a cradle into four nearfall points. A third-period takedown gave Glynn the lead with 1:04 left in the match, and he finished on top to erase riding time and walk off the mat with the 8-7 decision.

Vince Turk got the nod at 141 and handed a 13-5 major decision to No. 18 Ian Parker, the Cyclones lone ranked wrestler. Turk scored two takedowns and two nearfall in the first period, and added a reversal and takedown in the third to complement 2:51 of riding time. The win was Turk’s first over a ranked opponent this season.

Iowa retained possession of the Dan Gable Traveling Trophy, making it a perfect 8-for-8 in duals since the trophy’s inception in 2010. The Hawkeyes also extended their lead in the 2017-18 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series to 11-8.

Iowa Wrestling Coach Tom Brands

“You want to finish holds. You want to finish matches,” said Iowa head coach Tom Brands. “You want to finish the season strong. That’s where we are. You‘ve got to be ready to go. Our guys went out ready to go for the most part. Our guys are very competitive and when they get ready to go good things happen. We want to put our entire 10 weight class lineup into the category of Lee, Marinelli, Kemerer, Sorensen, Stoll. That’s what we want to do. We want to keep bringing them along and put them in that category.”

Iowa returns to the mat March 3-4 at the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Michigan.

Iowa State turns its focus to the postseason. The Cyclones have a week off and then are headed to the Big 12 Championships. The conference tournament will be wrestled in Tulsa, Okla., at the BOK Center.

Match-By-Match Results
125: Spencer Lee (Iowa) fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 0:40.
133: Paul Glynn (Iowa) dec. Markus Simmons (ISU), 8-7.
141: Carter Happel (Iowa) maj. dec. Ian Parker (ISU), 13-5.
149: Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) dec. Jarrett Degen (ISU), 7-4.
157: Michael Kemerer (Iowa) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 11-5.
165: Alex Marinelli (Iowa) fall Skyler St. John (Iowa), 0:52.
174: Joey Gunther (Iowa) dec. Danny Bush (ISU), 4-0.
184: Mitch Bowman (Iowa) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 3-2.
197: Sam Colbray (ISU) win by forfeit.
285: Sam Stoll (Iowa) maj. dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU), 14-4.

FINAL: Iowa 35, Iowa State 6

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