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HWC Des Moines Banquet on May 1

The 2020 Hawkeye Wrestling Club Banquet will be on Friday, May 1 at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. This is a great event every year and an important fundraiser for the HWC. There will be updates from coaches and wrestlers. The doors open at 6 PM and the program will begin at 7 PM.

There will be a silent auction and a live auction. I will keep you up to date on my blog and podcast about the auctions.  

The banquet will provide a great opportunity for fans to meet their favorite wrestlers and coaches. 

The Des Moines area has provided great support for the HWC for decades. The 2018 HWC Banquet in Des Moines was a big success. 

 

To register for the HWC Des Moines Banquet:

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2020-hawkeye-wrestling-club-banquet

 

HWC Des Moines Banquet

Friday, May 1

Doors open at 6 PM

 

Downtown Des Moines Marriott

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Iowa in the new Track and InterMat Rankings

New rankings by TrackWrestling and InterMat are out after the Conference and NCAA Qualifying Tournaments this weekend. The NCAA will release brackets to the National Tournament tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5 PM CST.  If the NCAA brackets look anything like these rankings, I will be very pleased.

The top three teams all remained the same in both rankings. Track had the total number of points for the team race reduced from both Iowa and Penn State. Track has Iowa in the lead by 39.5 points and InterMat by 53.5 points over #2 Penn State.  

Iowa had several wrestlers drop in the rankings but several went up.  Pat Lugo and Alex Marinelli are now ranked #1 by both Track and InterMat. Kaleb Young dropped the most by going from #6 to #18 by Track and #8 by InterMat. Young is eligible to receive an At-large bid to the the National Tournament after not placing at Big Tens. 

At-large bids will be announced by the NCAA at 2 PM CST today.

The anticipation for the NCAA National Tournament on March 19-21 continues to build.  What a great time of the year to be a wrestling fan.

 

TrackWrestling team rankings: March 10, 2020

  1. Iowa – 119.5 
  2. Penn State – 80
  3. Ohio State – 71
  4. Nebraska – 61.5

 

InterMat team rankings: March 10, 2020

  1. Iowa – 146
  2. Penn State – 92.5
  3. Ohio State – 78
  4. Nebraska – 60

 

Rankings by TrackWrestling/InterMat

125 Spencer Lee – 1/1

133 Austin DeSanto – 4/6

141 Max Murin – 8/7

149 Pat Lugo – 1/1

157 Kaleb Young – 18/-

165 Alex Marinelli – 1/1

174 Michael Kemerer – 2/2

184 Abe Assad – 9/10

197 Jacob Warner – 6/6

Hwt Tony Cassioppi – 3/3

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Spencer Lee named Wrestler of the Week

Spencer Lee has been named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week. Lee dominated the field in winning his first Big Ten title at 125 lbs. After a Quarterfinal pin and a tech fall in the Semifinals, Lee defeated Devin Schroder of Purdue by a 16-2 major decision.  Schroder was ranked #6 in the country.

Lee has been dominating his competition this year and looks to be getting better with each match. A true junior from Murrysville, Pennsylvania and two-time NCAA National champion, Lee is 18-0 with 4 pins, 9 tech falls, 3 major decisions, and a forfeit.

Lee was named as the Big Ten Wrestler of the Year on Sunday and looks to be the front-runner for the Hodge Trophy. 

Lee will look to defend his title at 125 lbs. at the NCAA National Championships on March 19-21.

Congratulations Spencer Lee for being named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week.   

 

Big Ten Championships:

Quarterfinals: #1 Spencer Lee (IA) over #17 Nic Augular (RU), Fall 2:53

Semifinals: #1 Spencer Lee (IA) over #22 Jack Medley (MICH) Tech Fall 19-3

Finals: #1 Spencer Lee (IA) over #6 Devin Schroder (PU) Maj Dec 16-2

 

Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week

November 19 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

November 25 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

December 2 – Tony Cassioppi.

December 9 – Jacob Warner

January 2 – Pat Lugo

January 14 – Alex Marinelli

January 21 – Abe Assad

January 28 – Austin DeSanto

February 4 – Michael Kemerer

February 11 – Kaleb Young and Zach Glazier

February 18 – Max Murin

February 25 – Pat Lugo

March 10 – Spencer Lee

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

A rundown of Big Tens

The Iowa Wrestling team captured their first outright Big Ten title since 2010.  I wanted to share a few thoughts about the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

For starters, what great wrestling to watch.  The overall depth and high quality wrestling that took place at Rutgers was very entertaining.  I was impressed and at times amazed at how good the wrestling was in several of the weights. The overall depth of the Big Ten continues to improve and I expect that trend to continue.

A quick rundown of the team:

125: Spence Lee is…Spencer Lee. There is really nothing else I can say.  I really, really liked the way that Lee opened up his matches by intentionally releasing his opponents to get another takedown.  That really opened up his matches and created scoring opportunities for him for back points as well. He is making a takedown against tough competition look easier than any wrestler that I have ever seen compete. Spencer Lee is still getting better. A lot better.

133: Austin DeSanto placed fourth in the toughest weight in the Big Ten Tournament.  The mix of quality and quantity at 133 lbs. in the Big Ten is amazing. DeSanto dropped two matches to two highly ranked wrestlers. I look for DeSanto to wrestle better at Nationals.

141: Max Murin dropped a close match with time running out in the Quarterfinals and dropped a match in the Consolation Semifinals. Murin has improved quite a bit from last year but still has to improve to make the stand at Nationals.  I definitely believe Max Murin has the skill set to have a good showing at Nationals.

149: Pat Lugo looked like what I had written about him last week.  The look of a confident senior that is on a mission. Lugo looked confident and smooth in winning his first Big Ten title.  His takedown in the finals was a new move that I have not seen out of him in a big match. It is great to see Lugo evolve and continue to improve.  Pat Lugo is the man to beat at 149 lbs.

157: Kaleb Young was 0-2 for the Big Tens and did not place.  That is rare for a #2 seed. Young is eligible for an at-large bid so he can still make it to Nationals.  The announcement will be made tomorrow. With a #6 ranking in the most recent D-I Coaches Ranking and a strong RPI ranking, I am hoping Young will get a bid to Nationals.

165: Alex Marinelli vs.Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State is always a great match to watch.  For the first time in four matches there was not a big six-point throw. Marinelli scored on a great double leg finish for a takedown in the last ten seconds of the match.  I am hoping these two meet in the NCAA Finals in two weeks.

174: Michael Kemerer vs. Mark Hall Part II was another entertaining match.  The points that Kemerer gave up in the danger zone was the difference in the match.  I did not like it but that is the rules. The takedown at the end of the match by Kemerer showed again that he can outlast Hall.  As with at 165, I am really hoping these two meet again in the NCAA Finals.

184: Abe Assad saw his first action since February 2 and placed fourth. Assad dropped a tough match in the Semifinals when he was unable to finish on several shots.  There isn’t a single thing that I saw out of Assad that cannot be fixed before Nationals. I really like his athleticism, strength, and desire to mix it up. Considering the long layoff and being a true freshman, Assad impressed me.  I believe the potential is there for Assad to have a real good showing at Nationals. 

197 Jacob Warner came in as the #3 seed and placed third.  The low point of the tournament was a loss in the Quarterfinals.  The bright spot was how Warner responded with solid wins. Warner looked the best of his career in the Consolation Finals. Should Warner take the momentum of what we saw on Sunday, he will be a real force at Nationals. 

Hwt: Tony Cassioppi wrestled to seed by placing third. Cassioppi looked good on Sunday and ended the tournament with a big pin over a quality opponent.  As I have been saying, Tony Cassioppi will score a lot of points for Iowa at Nationals.

Congratulations to Spencer Lee for being named as the Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. A much deserved honor as Lee has dominated his opponents all season in the very tough Big Ten. Also congratulations to Tom Brands for being named as the Big Ten Coach of the Year. Brands was also named for this honor in 2008, 2009, and 2010. 

The time between now and Nationals will fly by.  I have never seen a reaction on Social Media like I did yesterday and today from Iowa Wrestling fans. The Iowa Wrestling  Nation is excited.

 

Stats from Big Tens: 

This was the 36th Big Ten title in Iowa Wrestling history.  The most in the Big Ten.

157.5 was the most points scored by an Iowa team at Big Tens since 1995.

Three Big Ten champs is the most for an Iowa team since 2003.

All nine of the placewinners earned automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament.

Spencer Lee is the first Hawkeye named as Big Ten Wrestler of the Year since 2008. 

Tom Brands picked up his fourth Big Ten Coach of the Year award.

There were nine schools represented in the Big Ten Finals.

 

BIG TEN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Wrestler of the Year: Spencer Lee, IOWA

Coach of the Year: Tom Brands, IOWA

 

TEAM STANDINGS

  1. IOWA              157.5
  2. Nebraska         132
  3. Ohio State        112
  4. Penn State       107
  5. Purdue              83
  6. Northwestern  79.5
  7. Michigan           73
  8. Minnesota        63.4
  9. Wisconsin         62.5
  10. Michigan St     57    
  11. Illinois              49                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  12. Rutgers           25.5
  13. Indiana           14.5
  14. Maryland         0.0

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Reyna and Henson win state titles

Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits Bretli Reyna and Wyatt Henson captured state titles.  Reyna rolled through the competition with a tech fall, major decision, and fall on the way to the finals where he won by a tech fall for the 3A 145 lbs. title. This was the fourth Florida state title for Reyna.

Wyatt Henson won a stacked Pennsylvania 3A 138 lbs. division to win a state title.  In the finals, Henson defeated Sam Hillegas of North Hills by a 4-3 decision.   Henson defeated Hillegas, who is ranked #2 in the country at 138 lbs., last Saturday in Districts as well.      

Reyna is in the outstanding Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2020 and Henson is in the Class of 2021.

This marks the end of the High School season for incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits and what a great year it has been. My goal for coverage of our recruits is to inform and entertain wrestling fans that want to know what is coming up for the future of Iowa Wrestling.  With what I reported on this year I would say the future of Iowa Wrestling looks great.

I will now do my best to bring you results on how our incoming recruits do on the Freestyle circuit all the way through Junior Nationals in Fargo in July.

 

Bretli Reyna – Homestead, Florida (South Dade HS) 145 lbs.

At FHSAA State Championships (Kissimmee) – March 6-7

On TrackWrestling.

Champ. Round 1 – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) won by tech fall over Quinn White (North Port) (TF-1.5 4:00 (19-4))

Quarterfinal – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) won by major decision over Kenneth DeFord (Flagler Palm Coast) (MD 20-7)

Semifinal – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) won by fall over Parker Drake (Newsome) (Fall 3:18)

Finals – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) won by tech fall over Lukas Forehand (Wellington) (TF-1.5 5:21 (21-6))

 

Wyatt Henson – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 138 lbs.

At PIAA State Championships (Hersey) – March 6-8

On FloWrestling.

Rd of 16: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Steven Storm (PME) Dec 9-3

Quarterfinals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Chandler Ho (Dubois) Maj Dec 13-4

Semifinals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Evan Gleason (Bethlehem) Dec 3-1

Finals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Sam Hillegas (North Hills) Dec 4-3

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Big Ten Preview: Tony Cassioppi

The Big Ten has been home to the best Hwt wrestling in the country for years. The #1,2,3, and 6 rated wrestlers in the country are in the Big Ten.  That will make for quite a Big Ten Conference Tournament. I was a little bit surprised that Mason Paris of Michigan was the Pre-Seed #1.  I really thought that Gable Steveson of Minnesota would get the top seed. 

Should the Pre-Seeds hold up, Cassioppi will probably have Gary Traub of Ohio State in the Quarterfinals.  That would set up a big match in the Semifinals with Steveson of Minnesota. With a 16-2 record, the only losses on the season for Cassioppi is to Paris and Steveson. I look for Cassioppi to be wrestling his best of the season this weekend against some great competition.

The good news is that Cassioppi will not face any tougher competition at Nationals than he will at Big Tens. We will see the best of the best at Hwt this weekend at Big Tens.  

 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at Hwt – 7

 

Tony Cassioppi

Big Ten Championships Pre-Seed: #3

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: #3

Record: 16-2

Falls: 5

Tech Falls: 0

Major Decisions: 3

Decisions: 8

 

Hwt Big Tens Pre-Seeds

  1.   Mason Parris, MICH
  2.   Gable Steveson, MINN
  3.   Tony Cassioppi, IOWA
  4.   Trent Hilger, WIS
  5.   David Jensen, NEB
  6.   Gary Traub, OSU
  7.   Seth Nevillis, PSU
  8.   Thomas Penola, PUR
  9.   Luke Luffman, ILL
  10. Alex Esposito, RU
  11. Christian Rebottaro, MSU
  12. Jake Kleimola, IND
  13. Jack Heyob, NU
  14. Parker Robinson, MD

 

Hwt lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of Big Ten matches:

#3 Tony Cassioppi

Tony Cassioppi over #6 Trent Hilger (WI) Dec 3-2

Tony Cassioppi over #17 Thomas Penola (PUR) Fall 1:31 (Midlands)

Tony Cassioppi over #17 Thomas Penola (PUR) Fall 2:00

Tony Cassioppi over #15 Gary Taub (OSU) Dec 9-3

Tony Cassioppi over Seth Nevills (PSU) Dec 7-0

#1 Mason Paris (MI) over Tony Cassioppi Fall 4:31

Gable Steveson (MN) over Tony Cassioppi Dec 7-5

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Big Ten Preview: Jacob Warner

Jacob Warner enters Big Tens as the Pre-Seed #3 at 197 lbs. Should that Pre-Seed hold up this would be a very good draw for Warner.  This would have Warner matched up against Shakur Rasheed of Penn State in the Quarterfinals and possibly Eric Schultz of Nebraska in the Semifinals.  I could not ask for a better draw than that. Warner defeated Rasheed 4-2 and lost to Schultz 3-1 in Big Ten dual meets this season. I like Warner’s chances in those two matches at Big Tens.  I like his chances a lot.

Warner has developed at a consistent pace throughout the season.  His defense on the feet and having an advantage on the mat with being able to escape and ride has been a successful formula.  Warner has shown that he has very good leg attacks and is really tough to beat when he has the lead.

The whole key to Warner’s success at the Big Tens and Nationals will be the first takedown.  With a lead, Warner is very good when his opponent has to shoot in on him. He has also proven that he knows how to win close, low scoring matches.  

We will know how far Warner has come this year should he face #1 ranked Kollin Moore of Ohio State in the Big Ten finals.  They have not faced each other this season. I would have no problem with a Warner-Moore match in the finals of Big Tens and the NCAA National Tournament.  Depending on seeds at Nationals, there is a good chance that will happen.

We still have yet to see the best version of Jacob Warner.  I really believe the potential is there to win it all this year.

 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at 197 lbs. – 6

 

Jacob Warner

Big Ten Championships Pre-Seed: #3

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: #3

Record: 15-3

Falls: 0

Tech Falls: 0

Major Decisions: 5

Decisions: 10

 

197 lbs. Big Tens Pre-Seeds

  1.   Kollin Moore, OSU
  2.   Eric Schultz, NEB
  3.   Jacob Warner, IOWA
  4.   Christian Brunner, PUR
  5.   Lucas Davison, NU
  6.   Shakur Rasheed, PSU
  7.   Jordan Pagano, RU
  8.   Jackson Striggow, MICH
  9.   Jaron Smith, MD
  10. Hunter Ritter, MINN
  11. Matt Wroblewski, ILL
  12. Nick May, MSU
  13. Taylor Watkins, WIS
  14. Nick Willham, IND

 

197 lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of Big Ten matches:

#3 Jacob Warner

Jacob Warner over Taylor Watkins (WI) Dec 5-2

Jacob Warner over over Hunter Ritter (MN) Med forfeit

Jacob Warner over Nick Willham (IN) Dec 8-3

Jacob Warner over #4 Christan Brunner (PU) Dec 8-2

#6 Eric Schultz (NE) over Jacob Warner Dec 3-1

Jacob Warner over Shakur Rasheed (PSU) Dec 4-2

Jacob Warner over Nick May (MSU) Dec 5-2

Jacob Warner over #22 Jackson Striggow (MI) 4-1

Jacob Warner over Hunter Ritter (MN) Maj Dec 13-4

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Big Ten Preview: Abe Assad

The most open weight class in the Big Ten and in the entire country is 184 lbs.  I do not know if I have ever seen a more open weight heading into the tournament season. The unknown in this case will make 184 fun to watch. 

Abe Assad made a name for himself by placing second at Midlands in December as a true freshman. It was huge news when Assad burned his redshirt and took the mat at Indiana on January 10.  I will admit that I did not see that one coming. Assad looked very good right out of the gate with a win at Indiana and Purdue. It was the 6-4 decision over Taylor Venz of Nebraska who was ranked #5 in the country at the time that really got the Hawkeye fans excited. 

Assad has not competed due to an injury since a close loss at Michigan State to Cameron Caffey on February 2.  Should they meet in the Semifinals of Big Tens, I really like Assad’s chances. It is challenging to predict or forecast at this entire weight in the Big Ten.  I will go on what we all saw out of Assad in varsity action.      

There will be two wrestlers in the NCAA National Finals in a little over two weeks at 184 lbs. I would hate to try and predict who they may be because 184 is that wide open. What i do know is that Assad is one heck of a talented and tough wrestler who is still a bit of an unknown and that could be an advantage. At Big Tens and the NCAA National Tournament, Abe Assad will be the only wrestler at 184 lbs. that is an Iowa Hawkeye and there is a lot of value in that. Especially this year.

 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at 184 lbs. – 10

 

Abe Assad

Big Ten Championships Pre-Seed: #3

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: #4

Record: 19-5

Falls: 3

Tech Falls: 4

Major Decisions: 0

Decisions: 12

 

184 lbs. Big Tens Pre-Seeds

  1.   Aaron Brooks, PSU
  2.   Cameron Caffey, MSU
  3.   Abe Assad, IOWA
  4.   Taylor Venz, NEB
  5.   Billy Janzer, RU
  6.   Rocky Jordan, OSU
  7.   Zach Braunagel, ILL
  8.   Owen Webster, MINN
  9.   Johnny Sebastian, WIS
  10.  Jelani Embree, MICH
  11. Max Lyon, PUR
  12. Jack Jessen, NU
  13. Jake Hinz, IND
  14. Kyle Jasenski, MD

 

184 lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of Big Ten matches:

#4 Abe Assad

Abe Assad over Jake Hinz (IN) Tech Fall 17-2 (Midlands)

Abe Assad over #9 Zach Braunagel (IL) Fall 2:05 (Midlands)

Abe Assad over Jake Hinz (IN) Dec 9-6

Abe Assad over #28 Max Lyon (PUR) Dec 5-2

Abe Assad over #2 Taylor Ventz (NE) Dec 6-4

Abe Assad over #9 Rocky Jordan (OSU) 3-1

Aaron Brooks (PSU) over Abe Assad Dec 7-3

#17 Cameron Caffey (MSU) over Abe Assad Dec 3-2

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Big Ten Preview: Michael Kemerer

Michael Kemerer enters Big Tens ranked #1 in the country at yet another stacked weight in the Big Ten.  After placing second as a freshman and sixth two years ago as a sophomore at 157, Kemerer certainly looks like he is ready to take his first Big Ten title.

I would say there is a real good chance we will see Michael Kemerer- Mark Hall in the Big Ten Finals and the NCAA Finals at 174 lbs.  Kemerer won Round 1 in this instant classic matchup in the dual meet with an impressive 11-6 decision. I am expecting a very intense and entertaining match every time these two wrestle.   

With a 13-0 record with two pins, three tech falls, and three major decisions, Kemerer started the season out fast and has continued to improve and get stronger each week.  He looks to be peaked for the tournament season. Kemerer is so fun to watch and easy to cheer for.

 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at 174 lbs. – 9

 

Michael Kemerer

Big Ten Championships Pre-Seed: #1

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: Not ranked due to under 15 matches. #1 on every other ranking.

Record: 13-0

Falls: 2

Tech Falls: 3

Major Decisions: 3

Decisions: 5

 

174 lbs. Big Tens Pre-Seeds

  1.   Michael Kemerer, IOWA
  2.   Mark Hall, PSU
  3.   Dylan Lydy, PUR
  4.   Devin Skatzka, MINN
  5.   Mikey Labriola, NEB
  6.   Kaleb Romero, OSU
  7.   Joseph Gunther, ILL
  8.   Layne Malczewski, MSU
  9.   Tyler Morland, NU
  10. Willie Scott, RU
  11. Jared Krattiger, WIS
  12. Phillip Spadafora, MD
  13. Max Maylor, MICH
  14. NO ENTRY, IND

 

174 lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of Big Ten matches:

Michael Kemerer

Michael Kemerer over Jared Krattiger (WI) Fall 5:47

Michael Kemerer over #4 Dylan Lydy (PUR) 8-4

Michael Kemerer over #6 Mikey Labriola (NE) Dec 3-1

Michael Kemerer over #8 Kaleb Romero (OSU) Dec 7-1

Michael Kemerer over #1 Mark Hall (PSU) Dec 11-6

Michael Kemerer over #23 Layne Malczewski (MSU) Maj Dec 13-3

Michael Kemerer over Max Maylor (MI) Tech Fall 21-6

Michael Kemerer over Devin Skatzka (MN) Fall 2:52

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Big Ten Preview: Alex Marinelli

At the most we will have two more opportunities to watch Alex Marinelli and Vincenzo Joseph battle it out on the mat. I am hoping we see these two clash in the Big Ten and NCAA Finals. There will be a lot of very tough wrestling at 165 with the nationally ranked #1,2,4 and 5 competing for the Big Ten title.

This is the first time in his career that Marinelli is not entering the Big Tens undefeated. The last two years Marinelli was undefeated going into the Big Tens and placed sixth in 2018 and won a thrilling match over Joseph to win the Big Ten title last year.

If Pre-Seeds hold up, Marinelli will have Evan Wick of Wisconsin in the Semifinals.  That is always a close match but Marinelli has won them all. Whoever wins the 165 lbs. Big Ten title will certainly have earned it.

An interesting stat.  Marinelli has seven pins on the season but his last pin was against Purdue on January 12. The tough competition that Marinelli has faced recently will prepare him well for Big Tens and Nationals.

I like what I see out of Marinelli and I cannot wait to see his matches this weekend.

 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at 165 lbs. – 8

 

Alex Marinelli

Big Ten Championships Pre-Seed: #2

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: #2

Record: 17-1

Falls: 7

Tech Falls: 1

Major Decisions: 1

Decisions: 8

 

165 lbs. Big Tens Pre-Seeds

  1.   Vincenzo Joseph, PSU
  2.   Alex Marinelli, IOWA
  3.   Evan Wick, WIS
  4.   Isaiah White, NEB
  5.   Ethan Smith, OSU
  6.   Shayne Oster, NU
  7.   Dan Braunagel, ILL
  8.   Bailee O’Reilly, MINN
  9.   Drew Hughes, MSU
  10. Kyle Cochran, MD
  11. Brett Donner, RU
  12. Tyler Meisiner, MICH
  13. Tanner Webster, PUR
  14. Diego Lemley, IND

 

165 lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of Big Ten matches:

#2 Alex Marinelli

Alex Marinelli over #4 Evan Wick (WI) Dec 4-2

Alex Marinelli over #5 Isaiah White (NE) Dec 4-3

Alex Marinelli over #13 Ethan Smith (OSU)14-10

#1 Vincenzo Joseph (PSU) over Alex Marinelli 7-5

Alex Marinelli over #28 Drew Hughes (MSU) Maj Dec 18-6

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!