Hawkeyes Defeat Arizona State, 24-17

Nov. 30, 2003

TEMPE, AZ – The University of Iowa wrestling team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 24-17 win over Arizona State Sunday in Tempe, AZ. The Hawkeyes won five of the 10 matches to extend their overall dual match winning streak to eight, and hand the Sun Devils their first loss of the season.

The Hawkeyes jumped out to a 15-0 lead on pins by redshirt freshman Todd Meneely (133) and senior Cliff Moore (141), and a decision by sophomore Ty Eustice (149). Arizona State’s Brian Stith put the Sun Devils on the board with his 9-7 sudden victory win over Iowa sophomore Joe Johnston at 157. The Hawkeyes struck back with a decision from sophomore Cole Pape at 165, and a pin from senior Tyler Nixt at 174. Nixt fought off his back at the start of the match and came back from a 5-2 deficit to improve to 13-0 on the season. Meneely and Moore are also undefeated for the Hawkeyes, at 2-0 and 8-0, respectively. The Sun Devils took the remaining four matches to make the final score 24-17. Iowa senior 125-pounder Luke Eustice did not make the trip due to illness.

The Hawkeyes will face Embry-Riddle tonight at 8 p.m. (CT) in Prescott, AZ.

Iowa 24, Arizona State 17
133 Todd Meneely (I) pinned Curtis Ray (ASU), 5:38
141 Cliff Moore (I) pinned Jeremy Mendoza (ASU), 6:40
149 Ty Eustice (I) dec. Patrick Williams (ASU), 2-1
157 Brian Stith (ASU) dec. Joe Johnston (I), 9-7 sv
165 Cole Pape (I) dec. James Terry (ASU), 10-5
174 Tyler Nixt (I) pinned Ron Renzi (ASU), 4:15
184 Nick Frost (ASU) dec. Paul Bradley (I), 4-1
197 Ryan Bader (ASU) dec. Ryan Fulsaas (I), 4-2
Hwt. Cain Velasquez (ASU) dec. Ryan Fuller (I), 6-1
125 Christian Staylor (ASU) tech. fall Matt Morkel (I), 16-0 in 4:18