Hawkeyes Defeat Embry-Riddle, 41-6

Nov. 30, 2003

PRESCOTT, AZ – The University of Iowa wrestling team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 41-6 win over Embry-Riddle Sunday night in Prescott, AZ. The Hawkeyes won nine of 10 matches, and scored team bonus points in six of those matches. It was the ninth-straight win for Iowa, and its seventh-straight victory on the road.

Redshirt freshman Todd Meneely (133), senior Cliff Moore (141), sophomore Joe Johnston (157) each won by match-ending technical falls, while senior Tyler Nixt (174) and sophomore Paul Bradley pinned their Embry-Riddle opponents. Iowa’s lone loss on the night was an injury default at 125 pounds. Hawkeye senior 125-pounder Luke Eustice did not make the trip due to illness, and sophomore Matt Morkel suffered an injury while filling in for Eustice at Arizona State earlier in the day and could not compete.

The Hawkeyes will head back on the road to face undefeated Iowa State (6-0) Dec. 7 in Ames, IA. The dual will be held at 2 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa will be trying for its 31st consecutive win over the Cyclones, and Head Coach Jim Zalesky will be going for his 100th career coaching victory.

Iowa 41, Embry-Riddle 6
133 Todd Meneely (I) tech. fall Marcel Suehiro (ER), 20-5 in 3rd period
141 Cliff Moore (I) tech. fall Adalberto Villaescusa (ER), 23-8 in 6:16
149 Ty Eustice (I) dec. Tyler Moran (ER), 4-3
157 Joe Johnston (I) tech. fall Morgan Scott (ER), 22-7 in 5:16
165 Cole Pape (I) won by forfeit
174 Tyler Nixt (I) pinned David Rivera (ER), 5:18
184 Paul Bradley (I) pinned Joffre Lander (ER), 4:56
197 Ryan Fulsaas (I) dec. Robert Charlton (ER), 15-8
Hwt. Ryan Fuller (I) dec. Robert McConkie (ER), 8-3
125 Richard Byrd (ER) won by injury default over Matt Morkel (I)