Cowboys Drop Hawkeyes, 30-10

Jan. 11, 2004

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IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa wrestling team lost a 30-10 decision to top-ranked Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. The Cowboys snapped Iowa’s 10-match winning streak in Carver-Hawkeye and handed the Hawkeyes their 10th arena loss in school history. The Hawkeyes fall to 5-2 with the loss, while Oklahoma State improves to 8-1.

Bright spots for the Hawkeyes were wins by sophomore Joe Johnston (157) and seniors Luke Eustice (125) and Cliff Moore (133). Johnston scored a 5-3 decision over Oklahoma State’s Johny Hendricks at 157 pounds. Luke Eustice picked up Iowa’s second win of the day with his 10-4 win over Cowboy Cody Stites at 125. Moore closed out the dual with an 18-7 major decision over Oklahoma State’s Ronnie Delk at 141.

Iowa will host Northwestern in its 2003-04 Big Ten dual opener Saturday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Match time is 7 p.m.

Oklahoma State 30, Iowa 10
149 Zack Esposito (OSU) dec. Ty Eustice (I), 4-1
157 Joe Johnston (I) dec. Johny Hendricks (OSU), 5-3
165 Tyrone Lewis (OSU) pinned Mark Mueller (I), 1:17
174 Chris Pendleton (OSU) dec. Tyler Nixt (I), 8-5
184 Jake Rosholt (OSU) dec. Paul Bradley (I), 11-4
197 Rusty Blackmon (OSU) pinned Ryan Fulsaas (I), 1:24
Hwt. Will Gruenwald (OSU) dec. Ryan Fuller (I), 7-3
125 Luke Eustice (I) dec. Cody Stites (OSU), 10-4
133 Johnny Thompson (OSU) pinned Trent Goodale (I), 4:14
141 Cliff Moore (I) maj. dec. Ronnie Delk (OSU), 18-7