Michigan Defeats Iowa, 20-16

Jan. 23, 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Iowa wrestling team lost a close 20-16 decision to Michigan Friday night in Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, MI. Michigan improves to 11-2, 1-0 in the Big Ten, while Iowa falls to 6-3, 1-1 in the Big Ten.

Hawkeye senior Luke Eustice opened the dual with a dominating 13-3 major decision over Mark Moos at 125, collecting his 75th career victory. Eustice and Moos are scheduled for a rematch at the NWCA All-Star dual Feb. 2 in Cedar Falls, IA. At 133, Foley Dowd put Michigan on the scoreboard with a 22-6 technical fall over Trent Goodale. Hawkeye senior Cliff Moore scored at takedown in sudden victory to win a 5-3 decision over Clark Forward at 141 to make the team score 7-5. Michigan won the next three weights with two decisions and a pin, stretching the team score to 17-7. The Hawkeyes pulled within one team point on wins by Tyler Nixt (6-5) at 174, Paul Bradley (6-2) at 184 and Ryan Fulsaas (5-3) at 197, but Michigan’s Greg Wagner sealed the team victory with a 4-1 decision over redshirt freshman Ryan Fuller at heavyweight.

The Hawkeyes will face Purdue (14-2, 0-0 in the Big Ten) Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Mishawaka High School Gymnasium in Mishawaka, IN.

Michigan 20, Iowa 16
125 Luke Eustice (I) maj. dec. Mark Moos (M), 13-3
133 Foley Dowd (M) tech. fall Trent Goodale (I), 22-6 in 3rd period
141 Cliff Moore (I) dec. Clark Forward (M), 5-3 sv
149 Ryan Churella (M) dec. Ty Eustice (I), 4-3 4tb
157 Ryan Bertin (M) dec. Joe Johnston (I), 13-9
165 Pat Owen (M) pinned Cole Pape (I), 0:47
174 Tyler Nixt (I) dec. Nick Roy (M), 6-5
184 Paul Bradley (I) dec. Joshua Weitzel (M), 6-2
197 Ryan Fulsaas (I) dec. Chase Verdoorn (M), 5-3
Hwt. Greg Wagner (M) dec. Ryan Fuller (I), 4-1