Jan. 30, 2004
IOWA CITY, IA –
The University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Penn State, 23-11, Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won seven matches, including two by major decision, while Penn State won three, one of which scored team bonus points. The Hawkeyes improve to 8-3, 3-1 in the Big Ten, while the Nittany Lions fall to 8-4, 1-2 in the conference.
Hawkeye senior Luke Eustice started the meet off at 125 pounds with a 10-6 decision over Penn State’s Adam Smith, improving to 17-1 overall and 9-0 in dual competition. Josh Moore put Penn State on the board at 133 with his 15-0 technical fall over Hawkeye Trent Goodale. Iowa rolled through the next five weights, including senior Cliff Moore’s 12-4 major decision at 141 pounds. Moore improved to 20-2 overall and 10-1 in duals with the win. Sophomore Ty Eustice also collected his 45th career win at 149. Penn State’s Eric Bradley slowed the Hawkeye momentum with a 6-4 win over Paul Bradley at 184, but Hawkeye senior Ryan Fulsaas sealed Iowa’s team win with a 13-4 major decision at 197. Hawkeye redshirt freshman Ryan Fuller posted a solid effort at heavyweight, dropping a 6-1 decision to top-ranked Pat Cummins of Penn State.
Iowa will face Michigan State (1-6, 0-2 in the Big Ten) Sunday at 1 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are available from the University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-IA-HAWKS or 319-335-9327.
Iowa 23, Penn State 11
125 Luke Eustice (I) dec. Adam Smith (PSU), 10-6
133 Josh Moore (PSU) tech. fall Trent Goodale (I), 15-0
141 Cliff Moore (I) maj. dec. DeWitt Driscoll (PSU), 12-4
149 Ty Eustice (I) dec. Matthew Storniolo (PSU), 5-2
157 Joe Johnston (I) dec. James Woodall (PSU), 12-10
165 Mark Mueller (I) dec. Jeremy Hart (PSU), 5-3
174 Tyler Nixt (I) dec. Rich Brooks (PSU), 9-4
184 Eric Bradley (PSU) dec. Paul Bradley (I), 6-4
197 Ryan Fulsaas (I) maj. dec. Joel Edwards (PSU), 13-4
Hwt. Pat Cummins (PSU) dec. Ryan Fuller (I), 6-1