Iowa To Host Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2005

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Iowa (5-2) opens the 2004-05 Big Ten dual season, hosting Wisconsin (7-1-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Tickets for each of Iowa’s four remaining home duals and the 2005 Big Ten Championships are on sale at the University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office. Single-match tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth if purchased in advance and $10 for adults and $5 for youth if purchased at the door. All-session tickets for the Big Ten Championships are $35 for adults and $20 for youth.

Radio – Morrie Adams and four-time Hawkeye all-American Mark Ironside will call the action live on AM-800 KXIC. To listen to the broadcast online, go to the wrestling schedule page on Broadcasts using Real One Player softward are available using the College Sports Pass, which can be purchased for $6.95 per month or $49.95 per year.

The University of Iowa will host the 2005 Big Ten Wrestling Championships March 5-6 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Contact Traci Wagner at 319/335-9411 or to request a credential.

HEAD COACH Jim Zalesky
Jim Zalesky is in his eighth season as head coach at the University of Iowa. He has a school and career record of 111-24 (.820). Named National Coach of the Year in 1998 and 1999, and Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2000, he has led the Hawkeyes to three NCAA (1998-00) and three Big Ten titles (1998, 2000, 2004). Zalesky has coached 10 NCAA Champions, 20 Big Ten Champions and 36 all-Americans at Iowa. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in June 2004, the University of Iowa Letterman’s Club Hall of Fame and the Iowa High School Athletic Association Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994.

A three-time national champion and one of Iowa’s 15 four-time all-Americans, Zalesky was an assistant coach and head recruiter at Iowa under Dan Gable for seven seasons (1991-97). He was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the N.W.C.A. in 1992 and 1997. Undefeated as a junior and senior, Zalesky ended his career on an 89-match winning streak.

Wisconsin is 7-1-1 with wins over Wisconsin-Oshkosh (46-6), Northern Iowa (20-14), Northern Illinois (27-12), Tennessee-Chattanooga (23-12), Kent State (29-12), Cal State Fullerton (25-9) and Brown (24-9), a loss to Illinois (25-12) and a tie with Nebraska (19-19). Head Coach Barry Davis is 109-86-7 in 12 seasons at Wisconsin. The 1985 Big Ten Athlete of the Year, Davis was a four-time all-American, four-time Big Ten Champion and three-time NCAA Champion at 118 and 126 pounds for Iowa (1981-85). A two-time Olympian, Davis still holds Hawkeye records for most wins in a season (46) and a career (162).

The Badgers return seven NCAA qualifiers, and are led by defending Big Ten Champion and junior Tom Clum (125), junior Ryan Flaherty (197), sophomore Tyler Turner (157), freshman Craig Henning (149). Turner is undefeated (9-0) in dual competition, while Clum is 8-1.

? Iowa Head Coach Jim Zalesky and Wisconsin Head Coach Barry Davis wrestled together at Iowa from 1981-84. During those four years, Iowa posted a 70-3-1 dual mark and won four Big Ten and NCAA team titles.
? Wisconsin Head Coach Barry Davis is from Cedar Rapids, IA. Davis’ wife is the former Nan Doak, who was the 1985 10,000-meter NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa. She was a five-time all-American in track and three-time all-American in cross country for the Hawkeyes, winning three Big Ten titles. She still holds school records in the outdoor 5,000 meters and the cross country 5,000 meters. She is from Hedrick, IA.
? Iowa Assistant Coach Tim Hartung is from Durand, WI.
? Iowa Assistant Coach Troy Steiner served as an assistant coach under Barry Davis on the Wisconsin staff from 1997-2001. He also owned and operated the ADVANCE School of Wrestling in Madison from 2001-04.
? Wisconsin Assistant Coach Bart Chelesvig was a three-time all-American at 167 and 177 pounds for Iowa (1988-92). He is from Webster City, IA.

Iowa defeated Wisconsin, 24-9, February 13, 2004, in Madison, WI. The Hawkeyes won seven matches, including three by major decision. Hawkeye senior Cliff Moore started the meet with his ninth consecutive win, scoring a 15-5 major decision over Tyler Laudon at 141 pounds, improving to 22-2 overall and 12-1 in dual competition. Iowa sophomore Ty Eustice followed up with a 10-2 major decision over Tony Turner at 149. Wisconsin’s Tyler Turner put the Badgers on the board with his 3-2 win over Joe Johnston at 157 in the tiebreak period. Hawkeye redshirt freshman Cole Pape recorded his first major decision in dual competition with a 12-4 win over Kelly Flaherty at 165. Iowa senior Tyler Nixt scored a 6-1 decision over Ralph DeNisco at 174, improving to 26-1 overall and 12-1 in dual competition. Wisconsin struck again at 184 with Brady Reinke scoring a 6-4 decision over Paul Bradley in sudden victory. Iowa scored decisions at the next three weights, starting with senior Ryan Fulsaas’ 13-6 win over Ryan Flaherty at 197. Redshirt freshman Ryan Fuller followed up with a 4-1 victory over Jareck Horton at heavyweight. Iowa senior Luke Eustice came from behind to defeat Tom Clum, 7-5 in sudden victory at 125. Eustice trailed 5-3 in the third period, but recorded a takedown in the last minute of regulation to force the match to sudden victory. He then scored a takedown with three seconds left in sudden victory for the win. Following are the meet results:

Iowa 24, Wisconsin 9
141 Cliff Moore (I) maj. dec. Tyler Laudon (W), 15-5
149 Ty Eustice (I) maj. dec. Tony Turner (W), 10-2
157 Tyler Turner (W) dec. Joe Johnston (I), 3-2 tb
165 Cole Pape (I) maj. dec. Kelly Flaherty (W), 12-4
174 Tyler Nixt (I) dec. Ralph DeNisco (W), 6-1
184 Brady Reinke (W) dec. Paul Bradley (I), 6-4 sv
197 Ryan Fulsaas (I) dec. Ryan Flaherty (W), 13-6
Hwt. Ryan Fuller (I) dec. Jareck Horton (W), 4-1
125 Luke Eustice (I) dec. Tom Clum (W), 7-5 sv
133 Ed Gutnik (W) dec. Trent Goodale (I), 11-5

Iowa leads the series, 68-7-3, and hold a 35-3-1 advantage in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes have won the last 30 meetings. Iowa’s last win in the series was 24-9 on February 13, 2004 in Madison. Wisconsin’s last win in the series was a 18-12 victory in Iowa City in 1966.

Following are the career results of potential Iowa-Wisconsin matchups:

157 Joe Johnston (I) is 0-1 vs. Tyler Turner (W)
Turner dec. Johnston, 3-2 TB at 2004 Iowa vs. Wisconsin dual
184 Paul Bradley (I) is 0-1 vs. Brady Reinke (W)
Reinke dec. Bradley, 6-4 SV at 2004 Iowa vs. Wisconsin dual

KXIC Radio (AM-800) will air nine Hawk Talk with Jim Zalesky radio shows this season. The show will be live from LaCasa Mexican Restaurant in Iowa City from 6-7 p.m. Here are the show dates: January 18, 25; February 1, 15; March 1, 15

Iowa wrestler Mario Galanakis was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week January 12. Galanakis, a junior from Greenfield, IA, wrestles at 133 pounds. He was honored for upsetting two ranked opponents and recording three wins when Iowa defeated Virginia Tech (38-0), Fresno State (30-7) and Cal-Davis (26-9). Galanakis dominated sixth-ranked David Hoffman of Virginia Tech, 8-4, scoring three takedowns, an escape and a riding time point while holding Hoffman to four escapes. He then defeated Fresno State’s Joe Mavins, 7-0, before beating top-20 ranked Derek Moore of Cal-Davis, 5-4.

Carver-Hawkeye Arena has been the home for Iowa wrestling since 1983. The Hawkeyes have a record of 143-11 (.928) in the arena, which includes a record 10 victories during the 1986 season. Iowa has recorded 16 undefeated seasons in the arena, with the most recent (8-0) occurring in 2002-03. The dual wrestling attendance record for Carver-Hawkeye Arena is 15,291, which was set when Iowa defeated Iowa State on February 22, 1992. The arena seats 15,500 for a dual wrestling meet. The Hawkeyes are scheduled to host the 2005 Big Ten Championships in Carver-Hawkeye.

The Hawkeye wrestling team lost a 26-12 dual at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, OK. It was the top-ranked Cowboy’s fifth-straight dual win over Iowa, as they improved to 8-0 this season. Iowa fell to 5-2 in dual competition. The Hawkeyes recorded wins in three matches, including a pin by junior Joe Johnston at 157, but it was not enough to hold off the defending NCAA champions.

Hawkeye freshman Charlie Falck put Iowa on the scoreboard with a 5-3 decision over freshman Coleman Scott at 125 pounds. Falck scored a takedown and nearfall points as time expired in the match to pick up his fourth dual victory of the season. Oklahoma State built a 10-3 team lead on freshman Nathan Morgan’s 12-3 major decision over Hawkeye junior Mario Galanakis at 133, senior Ronnie Delk’s 3-2 decision over Iowa freshman Alex Tsirtsis at 141 and top-ranked Zack Esposito’s 2-1 win in the first tiebreak period over Iowa junior Ty Eustice at 149. Johnston’s pin over junior Kevin Ward at 157 pulled the Hawkeyes to within one team point, but Oklahoma State scored wins in four of the final five weight classes to seal the team victory. Cowboy junior Johny Hendricks spoiled Hawkeye redshirt freshman and Stillwater, OK, native Mark Perry’s homecoming, scoring a 3-1 win at 165. Perry is the nephew of Oklahoma State Head Coach John Smith. Top-ranked Chris Pendleton proved to be too much for Hawkeye freshman Luke Lofthouse at 174, scoring a pin in 1:31. Iowa senior Paul Bradley scored a 6-4 win at 184 over Clay Kehrer, but that would be the last team points for the Hawkeyes as top-ranked Jake Rosholt scored a 21-6 technical fall in 6:28 over Iowa junior Adam Fellers at 197 and top-ranked Steven Mocco recorded a 4-0 decision over Hawkeye freshman Matt Fields at heavyweight. One team point was deducted from Oklahoma State because of unsportsmanlike conduct from Mocco. Here are the match-by-match results:

Oklahoma State 26, Iowa 12
125 Charlie Falck (I) dec. Coleman Scott (O), 5-3
133 Nathan Morgan (O) m. dec. Mario Galanakis (I), 12-3
141 Ronnie Delk (O) dec. Alex Tsirtsis (I), 3-2
149 Zack Esposito (O) dec. Ty Eustice (I), 2-1 TB-1
157 Joe Johnston (I) pinned Kevin Ward (O), 6:57
165 Johny Hendricks (O) dec. Mark Perry (I), 3-1
174 Chris Pendleton (O) pinned Luke Lofthouse (I), 1:31
184 Paul Bradley (I) dec. Clay Kehrer (OSU), 6-4
197 Jake Rosholt (O) t. fall Adam Fellers (I), 21-6 in 6:28
Hwt. Steven Mocco (O) dec. Matt Fields (I), 4-0*

* — One team point was deducted from Oklahoma State after the heavyweight match due to Mocco’s unsportsmanlike conduct.

Iowa’s overall dual meet record is 779-199-30 (.780) in 93 seasons. The Hawkeyes have won 20 national titles, including nine of the last 14, and 31 Big Ten titles. Iowa’s 47 NCAA Champions have won a total of 73 NCAA individual titles, crowning six three-time and 13 two-time champions. The Hawkeyes’ 99 Big Ten Champions have won a total of 180 conference individual titles. There have been seven four-time, 18 three-time and 24 two-time Iowa winners. Iowa’s 124 all-Americans have earned all-America status 254 times, including 16 four-time, 27 three-time and 28 two-time honorees.

The Hawkeye wrestling staff of Jim Zalesky, Troy Steiner, Tim Hartung, Cliff Moore and Mike Zadick earned a total of seven NCAA titles, 12 Big Ten titles and 17 all-America honors. Their combined college career wrestling record is 619-88-1 (.875), including four undefeated seasons.

The Johnson County I-Club will host a University of Iowa Wrestling Luncheon Friday, February 11 at 11:45 a.m. at the First Avenue Club in Iowa City. Head Coach Jim Zalesky will be the featured speaker. Call the Iowa wrestling office at 319/335-9405 for tickets or more information.

The 75th NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be held March 17-19 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, MO. This will be the first time in tournament history that the meet will be held in the same venue back-to-back years. All-session tickets are $100 and are available at 877/722-1604 or