Wrestlers Down Ohio State, 30-6

Feb. 5, 2005

COLUMBUS, OH – The University of Iowa wrestling team recorded wins at eight weight classes to defeat Ohio State, 30-6, Saturday night in Columbus, OH. It was Iowa’s 30th straight win over the Buckeyes. The Hawkeyes improve to 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten, while Ohio State falls to 7-9, 0-5.

Hawkeye junior Paul Bradley started the dual off by recording his first Big Ten dual win of the season with a 13-5 major decision over Alex Picazo at 184 pounds. Ohio State put its first points on the board with J.D. Bergman’s 6-3 decision over junior Adam Fellers at 197. Iowa responded by rolling off seven straight wins, starting with freshman heavyweight Matt Fields’ 6-4 decision over Kirk Nail to improve to 18-5 on the season. Freshman Charlie Falck followed up with a 10-0 shut out of Nathan Costello at 125. Hawkeye juniors Mario Galanakis (133) and Ty Eustice (149) and freshman Alex Tsirtsis (141) scored decisions to give Iowa a 20-3 lead. Eustice improved to 19-3 with the win. Hawkeye junior Joe Johnston recorded a 21-6 technical fall over Steve Wolery at 157 to improve to 18-4. Iowa redshirt freshman Mark Perry recorded his third pin in as many duals, decking Zach Craiglow in 3:42. Perry is 18-2 and leads Iowa with 44 team points scored in dual competition. Ohio State ended the dual with its second decision of the night as Nate Augustson defeated Luke Lofthouse, 10-6, at 174.

Iowa will wrestle the remainder of the 2004-05 dual season at home, starting with Minnesota on Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m. The dual will be televised live on Iowa Public Television. The Hawkeyes will also host Michigan on February 13 at 6 p.m. and Indiana on February 20 at 2 p.m. After the dual season is complete, Iowa will host the 2005 Big Ten Championships, March 5-6, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa 30, Ohio State 6
184 Paul Bradley (I) maj. dec. Alex Picazo (O), 13-5
197 J.D. Bergman (O) dec. Adam Fellers (I), 6-3
Hwt. Matt Fields (I) dec. Kirk Nail (O), 6-4
125 Charlie Falck (I) maj. dec. Nathan Costello (O), 10-0
133 Mario Galanakis (I) dec. T.J. Enright (O), 7-4
141 Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. Jason Johnstone (O), 3-0
149 Ty Eustice (I) dec. Steve Wolery (O), 9-4
157 Joe Johnston (I) tech. fall Keegan Mueller (O), 21-6
165 Mark Perry (I) pinned Zach Craiglow (O), 3:42
174 Nate Augustson (O) dec. Luke Lofthouse (I), 10-6