Hawkeyes Advance Four To Semifinals

March 5, 2005

IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa wrestling team advanced four wrestlers to tonight’s semifinals at the 2005 Big Ten Championships in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes are in fifth place with 47.0 points after today’s first session. Illinois leads the team standings with 56.5. The team race is tight as only 3.5 points separate first from fourth place in the team standings.

Hawkeye juniors Mario Galanakis (133), Ty Eustice (149) and Joe Johnston (157) and redshirt freshman Mark Perry (165) have all advanced to tonight’s semifinals. Still competing in the consolation bracket for Iowa are juniors Paul Bradley (184) and Adam Fellers (197) and freshmen Charlie Falck (125), Alex Tsirtsis (141), Luke Lofthouse (174) and Matt Fields (Hwt.)

Saturday night’s session will feature the championships semifinals and two rounds of consolation matches. Wrestling will being at 6 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets for tonight’s session ($15 for adults, $8 for youth) are available at the Iowa Athletic Ticket Office.

TEAM STANDINGS (After Session I)
Place Team Points
1. Illinois 56.5
2. Minnesota 55.0
3. Michigan 54.0
4. Indiana 52.0
5. Iowa 47.0
6. Michigan State 36.5
7. Northwestern 34.5
8. Wisconsin 29.0
9. Purdue 23.0
10. Penn State 15.0
11. Ohio State 9.0

125 Kyle Ott (IL) tech. fall Charlie Falck (I), 18-3, 7:00
133 Mario Galanakis (I) dec. T.J. Enright (OSU), 2-0
141 Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. Jason Johnstone (OSU), 4-2
141 Mike Simpson (IN) dec. Tsirtsis (I), 3-1
149 Ty Eustice (I) maj. dec. Isaac Knable (IN), 21-7
157 Joe Johnston (I) dec. Tyler Turner (W), 7-3
165 Mark Perry (I) pinned Jarrad Turner (PSU), 2:42
165 Perry (I) won by forfeit
174 Jake Herbert (NW) tech. fall Luke Lofthouse (I), 16-1, 4:37
184 Ben Wissel (PUR) dec. Paul Bradley (I), 3-1
197 Adam Fellers (I) dec. Willie Breyer (M), 3-2
197 Matt Delguyd (NW) dec. Fellers (I), 5-3
Hwt. Matt Fields (I) maj. dec. Lee Kraemer (W), 11-3
Hwt. Dustin Fox (NW) dec. Fields (I), 3-2