Hawkeye Duo Competes At All-Star Meet

Nov. 21, 2005

STILLWATER, OK – Hawkeye seniors Joe Johnston (157) and Paul Bradley (184) competed at the 40th annual NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps Monday night in Stillwater, OK. Both wrestlers lost close matches in the competition.

Johnston faced Illinois’ Alex Tirapelle in what was a rematch of the 2005 NCAA Championship quarterfinals. Johnston scored an escape in the second period, but Tirapelle tied the match at 1-1 with an escape of his own to start the third period. Tirapelle then scored a takedown with 1:15 left in the match. Johnston escaped to make the score 3-2, but could not score in the final minute. Tirapelle received a point for riding time to win, 4-2. Tirapelle is now 4-2 against Johnston in his career.

Senior Joe Johnston

Bradley lost to Illinois’ Pete Friedl, 4-3, in the first meeting between the two. Friedl scored a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Bradley scored an escape and a takedown late in the third period, but Friedl escaped with 30 seconds left for the 4-3 win.

Iowa will open the 2005-06 dual meet season Saturday at Arizona State. Match time is scheduled for 8 p.m. (CT) in Tempe, AZ. The Sun Devils are 3-1-0 on the season.

2005 NWCA All-Star Classic Results
Hwt. – Tervel Dlagney (Neb.-Kearney) dec. Josh Leadingfox (C. Oklahoma), 6-3
125 – Sam Hazewinkel (Oklahoma) dec. Nick Simmons (Michigan St.), 6-2
133 – Darrell Vasquez (Cal Poly) dec. Mack Reiter (Minnesota), 6-3
141 – Nate Gallick (Iowa St.) dec. Teyon Ware (Oklahoma), 3-1
149 – Eric Tannenbaum (Michigan) dec. Zack Esposito (Oklahoma St.), 7-3
157 – Alex Tirapelle (Illinois) dec. Joe Johnston (Iowa), 4-2
165 – Matt Nagel (Minnesota) dec. Johny Hendricks (Oklahoma St.), 5-3
174 – Jake Herbert (Northwestern) dec. Jacob Klein (Nebraska), 8-5
184 – Pete Friedl (Illinois) dec. Paul Bradley (Iowa), 4-3
197 – Jake Rosholt (Oklahoma St.) dec. Joel Flaggert (Oklahoma), 8-3
Hwt. – Kole Conrad (Minnesota) dec. Steven Mocco (Oklahoma St.), 4-1 TB-1

Attendance: 4,854