Hawkeyes Handle Purdue, 28-11

Jan. 27, 2006

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IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling defeated Purdue, 28-11 Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes improved their record to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten.

The match started at 125 pounds where Iowa’s Lucas Magnani defeated Brandon Tucker, 7-2. Daniel Dennis (133) suffered a technical fall against Purdue’s Chris Fleeger, but Alex Tsirtsis (141) regained the lead for Iowa with an 11-2 decision over Jason Cook.

Purdue’s Doug Withstandly gave second-ranked Ty Eustice (149) a tough match, but Eustice prevailed, 4-2. Joe Johnston followed with a 21-7 major decision and the Hawkeyes led, 14-5.

Junior Eric Luedke (165) increased Iowa’s lead after a fall against Purdue’s Dan Bedoy and Mark Perry (174) followed with Iowa’s second major decision of the night for the Hawkeyes.

Paul Bradley (184) could not get a takedown in the final period and was defeated by Ben Wissel, 5-3. Dan Erekson (197) took Purdue’s Nathan Moore to overtime, but was defeated with a takedown in the extra period. Ryan Fuller (Hwt) capped the match with Iowa’s third major decision over Aaron Keough.

Next up for Iowa is Indiana Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in Bloomington.

Iowa 28, Purdue 11
125 – Lucas Magnani (I) dec. Brandon Tucker (P), 7-2
133 – Chris Fleeger (P) tech. fall Daniel Dennis (I), 5:25
141 – Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. Jason Cook (P), 11-2
149 – Ty Eustice (I) dec. Doug Withstandly (P), 4-2
157 – Joe Johnston (I) maj. dec. Jake Murphy (P), 21-7
165 – Eric Luedke (I) pinned Dan Bedoy (P), 6:07
174 – Mark Perry (I) maj. dec. Nick Corpe (P), 24-5
184 – Ben Wissel (P) dec. Paul Bradley (I), 5-3
197 – Nathan Moore (P) dec. Dan Erekson (I), 10-8 (OT)
Hwt. – Ryan Fuller (I) maj. dec. Aaron Keough (P), 10-1