Hawkeyes Take Down Hoosiers, 30-12

Jan. 29, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The University of Iowa wrestling team defeated the Indiana Hoosiers, 30-12, today at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Iowa (9-4 overall, 3-1 in the Big Ten) won seven of ten matches and picked up a pair of falls in the win over Indiana (11-2, 2-2).

Things started rough for the Hawkeyes, who dropped the first two matches to fall into an 8-0 hole. Defending NCAA Champion and top-ranked Joe Dubuque opened the dual with a major decision over Lucas Magnani, then Andrae Hernandez blanked freshman Daniel Dennis, 11-0, at 133 pounds.

The tide quickly turned in favor of the Hawkeyes, who won the next six matches to put the dual away. Sophomore 141-pounder Alex Tsirtsis kicked off the run by pinning Nick Spatola at 6:21. It was Tsirtsis’s first fall of the season. Senor Ty Eustice picked up a win via disqualification at 149 pounds, followed by a 6-3 decision win by Joe Johnston at 157 pounds.

Eric Luedke recorded an 8-4 win over Max Dean at 165 pounds, followed by Mark Perry’s second pin of the year and a 9-3 win from 184-pounder Paul Bradley. Freshman Dan Erekson dropped an 11-2 major decision to Brady Richardson, but Ryan Fuller ended the dual with a 4-2 win over Dave Harman.

Iowa returns to action Friday when it hosts Penn State at 7 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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