Hawkeyes Defeat Ohio State, 25-12

Feb. 16, 2007



The Hawkeye wrestlers won seven bouts to defeat Ohio State, 25-12, Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. A crowd of 4,587 saw Iowa improve to 14-4 (5-2 in the Big Ten) with the win. Ohio State fell to 8-6 (4-3 in the Big Ten). A tape-delayed broadcast of the match will air Monday at 8 p.m. (CST) on College Sports Television (CSTV).

Hawkeye sophomore Charlie Falck (125) extended his winning streak to nine in the opening match with a 15-9 decision over Ohio State’s Will Livingston. Falck is now 7-0 in Big Ten duals. Senior Lucas Magnani filled in for an injured Mario Galanakis at 133, scoring a 2-1 decision over Buckeye T.J. Enright. Junior Alex Tsirtsis scored his 20th season victory blanking J Jaggers, 5-0, at 141. The Buckeyes scored their first team points at 149 when Lance Palmer defeated senior Alex Grunder, 8-5. Hawkeye redshirt freshman Ryan Morningstar took Iowa into the intermission with a 6-1 decision over Jason Johnstone at 157.

The Hawkeyes won three of the last five bouts, scoring team bonus points in each. Junior Mark Perry kicked off the trend with an 11-2 major decision over Chris Vondruska at 165. Senior Eric Luedke followed up at 174 with a match-ending 20-2 technical fall in 6:21 over Tommy Priestly. The Buckeyes scored a decision at 184 and a pin at 197, but the damage was already done. Iowa junior Matt Fields ended the dual with a 20-7 major decision over Corey Morrison at heavyweight. It was the first time Fields scored 20 points in a dual meet this season.

Iowa will close out the 2006-07 dual meet season Sunday, hosting top-ranking Minnesota (19-1, 7-0 Big Ten) at 6 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Golden Gophers defeated Wisconsin (28-12) Friday night in Madison, and bring a 19-match winning streak to Iowa City. The Iowa-Minnesota match will be aired live on Iowa Public Television (IPTV). Hawkeye fans are encouraged to wear black as part of a Black Out promotion. Iowa will also honor its fans and seniors with appreciation nights against the Golden Gophers.

Iowa 25, Ohio State 12
125 – Charlie Falck (I) dec. Will Livingston (OSU), 15-9
133 – Lucas Magnani (I) dec. T.J. Enright (OSU), 2-1
141 – Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. J Jaggers (OSU), 5-0
149 – Lance Palmer (OSU) dec. Alex Grunder (I), 8-5
157 – Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Jason Johnstone (OSU), 6-1
165 – Mark Perry (I) maj. dec. Chris Vondruska (OSU), 11-2
174 – Eric Luedke (I) tech. fall Tommy Priestly (OSU), 20-2 in 6:21
184 – Mike Pucillo (OSU) dec. Phillip Keddy (I), 9-4
197 – J.D. Bergman (OSU) pinned Jordan McLaughlin (I), 1:15
Hwt. – Matt Fields (I) maj. dec. Corey Morrison (OSU), 20-7