Nov. 27, 2007
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The Iowa wrestlers will compete at the UNI Open Sunday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, IA. Competition is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for youth (ages 3-18) and may be purchased from the UNI Athletic Ticket Office or calling (319) 273-4849.
2006 UNI OPEN REVIEW
Iowa crowned three champions and tallied eight placewinners at the 2006 UNI Open in Cedar Falls. Billy Murphy (133), Brent Metcalf (149) and Jay Borschel (174) each won individual titles, while Daniel Dennis (133) and Dan LeClere (141) placed second. Iowa’s other placewinners were Lucas Magnani (125-4th), Joe Slaton (133-4th) and Jake Kerr (165-6th). All of Iowa’s placwinners except Magnani were competing unattached.
HAWKEYES GO 4-0 AT ST. EDWARD DUALS
The Hawkeyes opened the 2007-08 dual season with four wins at the St. Edward duals in Lakewood, OH, Saturday. The Hawkeyes beat Findlay (40-3), Iowa Central (50-0), Old Dominion (28-13) and North Carolina State (37-9) to start the season 4-0. The last time Iowa shut out an opponent or scored 50 points was last season vs. Coe (50-0).
Five Hawkeyes went undefeated on the day. Sophomores Joe Slaton (133) and Jay Borschel (174/184) each recorded two technical falls, one pin and one major decision in their collegiate debut with the Hawkeyes. Senior Matt Fields (Hwt.) and junior Charlie Falck (125) each scored one pin, one technical fall, one major decision and one decision. Sophomore Phillip Keddy (184/197) recorded four decisions at the event.
PERRY AIMS FOR RECORDS BOOK
Senior Mark Perry needs 12 pins to break into the Iowa records book for career pins. The Hawkeye 165-pounder has 28 career pins, including three this season. Former Hawkeye Lou Banach (1980-83) is ranked 10th in school history with 40 career pins. His twin brother, Ed, holds the school record with 73 career falls. Perry has led the team in pins the last three years, recording six in 2004-05 and 2006-07 and 13 in 2005-06.
MORNINGSTAR, PERRY LOOK FOR CAREER MILESTONES
Sophomore Ryan Morningstar (157) and senior Mark Perry (165) will each be looking for a milestone in career victories this weekend. Morningstar will be going after his 30th career victory, while Perry will be looking for his 80th.
WELCOME TO THE LINEUP
In Iowa’s first four dual meets, eight of the 11 wrestlers who competed were sophomores. Seniors Mark Perry (165) and Matt Fields (Hwt.) and junior Charlie Falck (125) made up the rest of the lineup. Five of the eight sophomores were making their collegiate dual meet debut with Iowa. Joe Slaton (133), Dan LeClere (141), Brent Metcalf (149), Jay Borschel (174/184) and Chad Beatty (174/184) all made their first dual meet appearance. Sophomores Ryan Morningstar (157) and Phillip Keddy (184/197) were starters last season, while Rick Loera (197) wrestled in six dual matches in 2006-07.
IOWA WRESTLING HISTORY
Iowa’s overall dual meet record is 813-214-30 (.783) in 96 seasons. The Hawkeyes have won 20 national titles and 31 Big Ten titles. Iowa’s 48 NCAA champions have won a total of 74 NCAA individual titles, crowning six three-time and 13 two-time champions. The Hawkeyes’ 100 Big Ten champions have won a total of 181 conference titles. There have been seven four-time, 18 three-time and 24 two-time Iowa winners. Iowa’s 130 all-Americans have earned all-America status 266 times, including 16 four-time, 28 three-time and 32 two-time honorees.
Press releases, meet results and audio broadcasts are available on the University of Iowa’s website, www.hawkeyesports.com. To access live dual scoring, go to the wrestling schedule page, select the event and click on the Livestats link. Current staff and student-athlete head shots can be found at pics.hawkeyesports.com.
The Hawkeye wrestling staff of Tom Brands, Wes Hand, Doug Schwab and Mike Zadick earned a total of one Olympic gold medal, four NCAA titles, six conference titles and 12 all-America honors. Their combined college career wrestling record is 487-83-2 (.853).
IOWA TICKET INFORMATION
Season tickets and single meet tickets for Iowa’s seven home duals are on sale at the University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office or at 1-800-464-2957, 319-335-9327 or www.hawkeyesports.com. University of Iowa students will be admitted free to all matches with a student ID. Following are the ticket prices:
$48 – General Public, $42 University Faculty & Staff
$8 – Adults, $4 – Youth (Purchased in Advance)
$10 – Adults, $5 – Youth (Purchased at the Event)
FAMILY FOUR PACK AVAILABLE
The University of Iowa is offering a Family Four Pack ticket package for the Iowa vs. Indiana dual on Feb. 15. The package includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks for $30. Orders can be placed through the University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office or at 1-800-464-2957, 319-335-9327 or www.hawkeyesports.com.
JOHNSON COUNTY I-CLUB WRESTLING LUNCHEON
The annual Johnson County I-Club wrestling luncheon will be held Jan. 4, 2008 at 11:45 a.m. at the First Avenue Club in Iowa City. Tickets for the event are $13 and must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, make a check payable to the Johnson County I-Club and mail to:
223 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Iowa City, IA 52242
Iowa (4-0) will face intra-state rival Iowa State (5-0) Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in Ames. The dual meet will be the fourth event in the annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series held in Ames that week. Iowa State currently leads the series, 10-3.
The dual will be aired live on Iowa Public Television, which is in its 32nd year of televising college wrestling. Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons will call the action.
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