Top-Ranked Hawkeyes Defeat Northern Iowa, Cornell

Dec. 13, 2007

IOWA CITY — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team improved to 7-0 Thursday night with wins over Northern Iowa (40-3) and Cornell College (51-0) in its first home duals of the 2007-08 season. The Hawkeyes went 19-1 on the night, losing the first match on a last-second takedown. Iowa rebounded to score eight pins, six major decisions and two technical falls in the remaining 19 matches. Senior Matt Fields (Hwt.), junior Charlie Falck (125) and sophomores Joe Slaton (133) and Jay Borschel (174) all remain undefeated at 7-0 this season.

Iowa recorded its 40th series win over Northern Iowa and its 20th win over the Panthers in Iowa City. Senior Mark Perry, who is ranked second at 165 pounds, pinned No. 3 Moza Fay in 48 seconds in the night’s marquee matchup to pick up his 80th career victory. Perry also pinned Cornell’s Christian Coffey in 4:17 to score his 30th career pin. He needs 10 more pins to break into Iowa’s top 10 all-time career list. Sophomore Ryan Morningstar scored his 30th career win by pinning Panther Jarion Beets in sudden victory at 157 pounds.

Iowa’s win over Cornell was the first time the Hawkeyes scored more than 50 points since the 2003-04 season when they defeated Southwest State, 54-0. Falck recorded his 45th career win with a 12-2 major decision over Cornell’s Chris Heilman, who is ranked second in Division III. Fields scored his 70th career win with a 4:57 pin over Josiah Payne. Iowa’s next competition will be Dec. 29-30 at the 45th annual Midlands Championships in Evanston, IL. All matches will be held at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the Northwestern University campus.

Iowa 40, Northern Iowa 3
197 – Andrew Anderson (UNI) dec. Rick Loera (I), 6-4
Hwt. – Matt Fields (I) maj. dec. Dustin Bauman (UNI), 17-6
125 – Charlie Falck (I) pinned Caleb Flores (UNI), 1:10
133 – Joe Slaton (I) maj. dec. Trent Washington (UNI), 15-7
141 – Dan LeClere (I) dec. C.J. Ettelson (UNI), 8-2
149 – Brent Metcalf (I) tech. fall Charlie Ettelson (UNI), 22-7 in 5:32
157 – Ryan Morningstar (I) pinned Jarion Beets (UNI), 7:59
165 – Mark Perry (I) pinned Moza Fay (UNI), 0:48
174 – Jay Borschel (I) dec. Alex Dolly (UNI), 10-7
184 – Phillip Keddy (I) dec. Andy O’Loughlin (UNI), 10-4

Iowa 51, Cornell College 0
197 – Rick Loera (I) pinned Josh Pastor (C), 6:38
Hwt. – Matt Fields (I) pinned Josiah Payne (C), 4:57
125 – Charlie Falck (I) maj. dec. Chris Heilman (C), 12-2
133 – Joe Slaton (I) maj. dec. Nick Nothern (C), 20-7
141 – Dan LeClere (I) maj. dec. Ryan Mulnix (C), 19-7
149 – Brent Metcalf (I) pinned Alex Riniker (C), 1:17
157 – Ryan Morningstar (I) tech. fall Pat McAuley (C), 19-4
165 – Mark Perry (I) pinned Christian Coffey (C), 4:17
174 – Jay Borschel (I) pinned Cliff Robertson (C), 1:10
184 – Chad Beatty (I) maj. dec. Kyle Kehrli (C), 17-9

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