Hawkeyes Defeat Arizona State, 36-3

Feb. 8, 2008

GLENDALE, AZ — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won its 10th straight dual with a 36-3 win over Arizona State Friday night at Copper Canyon High School in Glendale, AZ. The Hawkeyes improved to 17-1 (5-0 Big Ten), while Arizona State fell to 9-6 (3-4 Pac-10).

Iowa went 9-1 on the night, scoring bonus points in three matches. The Hawkeyes opened the dual with a 12-0 lead on wins by sophomores Dan LeClere (141), Brent Metcalf (149) and Ryan Morningstar (157). Metcalf improved to 22-1 on the season and picked up his 19th straight win with a 20-4 technical fall in 4:53 over redshirt freshman Jerrad Trulson.

Arizona State put its first and only points on the board at 165 when senior Patrick Pitsch beat redshirt freshman Jake Kerr, 3-1, in sudden victory. The Hawkeyes responded with 24 unanswered points to close out the dual. Sophomore Jay Borschel (174) and senior Matt Fields (Hwt.) each picked up first-period pins, while junior Charlie Falck scored his 60th career victory with an 8-6 win over redshirt freshman Anthony Robles at 125.

Iowa will face Boise State (10-1, 7-1 Pac-10) Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT) at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID. The Broncos, who are on a nine-match winning streak of their own, defeated Great Falls-Montana (26-12) and Montana-State Northern (38-8) Friday night in Boise, ID.

Iowa 36, Arizona State 3
141 – Dan LeClere (I) dec. Chris Drouin (ASU), 10-8 SV
149 – Brent Metcalf (I) tech. fall Jerrad Trulson (ASU), 20-4 in 4:53
157 – Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Alex Pavlenko (ASU), 10-2
165 – Patrick Pitsch (ASU) dec. Jake Kerr (I), 3-1 SV
174 – Jay Borschel (I) pinned Cory Nelson (ASU), 1:48
184 – Phillip Keddy (I) dec. Brent Chriswell (ASU), 7-4
197 – Chad Beatty (I) dec. Thor Moen (ASU), 4-2
Hwt. – Matt Fields (I) pinned Kenny Lester (ASU), 2:57
125 – Charlie Falck (I) dec. Anthony Robles (ASU), 8-6
133 – Joe Slaton (I) dec. Todd Schavrien (ASU), 10-6

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