Wrestlers Go 4-0 at Journeymen Duals

Nov. 29, 2008

TROY, NY — The top-ranked Hawkeye wrestling team improved to 8-0 on the 2008-09 season with four wins at the 2008 Journeymen/Brute Northeast Duals Saturday in Troy, NY. Iowa beat Binghamton (48-0), Maryland (34-6), Central Michigan (27-6) and Bloomsburg (39-3) at the 17-team event. Hawkeye Head Coach Tom Brands picked up his 60th career win against Bloomsburg, and the Hawkeyes extended their dual winning streak to 22 matches.

As a team, Iowa went 35-5 in the four duals. Hawkeye seniors Charlie Falck (125) and Alex Tsirtsis (141), and juniors Brent Metcalf (149), Ryan Morningstar (165), Jay Borschel (174) and Phillip Keddy (184) each went 4-0 on the day. Junior heavyweight Dan Erekson was also undefeated at 3-0, while juniors Joe Slaton (133) and Luke Lofthouse (197) each posted 1-0 records.

Falck and Tsirtsis picked up their 75th collegiate career victories – Falck with his 10-2 major decision over Maryland’s Brendan Byrne and Tsirtsis with his 3-2 win over Central Michigan’s Eric Kruger. Metcalf extended his own winning streak to 40 collegiate matches on one technical fall, one pin and two decisions. Keddy and Borschel each picked up milestone career wins against Bloomsburg, with Keddy scoring his 50th with a 1:22 pin of Jesse Hassemen and Borschel recording his 40th with a 9-2 decision over Nathan Graham.

The Hawkeyes will try to pack the house and recapture the current national dual meet attendance record when they host intra-state rival and second-ranked Iowa State (3-0) Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets for the dual are available through the University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office at 800-464-2957, 319-335-9327 or www.hawkeyesports.com.

Iowa 48, Binghamton 0
125 Charlie Falck (I) pinned Drew Bloss (B), 2:56
133 Daniel Dennis (I) pinned Robert Slavin (B), 3:48
141 Alex Tsirtsis (I) pinned Anwar Goeres (B), 0:45
149 Brent Metcalf (I) tech. fall Justin Lister (B), 22-7
157 Matt Ballweg (I) dec. Nate Patterson (B), 6-3
165 Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Ryan McGarity (B), 5-2
174 Jay Borschel (I) pinned Brett Nelson (B), 6:50
184 Phillip Keddy (I) dec. Josh Patterson (B), 4-1
197 Chad Beatty (I) maj. dec. Corey Waite (B), 14-3
Hwt. Dan Erekson (I) pinned Dan Bittner (B), 0:39

Iowa 34, Maryland 6
125 Charlie Falck (I) maj. dec. Brendan Byrne (M), 10-2
133 Steve Bell (M) dec. Daniel Dennis (I), 4-3
141 Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. Alex Krom (M), 4-1
149 Brent Metcalf (I) pinned Steve Fehnel (M), 5:50
157 Matt Ballweg (I) dec. Kyle John (M), 5-2
165 Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Brian Letters (M), 5-1
174 Jay Borschel (I) pinned Cory Peltier (M), 4:38
184 Phillip Keddy (I) pinned Ryan Gray (M), 1:10
197 Hudson Taylor (M) dec. Chad Beatty (I), 6-2
Hwt. Dan Erekson (I) dec. Pat Gilmore (M), 8-1

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Iowa 27, Central Michigan 6
125 Charlie Falck (I) pinned Scotti Sentes (CM), 5:49
133 Joe Slaton (I) dec. Conor Beebe (CM), 10-7
141 Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. Eric Kruger (CM), 3-2
149 Brent Metcalf (I) dec. Steve Brown (CM), 9-5
157 Eric Cubberly (CM) dec. Matt Ballweg (I), 3-1
165 Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Trevor Stewart (CM), 3-1 SV
174 Jay Borschel (I) dec. Mike Miller (CM), 6-1
184 Phillip Keddy (I) dec. Vince DiDona (CM), 2-1
197 Chad Beatty (I) dec. Eric Simaz (CM), 5-4
Hwt. Jarod Trice (CM) dec. Jordan Johnson (I), 3-2

Iowa 39, Bloomsburg 3
125 Charlie Falck (I) pinned Ian Moser (B), 2:19
133 Daniel Dennis (I) dec. Jason Guffey (B), 8-3
141 Alex Tsirtsis (I) dec. Richard Donald (B), 8-3
149 Brent Metcalf (I) dec. George Hickman (B), 12-7
157 Matt Moley (B) dec. Matt Ballweg (I), 5-1
165 Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Rick Schmelyun (B), 3-2
174 Jay Borschel (I) dec. Nathan Graham (B), 9-2
184 Phillip Keddy (I) pinned Jesse Hasseman (B), 1:22
197 Luke Lofthouse (I) pinned Eric Shaw (B), 4:02
Hwt. Dan Erekson (I) pinned Zachary Walsh (B), 1:45