Iowa Defeats Purdue, 41-6

Jan. 24, 2010

LOWELL, IN — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team wrapped up its first Big Ten road trip of the 2009-10 season with a 41-6 victory over #25 Purdue Sunday afternoon at Lowell High School Gymnasium in Lowell, IN. The Hawkeyes (16-0, 2-0 Big Ten) scored team bonus points in seven of their eight wins over the Boilermakers, while collecting their 54th straight dual victory and and their 37th straight win on the road. Purdue (10-5, 0-1 Big Ten) won two bouts in sudden victory and recorded five takedowns in the dual.

Iowa jumped out to a 22-0 lead on pins from redshirt freshman Matt McDonough (125) and sophomore Montell Marion (141), a major decision from senior Daniel Dennis (133) and Hawkeye senior Brent Metcalf’s win by disqualification at 149.

McDonough led Purdue freshman Cashé Quiroga 3-2 in the dual’s opening bout before recording the pin in 2:13 to remain undefeated at 22-0 on the season. Dennis picked up his 10th season victory with a 16-5 major decision over Boilermaker junior Akif Eren. Leading 2-0 after the first period, Dennis grabbed six takedowns in the final two periods for the win. Marion pinned Purdue junior Juan Archuleta in 3:53 for his fourth pin of the season and third straight win. Archuleta scored a takedown early in the first period, but Marion quickly escaped and scored a takedown of his own near the end of the period to take a 3-2 lead. Archuleta escaped to start the second period, but Marion recorded the pin to end the match. Metcalf, who improved to 22-0 on the season, won by disqualification when Purdue senior Nick Bertucci was cited for flagrant misconduct at the 4:10 mark. Six team points were awarded to Iowa when Bertucci repeatedly kneed Metcalf in the face while the Hawkeye senior had Bertucci on his back trying to record a fall.

Purdue won the first of its two bouts when junior Colton Salazar scored a takedown in sudden victory to beat Iowa junior Jake Kerr, 6-4, at 157.

The Hawkeyes responded with three straight wins by seniors Ryan Morningstar (165), Jay Borschel (174) and Phillip Keddy (184) to take a 35-3 lead. Morningstar led 3-0 after the first two periods, and added three takedowns and a point for riding time to beat Boilermaker senior Jason Martin, 10-4. Borschel received a forfeit as his probable opponent – #5 Luke Manuel – was still recovering from injury. The Hawkeye senior remains undefeated at 21-0 this season. Keddy picked up his third straight win with an 11-1 major decision over senior Nick Corpe, improving to 16-5.

The Boilermakers responded with one last victory as #11 Logan Brown scored a takedown in sudden victory to beat Hawkeye junior Luke Lofthouse, 3-1, at 197. Lofthouse is wrestling for injured starter Chad Beatty.

Iowa ended the dual with senior Dan Erekson making his return to the Hawkeye lineup short and sweet, sticking Purdue freshman Adam Walls in 1:08. A 2009 Big Ten champion and all-American, Erekson made his 2009-10 season debut after sitting out with an injury.

Up next for the Hawkeyes is their Big Ten home dual opener. Iowa will host #13 Penn State (9-3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m. and Michigan State (6-21-1, 0-1 Big Ten) Sunday, January 31 at 6 p.m. Both duals will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

The Iowa-Penn State dual, which will be aired live on Iowa Public Television, has been designated a “Black Out” event. Fans are encouraged to wear black attire to the meet. Tickets purchased in advance for the dual from the UI Athletic Ticket Office (1-800-464-2957, 319-335-9327 or are $13 for adults, $7 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under. Tickets purchased at the dual are $15 for adults, $8 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under. UI students will be admitted for free.

The Iowa-Michigan State dual will be streamed live on at at cost of $2.99. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults, and $5 for youth, while tickets purchased at the dual are $12 for adults and $6 for youth. UI students and children ages five and under will be admitted for free. A family four-pack ticket promotion is also available for the dual, where families can purchase four tickets to the dual, and four hot dogs and four sodas from the Carver-Hawkeye Arena concession stands for $40.

#1 Iowa 41, #25 Purdue 6
125 – Matt McDonough (Iowa) pinned Cashé Quiroga (Purdue), 2:13
133 – Daniel Dennis (Iowa) maj. dec. Akif Eren (Purdue), 16-5
141 – Montell Marion (Iowa) pinned Juan Archuleta (Purdue), 3:53
149 – Brent Metcalf (Iowa) won by disqualification by flagrant misconduct over Nick Bertucci (Purdue), 4:10
157 – Colton Salazar (Purdue) dec. Jake Kerr (Iowa), 6-4 SV
165 – Ryan Morningstar (Iowa) dec. Jason Martin (Purdue), 10-4
174 – Jay Borschel (Iowa) won by forfeit
184 – Phillip Keddy (Iowa) maj. dec. Nick Corpe (Purdue), 11-1
197 – Logan Brown (Purdue) dec. Luke Lofthouse (Iowa), 3-1 SV
Hwt. – Dan Erekson (Iowa) pinned Adam Walls (Purdue), 1:08

Complete Play-By-Play of Iowa vs. Purdue Results