Hawkeyes Hold Wrestle-Off Semifinals

Nov. 12, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The defending NCAA and Big Ten champion University of Iowa wrestling team hosted its annual wrestle-off semifinals Friday evening at the UI Field House practice gym. Ten bouts were contested during the intrasquad event. The Hawkeyes will hold their wrestle-off finals Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the UI Field House practice gym. Results will be posted on hawkeyesports.com after the matches.

Five of Friday’s 10 matches were decided by two points or less, and two extended into overtime. Posting wins and advancing to Saturday’s finals were senior Matt Ballweg (157), juniors Tyler Clark (133), Jeret Chiri (149), Vinnie Wagner (184) and Jordan Johnson (Hwt)., sophomore Nate Moore (133), redshirt freshman Derek St. John (157) and true freshmen Ethan Owens (141), Jake Ballweg (149) and Mike Evans (174).

Iowa will open the 2010-11 season Nov. 19 with the third-annual Iowa City Duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes will face Iowa Central at 4 p.m. and Coe College at 6 p.m. Season tickets can be ordered from the UI Athletics Ticket Office, at (319) 335-9323, or online at hawkeyesports.com. Tickets are $67 for members of the public and $55 for UI faculty and staff. Tickets for the Iowa City Duals are $10 for adults and $5 for youth if purchased in advance, and $12 for adults and $6 for youth if purchased at the door.

Thursday’s Wrestle-Off Results
133 – Tony Ramos tech. fall Charlie Joseph, 20-4 in 6:47

Friday’s Wrestle-Off Results
133 – Nate Moore dec. Nick Trizzino, 3-2
133 – Tyler Clark dec. Tony Ramos, 3-2 TB
141 – Ethan Owens tech. fall Joe Moore, 17-1 in 4:57
149 – Jeret Chiri dec. Stew Gillmor, 8-5
149 – Jake Ballweg maj. dec. Ethan Sebert, 9-1
157 – Matt Ballweg dec. Nick Moore, 3-2
157 – Derek St. John dec. Michael Kelly, 11-4
174 – Mike Evans dec. Jeremy Fahler, 7-2
184 – Vinnie Wagner dec. Tomas Lira, 2-0
Hwt. – Jordan Johnson dec. Bobby Telford, 2-1 TB

Saturday’s Wrestle-Off Match-Ups – 10:30 a.m.
125 – Matt McDonough vs. Matt Gurule
133 – Nate Moore vs. Tyler Clark
141 – Mark Ballweg vs. Ethan Owens
149 – Jeret Chiri vs. Jake Ballweg
157 – Matt Ballweg vs. Derek St. John
165 – Aaron Janssen vs. Jake Kerr
174 – Ethen Lofthouse vs. Mike Evans
184 – Grant Gambrall vs. Vinnie Wagner
Hwt. – Blake Rasing vs. Jordan Johnson