Nov. 30, 2010
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PARDON OUR PROGRESS! As friends of the UI and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending the home events of the 2010-11 UI men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling teams are invited to avoid game night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance of game day. If your schedule doesn’t allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned. Go Hawks!
The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) will host intra-state rival Iowa State and open the 2010-11 Big Ten season at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this weekend. Iowa, which is tied for sixth in the most recent NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, will host #14 Iowa State (4-0) Friday at 7 p.m. and Michigan State (3-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. The Iowa-Iowa State dual is scheduled to be a “Black Out”, where fans are encouraged to wear black attire to the event. It is also the fifth event of the 2010-11 Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa State currently holds a 6-5 lead in the series.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under, if purchased in advance, for the Iowa State dual. Tickets purchased at the door are $15 for adults, $8 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under. For the Iowa-Michigan State dual, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth, if purchased in advance. Iowa-Michigan State tickets purchased at the door are $12 for adults and $6 for youth. Tickets can be ordered from the UI Athletics Ticket Office, at (319) 335-9323, or online at hawkeyesports.com.
ON THE AIR
Radio – Steven Grace and two-time Hawkeye NCAA champion and four-time all-American Mark Ironside will call the action live on AM-800, KXIC and hawkeyesports.com. Live audio broadcasts from all competitions will be available online at hawkeyesports.com. Broadcasts are available using the All-Access subscription ($14.95 per month or $119.95 per year).
Television – Friday night’s dual with Iowa State will be televised live on Mediacom Connections, and delayed on Iowa Public Television Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. (CT). Tim Johnson, former Hawkeye Head Coach Dan Gable and former Cyclone Head Coach Jim Gibbons will call the action.
Internet – Both duals will be streamed live on bigtennetwork.com. Broadcasts are available using a conference pass ($99.95 annually or $12.95 monthly) or a school pass ($64.95 annually or $7.95 monthly). The 2010-11 Hawkeye wrestling media guide, press releases, meet results, and audio broadcasts are available on the University of Iowa’s website, hawkeyesports.com. Current wrestling staff and student-athlete head shots are available at pics.hawkeyesports.com.
LIVE BLOGGING FROM CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA
A member of the UI Sports Information staff will offer interactive content for all of Iowa’s home duals live via hawkeyesports.com.This feature gives Hawkeye fans the opportunity to voice their opinion by submitting questions and comments, while receiving up-to-the-minute play-by-play, notes and stats. The blog will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the dual.
IOWA STATE CYCLONES
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-0 with wins over Virginia Tech (17-16), Kent State (23-19), Boston (32-12) and Old Dominion (26-11). The Cyclones are ranked #14 in the most recent NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, and have six wrestlers ranked in the nation’s top 20 individually.
Head Coach Kevin Jackson is 17-2 in two seasons at Iowa State. Before taking the helm at his alma mater, Jackson served eight years (2001-08) as the USA Wrestling National Freestyle Coach. He was a three-time All-American at Louisiana State before the school dropped the sport. He transferred to Iowa State for his senior year and captained the Cyclones’ last NCAA championship team (1987), earning another All-America award with an NCAA runner-up finish. Jackson is assisted by Yero Washington (Fresno State, 1999) and Eric Voelker (Iowa State, 1989). Voelker won two NCAA titles for the Cyclones, and was also a part of Iowa State’s 1987 NCAA title team.
The Cyclones return NCAA qualifiers Andrew Sorenson (165), Jon Reader (174) and Jerome Ward (197) from the 2009-10 squad that went 13-2, placed second at the Big 12 Championships and third at the NCAA meet. Senior Chris Drouin (141) transferred to Iowa State for his senior season after earning two All-America honors at Arizona State. He is ranked 11th by Intermat, 13th by WIN and 19th by AWN with a 6-2 record. Reader is ranked in the nation’s top 10 with a perfect 12-0 record. Ward is 9-2, and is ranked ninth by WIN, 12th by Intermat and 13th by AWN. Sorenson is ranked 13th by WIN, 14th by AWN and 16th by Intermat with a 5-1 mark. Senior Nate Carr, Jr. (149) is one of the seven newcomers in the Cyclone lineup. He is ranked 12th by WIN, 16th by Intermat and AWN with an 8-1 record.
141 – Mark Ballweg (Iowa) vs. Chris Drouin (Iowa State)
This match will be Ballweg’s first big test in a Hawkeye singlet. Drouin brings a 71-38 career record from Arizona State for his senior campaign with the Cyclones. His six season wins this year include five decisions and one major decision, while he lost decisions to Ohio’s Germane Lindsey (3-2) and Virginia Tech’s Chris Diaz (6-4). Ballweg is 4-0, pinning his first three opponents and scoring a first-period match-ending technical fall.
157 – Derek St. John (Iowa) vs. Trent Weatherman (Iowa State)
St. John and Weatherman are both Iowa natives and redshirt freshmen, so this match-up could have the makings of a long-standing rivalry. The pair had two previous meetings last season when they were competing unattached. After an injury, Weatherman medically forfeited his match with St. John at the 2009 Midlands, but St. John scored an 8-1 decision at the 2010 Grand View Open. St. John is off to a strong 4-0 start, with a pin and two major decisions under his belt. After a 5-5 start, Weatherman has won his last four bouts.
174 – Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) vs. Jonathan Reader (Iowa State)
Lofthouse will put his 4-0 record on the line against Reader, who is a two-time All-American with a 12-0 mark. Both wrestlers have put points on the scoreboard for their respective teams. Lofthouse has pinned two opponents, scored one match-ending technical fall and one major decision. Reader has three pins, five technical falls, three major deisions and one forfeit under his belt. The Cyclone senior is ranked third by Intermat, seventh by WIN and ninth by AWN, while Lofthouse is ranked 16th by WIN, 18th by AWN and 20th by Intermat.
197 – Luke Lofthouse (Iowa) vs. Jerome Ward or Phil Hawes (Iowa State)
This will be the first career meeting between Lofthouse and Ward. Lofthouse, a senior with a 4-0 record, has one pin, one technical fall and two major decisions this season. He is ranked 13th by Intermat and 17th by WIN. Ward is ranked ninth by WIN, 12th by Intermat and 13th by AWN, with a 9-2 record. It would also be the first meeting between Lofthouse and Hawes.
Iowa leads the series, 58-16-2, and has won the last six meetings with Iowa State. The Hawkeyes won the two meetings in 2010 – 18-16 at Ames in December and 19-12 at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals in January. Seven of the last eight duals have been decided by seven points or less. The Hawkeyes are 29-5-1 against the Cyclones in Iowa City. Iowa State’s last win in the series was Dec. 5, 2004, when the Cyclones scored 19-16 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
LAST MEETING – #1 IOWA 19, #2 IOWA STATE 12
The top-ranked Hawkeyes won their third straight NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals team title Jan. 10, 2010, with a 19-12 win over second-ranked Iowa State in the finals. Iowa won the earlier season meeting, 18-16, on Dec. 6 in Ames. Both teams won five matches in that dual, but Iowa scored the win with two extra team bonus points. In the National Duals finals, Iowa won six matches and did not allow Iowa State to score any extra team bonus points.
Hawkeye redshirt freshman Matt McDonough kicked off the dual at 125 with a thrilling 9-8 victory over Iowa State redshirt freshman Andrew Long. Long scored the first takedown, but McDonough responded with an escape and a takedown with four seconds left in the period to take a 3-2 lead. McDonough chose the down position to start the second period, but fell behind 5-3 when Long scored three nearfall points. McDonough scored a reversal to tie the score at 5-5, but Long escaped to take a 6-5. McDonough scored his second takedown of the match to take a 7-6 lead into the third period. Long escaped to tie the score at 7-7, but McDonough scored a takedown off a scramble to take a 9-7 lead. Long recorded an escape, but McDonough came away with the win.
Iowa State’s Nick Fanthorpe tied the team score at 3-3 with his 8-3 decision over Iowa redshirt freshman Nate Moore at 133. Moore, who wrestled for injured starter Daniel Dennis, scored three escapes in the dual, but could not get his offense going against the Cyclone senior.
Iowa responded with a five-match winning streak that sealed the team victory and tournament title. Seniors Dan LeClere (141), Brent Metcalf (149) and Ryan Morningstar (165), and junior Aaron Janssen (165) all recorded decisions, while senior Jay Borschel (174) posted a 10-2 major decision for crucial team points.
Iowa State won the last three bouts to end the dual. At 184, Cyclone sophomore Jerome Ward scored a takedown in sudden victory to beat Hawkeye senior Phillip Keddy. Keddy was in on a takedown as time expired in regulation, but did not score before the buzzer sounded. Top-ranked Cyclone senior Jake Varner scored a 7-1 decision over Hawkeye junior Luke Lofthouse at 197, and fifth-ranked Iowa State senior David Zabriskie recorded a 4-1 win over Iowa sophomore Jordan Johnson at heavyweight to end the dual.
#1 Iowa 19, #2 Iowa State 12
125 – Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. Andrew Long (Iowa State), 9-8
133 – Nick Fanthorpe (Iowa State) dec. Nate Moore (Iowa), 8-3
141 – Dan LeClere (Iowa) dec. Dalton Jensen (Iowa State), 7-2
149 – Brent Metcalf (Iowa) dec. Mitch Mueller (Iowa State), 7-3
157 – Aaron Janssen (Iowa) dec. Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State), 3-1 SV
165 – Ryan Morningstar (Iowa) dec. Jon Reader (Iowa State), 5-4
174 – Jay Borschel (Iowa) maj. dec. Duke Burk (Iowa State), 10-2
184 – Jerome Ward (Iowa State) dec. Phillip Keddy (Iowa), 7-5 SV
197 – Jake Varner (Iowa State) dec. Luke Lofthouse (Iowa), 7-1
Hwt. – David Zabriskie (Iowa State) dec. Jordan Johnson (Iowa), 4-1
HAVEN’T WE MET?
Following are past collegiate career results of potential Iowa-Iowa State match-ups:
157 – Derek St. John (Iowa) is 2-0 vs. Trent Weatherman (Iowa State)
St. John won by medical forfeit over Weatherman, at 2009 Midlands
St. John dec. Weatherman, 8-1, at 2010 Grand View Open
165 – Aaron Janssen (Iowa) is 4-1 vs. Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State)
Janssen dec. Sorenson, 10-5, at 2008 Kaufman-Brand Open
Janssen dec. Sorenson, 9-3, at 2008 Kaufman-Brand Open
Sorenson dec. Janssen, 5-4, at 2008 Northern Iowa Open
Janssen dec. Sorenson, 8-6, at 2009-10 Iowa vs. Iowa State Dual
Janssen dec. Sorenson, 3-1 SV, at 2010 Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals
165 – Jake Kerr (Iowa) is 2-0 vs. Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State)
Kerr dec. Sorenson, 5-4 TB-1, at 2008 Harold Nichols Open
Kerr dec. Sorenson, 3-2, at 2008 Midlands
184 – Grant Gambrall (Iowa) is 2-0 vs. Cole Shafer (Iowa State)
Gambrall maj. dec. Shafer, 14-6, at 2009 Harold Nichols Open
Gambrall maj. dec. Shafer, 18-7, at 2010 Grand View Open
Hwt. – Blake Rasing (Iowa) is 1-0 vs. Kyle Simonson (Iowa State)
Rasin dec. Simonson, 3-2, at 2007 Jim Fox Open
HY-VEE CY-HAWK SERIES
Iowa State leads the seventh annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series, 6-5. Tonight’s dual is the sixth of 12 events in the series, which is tied 3-3 since the competition began in 2005. Fans can follow this year’s series progress at www.hy-veecyhawkseries.com.
Iowa State opened the 2010-11 series with a 3-0 win in volleyball to take a 2-0 series lead. The Hawkeyes fought back with wins in football (35-7) and women’s soccer (4-0) to take a 5-2 series lead. The Cyclones used strong performances at the 2010 Midwest Regional Championships to win the four cross country points and regain the series lead.
The series awards two points (except football, which is worth three) to the winning school in each head-to-head match-up between the two institutions. Additionally, two points are awarded to an institution if the graduation rate of its student-athletes is greater than the national average as reported each fall by the NCAA.
A commemorative Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series Cup, which stands 31 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds, is displayed on the winning team’s campus for an entire year after a victory. Replica cups are also presented as “traveling trophies” for individual victorious teams in the head-to-head competition.
Iowa captured the inaugural Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series in 2005 registering a 13-8 margin of victory. The Hawkeyes also won the series in 2007 (13-9) and 2009 (21-4). Iowa State recorded series wins in 2010 (16-11), 2008 (18-9) and 2006 (11-8).
This season’s seventh annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series schedule is listed below:
Date – Event – (Point Value) – Site/Winner – Standings
9/10 – Volleyball (2) – Iowa City/ISU – 0-2
9/11 – Football (3) – Iowa City/IA – 3-2
9/17 – Women’s Soccer (2) – Ames/IA – 5-2
11/13 – Men’s Cross Country (2) – Springfield, MO/ISU – 5-4
11/13 – Women’s Cross Country (2) – Springfield, MO/ISU – 5-6
12/3 – Wrestling (2) – Iowa City
12/9 – Women’s Basketball (2) – Iowa City
12/10 – Men’s Basketball (2) – Iowa City
12/10 – Women’s Swimming & Diving (2) – Iowa City
2/18 – Women’s Gymnastics (2) – Ames
2/25 – Women’s Gymnastics (2) – Iowa City
4/20 – Softball (2) – Iowa City
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-0 with wins over Shippensburg (50-0), Harvard (31-10) and Binghamton (19-15). They will face Northern Illinois Friday at 7 p.m. (CT) in DeKalb, IL. Head Coach Tom Minkel has a 145-170-4 record in 21 seasons with the Spartans, and a 160-188-4 mark in 23 years as a collegiate head coach. He is assisted by Roger Chandler (Indiana, 1997) and Chris Williams (Michigan State, 2002).
The Spartans are led by juniors David Cheza (149), Ian Hinton (184) and Tyler Dickenson (197), and sophomore Dan Osterman (149). Cheza is ranked eighth by AWN, 13th by Intermat and 19th by WIN with a 6-2 record. Hinton is ranked 17th by WIN with a 6-1 mark, while Osterman ranked 18th by AWN with a 10-2 record.
Iowa leads the series with Michigan State, 33-15-2, and has won the last three meetings with the Spartans. The Hawkeyes hold an 18-6-1 advantage in Iowa City. Michigan State’s last win in the series was Feb. 5, 2006, when the Spartans posted a 19-17 victory in East Lansing.
LAST MEETING – IOWA 37, MICHIGAN STATE 0
Led by two pins and an upset at 133 pounds, the top-ranked Hawkeyes blanked its sixth opponent of the 2009-10 season, beating Michigan State, 37-0, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The six dual season shut-outs was an Iowa school record, beating the previous record of five set in the 1980-81, 1989-90, 1990-91 and 2008-09 seasons. Iowa held Michigan State to one takedown on the night.
Hawkeye senior Daniel Dennis won the evening’s marquee match-up, scoring a 3-2 win in the first tiebreak period over defending NCAA and Big Ten champion Franklin Gomez at 133. Gomez, a senior who was ranked first in the nation, entered the dual on a 29-match winning streak. Dennis, who was ranked fourth in the country, was the last collegiate wrestler to beat Gomez. After a scoreless first period, Gomez scored a quick escape in the second to take a 1-0 lead. Dennis started down in the third period and scored a reversal to take a 2-1 lead. Gomez escaped with 13 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 2-2. Dennis had only accumulated 59 seconds of riding time when Gomez escaped, so the match was forced to overtime. Neither wrestler scored in the one minute sudden victory period. Dennis started down in the first 30-second tiebreak period, escaping with 16 seconds left to take a 3-2 lead. Gomez needed an escape in the second 30-second tiebreak to force the match to a second sudden victory period, but Dennis rode him out to hold on for the 3-2 win.
Picking up extra team points for the Hawkeyes were seniors Brent Metcalf (149) and Jay Borschel (174) and redshirt freshman Matt McDonough (125). Also scoring decisions for the Hawkeyes were seniors Ryan Morningstar (165), Phillip Keddy (184) and Dan Erekson (Hwt), juniors Aaron Janssen (157) and Luke Lofthouse (197) and sophomore Montell Marion (141). Marion (6-0), Janssen (1-0) and Morningstar (3-0) held their Spartan opponents scoreless, while Keddy, Lofthouse and Erekson only allowed a combined total of 10 Michigan State points in their matches.
Iowa 37, Michigan State 0
125 – Matt McDonough (I) pinned Brennan Lyon (MSU), 2:52
133 – Daniel Dennis (I) dec. Franklin Gomez (MSU), 3-2 TB-1
141 – Montell Marion (I) dec. Dan Osterman (MSU), 6-0
149 – Brent Metcalf (I) pinned David Cheza (MSU), 3:37
157 – Aaron Janssen (I) dec. Anthony Jones (MSU), 1-0
165 – Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Kyle Bounds (MSU), 3-0
174 – Jay Borschel (I) maj. dec. Ian Hinton (MSU), 8-0
184 – Phillip Keddy (I) dec. Nick Palmieri (MSU), 8-1
197 – Luke Lofthouse (I) dec. Tyler Dickenson (MSU), 10-7
Hwt. – Dan Erekson (I) dec. Alan O’Donnell (MSU), 8-2
HAVEN’T WE MET?
Hawkeye senior Luke Lofthouse is the only Iowa wrestler who has faced his probable Michigan State opponent in previous seasons. Lofthouse is 1-0 against Spartan Tyler Dickenson, winning a 10-7 decision at the 2009-10 dual.
157 – Derek St. John (Iowa) vs. David Cheza (Michigan State)
This will be the first collegiate meeting between St. John and Cheza. The Spartan junior qualified for the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds last season. He is 6-2 this year and is ranked eighth by AWN, 13th by Intermat and 19th by WIN.
PARDON OUR PROGRESS!
As friends of the UI and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending Iowa’s home wrestling are invited to avoid meet night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance. If your schedule doesn’t allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned.
The North entrance is no longer be accessible from the outside of the facility. Fans can enter, and purchase tickets, at the West and South entrances. Arena doors will open 90 minutes before the meet. The East entrance will serve as the event pass gate.
Media parking will be in Lot 40, which is located across Elliott Drive from Carver-Hawkeye Arena, on the building’s southeast side. Throughout the season, fans are encouraged to use free parking near the arena at Lot #33 (East Dental Lot), Lot #43 (located west of Kinnick Stadium and the UI Recreating Building), and the Finkbine Commuter lot. Other free parking is available at Hancher Auditorium, the Hawkeye Commuter lot (which is located west of the UI Athletics Hall of Fame, Grant Field, UI Soccer Field and the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex), and the hard surfaced lots at the UI softball and outdoor track complexes. Parking is also available at the regular hourly parking rate in the Clock Tower (#3) and Field House (#4) ramps.
IOWA WINNING STREAKS
The Hawkeyes have won 65 straight dual matches, which is a school record. The current streak started with a win over Cornell (32-3) on Jan. 12, 2008, which was the first match after Iowa lost to Oklahoma State (19-14) on Jan. 5.
That 65-match winning streak ranks fourth-best in NCAA wrestling history behind three Oklahoma State streaks. The Cowboys won 76 straight duals from 1937-51, and had two 69-match streaks (1921-32 and 1996-99).
The Hawkeyes have also won 43 consecutive duals on the road, which is also a school record. That streak started with a 20-13 win at Iowa State on Dec. 9, 2007.
Iowa has also won its last 27 duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That streak, which ranks fourth-best in school history, started with a 27-13 win over Penn State on Jan. 20, 2008, which was also the first home match after the loss to the Cowboys. The school record is 55 (1/9/1977-12/18/1983).
Against Big Ten opponents, the Hawkeyes have won their last 27 duals, including 12 at home and 15 on the road. The 27 league duals rank second in school history, while the 12 home duals rank third and the 15 road duals rank fourth. Iowa’s school record for consecutive Big Ten wins is 98 (12/13/1975-1/28/1989), while the records for Big Ten home wins is 63 (1/17/1975-1/3/1998) and road wins is 54 (1/19/1974-1/28/1989).
Carver-Hawkeye Arena has been the home of Iowa wrestling since 1983. The Hawkeyes are 182-18 (.910) in the arena, which includes a record 11 victories during the 2010 season. Iowa has recorded 18 undefeated seasons in the arena, with the most recent (11-0) occurring in 2009-10. The dual wrestling attendance record for Carver-Hawkeye Arena is 15,955, set when Iowa defeated Iowa State (20-15) on December 6, 2008. The arena seats 15,500 for a dual wrestling meet.
IOWA WRESTLING HISTORY
Iowa’s overall dual meet record is 879-215-30 (.795) in 101 seasons. The Hawkeyes have won 23 national titles and 34 Big Ten titles. Iowa’s 51 NCAA champions have won a total of 78 NCAA individual titles, crowning six three-time and 15 two-time champions. The Hawkeyes’ 102 Big Ten champions have won a total of 186 conference titles. There have been seven four-time, 18 three-time and 27 two-time Iowa winners. Iowa’s 140 all-Americans have earned all-America status 286 times, including 17 four-time, 29 three-time and 37 two-time honorees.
INTERVIEW POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Members of the Hawkeye wrestling team and coaching staff are available for interviews Tuesday afternoons from 2:40-3:25 p.m. in the Field House Practice Facility. If you are interested in scheduling an interview outside that time, please contact Assistant Sports Information Director Traci Wagner at 319-430-6349.
HAWKEYES BLANK CHATTANOOGA, CORNELL COLLEGE
Iowa cruised to 4-0 on the season with shutouts over Chattanooga (47-0) and Cornell College (43-0) Nov. 26 in Mount Vernon, IA. Iowa scored 66 takedowns during the two duals, while allowing only four, in front of 1,475 fans at Cornell College’s Small Multi-Sport Facility.
The Hawkeyes opened with a 47-0 win over Chattanooga (4-5). Five Hawkeyes – senior Jake Kerr (165-2:19), junior Blake Rasing (Hwt.-1:05), sophomores Mark Ballweg (141-4:42) and Jeret Chiri (149-3:47), and redshirt freshman Ethen Lofthouse (174-0:52) – pinned their opponents, while sophomore Matt McDonough scored his 40th career victory with a decision at 125. Sophomore Nate Moore (133) and Chiri (149) made their first dual appearances of the season. Moore scored four takedowns to post a 9-5 win over Cody Hood to collect his 15th career victory. Chiri trailed Dean Pavlou 4-2 midway through the first period before scoring a takedown and three nearfall points to take the lead before scoring his second-period fall. Senior Luke Lofthouse (197) recorded nine takedowns in his 21-8 major decision over Robert Prigmore. Sophomore Grant Gambrall (184) scored a second-period escape, a third-period reversal and a point for riding time to score a 4-0 decision Chattanooga’s Jason McCroskey, who is ranked in the top 20 nationally. Redshirt freshman Derek St. John accumulated over four minutes of riding time in his 13-2 major decision over Dan Waddell.
Iowa extended its school-record dual winning streak to 65 matches overall and 43 on the road with its 43-0 win over NCAA Division III Cornell College (4-2). McDonough, Ballweg, Ethen Lofthouse and Gambrall all recorded technical falls, with Ballweg scoring 12 nearfall points in his 15-0 match with Kevin Donahue that ended in 3:09. Senior Aaron Janssen (165) and redshirt freshman Tony Ramos (133) each made their first dual appearances of the season, with both recording major decisions and Janssen collecting his 30th career victory. Rasing also scored a major decision at heavyweight, while Luke Lofthouse pinned Robert Widmer in 1:17. Chiri and St. John both recorded decisions to preserve their unbeaten records.
Iowa 47, Chattanooga 0
125 – Matt McDonough (I) dec. Prescott Garner (UTC), 7-1
133 – Nate Moore (I) dec. Cody Hood (UTC), 9-5
141 – Mark Ballweg (I) pinned Shawn Greevy (UTC), 4:42
149 – Jeret Chiri (I) pinned Dean Pavlou (UTC), 3:47
157 – Derek St. John (I) maj. dec. Dan Waddell (UTC), 13-2
165 – Jake Kerr (I) pinned Brandon Wright (UTC), 2:19
174 – Ethen Lofthouse (I) pinned Levi Clemons (UTC), 0:52
184 – Grant Gambrall (I) dec. Jason McCroskey (UTC), 4-0
197 – Luke Lofthouse (I) maj. dec. Robert Prigmore (UTC), 21-8
Hwt. – Blake Rasing (I) pinned Matt Lettner (UTC), 1:05
Iowa 43, Cornell College 0
125 – Matt McDonough (I) tech. fall T. Hood (C), 18-3 in 5:47
133 – Tony Ramos (I) maj. dec. Tigue Snider (C), 14-5
141 – Mark Ballweg (I) tech. fall Kevin Donahue (C), 15-0 in 3:09
149 – Jeret Chiri (I) dec. Jacob Schwebke (C), 9-4
157 – Derek St. John (I) dec. Nicholas Loughlin (C), 4-2
165 – Aaron Janssen (I) maj. dec. Joe Hambleton (C), 13-5
174 – Ethen Lofthouse (I) tech. fall Derek Munsey (C), 24-9 in 6:53
184 – Grant Gambrall (I) tech. fall Andrew Roberts (C), 22-7
197 – Luke Lofthouse (I) pinned Robert Widmer (C), 1:17
Hwt. – Blake Rasing (I) maj. dec. Wyatt Bauman (C), 11-1
WRESTLING SUMMER CAMPS
For dates and more information about 2011 Iowa Wrestling Summer camps visit www.iowawrestlingcamps.com.
The Hawkeyes (4-0) will travel to Cedar Falls to face Northern Iowa (4-3) Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. TIckets are $13 for adults and $8 for children, and are available at www.unipanthers.com. Northern Iowa Head Coach Doug Schwab served as an assistant coach at Iowa from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Schwab was a three-time all-American and Big Ten champion for the Hawkeyes from 1998-2001. He won the 1999 NCAA title at 141 pounds and finished his collegiate career with 130 wins, which ranks 10th-best in school history.