No. 1 Iowa Defeats Chattanooga, 44-3

Feb. 21, 2015

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa wrestling team blew by Chattanooga with a 44-3 win Saturday in the quarterfinals of the EAS/NWCA National Duals. The Hawkeyes tallied five pins during the dual, the most against a Division I opponent this season.

The Hawkeyes collected pins from Cory Clark (133), Michael Kelly (157), Mike Evans (174), Sammy Brooks (184), and Bobby Telford (285). Brooks delivered the fastest pin of the five with a 1:52 turn on Chattanooga’s McCoy Newberg.


Telford’s fall was his tenth of the season, a team best and career high. Evans’ pin was his fifth of the season, and his 99th career victory. He is one win shy of becoming the 41st wrestler in program history to reach 100 career wins.

Chattanooga won the first bout when 10th ranked Sean Boyle defeated #5 Thomas Gilman in a 3-1 overtime victory, but Iowa responded with nine consecutive wins. In addition to the five pins, the Hawkeyes got a technical fall from Brandon Sorensen at 149, and decisions from Josh Dziewa (141), Nick Moore (165), and Nathan Burak (197).

Iowa advances to face fifth-seeded Cornell in the semifinals at 3:05 p.m. (CT) on Saturday.

Second-seeded Missouri and sixth-seeded Lehigh also advanced to the semifinals. The winner of that dual will face the winner of Iowa/Cornell on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (CT) in the finals.

Tickets are $10 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. Prices are for all ages. Contact the UI Athletics Ticket Office or visit for ticket information.

NOTES: Iowa’s five pins were the most against a Division I opponent this season. Telford’s pin was his tenth of the year, a team best and career high. 41-point margin of victory was the largest against a Division I opponent this season. Iowa has won 20 straight duals and 15 straight against non-conference opponents at home.

#1 IOWA 44, Chattanooga 3
125 – #10 Sean Boyle (CN) dec. Thomas Gilman (IA), 3-1 OT; 0-3
133 – #6 Cory Clark (IA) pinned #13 Nick Soto (CN), 4:15; 6-3
141 – #6 Josh Dziewa (IA) dec. Mike Pongracz (CN), 4-2; 9-3
149 – #2 Brandon Sorensen (IA) tech fall Jacob Murphy (CN), 19-3; 14-3
157 – #16 Michael Kelly (IA) pinned Austin Sams (CN), 4:32; 20-3
165 – #9 Nick Moore (IA) dec. Justin Lampe (CN), 11-6; 23-3
174 – #3 Mike Evans (IA) pinned Sean Mappes (CN), 4:44; 29-3
184 – #8 Sammy Brooks (IA) pinned McCoy Newberg (CN), 1:52; 35-3
197 – #6 Nathan Burak (IA) dec. Scottie Boykin (CN), 7-4; 38-3
285 – #4 Bobby Telford (IA) pinned Jared Johnson (CN), 3:08; 44-3

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