|#3 IOWA vs. #9 NEBRASKA|
|DATE||Sunday, Feb. 3 | 12 p.m. CT|
|LOCATION||Linclon, Nebraska | Bob Devaney Sports Center (7,907)|
|RADIO | LISTEN||Hawkeye Radio Network | Hawkeye All-Access|
|LIVE STREAM||BTN2Go | FLO|
ON THE MAT
The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team wrestles at No. 9 Nebraska on Sunday at 12 p.m. The Huskers host the Hawkeyes at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
IOWA VS. NEBRASKA
Iowa leads the all-time series 31-10-1 and has won the last nine meetings overall.
Nebraska’s last win in the series was a 24-13 victory at the National Duals on Nov. 19, 2005.
Iowa is 13-6-2 all-time and has won three straight at Nebraska. The Hawkeyes are 9-0 against the Huskers under Tom Brands.
DEFEATING RANKED OPPONENTS
Nebraska is the sixth ranked opponent Iowa has faced this season. The Hawkeyes are 5-0 against top 25 opponents with wins against No. 8, No. 14, No. 16, and two wins against No. 20.
Individually, Hawkeyes are 36-14 in five dual matches against ranked schools.
Sunday’s dual could potentially feature seven matchups with ranked competitors, including top 10 matches at 157 and 165.
Iowa’s Kaleb Young is ranked No. 7 and Tyler Berger is ranked No. 2 for the Huskers at 157. The two have never met. Young is 1-1 this year against top 10 opponents.
Iowa’s Alex Marinelli is ranked No. 2 and Nebraska’s Isaiah White is ranked No. 6 at 165. It is the first career meeting between the two. Marinelli is 2-0 this year against top 10 opponents.
UNDEFEATED IN THE BIG TEN
Iowa is 5-0 in conference duals, with four duals remaining on the Big Ten schedule, two on the road and two at home. The Hawkeyes have seven undefeated conference seasons since 2006-07, head coach Tom Brands’ first year. Iowa’s last undefeated conference season was 2015-16.
MARINELLI REMAINS UNBEATEN
Sophomore Alex Marinelli is 13-0 all-time in Big Ten duals. He was 8-0 as a redshirt freshman in 2017-18, and is 5-0 this season. He is 15-0 overall and riding a career-long 15 match winning streak. He has a team-high 53 points scored in dual matches. He has scored 26 team points out of a possible 30 in five Big Ten duals.
SHAW DEBUTS AT 174
Junior Keegan Shaw has started the last two duals at 174 pounds. He made his Hawkeye varsity debut Jan. 25 at Illinois and won, 6-2. He followed that up two days later with an 11-6 decision at Northwestern. The duals were the first two of Shaw’s career, and his first two appearances at 174. He has 36 career wins, 22 at 149, 12 at 157, and 2 at 174.
NEXT MAN IN
Sixteen Hawkeyes have at least one dual win, and 20 Hawkeyes have appeared in at least one dual this season.
Max Murin (141), Alex Marinelli (165), and Cash Wilcke (184) are the only preseason projected starters to start every dual this season. Iowa opened the season with three projected starters on the bench, including redshirt freshman Jacob Warner (197), and All-Americans Michael Kemerer (174) and Sam Stoll (285).
In the absence of projected starters, Carter Happel, Myles Wilson, Connor Corbin, Mitch Bowman, Aaron Costello, Paul Glynn, and Keegan Shaw have picked up wins for Iowa.
Shaw is the fifth Hawkeye (including Kemerer) to see his name on top of the depth chart at 174. Iowa has used four wrestlers at 197, though Warner has been the staple since January and is 4-0 in Big Ten duals. Costello and Corbin have picked up wins at heavyweight. Stoll has made four dual appearances, including the last three, and is 6-0 overall.