|IOWA CORN CY-HAWK SERIES|
|DATE||Sunday, Nov. 24 | 2 p.m. CT|
|LOCATION||Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum (14,384)|
|WATCH||FLO | CyclonesTV|
ON THE MAT
The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team wrestles at No. 11 Iowa State on Sunday in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The dual begins inside Hilton Coliseum at 2 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for youth.
DAN GABLE TRAVELING TROPHY
The Iowa-Iowa State wrestling rivalry introduced the Dan Gable Traveling Trophy in 2010.
In a joint collaboration, the schools announced the winner of the annual dual would take possession of a trophy representing Iowa State’s former two-time NCAA Champion and Iowa’s 15-time NCAA championship coach.
Iowa has won every meeting since the trophy’s inception (9-0).
Year Score Location
2010 22-13 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
2011 27-9 at Iowa State
2012 32-3 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
2013 23-9 at Iowa State
2014 28-8 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
2015 33-6 at Iowa State
2016 26-9 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
2017-18 35-6 at Iowa State
2018-19 19-18 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
IOWA VS. IOWA STATE
Iowa leads the all-time series, 65-16-2. The Hawkeyes have won 15 straight, 30 of the last 31, and 54 of the last 58 meetings.
Iowa has won the last seven meetings in Ames, and has not lost to Iowa State on the road since Dec. 7, 2003 (21-13). Iowa State’s last win in the series was 19-16 on Dec. 5, 2004, in Iowa City.
IOWA CORN CY-HAWK SERIES
The Cy-Hawk Series is in its 16th season in 2019-20, and is sponsored for the ninth time by Iowa Corn.
Iowa won last year’s Cy-Hawk Series to even the all-time series, 7-7-1. Iowa State leads the 2019-20 season series, 6-5, having secured wins in volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country. Iowa has wins in football and soccer.
Iowa wrestling owns a 14-1 lead in the Cy-Hawk Series duals. The Cyclones won the first meeting in 2004. Iowa has won the last 14. (Iowa has won 15 straight overall, including a meeting at the National Duals.)
Spencer Lee, Michael Kemerer, Alex Marinelli, and Cash Wilcke are each making their third appearance in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Lee and Marinelli are each 2-0 with a combined three pins and one major decision. Lee pinned Sinjin Briggs in 40 seconds, and Marinelli pinned Skyler St. John in 52 seconds the last time Iowa visited Hilton. Lee won by major decision, 13-4, against Alex Mackall last season at Carver, and Marinelli won by fall in 4:45 against Brady Jennings.
Kemerer is 2-0, winning by an 8-7 decision in 2016 and an 11-5 decision in 2018.
Wilcke is 0-2 in two previous appearances, dropping a 4-3 decision in 2016 and a 7-6 decision in 2018.
Austin DeSanto (0-1), Paul Glynn (1-0), Pat Lugo (0-1), Max Murin (0-1), Kaleb Young (1-0), and Jacob Warner (1-0) are all making their second appearances in the series.
BRANDS 14, IOWA STATE 0
University of Iowa head coach Tom Brands is 14-0 all-time against Iowa State. During that stretch, the Hawkeyes have won by an average of 13.9 points per dual, outscoring Iowa State, 366-158. The slimmest margin of victory over the last 11 meetings was an 19-18 win Iowa City in 2018. The largest margin of victory was 29 points, first a 32-3 win in Iowa City in 2012, and then a 35-6 win in Ames in 2018.
WARNER’S BIG DEBUT
Jacob Warner made his college debut on Dec. 1, 2018, in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Warner, then a redshirt freshman ranked No. 11 in the country, scored a reversal with five seconds left in the match to defeat No. 5 Willie Miklus, 5-4.
UP AND AT ‘EM
Junior Austin DeSanto and senior Michael Kemerer opened the 2019 season Nov. 17 in new weight classes. DeSanto, a 2019 All-American at 133, wrestled at 141 for the first time in his career and won by 23-4 technical fall. Kemerer, a 2017 and 2018 All-American at 157, returned to the mat after a 20-month absence and wrestled for the first time in his career at 174. He won by 20-0 technical fall.
Redshirt freshman Nelson Brands, who entered the season billed as a 165-pounder, opened his college career with an 8-4 decision at 184.