IOWA CITY, Iowa – Fourteen members of the University of Iowa wrestling team compete Saturday and Sunday at the 2022 Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The schedule change is in response to a pair of cancelled events, including the Hawkeye Open and the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships.
Competition at the Southern Scuffle begins Saturday at 9 a.m. (CT) and Sunday at 10 a.m. A complete schedule of events is available at gomocs.com.
IOWA ENTRIES – SOUTHERN SCUFFLE
Drake Ayala – 125*
Charles Matthews – 133
Cullan Schriever – 133*
Drew Bennett – 141
Wyatt Henson – 141*
Leif Schroeder – 141
Caleb Rathjen – 149*
Bretli Reyna – 149*
Sebastian Robles – 157*
Joe Kelly – 165
Patrick Kennedy – 165*
Jack McClimon – 165*
Brennan Swafford – 174
Aaron Costello – 285
IOWA AT OPEN TOURNAMENTS
Iowa wrestlers have won 14 open tournament titles in 2021-22. Four Iowa wrestlers won championships in their respective divisions Nov. 29 at the Harold Nichols Open, including Drake Ayala (125), Wyatt Henson (141), Patrick Kennedy (165) and Aaron Costello (285).
Ayala pinned his first two opponents and won the title match by major decision to win the Freshman/Sophomore Division in his college debut. Kennedy started the day with a pin and then won by technical fall in his next two matches in the 165-pound Open Division, capturing his first tournament title of the season. Costello rallied off three straight wins by decision to top the 285 Open Division. Henson was 3-0 on the day, including a 32-16 technical fall in the opening round.
Redshirt freshman Cullan Schriever and Henson won titles Nov. 20 at the 2021 Lindenwood Open. Schriever went 3-0 with a technical fall and a pin to win the 133-pound Gold Division. Henson won twice by fall and added a major decision to win the 141-pound Black Division.
Iowa opened the 2021-22 season winning eight titles Nov. 13 at the Luther Open. Seven Iowa wrestlers won championships in the Elite Division, including Jesse Ybarra (125), Austin DeSanto (133), Jaydin Eierman (141), Cobe Siebrecht (149), Kaleb Young (157), Alex Marinelli (165) and Zach Glazier (197). Henson won the 141-pound Silver/Freshman division, rolling up three technical falls and a major in the finals.
BIG TEN OPENER
The Hawkeyes open the Big Ten dual season hosting Minnesota on Friday, Jan. 7, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual is televised live on BTN at 8 p.m.