ON THE MAT
The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team heads to New York for three duals on Thursday and Friday.
• The Hawkeyes will face Army in West Point on Thursday at 6 p.m. (CT) inside Christl Arena. The Black Knights are receiving votes in the latest NWCA coaches’ poll.
• On Friday, Iowa will compete in the Arm Bar at the Armory event in Albany. The Hawkeyes will face Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. and Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. at The Armory.
• On Saturday, the Hawkeyes will send wrestlers to the Lindenwood Open in St. Charles, Missouri. The tournament will be held at Robert F. Hyland Arena.
FOLLOW ALONG LIVE
• All three duals will be streamed live on FloWrestling — a paid subscription service.
• Iowa wrestling events are broadcast by AM-800 KXIC and streamed on hawkeyesports.com via YouTube. Steven Grace will call the action for Hawkeye Sports Properties, a property of Learfield.
• Follow Iowa wrestling on social media via Twitter (@Hawks_Wrestling), Facebook/iowahawkeyewrestling and Instagram (@iowahawkeyewrestling).
• Live results will be available via TrackWrestling.
No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes Probable Lineup at Army | vs. Sacred Heart/Buffalo
|Wt.||Rank||Name||Yr.||Hometown/High School||2022-23 Record|
|125||Aidan Harris||Jr.||Layton, Utah/Layton (Iowa Central CC)||0-1|
|133||19/12/20||Brody Teske||Jr.||Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (Penn State/UNI)||1-0|
|-or-||Cullan Schriever||So.||Mason City, Iowa/Mason City||0-0|
|141||Drew Bennett||Sr.||Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (UNI)||1-0|
|149||7/7/8||Max Murin||RS Sr.||Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria||1-0|
|157||Caleb Rathjen||RS Fr.||Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny||0-0|
|-or-||Cobe Siebrecht||Jr.||Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon||1-0|
|165||16/13/17||Patrick Kennedy||So.||Kasson-Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville||1-0|
|174||Drake Rhodes||Fr.||Billings, Mont./Billings West||1-0|
|184||11/8/9||Abe Assad||Jr.||Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North||1-0|
|197||2/2/2||Jacob Warner||RS Sr.||Tolono, Ill./Washington||1-0|
|285||4/4/4||Tony Cassioppi||Sr.||Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah||1-0|
The Hawkeyes won nine matches — seven via bonus points — in their season-opening 42-3 victory over California Baptist on Nov. 13 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa had three falls, two technical falls and two major decisions, while having a 36-2 advantage in takedowns.
• Cobe Siebrecht, Jacob Warner and Tony Cassioppi each pinned their Lancer opponents.
IOWA WINS 2 TITLES AT LUTHER OPEN
Sophomore Cullan Schriever and freshman Jace Rhodes both won 133-pound titles at the Luther Open on Nov. 12 in Decorah, Iowa. Schriever, who was competing unattached, won the elite division, while Rhodes won the silver (freshman-only) bracket.
• The Hawkeyes sent eight wrestlers to the tournament and all eight placed. Along with the two firsts, Iowa had one second (Kolby Franklin, 197), three thirds (Mickey Griffith, 184; Bradley Hill, 285; Gage Marty, 285 (Silver)), one fourth (Joe Kelly, 157 (UNA)) and one fifth (Easton Fleshman, 285 (Silver).
• Rhodes, Franklin, Griffith, Hill, Marty and Fleshman were all making their Hawkeye debuts.
During the first weekend of competition — at the Luther Open and in the dual against California Baptist — Iowa had four pins occur in under a minute: Kolby Franklin (35 seconds), Jacob Warner (38 seconds), Bradley Hill (39 seconds) and Gage Marty (48 seconds).
• Warner now has four career falls in under one minute, including a 20 second fall during the 2021-22 season at the Luther Open.
• Junior Cobe Siebrecht had his first career fall as a Hawkeye when he pinned Cal Baptist’s Joey Mora in 4:59 in the opening bout of the dual.
• Redshirt senior Max Murin tech falled CBU’s Chaz Hallmark, 24-9, to close out the dual. It was the second tech fall victory of Murin’s career.
• Junior Brody Teske (133) and freshman Drake Rhodes (174) won their first career matches in a Hawkeye singlet against California Baptist.
START TIMES ANNOUNCED
Start times for Iowa’s Nov. 26 dual against Penn has been set for 2 p.m. (CT), while the Jan. 6 dual against Illinois will begin at 7 p.m.
NWCA ALL-STAR CLASSIC RETURNS
Three Hawkeyes — Real Woods, Jacob Warner and Tony Cassioppi wil compete at the 2022 NWCA All-Star Classic on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas. The event will be held at FloSports and begin at 7 p.m. (CT).
• The NWCA All-Star meet is an exhibition event and the results do not count on any wrestlers NCAA record form or toward the season’s RPI.
• Woods will face Pittsburgh’s Cole Matthews. Matthews is ranked No. 1 and Woods No. 2 in the national rankings at 141 pounds.
• Warner will square off against Missouri’s Rocky Elam at 197 pounds, while Cassioppi will face Penn State’s Greg Kerkvliet for the fourth time in his career. Cassioppi is 3-0 all-time against the Nittany Lion heavyweight.
The Hawkeyes have six past All-Americans on the 2022-23 roster in three-time NCAA Champion Spencer Lee (125), Real Woods (141), Max Murin (149), Abe Assad (184), Jacob Warner (197) and Tony Cassioppi (285).
• Iowa has crowned at least one All-American in 51 consecutive tournaments, dating back to 1972.
• Iowa finished third at the 2022 NCAA Championships with 74 points with five All-Americans. The Hawkeyes were also third at the Big Ten Championships with 129.5 points.
The Hawkeyes have 17 newcomers on the 2022-23 roster, including three transfers.
• Real Woods was a two-time All-American at Stanford University (2020, 2022). He finished sixth at 141 last season.
• Brody Teske was a two-time NCAA qualifier at Northern Iowa after beginning his career at Penn State. Teske is one of three Fort Dodge, Iowa, natives on the 2022-23 roster (Drake Ayala, Drew Bennett).
• Aidan Harris spent two seasons at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, where he was a two-time national qualifier. The Utah native placed fourth at 125 in 2021, winning six consecutive wrestle-back matches.
HAWKEYE WRESTLING HISTORY
The Hawkeyes have won 24 national titles and 37 Big Ten titles. Iowa’s 55 NCAA Champions have won a total of 85 NCAA individual titles, crowning seven three-time and 16 two-time champions.
• The Hawkeyes’ 117 Big Ten champions have combined for 208 conference titles. There have been eight four-time, 18 three-time and 31 two-time Big Ten champions from Iowa.
• Iowa’s 161 All-Americans have earned All-America status 357 times, including one five-time, 24 four-time, 38 three-time and 40 two-time honorees.
Iowa will send three wrestlers to the NWCA All-Star Classic on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas. The Hawkeyes will then return home to host No. 20 Penn on Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Mat.