EAST STROUDSBURG – The University of Iowa women’s wrestling team won in dominant fashion in their season opener, winning 43-1, against the East Stroudsburg Warriors on Saturday afternoon inside Koehler Fieldhouse.
Sterling Dias opened the dual at 101 pounds with a tech. fall in 1:14 against Olivia Klein, 10-0. At 109 pounds, Ava Bayless continued with another 10-0 tech. fall over Madi Mansmann in 1:33. Brianna Gonzalez followed at 116 pounds, recording the first fall for the Hawkeyes against sixth-ranked Emily Klein in just 0:44. At 123, Felicity Taylor defeated second-ranked Mia Macaluso, 10-0, in just 0:47 after tying up a tight leg lace. Emily Frost followed at 130 pounds taking another 10-0 tech. fall for the Hawkeyes against Gianna Amendola in 0:46.
With Iowa leading 21-0, Nanea Estrella kept the wins going at 136 pounds with a 12-2 tech. fall over Zoe Gress, with just 1:25 left in the second period. At 143 pounds, Ella Schmit recorded a 11-0 tech. fall with 0:55 left in the second period over Jayla Hahn. Reese Larramendy came in at 155 pounds to record a 10-0 tech. fall against Paityn DeLong in the first period. At 170 pounds, Haley Ward secures the second fall for the Hawkeyes in 2:23 against Jade Huerta. In the final match, Alivia White finishes strong at 191 pounds with a quick 17-second pin against Ariel Ofri-Akman.
The Hawkeyes will travel to Princeton, New Jersey on Sunday to compete in the Princeton Open inside Jadwin Gymnasium. The tournament is set to begin at 8 a.m. (CT).
#8 Iowa 43, #7 East Stroudsburg 1
101 – Sterling Dias tech. fall over Olivia Klein, 10-0
109 – Ava Bayless tech. fall over Madi Manmann, 10-0
116 – Brianna Gonzalez fall over #6 Emily Klein, 0:44
123 – Felicity Taylor tech. fall over #2 Mia Macaluso, 10-0
130 – Emily Frost tech. fall over Gianna Amendola, 10-0
136 – #3 Nanea Estrella tech. fall over Zoe Gress, 12-2
143 – Ella Schmit tech. fall over Jayla Hahn, 11-0
155 – Reese Larramendy tech. fall over Paityn DeLong, 10-0
170 – Haley Ward tech fall over Jade Huerta, 2:23
191 – Alivia White fall over Ariel Ofri-Akman, 0:17