Hawkeyes Pin Their Way Through Day 1

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s wrestling team went 2-0 on day one of the NWCA National Duals. The Hawkeyes recorded 10 pins and six technical falls against Adrian College and Presbyterian.

Second-seeded Iowa opened the day with a, 49-1, win over Adrian College. Sterling Dias opened the dual at 101 pounds with a pin in the first period over Alexis Hart-Butcher, 1:32. Ava Bayless made quick work at 109 pounds over Emily Mendez, notching an 11-1 tech. fall. At 116 pounds, Brianna Gonzalez stayed undefeated on the season with a pin over Carleigh Czerneski at 4:36. Felicity Taylor came in at 123 recording the third pin of the afternoon in just 1:21 over Angela LoRusso.

The action continued at 130 with Emily Frost pinning Reece Martin in 1:12. At 143, Reese Larramendy notched the pin against Taylor Cutler in 1:10. Bella Mir defeated Taylor Cutler in just 1:10 with a pin, and Alivia White closed out the dual at 191 with a pin in 1:08.

The Hawkeyes finished day one defeating seventh-seeded Presbyterian, 39-4. Dias captured a quick fall in just 32 seconds over Chiara Barbieri at 101. Bayless and Gonzalez both notched 10-0 tech. falls at 109 and 116. Ava Rose recorded a win at 130 via decision over tenth-ranked Alyssa Mahan, 4-2. Lilly Luft recorded a 10-0 tech. fall against Olivia Waller at 136, followed by a pin by Ella Schmit at 143 over Madeline Kubicki in 5:14. Marlynne Deede and Haley Ward notched 10-0 tech. falls at 155 and 170; Deede defeating Isabella Badon and Ward defeating tenth-ranked Henlee Hayes. Jaycee Foeller made her season to debut to cap off the night. She defeated Ella Beam via pin in 2:05.

“It was a great performance from the team today. Against Adrian, it was hard. We know that the team expects to win in matches like that and sometimes we can over or under wrestle, and we just have to wrestle like we do. It was a great finish. Against Presbyterian, we switched up our lineup today and it was great to see where were at at this point of the season. It gave our women who didn’t get to wrestle Presbyterian at our home dual more of an opportunity. Every time you step on the mat is a new match, and we have to make sure our women are ready for that every time they have the opportunity to compete.”

Iowa continue action in Cedar Falls, Iowa tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m. CT. The Hawkeyes will face King University in the semifinals of the NWCA National Duals. Action will be streamed on FloWrestling (subscription required).


#2 Iowa 49, Adrian College 1

101 – #2 Sterling Dias (I) fall Alexis Hart-Butcher (A), 1:32
109 – #2 Ava Bayless (I) tech. fall Emily Mendez (A), 11-1
116 – #3 Brianna Gonzalez (I) fall Carleigh Czerneski (A), 4:36
123 – #2 Felicity Taylor (I) fall Angela LoRusso (A), 1:21
130 – #10 Emily Frost (I) fall Reece Martin (A), 1:12
136 – Lilly Luft (I) forfeit Unknown (A)
143 – #1 Reese Larramendy (I) fall Taylor Cutler (A), 1:10
155 – Bella Mir (I) fall Nyla Burgess (A), 2:33
170 – #1 Kylie Welker (I) forfeit Unknown (A)
191 – #9 Alivia White (I) fall Xsaria Puente (A), 1:08

#2 Iowa 39, #7 Presbyterian 4

101 – #2 Sterling Dias (I) fall Chiara Barbieri (P), 0:32
109 – #2 Ava Bayless (I) tech. fall Grace York (P), 10-0
116 – #3 Brianna Gonzalez (I) tech. fall Charlize Shuler (P), 10-0
123 – Ava Rose (I) dec. #10 Alyssa Mahan (P), 4-2
130 –Cassia Zammit (P) dec. #10 Emily Frost (I), 6-2
136 – Lilly Luft (I) tech. fall Olivia Waller (P), 10-0
143 – #2 Ella Schmit (I) fall Madeline Kubicki (P), 5:14
155 – #1 Marlynne Deede (I) tech. fall Isabella Badon (P), 10-0
170 – #4 Haley Ward tech. fall #10 Henlee Hayes (P), 10-0
191 – Jaycee Foeller (I) fall Ella Beam (P), 2:05