LINCOLN, Neb. — The No. 3 University of Iowa wrestling team had a tough task in front of it on Sunday with a road Big Ten Conference dual against No. 9 Nebraska, but the Hawkeyes were able to prevail over the Cornhuskers with a 20-13 victory.
Iowa won four of the dual’s final five bouts, closing with a major decision and technical fall at 125 pounds and 133, respectively, to win its 11th straight against Nebraska.
The big run for the Hawkeyes (11-0, 6-0) started when No. 13 Cash Wilcke beat No. 4 Taylor Venz by a 5-2 decision at 184, turning a 10-6 lead for the Huskers (10-4, 4-3) into a 10-9 one.
No. 5 Jacob Warner put Iowa on top with a 4-1 decision win over No. 11 Eric Shultz at 197, but Nebraska regained the lead a match later when No. 14 David Jensen beat No. 3 Sam Stoll by a 3-0 decision in their heavyweight match.
No. 2 Spencer Lee took the lead back for the Hawkeyes with an 18-4 major decision over No. 16 Zeke Moisey at 125, then No. 3 Austin DeSanto closed out the match for Iowa with an emphatic 25-10 technical fall win over Brian Peska at 133.
Iowa returns home to host Maryland on Friday at 7 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa St. 53, Utah Valley 0
AMES — The No. 14 Iowa State wrestling team notched its second-consecutive shutout win on Sunday with a dominant 53-0 victory over Utah Valley in their Big 12 Conference dual.
The Cyclones (9-2, 6-1) earned bonus-point victories in all eight contested matches, and they also won by forfeit at 133 pounds and 184.
Of the eight bonus-point victories over the Wolverines (9-11, 0-5), four were won by pinfall. The Cyclones recorded 27 total takedowns throughout the meet and were not taken down once.
Gannon Gremmel at heavyweight, Alex Mackall at 125, Ian Parker at 141 and Jarrett Degen at 149 were the four pinfall wins for Iowa State, all coming in the last four contested matches of the evening.
Marcus Coleman at 174 had the lone technical fall of the night, while Chase Straw at 157, Zane Mulder at 165, and Willie Miklus at 197 were all winners by major decision.
This is the first time the Cyclones have shut out back-to-back conference opponents since the 1972-73 season. Iowa State’s 53 team points are tied for third-most in program history, and it was the largest margin of victory over a Division I team since beating New Mexico 57-0 in 1998.
The Cyclones will travel to Corvallis, Ore., next to face off with Oregon State on Feb. 11 at 9 p.m.
No. 3 Iowa 20, No. 9 Nebraska 13
At Lincoln, Neb.
141– Chad Red (N) dec. Vince Turk, 4-1; 149– Pat Lugo (IA) dec. Jordan Shearer, 8-4; 157– Tyler Berger (N) dec. Kaleb Young, 3-1 (SV1); 165– Alex Marinelli (IA) dec. Isaiah White, 3-0; 174– Mikey Labriola (N) major dec. Keegan Shaw, 14-4; 184– Cash Wilcke (IA) dec. Taylor Venz, 5-2; 197– Jacob Warner (IA) dec. Eric Shultz, 4-1; 285– David Jensen (N) dec. Sam Stoll, 3-0; 125– Spencer Lee (IA) major dec. Zeke Moisey, 18-4; *133– Austin DeSanto (IA) tech. falled Brian Peska, 25-10.
* — Iowa deducted one team point
No. 14 Iowa St. 53, Utah Valley 0
157–Chase Straw (ISU) major dec. Spencer Haywood, 13-4; 165–Zane Mulder (ISU) major dec. Koy Wilkinson, 10-2; 174–Marcus Coleman (ISU) tech. falled Kyle Snelling, 17-2; 184–Sam Colbray (ISU) won by forfeit; 197–Willie Miklus (ISU) major dec. Ashton Seely, 17-6; 285–Gannon Gremmel (ISU) pinned Tate Orndorff, 6:31; 125–Alex Mackall (ISU) pinned Josh Jensen, 4:03; 133–Austin Gomez (ISU) won by forfeit; 141–Ian Parker (ISU) pinned Dylan Gregerson, 6:29; 149–Jarrett Degen (ISU) pinned Landon Knutzen, 2:28.