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Iowa vs Northwestern Dual Meet Preview


If there is any dual meet to watch tomorrow out of the 20 dual meets that are going on this would be the one. Talented wrestlers and ranked matchups left and right in this dual meet.

Where to watch: 7pm Big Ten+

Full Projected Lineup Preview: 

125- #9 Drake Ayala vs #11 Michael DeAugustino

One of the biggest matches to look out for by far with both of these guys being hot at the moment. Ayala is coming off of a 6-1 win over Devin Schroder of Purdue who was recently ranked as high as number 5. DeAugustino even with his #11 ranking knocked off All American Patrick McKee along with Eric Barnett back to back and will be looking to take out the young Hawkeye to improve his record and possibly break the top 10.

133- #3 Austin Desanto vs #10 Chris Cannon

141- #2 Jaydin Eierman vs Frankie Tal-Shahar

149- #15 Max Murin vs #6 Yayha Thomas

157- #12 Kaleb Young vs #2 Ryan Deakin

Deakin is by far the most talented wrestler on this Northwestern squad and this will be a rematch of the Big Ten finals where Ryan Deakin somewhat handled the match by score of 6-0. Young has looked a little rough but this will be a good match for him to see where he is at this point in the season.

165- #4 Alex Marinelli vs #22 David Ferrante

174- #2 Michael Kemerer vs Troy Fisher

184- #18 Abe Assad vs Jack Jessen

197- #7 Jacob Warner vs Andrew Davison

285- #5 Tony Cassioppi vs #9 Lucas Davison

This will be a big matchups for both of these guys and a rematch of the U23 world team trials finals. They have beaten each other and are both coming off recent losses to Olympic Champion Gable Steveson so this should help them get back on track. Both of them wrestled Steveson to similar score differentials so this theoretically should be a decent match with Cassioppi falling 17-7 and Davison falling 13-4.

Dual Meet Score Projection: 25-11 Iowa

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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