The Iowa Hawkeyes took on Penn in a dual meet where there were not as favored as a lot of people would have thought. Iowa would end up prevailing in the end after Max Murin seals the deal at 149 with a big win and Cobe Siebrecht adds to the excitement with a massive fall.
Dual Meet Recap:
Dual Started At 165 Pounds
165- Patrick Kennedy (Iowa) MD Lucas Revano (Penn) 14-5
174- Nelson Brands (Iowa) dec Nick Incontrera (Penn) 5-1
Senior Nelson Brands made his debut for the season and looked solid against #23 Incontrera of Penn. This was definitely big as it was not announced that he would be wrestling until shortly before the dual meet.
Iowa- 7 Penn-0
184- Abe Assad (Iowa) dec Maximus Hale (Penn) 4-0
197- Jacob Warner (Iowa) dec Cole Urbas (Penn) 11-10
Warner was in trouble but was able to hang on and get a takedown in the third period to retain a one point lead. Stalling called on Penn with 7 seconds left to put Warner up two, Penn gets the escape and Warner wins 11-10.
285- Tony Cassioppi (Iowa) MD Ben Goldin (Penn) 9-0
Cassioppi looked good here coming back from a loss to Greg Kerkvliet at the All Star Classic. Got a few nice takedowns and put on a solid ride, however was not able to get to any turns.
125- Ryan Miller (Penn) TF Aidan Harris (Iowa) 20-5
Still no Spencer Lee just yet. #17 Ryan Miller took care of business here and put on a takedown clinic. Miller would get a takedown, a turn and a ride out in the third period to end up with the 20-5 tech fall victory.
133- Michael Colaiocco (Penn) dec Cullan Schriever (Iowa) 5-0
Schriever looked touch and will definitely work himself into the rankings if he gets the spot over Teske. Colaiocco was just too much and a late throw attempt from Schriever added to the score for Colaiocco.
141- Carmen Ferrante (Penn) dec Drew Bennett (Iowa) 4-1
149- Max Murin (Iowa) dec Doug Zapf (Penn) 6-4 SV
Great back in forth battle, Murin was able to get the takedown in overtime to clinch the dual for the Hawks heading into the final bout of the dual meet.
157- Cobe Siebrecht (Iowa) pin Anthony Artalona (Penn)
WOW. Artalona had Siebrecht on his back and dead to rights but Siebrect rolls through and collects a massive fall over the number 12 wrestler in the country.
Final: Iowa defeats Penn 26-11