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Iowa vs Cal Baptist Wrestling Dual Meet Preview


We are officially back… Tom Brands and the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes are set to compete in their season opener this Saturday night on the road against California Baptist, and there will be a lot of fresh faces in the starting lineup for the Hawkeyes.

Here is a rundown of both teams and their probable starters for Saturday night, as the event will be streamed live on FloWrestling and set to start at 9:00 PM EST.


Obviously, the ongoing gambling scandal that includes multiple returning NCAA qualifiers and All-Americans will prevent Iowa from showing their best lineup. 

Those names include: Abe Assad, Nelson Brands, Tony Cassioppi, Patrick Kennedy, Cullan Schriever, and Cobe Siebrecht.

With that being the case, weights 149-285 will be a mixture of new Hawkeyes in the starting lineup.

Probable Starters:

125: Drake Ayala

133: Brody Teske

141: Real Woods

149: Victor Voinovich

157: Jared Franek

165: Michael Calieno

174: Aiden Riggins

184: Brennan Swafford

197: Zach Glazier

285: Bradley Hill

Cal Baptist Lancers:

Cal Baptist clearly has a huge task ahead of them with the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes traveling on their home turf, but the Lancers have an opportunity to win some key matches with a number of Hawkeye starters being out.

For the Lancers, their biggest chance at a victory on Saturday is at 125-pounds, and could create some momentum to kick off the season opener.

Probable Starters:

125: Eli Griffin

133: Hunter Leake

141: Darren Green

149: Drayne Morton

157: Carter Schubert

165: Mateo de la Pena

174: Peter Acciardi

184: Nathan Haas

197: Eli Sheeran

285: Christopher Island

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Cael Turnbull
Cael Turnbull
Journalism Major at Temple University Graduating in May of 2023

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