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Princeton closes out their brutal 42-hour, 1,300 hour weekend by hosting #1 Iowa fresh off a narrow 18-15 loss to #10 Oklahoma State inside Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater Friday night. Can't watch the Hawkeyes and Tigers battle? Well, that's what this live blog is for!
Aaron Cashman, Iowa vs #5 Pat Glory, Princeton
1st Period: 1 minute in and no score. Each wrestler with a couple half shots, but no real committed attempts. With 1:40 to go Glory gets in on a head inside single, but Cashman is able to get a stalemate. 1:05 remaining in the first and Glory once again in this time on a straight double, but Cashman does a great job scrambling and getting another stalemate. Another shot from Glory at the :40 second mark earns a stall call on Cashman. Glory fires off another shot with under 20 seconds to go in the period and finally converts with two seconds to go. Glory leads 2-0.
2nd Period: Cashman starts on bottom. Glory is extremely tough on top, but Cashman is able to get a reversal and Glory quickly answers with an escape of his own, 3-2 Glory now. Glory with a beautiful swing single and is able to beat Cashman to the corner and finish easy, 5-2 now. Glory now able to get his top ride going and rides out the remainder of the second period. He leads 6-2 now after a late stall call on Cashman.
3rd Period: Glory starts on top and it has been non-stop action. Cashman reverses Glory and then Glory answers with a reversal of his own. 8-4 Glory now with 0:51 seconds to go after a potentially dangerous call. After the re-start, Glory gets his leg ride going on again and rides out the remainder of the match, picks up another stall call on Cashman, and gets riding time. Glory 10-4 over Cashman.
Princeton 3, Iowa 0
#1 Austin DeSanto, Iowa vs Sean Pierson, Princeton
1st Period: 30 seconds in and DeSanto has already picked up a takedown and kicked Pierson away. Another takedown for DeSanto on the edge and it's 4-1 less than a minute in. Two quick go behind takedowns for DeSanto and he's out to a 8-3 lead with 1:20 to go. I honestly cannot keep up with all of the takedowns DeSanto is scoring. Pierson has no answer for the Hawkeyes short offense game as the nation's top-ranked wrestler picked up 7 takedowns in the opening frame. DeSanto leads 14-6 after one.
2nd Period: DeSanto starts on bottom and is out in five seconds. Another spin behind takedown for DeSanto as they go out of bounds with 1:20 remaining in the period. 17-6, DeSanto. Pierson still has no answer for the short offense of DeSanto as he adds two more scores behind of the period and takes a 21-8 lead into the third period.
3rd Period: Pierson starts on bottom and DeSanto immediately cuts him. Low double from DeSanto scores another takedown and he kicks Pierson right away. Another takedown on the edge for the Hawkeye finishes off the tech fall. DeSanto 25-10 over Pierson.
Iowa 5, Princeton 3
#8 Max Murin, Iowa vs Marshall Keller, Princeton
1st Period: A minute in no points on the board yet. Murin has in deep on a high crotch but was unable to finish at the 2:30 mark. Really nice short offense work for Murin leads to the first takedown of the match at the 1:40 mark. Murin puts a hard ride on Keller for the remainder of the period and takes a 2-0 lead into the second period.
2nd Period: Keller starts underneath and Murin kicks him away after 20 seconds. Beautiful underhook attack from Murin leads to his second takedown of the match, 4-1 now and he cuts Keller to work more on his feet. Work is what Murin does too as he gets in on nice double and finishes quickly, 6-2. Murin was running tough bar, but was unable to score, but he does ride out the period.
3rd Period: Murin on bottom and is out in 14 seconds, 7-2. Murin continues to push the action and gets the second stall call on Keller to add a point, 8-2. Head inside single to a double for Murin extends his lead to, 10-2 with :40 seconds to go. Another stall call and ride time point for Murin makes the final score, 12-2.
Iowa 9, Princeton 3
#3 Pat Lugo, Iowa vs #11 Mike D'Angelo, Princeton
1st Period: D'Angelo with a nice shrug to get rear standing behind Lugo, but unable to get a supporting point of Lugo's on the mat before they went out of bounds. Princeton will challenge though. After review the call stands, no points. Head inside single from Lugo at the 1:40 mark starts a crazy scramble that lasts for over a minute before a potentially dangerous call. A stall call on Lugo with four seconds to go in the period for not letting D'Angelo circle back onto the mat. Gotta love edge stall calls. Scoreless after one.
2nd Period: Lugo on bottom and is out in three seconds, 1-0. Lugo controlling the mat with an underhook and D'Angelo gets banged for stalling now. We end the second period with a 1-0 Lugo lead.
3rd Period: D'Angelo starts underneath and is out in five seconds and we are tied at one. No one with a real attempt the entire period and we are going to overtime.
Sudden Victory: Again, no real attempts for each wrestler. To tiebreakers we go.
Tiebreaker 1: D'Angelo on bottom first and is out in about five seconds and he leads 2-1 going to TB2.
Tiebreaker 2: Lugo on bottom and catches D'Angelo's leg coming in and we are scrambling, but Lugo is able to get a reversal and pick up the win.
Iowa 12, Princeton 3
#3 Kaleb Young, Iowa vs #9 Quincy Monday, Princeton
1st Period: Monday strikes quickly with a go behind and Young escapes right away. 2-1, Monday. That's how the first period will end.
2nd Period: Young on bottom to start and is quickly out after about 7 seconds. A nice low double attempt from Monday is fought off with some great hips from Young. Young comes close on an underhook throw by to single, but Monday is able to square up and clear the underhook. We end the second period tied at two.
3rd Period: Monday starts off on bottom. A short sit heist and cut gives Monday the escape and the 3-2 lead. Under 30 seconds to go and Young unable to get to Monday's legs. A stall call on Monday as the go out of bounds with :20 to go. Monday fends off Youngs final attempts and gets the biggest win of his college career, 3-2.
Iowa 12, Princeton 6
#2 Alex Marinelli, Iowa vs Conor Melbourne
1st Period: Head inside single from Marinelli and he finishes it at the 2:18 mark, 2-0. Marinelli kicks Melbourne then blows through him on a double and then kicks him away again, 4-2. A picture perfect post double from Marinelli makes it 6-2 before he kicks Melbourne again and adds another takedown before the first period buzzer. 8-3 going to the second.
2nd Period: Melbourne starts on bottom and Marinelli cuts him after 15 seconds. The Bull with a quick takedown and then cut of Melbourne, a stall call on Melbourne, and then two more takedown for the Bull, 15-6. Marinelli worked hard the rest of the period trying to turn Melbourne but was unable to.
3rd Period: Marinelli starts on bottom and is out in the first couple seconds and immediately scores another takedown. Another escape for Melbourne, another takedown for Mairnelli and it's 21-7 at the 1:09 mark. Marinelli puts Melbourne up to his feet and hits a perfect Dresser dump for the fall.
Iowa 18, Princeton 6
#3 Michael Kemerer, Iowa vs Kevin Parker, Princeton
1st Period: Kemerer wastes no time with a takedown in the first five seconds, 2-0. Kemerer cuts Parker and then goes to his cow catcher and nearly pins Parker. A six-point move for Kemerer though and the Hawkeye is out to a 8-1 lead.
2nd Period: Parker chooses top and Kemerer is able to escape in 20 seconds. A head inside single from Kemerer extends his lead to, 11-1. The Hawkeye rides out the remainder of the period.
3rd Period: Kemerer goes neutral and scores quickly off a head inside single, 13-1. Kemerer now playing catch and releases and has racked up three quick takedowns to make it, 17-4. Kemerer polishes off the tech fall with 0:52 remaining.
Iowa 23, Princeton 6
#6 Nelson Brands, Iowa vs Travis Stefanik, Princeton
1st Period: Nothing doing for either wrestler after a minute. Really nice single from Stefanik and he's able to score it at 0:50 mark, but Brands is able to escape right away, 2-1. That's how the first period ends.
2nd Period: Stefanik starts on bottom and is out in the first 10 seconds, 3-1. Single leg from Brands on the edge, but great defense from Stefanik as they go out bounds. Brands comes back to the middle and fires off a nice double and converts it at the 0:45 mark, 3-3. Stefanik is able to escape though and with 10 seconds left picks up a takedown and rides out the period. Stefanik leads 6-3 heading into the third period.
3rd Period: Brands starts on bottom and is out immediately, 6-4. One minute to go and Brands unable to get to Stefanik;s legs so far this period. Head inside single from Brands and he's able to finish before they go out of bounds with 0:29 left. The officials will take a look at it, but the call stands. Tied at 6. Riding time not a factor. Brands will put Stefanik neutral and go for the takedown. Brands is unable to score and Stefanik picks up the upset, 7-6.
Iowa 23, Princeton 9
#4 Jacob Warner, Iowa vs #2 Pat Brucki, Princeton
1st Period: Brucki in on a single at the 2:10 mark and the two have an incredible scramble where each guy nearly scores, but no one is able to and we remain scoreless. Another shot from Brucki at 0:45 mark, but Warner answers with great hips and we have a stalemate. Warner with his first shot of the match and a beautiful re-attack puts Brucki on the board and the first period ends, 2-0.
2nd Period: Warner will start on bottom and is out in the first 10 seconds. Under a minute to go and no real shot attempts so far this period. A shot from Brucki gets a stall call on Warner, but Warner counters Brucki and scores the takedown to take a 3-2 lead before they go out of bounds. Right of the whistle Brucki escapes and we are tied at three with 0:30 to go. We end the second period tied at three.
3rd Period: Brucki on bottom and he's out right away, 4-3 now in favorite of the Princeton All-American. Riding time not a factor. 0:15 a beautiful swing single from Warner and he's able to get Brucki's leg off the mat and he finishes the takedown off with just four seconds left and gets the 5-4 win.
Iowa 26, Princeton 9
#2 Anthony Cassioppi, Iowa vs Aidan Conner, Princeton
1st Period: Cassioppi strikes quickly and is working hard for the turn, 2-0. Conner is out, but Cassioppi answers with another takedown at the 0:30 mark, 4-1. Cassioppi rides out the remainder of the period and has over two minutes of riding time.
2nd Period: Cassioppi on bottom and is out in the first 10 seconds. Cassioppi adds another takedown from a short offense go behind, 7-1. Cassioppi was looking cow catcher but Conner slips out and escapes, but the Hawkeyes scores another short offense takedown and leads, 9-2.
3rd Period: Conner will start underneath and Cassioppi is riding tough looking to get the hammer lock on Conner's back. Cassioppi is unable to get the turn, but does ride out the rest of the period and picks up another point for riding time.
Iowa 30, Princeton 9