Match Notes: Iowa Routes Minnesota 35-4

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#1 Iowa cemented they would be the team to beat this year with a dominant performance last week against top ten tournament and #4 dual ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. Now they're back on the mat against a tough Big Ten opponent in #12 Minnesota.

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Projected Lineups

125: #1 Spencer Lee, Iowa vs #9 Pat McKee, Minnesota

133: #4 Austin Desanto, Iowa vs #24 Boo Dryden, Minnesota

141: #2 Jaydin Eierman, Iowa vs Marcos Polanco, Minnesota

149: #6 Max Murin, Iowa vs #19 Michael Blockhus, Minnesota

157: #8 Kaleb Young, Iowa vs #6 Brayton Lee, Minnesota

165: #2 Alex Marinelli, Iowa vs #16 Andrew Sparks, Minnesota

174: #1 Michael Kemerer, Iowa vs #16 Jake Allar, Minnesota

184: #10 Nelson Brands, Iowa vs #18 Owen Webster, Minnesota

197: #4 Jacob Warner, Iowa vs Garrett Joles, Minnesota

285: #3 Tony Cassioppi, Iowa vs #1 Gable Steveson, Minnesota

125: #1 Spencer Lee, Iowa vs #9 Pat McKee, Minnesota

1st period: McKee looked good against Foley last week, but he's in for a big task tonight against Hodge Trophy winner Spencer Lee. Deep righty fireman's for Lee and he gets six points early in the first. Immediately transitions to a bar arm tilt and is now up 10-0 less than a minute into the match. Spencer goes back to the bar arm, but this time with a stack. McKee is able to get off his back, but Lee up 14-0 now. Lee gets McKee back on his back and this time he isn't able to fight off. Lee gets the fall.

Iowa: 6 Minnesota: 0

133: #4 Austin Desanto, Iowa vs #24 Boo Dryden, Minnesota

 1st period: Desanto gets in on a step in single, but can't finish. 1 minute in and still no score. Just as I type that, Desanto picks up a single leg on the edge. Optional start on the restart for Desanto, and as soon as Boo stands up, Desanto is back in on that lefty single. Boo pulls him up with a whizzer. Boo tries to stand Desanto up with a lefty underhook, but Desanto drops in on a fireman's and picks up two back points in addition to the takedown. He leads 6-1 with 20 seconds to go in the period. Desanto able to get a leg in and pick up a cheap two points right before the buzzer. Came close to the four-count. 

2nd period: Dryden chooses bottom. Desanto rides Boo for 35 seconds but then goes optional start off of a restart. Desanto once again hits another fireman's for a takedown and four back points. Desanto rides out the rest of the period. He has 2:43 of riding time.

3rd period: Desanto chooses neutral. Right away to a lefty single, but Dryden able to pull him up with a whizzer. Desanto stays resiliant, this time going with an outside carry for six points and that will do it. 21-2 tech fall for Desanto.

Iowa: 11 Minnesota: 0

141: #2 Jaydin Eierman, Iowa vs Marcos Polanco, Minnesota

1st period: Blast double for Eierman 30 seconds in and he's on the board first. Polanco up to his feet and escapes. Shot from Polanco, but Eierman picks up and easy go behind and immediately cuts Polanco. Eierman now getting creative and hits a cartwheel from the whizzer position that is reminiscent of Sadulaev. Eierman tries to bar arm Polanco, but he's able to squirm out an escape at the end of the period. 6-3 Jaydin.

2nd period: Eierman chooses neutral. Eierman immediately escapes and quickly picks up a takedown. Tries to cradle Polanco, but can't so he cuts him. Polanco dives in on the right leg of Jaydin and the two get into a lengthy scramble, but the two end up in a stalemate. Polanco takes a shot, but Eierman once again is able to convert it to his points. And once again Eierman cuts him and is able to immediately pick up a takedown. 13-5 Eierman with 1:47 of riding time.

3rd period: Polanco chooses down, but Eierman wants to start neutral. Eierman with an easy shuck and puts Polanco on the ground. Cuts him and gets another takedown. Eierman is really feeling it now. Polanco tries an outside carry, but Jaydin sprawls, breaks the lock, and gets the takedown. Eierman cuts and picks up another go behind takedown, and that's how it ends. It looked like Eierman might pick up the tech, but Polanco was able to get the leg of Eierman and hold on enough times to hold him to a major. Eierman throws up the stall sign at him.

Iowa: 15 Minnesota: 0

149: #6 Max Murin, Iowa vs #19 Michael Blockhus, Minnesota

1st period: 1:30 in and still no score. Murin came a little close on an outside carry attempt. Max Murin able to get a low double right before the buzzer off of a heavy snap. That takedown was big time. 2-0 Murin.

2nd period: Murin chooses down. Murin escapes 15 seconds in. Lefty single for Murin, he was in on it for a while, but Blockhus able to defend. 1 minute left in the period. Murin shoots, Blockhus defends but is called for stalling. 3-0 Murin.

3rd period: Blockhus chooses down. Immediately escapes. 3-1 Murin. Reshot for Murin and he scores a takedown to make the score 5-1. And Murin is able to keep Blockhus down. 5-1 Murin victory.

Iowa: 18 Minnesota: 0

157: #8 Kaleb Young, Iowa vs #6 Brayton Lee, Minnesota

1st period: 2 minutes in and still no score. A couple of shots from each guy, but neither able to get past the head hands defense of the other. Lefty single for Lee, he elevates. Lee can't finish, but Young gets called for an illegal hold for figure fouring the head, so Lee will go into the second up 1-0.

2nd period: Young chooses down. Young up to his feet and escapes 25 seconds in. A couple of shots from Lee, he isn't able to get a takedown, but he does get Young called for stalling. 1-1.

3rd period: Lee chooses down. Young mat returns Lee, but he immediately stand back up and escapes. 2-1 Lee early in the third. Double leg from Lee, but Young hits a brutal cross face and hip check on Lee and scores. Lee quickly stands back up and we're back to tied with a minute to go. Lefty single for Lee with 20 seconds to go. The two scramble for the last 20 seconds, but neither able to get an advantage and we're going to overtime tied at 3.

Overtime: A couple of shots, but neither guy able to score. 

Rideout One: Young gets choice first and he goes down. Escapes in 6 seconds. 

Rideout Two: Lee on bottom. Quickly to his feet, but a big mat return for Young.the two go out of bounds and restart with 12 seconds left. Lee back to his feet. Another big mat return and Kaleb young wins 4-3 on the rideout.

Iowa: 21 Minnesota: 0

165: #2 Alex Marinelli, Iowa vs #16 Andrew Sparks, Minnesota

1st period: Righty single for Marinelli off the whistle, but Sparks is able to kick out. Marinelli goes back to the righty single and this time is successful. 2-0 45 seconds in. Sparks to his feet and escapes with 1:45 to go. Post double on the edge for Marinelli, it's initially ruled a takedown, but the officials discuss it and say no takedown. Righty single for Marinelli, he dumps Sparks to his but for the finish. 4-1 and Sparks was hit for stalling. Marinelli rides for 20 seconds, but Sparks is able to escape with 20 seconds to go. 4-2 Marinelli with 1:08 of riding time.

2nd period: Sparks chooses bottom. Sparks stands up and escapes 20 seconds in. Marinelli has been controlling center and looking for post high c. Sparks gets hit for stalling again, so Marinelli gets a point. 5-3 Marinelli with 1:28 of riding time.

3rd period: Marinelli chooses neutral. Righty single from Marinelli and he limp arms for the finish. 7-3 with a minute to go. Sparks escapes. And that's how it ends. 8-4 Marinelli with riding time. Good showing by both wrestlers.

Iowa: 24 Minnesota: 0

174: #1 Michael Kemerer, Iowa vs #16 Jake Allar, Minnesota

1st period: A bright green knee pad on the left knee of Kemerer. 20 seconds in Kemerer shoots a blast double. It's called a takedown and escape, but since Allar kept a whizzer the entire time the officials choose to review it themselves. The officials say their call was correct. 2-1 Kemerer. Beautiful level change double for Kemerer and he extends his lead to 3. Allar quickly escapes with 1:25 to go in the period. 4-2 to end the period.

2nd period: Kemerer chooses down. Quickly escpaes. However, the officials talk and decide to review wether or not Allar left both of his feet on a cutback attempt. They say he did, so Kemerer gets a point, but has to go back down. Kemerer to his feet and Allar hits a big mat return, but not before giving up a stalling point. One more stand up and mat return before Kemerer is able to escape on the third attempt. Shot attempt from Allar, but Kemerer sprawls and goes behind for the takedown 8-2 now with 45 seconds to go. Allar hit for stalling as he lies on his belly, 1 point Kemerer.That's how the period ends. 9-2 Kemerer.

3rd period: Allar chooses bottom. Breakdown for Kemerer and he slips his left leg in. Now Allar to his feet and escapes with 1:30 to go. Shot from Allar, he runs Kemerer across the mat, but Kemerer is somehow able to pivot, grab the far ankle of Allar, and score himself. 11-3 now with 45 seconds to go. Kemerer keeps Allar flat for the final 45 seconds and wins 12-3.

Iowa: 28 Minnesota: 0

184: #10 Nelson Brands, Iowa vs Isaiah Salazar, Minnesota

1st period: Righty single for Brands, he bulldogs Salazar to the edge then pull shim back to the center and tree tops to put Salazar down. Salazar is able to grab a leg and fight hard, but Brands gets the takedown and immediately cuts Salazar. Reattack from Salazar and he is able to get the takedown. He now leads 3-2. And Salazar puts a ride on Brands, but they go out of bounds with 6 seconds left. On the restart Brands stands up, hip heists and escapes for a huge escape. 3-3 Salazar with 1:07 of riding time.

2nd period: Brands chooses bottom. Same stand up hip heists escape for Brands 15 seconds in. Lefty single for Brands, he runs his feet and fights his way to a takedown on the edge. 6-3 Brand halfway through the second. Salazar escapes on the restart Nice high crotch from Brands, Salazar fights, but Brands gets the takedown. Salazar escapes with less than 10 seconds in the period. 8-5 Brands 1:02 riding time for Salazar.

3rd period: Salazar chooses bottom. Salazar quickly escapes, but riding time is down to 56 seconds. Salazar starts firing off shots with a minute to go, but isn't able to get past the head of Brands. Brands hit for stalling. And a late takedown off of a Salazar shot makes the final score 10-5.

Iowa: 31 Minnesota: 0

197: #4 Jacob Warner, Iowa vs Garrett Joles, Minnesota

1st period: Jacob Warner takes Joles to the edge with underhooks. He can't convert it to a takedown, but Joles is his with stalling. 2 minutes in and still no score. Blast double from Warner and he scores with less than 20 seconds in the period. 2-0 Warner.

2nd period: Warner chooses bottom. He escapes in just 4 seconds. Ankle pick from Warner and Joles turns away as Warner finishes. They go out of bounds and Warner lets him go on the restart. Shot from Warner, Joles kicks out, but Warner sticks with it and gets the takedown. Joles immediately taps Warner and points to his knee. Looks like Joles is alright and they restart with 30 seconds to go. Joles escapes, but Warner quickly gets another takedown and rides him out. 10-1 Warner.

3rd period: Joles takes down. Warner goes optional start and escapes right away. Warner keeps the pressure on and gets Joles hit for stalling once again with 45 seconds to go. 11-2 now. One more last second takedown for Warner makes the final score 13-2.

Iowa: 35 Minnesota: 0

285: #3 Tony Cassioppi, Iowa vs #1 Gable Steveson, Minnesota

1st period: Gable on the attack early and gets a snatch single takedown 25 seconds in. Gable rides Cassioppi for 1 minute, cuts Cassioppi and quickly gets another takedown easily with a heavy snap to single. Cassioppi called for stalling on bottom. They restart and Cassioppi escapes with 40 seconds to go in the period. Gable not able to get another takedown, so the period ends 4-2 with 1:48 of riding time.

2nd period: Gable goes down. Cassioppi is able to ride Steveson for almost 30 seconds before he escapes. Another heavy snap go behind attempt from Steveson, but Gable not able to score and the period ends 5-2 Gable.

3rd period: Cassioppi takes down. he escapes 6 seconds in. Gable still has 1:28 of riding time. Cassioppi extends on a shot and Gable gets the go behind. Cassioppi gets to his feet and Gable lets him go. 7-4 with 1:30 left. Another go behind on a shot from Cassioppi. Cassioppi quickly escapes. Post double leg for Gable. 11-5 now with 2 minutes of riding time. 30 seconds to go. Gable cuts Cassioppi to try and get the major. Double leg takedown with 8 seconds to go and he rides Cassioppi out for the 15-6 major decision. Gable slowed down a bit in the second, but picked it back up again in the 3rd.

FINAL: Iowa: 35 Minnesota: 4

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