On Friday night, it was Senior night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena as Iowa finished off their perfect Big Ten dual schedule with a 22-9 win over Michigan. It was not all good news for the Hawkeyes though as they split the 6 matches that featured ranked opponents.
- At 125, #6 Gilman handled the action with a lot of aggressive shots to defeat #20 Youtsey 6-1. Youtsey had been picking up some nice wins during the Big Ten dual season so this was a very nice win for Gilman more so than what the paper would suggest.
- 149 saw two talented freshman get after it with #2 Sorensen being able to ride #13 Pantaleo for a dull 3-0 win. Pantaleo was rather tentative and not much happened while these guys were on their feet.
- It was Michigan's turn at 157 as it was the only match Michigan was favored in (by Intermat rankings). #10 Brian Murphy won some scrambles for takedowns and reversals to defeat #16 Kelly 6-1.
- At 184, Michigan's #12 Abounader got an upset over #8 Brooks 3-2 when he got a takedown late in the 3rd period. It wasn't the most exciting match, but it is a win. 184 is the most wide open weight but this doesn't automatically put Abounader as the top seed for the Big Tens. His losses to Rizqallah (Michigan State) and Dudley (Nebraska) make his resume less than Brooks over all even with the head to head win.
At 197, #6 Burak defeated #8 Huntley on a 4-point double leg in sudden victory. Huntley and Burak both had their chances. It looked like Huntley really wanted to get the takedown and not get to tie-breakers. He kept attacking and then looked tired and got caught flat footed when Burak took advantage.
The big fellas with #2 Telford vs #7 Coon not surprisingly went to tiebreakers. Telford got his escape, but then when Coon went down Telford got high on Coon's tripod and gave up the reversal for the difference in the match. Coon has two losses on the year to (Medbery & Walz). The Big Ten heavyweights is a very fluid situation and really looks like you can't be surprised if any of the top five guys win the conference tournament.
125 - #5 Thomas Gilman (IA) dec. #20 Connor Youtsey (UM), 6-1; 3-0
133 - #6 Cory Clark (IA) major dec. Zebulon Hilyard (UM), 14-3; 7-0
141 - #6 Josh Dziewa (IA) dec. George Fisher (UM), 6-0; 10-0
149 - #2 Brandon Sorensen (IA) dec. #13 Alec Pantaleo (UM), 3-0; 13-0
157 - #10 Brian Murphy (UM) dec. #16 Michael Kelly (IA), 7-2; 13-3
165 - #9 Nick Moore (IA) dec. Garrett Sutton (Michigan), 6-1; 16-3
174 - #3 Mike Evans (IA) dec. Jake Salazar (UM), 8-3; 19-3
184 - #12 Domenic Abounader (UM) dec. #8 Sammy Brooks (IA), 3-2; 19-6
197 - #6 Nathan Burak (IA) dec. #8 Max Huntley (UM), 5-1 SV1; 22-6
285 - #7 Adam Coon (UM) dec. #2 Bobby Telford, 3-2; 22-9