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Iowa vs Missouri for Nat'l Duals Title

The semi-finals were pretty straight forward, but anything would seem that way after the wild quarter-final round earlier on Saturday. #1 Iowa will face #2 Missouri in the finals at 12:30pm Eastern in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the country. 

Just about two hours after being upset by #10 Sean Boyle (Chattanooga), Iowa's Thomas Gilman had to face #3 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell). Gilman was able to fend off Garrett and get to the legs several times before finally being able to finish. It was a really well wrestled match and a courageous performance after suffering the earlier upset himself. The weekend won't get any easier as he is to square off with (soon to be #1) Alan Waters (Missouri). 

Missouri is favored at 125, 141, 157, and 197. At 149, Houdashelt vs Sorensen is essentially a coin flip match. If Missouri wins these five matches, I really don't see any bonus points anywhere making this dual tough to reach. I also personally like Kelly over Lavalee at 157, but matches aren't won on paper. Who knows....maybe we will even see #5 Eblen be able to knock off #3 Mike Evans the way this tournament has been going. I think it's 21-12 Iowa over Missouri though, but this should be a really good dual. 

Iowa 24, Cornell 8
125: No. 5 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) dec. No. 3 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell), 3-1
133: No. 6 Cory Clark (Iowa) dec. No. 16 Mark Grey (Cornell), 6-2
141: No. 6 Josh Dziewa (Iowa) dec. David Logan (Cornell), 5-3
149: No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) dec. No. 5 Chris Villalonga (Cornell), 4-1
157: No. 6 Brian Realbuto (Cornell) dec. No. 15 Mike Kelly (Iowa), 10-7
165: No. 11 Dylan Palacio (Cornell) dec. No. 9 Nick Moore (Iowa), 5-4
174: No. 3 Mike Evans (Iowa) dec. No. 18 Duke Pickett (Cornell), 3-0
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) dec. No. 8 Sammy Brooks (Iowa), 6-2
197: No. 6 Nathan Burak (Iowa) dec. No. 9 Jace Bennett (Cornell), 3-2
285: No. 4 Bobby Telford (Iowa) wins by forfeit

Missouri 23, Lehigh 9
125: No. 2 Alan Waters (Missouri) dec. Scott Parker (Lehigh), 6-3
133: No. 12 Mason Beckman (Lehigh) dec. Zach Synon (Missouri), 9-4
141: No. 5 Lavion Mayes (Missouri) maj. dec. No. 20 Randy Cruz (Lehigh), 11-3
149: No. 4 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) maj. dec. Drew Longo (Lehigh), 10-2
157: No. 17 Mitch Minotti (Lehigh) dec. No. 12 Joey LaVallee (Missouri), 2-0
165: Mike England (Missouri) dec. Marshall Peppelman (Lehigh), 6-1
174: No. 5 John Eblen (Missouri) dec. Santiago Martinez (Lehigh), 4-2
184: No. 3 Nathaniel Brown (Lehigh) dec. No. 14 Willie Miklus (Missouri), 7-3
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) dec. No. 10 Elliot Riddick (Lehigh), 4-0
285: No. 16 Devin Mellon (Missouri) dec. Doug Vollaro (Lehigh), 5-3