Hawkeyes fight off Cyclones, 19-18

AP PHOTO - Iowa’s Alex Marinelli, left, celebrates after pinning Iowa State’s Brady Jennings in their 165-pound bout during a college wrestling meet Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

IOWA CITY — The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Iowa State on Saturday in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, 19-18.

It was the first time in 83 meetings the dual was decided by a single point, and it was the 15th-straight time the Hawkeyes have beaten the Cyclones.

Even though his team took home kept the Dan Gable Traveling Trophy, Iowa head coach Tom Brands said he was far from happy with how his team performed.

“I think a lot of coaches get out of the frying pan and just move on, but I can tell you there is no feeling of relief up here,” Brands said. “We need to shape up and move forward in a lot more ways than just one.”

Iowa State redshirt sophomores Ian Parker and Jarett Degen started off the dual with decision victories at 141 pounds and 149 pounds respectively.

Parker took out Max Murin in a 5-4 decision, while Degen took a 7-4 decision over Pat Lugo in the first tiebreaker round.

The Hawkeyes followed with a pair of wins, with Kaleb young taking an 8-3 decision over Chase Straw at 157 for the Hawkeyes and Alex Marinelli earning the first extra-point win at 165 with a pin of Brady Jennings 45 seconds into the third period.

Iowa State would win the next two matches with Marcus Coleman taking a win over Myles Wilson at 174 by injury default in the second period and Sam Colbray earning a 7-6 decision over Cash Wilcke at 184 to put the Cyclones up 15-9.

The Hawkeyes bounced back with three-straight wins of their own, however, with Jacob Warner defeating Willie Miklus at 197 by a 5-4 decision, Sam Stoll downing Gannon Gremmel at heavyweight by a 5-1 decision and defending national champion Spencer Lee taking a major decision victory over Alex Mackall at 125, 13-4.

Because of Lee’s major decision, the Hawkeyes had a 19-15 lead, so the Cyclones had to win by at least a major decision to tie the dual in the final match.

Austin Gomez got the win Iowa State needed, but he only managed a 14-9 decision over Austin DeSanto at 133, leading to the one-point Iowa victory.

Iowa State returns to the mat on Saturday with a portion of the roster competing in the UNI Open, while its next dual is on Dec. 16 against Ohio at Hilton Coliseum.

The Hawkeyes host Lehigh on Saturday for its next dual at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

No. 3 Iowa 19, Iowa St. 18

At Iowa City

141–Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Max Murin, 5-4; 149–Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Pat Lugo, 7-4 TB1; 157–Kaleb Young (IA) dec. Chase Straw, 8-3; 165–Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned Brady Jennings, 4:45; 174–Marcus Coleman (ISU) won by injury default over Myles Wilson; 184–Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Cash Wilcke, 7-6; 197–Jacob Warner (IA) dec. Willie Miklus, 5-4; 285–Sam Stoll (IA) dec. Gannon Gremmel, 5-1; 125–Spencer Lee (IA) major dec. Alex Mackall, 13-4; 133–Austin Gomez (ISU) dec. Austin DeSanto, 14-9.