No. 3 Hawkeyes hammer Maryland on the mat, 48-0

IOWA CITY — The third-ranked Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in eight of 10 matches to blank Maryland on Friday, 48-0, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes used a 46-1 advantage in takedowns to record their first Big Ten shutout since a 44-0 win at Michigan State in January of 2017.

Iowa had four pins, won twice by technical fall and two more by major decision.

Pat Lugo opened the dual with 10 takedowns in a 23-8 technical fall at 149 pounds. Kaleb Young scored two takedowns and two nearfall points in the first period at 157 and went on to a 10-4 decision.

The Hawkeyes extended their team lead to 20-0 with consecutive falls at 165 and 174 by Alex Marinelli and Mitch Bowman.

Cash Wilcke scored nine takedowns in the final four minutes to earn a 23-9 major decision at 184. It was Iowa’s fourth bonus-point win and gave the Hawkeyes a 24-0 win at the break.

Jacob Warner scored 11 takedowns in a 29-0 technical fall at 197. No. 7 Sam Stoll’s third-period escape was the difference in a 1-0 win against No. 9 Yousiff Hemida at 285.

Spencer Lee and Paul Glynn strung together first-period falls at 125 and 133, and Max Murin put the final touches on the evening with a 12-3 major decision at 141.

No. 3 Iowa 48, Maryland 0

At Iowa City

149–Pat Lugo (IA) tech. falled Pete Tedesco, 23-8; 157–Kaleb Young (IA) dec. Ryan Diehl, 10-4; 165–Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned Philip Spadafora, 3:50; 174–Mitch Bowman (IA) pinned Josh Ugalde, 2:44; 184–Cash Wilcke (IA) major dec. Kyle Jasenski, 23-9; 197–Jacob Warner (IA) tech. falled Niko Cappello, 24-9; 285–Sam Stoll (IA) dec. Yousiff Hemida, 1-0; 125–Spencer Lee (IA) pinned Brandon Cray, 0:30; 133–Paul Glynn (IA) pinned Orion Anderson, 2:46; 141–Max Murin (IA) major dec. Danny Bertoni, 12-3.


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