EDINBORO, Pa. – The University of Iowa wrestling team won five of the final six bouts to rally past No.15 Edinboro, 22-19, tonight inside McComb Fieldhouse.
“It was nice to battle back and get the dual win,” said UI head coach Tom Brands, “but we have a lot of work to do. We need to deal with tough situations better. They put together some wins, and it created some tightness and frustration. We need to go beyond that, stay aggressive, and score points.”
Iowa (5-0) trailed 13-4 before stringing together five consecutive wins beginning at 157 pounds, where Derek St. John scored a pair of takedowns in the final period to defeat Johnny Greisheime, 13-5. The major decision pulled Iowa within five points, 13-8, heading into the intermission.
The Hawkeye rally continued at 165, where Nick Moore cut the lead to two points, 13-11, with an 11-4 decision. Mike Evans then closed the gap completely and gave Iowa the lead for good, 15-13, with a 13-5 major decision at 174.
Ethen Lofthouse extended Iowa’s lead to 18-13 with a 3-2 win at 184, and Sammy Brooks clinched the victory with an 11-0 win at 197.
Brooks and Vince Pickett wrestled through a scoreless first period before Brooks turned Pickett three times in the second for eight nearfall points. He added a takedown in the third and 3:50 riding time for the final 11-0 win.
“I would like to have had a couple scores in the first period, but overall it felt good,” said Brooks. “He was giving me his wrist and I was wrestling aggressive on top. If he was going to keep giving it to me, I was going to take it over and over again.
Thomas Gilman spotted Iowa a 4-0 lead with a major decision at 125 pounds. Gilman, who was making his collegiate dual debut, used five takedowns and 3:33 of riding time to top 17th-ranked Kory Mines, 12-3.
“It was nice to go out and get the early takedown,” said Gilman, who compiled 1:58 of riding time in the first period. “When there are points on the board you wrestle a lot less stiff, so I was able to get loose and gain some confidence. It was nice to get out there, wrestle hard, and score points.”
Edinboro (0-2) won three straight bouts at 133, 141, and 149. Eighth-ranked A.J. Schopp used a third-period escape to defeat top-ranked Tony Ramos, 3-2, at 133. Second-ranked Mitchell Port pinned No. 13 Josh Dziewa at 141, and 10th-ranked Dave Habat defeated Brody Grothus, 13-5, at 149. “We made it hard on ourselves, but we also had guys that wrestled hard," said Brands. "Battling back for the dual win is a testament to their toughness.”
Iowa returns to the mat Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. (CT) when Buffalo visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for youth. Children five years old and younger are admitted free. Contact the UI Athletics Ticket Office for further ticket information.
NOTES: Attendance was 3,152… Mike Evans improved to 10-0 with 10 bonus point victories… Iowa improved to 7-0 all-time against Edinboro.
#3 IOWA 22, #15 Edinboro 19
125 – Thomas Gilman (IA) major dec. #17 Kory Mines (EU), 12-3; 4-0
(Olathe, Kansas) - On the eve of their NAIA Football Championship Series (FCS) Quarterfinal Round game at Baker University the fifth ranked Morningside College football team went out for dinner as a team a local Applebee's, business as usual for a college team of any kind on the road. However, last Friday night what happened in Olathe shows what small-college athletics is all about and why the NAIA, the GPAC, and in this case Morningside College has some pretty special student-athletes who embody being Champions of Character. Often student-athletes can make more of an impact off the field than on the field. This story shows why what you do on a Friday night in a restaurant may mean more than any touchdown pass thrown or caught in a college football game on a Saturday afternoon.
The following e-mail was sent to Morningside Athletic Director Tim Jager and Head Football Coach Steve Ryan on Monday and is being shared with permission of sender and Morningside College.
Mr. Jager and Mr. Ryan,
My name is Amber Miller and I am a 1999 Ottawa University graduate. I take pride in small liberal (arts) schools and felt compelled to share with you what my family experienced this past Friday night. My husband and I, along with our two children (Holden age 7 and Kinsley age 5), and neighbors went to the Olathe Applebee's as we live down the street in Spring Hill, Kansas.
While dining, the entire Morningside football team walked in. I immediately recognized them as I knew they were playing Baker on Saturday. My son was in "AH" and begged me to ask for their autographs. I told him he could. The waitress and my son Holden approached a young man - I believe it was Darius Hicks and Holden asked for his autograph. Mr. Hicks was touched and responded with "Little Man.....I could do better than that!" He proceeded to get everyone on the team's autograph, along with the coaches. I can't tell you how happy my son was. Holden was glowing and couldn't stop talking about it all weekend long.
He asked on Sunday if "his team" won against Baker and I confirmed they did. Congrats!!! Your team's compassion needs to be shared with others as this is what makes the NAIA what it is! I wish you much success and Coach Ryan I remember you from Ottawa - congrats on your head coaching and raising a great team.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa and Iowa State University have extended the contract that will ensure the Hawkeyes and Cyclones compete in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game through the 2021 season. The joint announcement was made Wednesday by UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta, and Jamie Pollard, director of athletics at ISU.
“We are pleased to have the contract extended through the 2021 season,” said Barta. “In-state rivalries are an exciting part of college athletics, and you can feel a different energy across the state during the week of the Hawkeye-Cyclone matchup.”
Iowa and Iowa State have played annually since resuming the series in 1977 in Iowa City. The teams first met in 1894, with Iowa holding a 40-21 advantage in the series. The Hawkeyes claimed a 27-21 win earlier this season in Ames and have won four of the last six meetings.
The latest extension calls for the teams to meet in Iowa City on Sept. 8, 2018 and Sept. 12, 2020. Iowa will travel to Ames for games on Sept. 14, 2019 and Sept. 11, 2021. The previous contract included annual meetings through the 2017 season. The teams are scheduled to meet in Iowa City on Sept. 13, 2014.
“The annual contest with Iowa State is anticipated each year by fans of both programs,” said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. “With the changing of the conference schedules, we are happy this series will be continued without interruption.”
Iowa (7-4 overall, 4-3 Big Ten Conference) has won its last two games and three of its last four. The Hawkeyes travel to Nebraska (11:06 a.m. CT, ABC) Friday, Nov. 29, to close the regular season in the third annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game. The Hawkeyes are bowl eligible for the 12th time in 13 seasons and have won at least seven games in five of the last six years.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Big Ten Conference announced the 2013-14 conference men's basketball schedule Wednesday. The conference season begins on New Year's Eve and culminates in March with the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (March 13-16).
Eight of Iowa's 18 Big Ten games will be televised on an ESPN Network, including six on either ESPN or ESPN2. Additionally, the Hawkeyes will have at least one CBS appearance (at Ohio State on Jan. 12). The Big Ten Network’s television schedule will be released at a later date.
Iowa will open and close its Big Ten schedule in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where last year the Hawkeyes won a school-record 18 home games. The Hawkeyes will open the conference slate New Year’s Eve against Nebraska (6 p.m.), while playing their home finale versus Illinois on March 8 or 9 (time TBD).
Iowa's schedule includes five Big Ten weekend home dates, including playing its final four home contests on a Saturday or Sunday.
The Hawkeyes open their season on Sunday, Nov. 3, in an exhibition contest against Augustana (Ill.) (3:30 p.m.), while the regular season tips off Friday, Nov. 8, versus UNC-Wilmington (8:30 p.m.).
The UI Ticket Office is accepting season ticket requests for the 2013-14 season. Fans can call 1-800-IA-HAWKS, hawkeyesports.com or stop by the ticket office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to reserve their seat today.
• Iowa’s opener against UNC-Wilmington on Nov. 8, will be the program’s 500th game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
• Iowa's two "byes" come on weekdays (Jan. 13-16 and Feb. 11-14). Furthermore, the Hawkeyes will only play on Wednesday only once during the Big Ten schedule, and twice on Thursdays.
• From Jan. 28 to Feb. 22, 6-of-7 Iowa basketball games will be broadcast on an ESPN network (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU).
• Three of Iowa's four weekday Big Ten home games have 6 p.m. (CT) starts.
• Iowa will play Purdue and Nebraska once during the regular season, both at home; while playing Indiana and Penn State one time, both on the road.
• Iowa's first five nonconference contests will be played in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including a contest against Penn on Nov. 22. Head coach Fran McCaffery is a graduate of Penn; also freshman Peter Jok's older brother, Dau, is a senior for the Quakers.
• Iowa’s exhibition against Augustana (Ill.) on Nov. 3 will be played the afternoon after the Hawkeye football team’s home game versus Wisconsin. Also, Iowa’s contest against Penn (Nov. 22) will be played the night before the Hawkeyes’ football home finale against Michigan.
• Iowa's three games played at Atlantis in the Bahamas will be televised. The Hawkeyes' first game versus Xavier will air on NBC Sports Network, while its final two contests will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network or AXS TV, depending on results of first and second round games.
• There will be three women-men’s basketball doubleheaders: Augustana (Nov. 3), UNC-Wilmington (Nov. 8), and Nebraska-Omaha (Nov. 10).