Iowa wrestling concludes first day of wrestle-offs

The Hawkeyes gear up for the beginning of wrestling season by deciding weight classes.

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Iowa wrestling concludes first day of wrestle-offs

Wrestlers warm up before Iowa Wrestling wrestle offs at the Dan Gable Wrestling complex on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

Wrestlers warm up before Iowa Wrestling wrestle offs at the Dan Gable Wrestling complex on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

Nick Rohlman

Wrestlers warm up before Iowa Wrestling wrestle offs at the Dan Gable Wrestling complex on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

Nick Rohlman

Nick Rohlman

Wrestlers warm up before Iowa Wrestling wrestle offs at the Dan Gable Wrestling complex on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

Anna Kayser, Assistant Sports Editor

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The Iowa wrestling team hosted 14 matches on the first day of wrestle-offs in preparation for the opening of the season.

Competition opened with the only match for the day at 197, where Cade Brownlee fell to Connor Corbin in a 3-2 decision. Later on, Brownlee lost on a technical fall to Myles Wilson, 15-0.

In the 141-pound weight class, Justin Stickley won over Cam Shaver in a 20-2 technical fall. Later in the class, Max Murin beat Carter Happel by a 3-1 decision.

Five matches took place at 157 pounds. First off, Danny Murphy won with a 3-1 decision over Keegan Shaw while Jeremiah Moody took down Joe Kelly with a 6-2 decision. Next, Kaleb Young won on a 19-4 technical fall over Preston Stephenson.

Jeren Glosser then beat Murphy with a 10-5 decision, and Young won with a 12-4 major decision against Moody.

In the only 125-pound match, defending NCAA champion Spencer Lee topped Perez Perez with a technical fall, 16-1.

At 133, Austin DeSanto beat Paul Glynn in a 5-3 decision.

Pat Lugo won with a 14-3 major decision over Zach Axmear at 149.

Freshman Nelson Brands forced a 28-12 technical fall against Tristian McDonald at 165 pounds. Aaron Costello then lost on a 2-0 decision to Tony Cassioppi at heavyweight.

Wrestle-offs continue on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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