Marinelli becomes Iowa’s 200th Big Ten champion

Alex Marinelli finished an impressive run at the Big Ten Tournament with an individual title.

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Marinelli becomes Iowa’s 200th Big Ten champion

Iowa's 165-lb Alex Marinelli wrestles Ohio State's Te'Shan Campbell during the first session of the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Marinelli won by decision, 6-3.

Iowa's 165-lb Alex Marinelli wrestles Ohio State's Te'Shan Campbell during the first session of the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Marinelli won by decision, 6-3.

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa's 165-lb Alex Marinelli wrestles Ohio State's Te'Shan Campbell during the first session of the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Marinelli won by decision, 6-3.

Shivansh Ahuja

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa's 165-lb Alex Marinelli wrestles Ohio State's Te'Shan Campbell during the first session of the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Marinelli won by decision, 6-3.

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

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MINNEAPOLIS – Alex Marinelli finished the 2019 Big Ten Championships as Iowa’s only individual title holder. 

The 165-pounder became Iowa’s 200th individual champion by defeating top-seeded Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State, 9-3, on Sunday. 

Marinelli got in on Joseph’s leg twice in the first period but couldn’t finish either time. 

The second period proved to be a different story, though. 

After Joseph started on bottom and escaped, Marinelli came through with a powerful takedown that also pinned Joseph, earning four near fall points in the process. 

Another Joseph escape put Marinelli’s lead at 6-2 heading into the third. 

Marinelli secured another point for an escape, and after Joseph got in on a shot, the Hawkeye tallied one more takedown of his own to seal the title by a score of 9-3.