Iowa wrestling downs Iowa State, 29-6

Through their past two meets, the Hawkeyes have gone 18-2 in individual matches.


Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa’s 125-pound Spencer Lee wrestles Iowa State’s Alex Mackall during a dual meet in Ames on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Lee won by technical fall, 17-2, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones, 29-6.

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor

Close matches and Iowa bonus points highlighted this year’s CyHawk matchup in Ames. The Hawkeye lineup gave up only 2 matches, beating the No. 11 ranked Cyclones, 29-6.

125 – No. 1 Spencer Lee vs. No. 7/9 Alex Mackall

It took Spencer Lee one period to finish off Alex Mackall. He began the match with a takedown and followed it up with a double dose of four-point nearfalls, putting Mackall already out of reach. Mackall scored a reversal, but Lee followed with an escape, a takedown, and a final four-point nearfall to close out the match with a technical fall in 2:52.

133 – No. 2 Austin DeSanto vs. Todd Small

Austin DeSanto opened up his match similar to Lee’s. He scored a takedown and a four-point nearfall to go up 6-0, and an escape by Todd Small brought it 6-1 at the end of the first period. DeSanto notched two takedowns in the second period while the pair traded escapes. DeSanto took the match, 16-4.

141 – Carter Happel vs. No. 12/14 Ian Parker

Carter Happel scored an escape with 30 seconds left in the match to tie it up, 4-4, and send it to overtime. With 14 seconds left in the first OT, Ian Parker was able to come around with Happel on his back for the takedown, giving Iowa State its first match win of the day.

149 – No. 5/3 Pat Lugo vs. No. 4/6 Jarrett Degen

Tied 2-2 in the third period, a locked hands call following a lengthy review gave Pat Lugo a 3-2 lead. An escape just seconds later gave him a 4-2 lead. A close takedown to close out the match wasn’t called, was reviewed and then challenged by Iowa State. The call stood in Lugo’s favor, giving him the narrow 4-3 win after riding time.

157 – No 2 Kaleb Young vs. No. 11/6 David Carr

Two escapes knotted the match up 1-1 with just under 1:30 left in the third period. A stalling call on Kaleb Young put David Carr up, 2-1, and he tacked on four more points on a takedown and a nearfall. Carr won the match, 6-1, and cut Iowa’s lead to 12-6 at intermission.

165 – No. 2 Alex Marinelli vs. No. –/20 Chase Straw

Chase Straw opened up the match with a takedown, but Alex Marinelli came back with an escape and a takedown to take a 3-2 lead. Straw tied it up with an escape going into the second period. Marinelli opened the period with an escape and scored a takedown to make the score 6-4 going into the third. He never gave up the lead, matching Straw’s escapes with takedowns to win the match, 13-7, after riding time.

174 – No. 4/2 Michael Kemerer vs. No. –/16 Marcus Coleman

Michael Kemerer took the 6-2 advantage in the first period with three takedowns. The match continued to trend that way, with Kemerer notching an 8-4 advantage in the second. At the end of three, Kemerer took a 14-5 major decision win without allowing a takedown against him.

184 – Nelson Brands vs. No. 7/8 Sam Colbray

After two escapes in regulation, the first overtime ended with the same 1-1 score. Sam Colbray scored an escape to open the second overtime period. As it ended, however, Nelson Brands came back and scored a takedown, and Colbray knotted it back up 3-3. Brands scored an escape to open the third overtime period and held on to win, 4-3.

197 – No. 3/4 Jacob Warner vs. No. –/23 Joel Shapiro

Jacob Warner opened up his match fast and didn’t let up. He had 3:23 of riding time and four takedowns, winning by an 11-2 margin to give Iowa it’s fourth bonus points win of the match.

285 – No. 12 Tony Cassioppi vs. No. 16/15 Gannon Gremmel

With just 15 seconds left in the first period, Tony Cassioppi opened up the scoring with a huge takedown. Gannon Gremmel didn’t even get a point in, with a late takedown in the third period by Cassioppi finishing him off, 5-0.

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