Photos: Session five of the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Grace Smith and Jerod Ringwald

No. 3 Michigan won the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships overall team score with 143 points at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday. The Wolverines toppled No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Iowa in their first Big Ten Championship since 1973.

Iowa’s No. 2 165-pound Alex Marinelli defeated Michigan’s No. 4 Cameron Amine to win his fourth individual Big Ten Championship.  Only 17 Big Ten wrestlers have ever accomplished the feat.

Iowa’s No. 6 Drake Ayala,  No. 2 Jaydin Eierman, and  No. 4 Michael Kemerer medically forfeited their final matches. Iowa’s No. 2 Tony Cassioppi followed suit, dropping a match to Minnesota’s No. 1 Gable Steveson. Steveson earned his third Big Ten Championship with the forfeit. 

Iowa next wrestles at the NCAA Tournament in Detroit starting on Thursday, March. 17.

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