Live results | Iowa men’s wrestling competes in Session IV of NCAA Championships

Two Hawkeyes will wrestle in the national semifinals and four other will participate in wrestlebacks.


Jerod Ringwald

Iowa’s No. 5 Austin DeSanto sticks his tongue out before a match with Virginia Tech’s No. 4 Korbin Myers during session three at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich., on Friday, March 18, 2022. DeSatno defeated Myers by major decision in a 133-pound match, 9-0. DeSanto advances to the semifinals to face Penn State’s No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

DETROIT — Six Iowa men’s wrestlers will hit the mat for Session IV of the 2022 NCAA Championships at Little Caesars Arena Friday night. Senior 133-pounder Austin DeSanto and 197-pounder Jacob Warner will compete in the national semifinals. Senior 149-pounder Max Murin, 165-pounder Alex Marinelli, 174-pounder Michael Kemerer, and heavyweight Tony Cassioppi will participate in wrestlebacks.

Iowa has had at least one national finalist in each of the last 31 NCAA Tournaments. The streak will end if Warner and DeSanto both lose their matches.

Tonight’s NCAA Championship action will begin at 7 p.m. and air live on ESPN

Follow the live blog below for Session IV updates:

133 POUNDS: No. 5 Austin DeSanto (IA) vs. No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU)

DeSanto was defeated by Roman Bravo-Young, 3-2. “RBY” earned the decisive takedown with five seconds remaining in the match. DeSanto will head to the consolation bracket.

149 POUNDS: No. 8 Max Murin (IA) vs. No. 6 Jonathan Millner (APP) [CONSOLATION]

Millner beat Murin, 8-1. Murin is eliminated from competition.

165 POUNDS: No. 3 Alex Marinelli (IA) vs. No. 8 Philip Conigliaro (HAR) [CONSOLATION]

Marinelli downs Conigliaro via 6-2 decision. He’ll wrestle again this evening for a spot in the consolation semifinals.

174 POUNDS: No. 5 Michael Kemerer (IA) vs. No. 8 Michael O’Malley (DREX) [CONSOLATION]

Kemerer beat O’Malley via 3-2 decision. Kemerer wrestle one more time tonight, and with a win, he’ll advance to the consolation semifinals.

285 POUNDS: No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (IA) vs. No. 16 Zach Elam (MIZZ) [CONSOLATION]

Cassioppi defeated Elam, 4-0, to earn a bid in the consolation quarterfinals.

197 POUNDS: No. 6 Jacob Warner (IA) vs. No. 2 Stephen Buchanan (WYO) 


Follow @drivablepar3 on Twitter for updates for the rest of the night.

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