Live results | Iowa men’s wrestling competes in Session II of 2023 NCAA Championships

Eight Hawkeye wrestlers are still in contention for individual titles.


Ayrton Breckenridge

No. 8 seeded 149-pound Iowa’s Max Murin wrestles No. 25 seeded 149-pound Southern Illinois-Edwardsville’s Caleb Tyus during session one of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Murin defeated Tyus by decision, 6-3.

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter

TULSA — The Iowa men’s wrestling team will compete in Session II of the 2023 NCAA Championships on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the BOK Center. Iowa is third in the team race with 12 points, trailing North Carolina State’s 12.5 and Penn State’s 16.

Eight Iowa men’s wrestlers won their Session I matchups and are still in contention for individual titles. Hawkeye Brody Teske and Cobe Siebrecht suffered losses in round one and will now try and battle their way through the consolation bracket for third place in their respective weight classes.

RELATED: Iowa men’s wrestling notebook | NCAA Tournament Session I recap, Session II preview 

Session II will be televised live on ESPN. The pigtail and consolation matches will be on mats one, two, seven, and eight. The championship matches will be on mats 3-6.

Follow the live blog below for updates throughout Session II:

Championship bracket

125 POUNDS: No. 1 Spencer Lee (IA) over No. 16 Jack Medley (MICH) via tech fall

Lee is 2-0 against Medley this season with an 11-2 major decision in this year’s dual meet and a tech fall in five minutes at the 2023 conference tournament.

Period 1: Lee starts right where he left off with a takedown and three four-point near falls within the first two minutes of the match. Lee then earned a two-point near fall to clinch the match in 2:30. Lee prevails, 17-0, with 2:16 of riding time.

He will compete in the quarterfinals tomorrow against Lock Haven’s No. 8 seed Anthony Noto.

141 POUNDS: No. 1 Real Woods (IA) over No. 17 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) via decision 

Period 1: Woods gets a shot in on D’Emilio’s right leg to start the scoring. Woods gets another takedown on the edge and tries to pull D’Emilio back to the center of the mat. Brands’ challenge for a two-point near fall is unsuccessful. Woods mustered 1:43 of riding time before D’Emilio escapes in the final seconds.

Period 2: D’Emilio escapes and then takes a 5-4 lead with a takedown. Woods escapes to tie it.

Period 3: Woods starts on bottom and escapes in ten seconds to regain the lead. After a very lengthy review, Ohio State’s challenge of a takedown in the final seconds is unsuccessful. Woods prevails, 7-5, with 1:13 of riding time.

Woods will battle Mizzou’s No. 8 seed Allan Hart in the quarterfinals tomorrow

149 POUNDS: No. 8 Max Murin (IA) over No. 9 Jaden Abas (STAN) via decision 

Period 1: Scoreless after three minutes.

Period 2: Abas escapes. After review, Murin is awarded a two-point takedown.

Period 3: Murin escapes and holds on to win, 3-1.

Murin advances to the quarterfinals tomorrow night where he will face three-time national champion Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell.

165 POUNDS:  No. 11 Cameron Amine (MICH) over No. 6 Patrick Kennedy (IA) via decision 

The pair met in the 2023 Big Ten Tournament semifinals and Kennedy scored a takedown in the last 30 seconds to win, 3-2.

Period 1: Scoreless after three minutes.

Period 2: Kennedy starts on bottom and escapes for the only score of the period.

Period 3: Amine escapes to tie it. He throws Kennedy down for a takedown. Kennedy escapes to come within one but can’t muster a takedown and falls, 3-2.

Kennedy will face Minnesota’s No. 28 seed Andrew Sparks in the second round of consolations tomorrow.

174 POUNDS: No. 11 Nelson Brands (IA) over No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) via decision

Period 1: Brands battles through a scramble and throws Smith down to the mat for a takedown.

Period 2: Smith escapes for the only score of the period.

Period 3: Brands starts on bottom and escapes in 22 seconds. He holds on for the 3-1 upset.

Brands will face Virginia Tech’s No. 3 Seed Mekhi Lewis in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

184 POUNDS:  No. 5 Marcus Coleman (ISU) over No. 12 Abe Assad (IA) via OT 

Assad lost to Coleman, 3-2, in this year’s CyHawk dual meet in Iowa City

Period 1: Assad was in on Coleman’s right leg in the final seconds of the period but couldn’t finish.

Period 2: Coleman starts on bottom and quickly escapes for the only score of the period.

Period 3: Assad starts on bottom and escapes just before Carr’s riding time hits a minute. We head to sudden victory.

OT: No score after two minutes. We head to the tiebreakers. Assad starts on bottom and is unable to escape. Coleman starts on bottom and Assad lets him go. Assad couldn’t muster a takedown and falls, 2-1.

197 POUNDS:   No. 3 Rocky Elam (MIZZ) over No. 14 Jacob Warner (IA) via decision 

The pair met at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in November 2022, and Warner lost in overtime, 8-6

Period 1: Elam gets a takedown as the two run off the mat. It was originally a no-call, but Mizzou’s challenge was successful.

Period 2: Elam escapes and then musters a takedown on the edge. arena escapes near the end of the period.

Period 3: Warner starts on bottom and escapes. Warner took some shots but couldn’t finish. Elam prevails, 6-2, with 1:23 of riding time.

285 POUNDS: No. 4 Tony Cassioppi (IA) over No. 13 Tyrell Gordon (UNI) via ma

Cassioppi scores three takedowns and musters 1:29 of riding time to win, 9-0, and move on to the quarterfinals.

Consolation bracket

133 POUNDS: No. 23 Brody Teske (IA) over No. 26 Connor Brown (MIZZ) via decision

When Teske wrestled for Northern Iowa, he faced Brown and defeated him, 12-10, in sudden victory

Period 1: Teske scores three takedowns and a two-point near fall.

Period 2: Teske extends his lead with another takedown and a stalling call on Brown.

Period 3: Teske was ridden for most of the third period but prevails, 11-5, to move on.

Teske will face Pitt’s No. 9 seed Mickey Phillipi tomorrow in the second round of consolations

157 POUNDS: No. 14  Cobe Siebrecht (IA) over No. 30 Jared Hill (OU) via major decision 

Period 1: Hill strikes first with a takedown. Siebrecht escapes.

Period 2: Hill starts on bottom and escapes but Siebrecht has a huge mat return for back points. Siebrecht rides Hill the rest of the period.

Period 3: Siebrecht starts on bottom and escapes. He keeps his foot on the gas to claim a 10-2 victory.

This is a developing story. Check back throughout the evening for updates.