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Live updates | Iowa men’s wrestler Zach Glazier competes for Big Ten title, four teammates wrestle for third place

Session IV of the Big Ten Tournament will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Xfinity Center.
Emily Nyberg
No. 2 125-pound Iowa’s Drake Ayala wrestles No. 9 Rutgers’ Dean Peterson during session three of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Xfinity Center in College Park, MD, on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tonight, 10 Big Ten champions will be crowned.

Iowa’s 197-pounder Zach Glazier was the lone Hawkeye to advance to the finals. He will face Penn State’s top-seeded Aaron Brooks, who has won three straight national titles at 184 pounds. Brooks is one of seven Big Ten finalists for the Nittany Lions.

Four Iowa men’s wrestlers — Drake Ayala, Real Woods, Jared Franek, and Michael Caliendo — won in the consolation semifinals Sunday afternoon to advance to the third-place match.

Brody Teske suffered a brutal loss in the consolation semis. Down 5-2 late to Nebraska’s Jacob Van Dee, Teske scored an escape, takedown, and near fall points to take an 8-6 lead. But after review, refs took off the near fall points, so the match headed to sudden victory. After a scramble, refs gave Teske a takedown near the edge of the mat to win in overtime. But after about a three-minute review, they overturned the call and gave the takedown to Van Dee. Teske, the 14th seed, will battle for fifth place tonight.

Caleb Rathjen lost his consolation semifinal match, 8-1, to drop down to the fifth-place bout. Patrick Kennedy will also wrestle for fifth, as he lost a hard-fought match to Ohio State’s No. 5 Rocco Welsh in overtime at 174 pounds. Heavyweight Bradley Hill lost 5-1 in the consolation semis to fall to the fifth-place match.

As for 184-pounder Aiden Riggins, his season is likely over. He was pinned in the ninth-place finals match. The top eight place-finishers at 184 pounds from the Big Ten Tournament automatically qualify for nationals. Riggins’ only hope is receiving one of the 47 at-large bids, which will be announced on March 12.

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Iowa finishes fourth in the team race with 110.5 points 


197-POUNDS: No. 1 Aaron Brooks (PSU) over No. 3 Zach Glazier (IOWA) via technical fall

Period 1: Brooks with a takedown in the first minute. Glazier escapes in 11 seconds. Another takedown for Brooks, now up, 6-1. Brooks is fully in control, riding Glazier for the remainder of the period.

Period 2: Glazier is simply outmatched in this one. Brooks leads, 10-1.

Period 3: Brooks tacks on another takedown, Glazier escapes. Another takedown makes it 16-2 Brooks. Glazier escapes. Another takedown ends the match. Brooks wins, 19-3, for his fourth Big Ten title.



125 POUNDS: No. 2 Drake Ayala (IOWA) over No. 1 Matt Ramos (PUR) via decision

Period 1: Ayala had ahold of Ramos’s leg for about 30 seconds, finishing with a takedown right before the buzzer sounded.

Period 2: Ramos starts down and escapes. 3-1 Ayala. Purdue coaches want near-fall points, so they throw the challenge brick. The call stands, no near-fall points. Ayala leads, 3-1, heading into the final two minutes.

Period 3: Ayala starts down and escapes quickly. Ayala called for stalling. The Hawkeye holds on to win, 4-1, and places third.

141 POUNDS: No. 3 Real Woods (IOWA) over No. 5 Sergio Lemley (MICH) via decision 

Period 1: Takedown and four near-fall points for Woods.

Period 2: Lemley escapes and scores two takedowns. Woods escapes both times to go up, 10-7.

Period 3: Woods wins, 11-8. with 1:51 of riding time. Woods places third.

157 POUNDS: No. 5 Peyton Robb (NEB) over No. 4 Jared Franek (IOWA) via medical forfeit 

Franek medically forfeits. He places fourth.

165 POUNDS: No. 3 Michael Caliendo (IOWA) over No. 6 Cameron Amine (MICH) via sudden victory

Period 1: Amine scores a takedown. Caliendo escapes and then takes the lead with a takedown. Amine knots the match with an escape.

Period 2: Caliendo starts down and escapes, leading 5-4.

Period 3: Amine starts down and escapes to tie it. Blood time for Amine. Tied 5-5 with 22 seconds left. We’re headed to sudden victory. Caliendo beat Anime in sudden victory in the semifinals yesterday. Caliendo scores a takedown, but it’s under review. The call is confirmed. Caliendo finishes third.



133 POUNDS: No. 14 Brody Teske (IOWA) over No. 7 Braxton Brown (MD) via decision 

Period 1: No score.

Period 2: Teske starts down and escapes in 10 seconds to go up, 1-0.

Period 3: Brown starts down, escaping in 17 seconds to tie the match. A three-point takedown in the final 10 seconds clinches the 4-1 win for Teske…as of now. Refs taking a look. The call is confirmed. Teske places fifth.

149 POUNDS: No. 3 Caleb Rathjen (IOWA) over No. 5 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) via decision 

Period 1: Rathjen is on the board first with a takedown. D’Emilio two-point reversal, Rathjen escapes. Rathjen up, 4-2.

Period 2: D’Emilio starts down and escapes to cut his deficit to one. Rathjen takedown, D’Emilio escapes.

Period 3: Rathjen starts down and escapes. He tacks on another takedown and is up, 11-5. Rathjen wins to earn fifth place.

174 POUNDS: No. 3 Patrick Kennedy (IOWA) over No. 9 Andrew Sparks (MINN) via sudden victory

Period 1: No score.

Period 2: Sparks escapes for the only points of the period.

Period 3: Kennedy ties it with an escape. We’re headed to sudden victory. With 38 seconds left, Kennedy scores a takedown to place fifth.

HEAVYWEIGHT: No. 7 Bradley Hill (IOWA) over No. 10 Nash Hutmacher (NEB) via decision 

Hill earns. a takedown in the final five seconds to win, 4-1, and place fifth.


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Kenna Roering
Kenna Roering, Sports Editor
Kenna Roering is The Daily Iowan's sports editor. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in sports and recreation management. Kenna previously worked as a sports reporter for men's wrestling and volleyball and was the summer sports editor in 2023. This is her second year with the DI.
Emily Nyberg
Emily Nyberg, Visual Editor
Emily Nyberg is a second-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in Journalism and Cinematic arts. Prior to her role as a Visual Editor, Emily was a Photojournalist, and a News Reporter covering higher education.