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Iowa’s 133-pound No. 3 Austin DeSanto gets his hand raised after wrestling Ohio State’s Dylan Koontz during a wrestling dual between No. 2 Iowa and No. 6 Ohio State at the Covelli Center in Columbus, OH on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 21-12. DeSanto defeated Kuntz by technical fall 19-4.

Iowa men’s wrestling downs Ohio State, 21-12

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter January 22, 2022

The No. 2 Iowa men’s wrestling team escaped Columbus Friday night with a 21-12 victory over the ninth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Both 125-pounder Drake Ayala and 165-pounder Alex Marinelli were...

Iowa 197-pound No. 4 Jacob Warner wrestles Ohio State’s No. 20 Gavin Hoffman during a wrestling dual between No. 2 Iowa and No. 6 Ohio State at the Covelli Center in Columbus, OH on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 21-12. Warner defeated Hoffman 6-5.

Photos: No. 2 Iowa wrestling at No. 6 Ohio State

Jenna Galligan and Ryan Adams January 21, 2022

The No. 2 Iowa wrestlers faced No. 6 Ohio State at the Covelli Center in Columbus, OH on Friday, Jan 21, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 21-12, marking Iowa's 29th consecutive dual win. Iowa's...

Iowa’s No. 18 184-pound Abe Assad celebrates a win over Purdues No. 23  Max Lyon during a wrestling meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 15 Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Assad won by decision, 6-3. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 36-4.

Iowa men’s wrestling junior Abe Assad ready to take on Ohio State

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter January 20, 2022

When he met with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, Iowa men’s wrestling head coach Tom Brands described 184-pounder Abe Assad as someone who “wrestles himself into shape.” Brands will find...

Iowa’s 157-pound No. 12 Kaleb Young wrestles Illinois’ Joe Roberts during a wrestling dual between No. 2 Iowa and No. 21 Illinois at State Farm Center in Champaign, IL on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Young defeated Roberts, 16-1, by technical fall. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 36-3.

Stiff competition shaping Iowa men’s wrestler Kaleb Young’s 2021-22 campaign

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

The start of the 2021-22 season has been difficult for Kaleb Young.  The Iowa men’s wrestler and senior currently boasts a 64.29 win percentage and a 9-5 record. The lowest win percentage Young...

Iowa’s 125-pound No. 12 Drake Ayala wrestles Illinois’ No. 26 Justin Cardani during a wrestling dual between No. 2 Iowa and No. 21 Illinois at State Farm Center in Champaign, IL on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Ayala defeated Cardani, 7-4, by decision. This is Ayala’s sixth win against ranked opponents. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 36-3.

Iowa men’s wrestler Drake Ayala amazes in debut season

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter January 18, 2022

When Iowa men’s wrestler Max Murin stood up to leave the Hawkeyes’ Jan. 12 Zoom meeting with reporters, he offered up some commentary on his teammate, Drake Ayala. “That’s Drizzy Drake,”...

Iowa’s 285-pound No. 6 Tony Cassioppi wrestles Illinois’ No. 17 Luke Luffman during a wrestling dual between No. 2 Iowa and No. 21 Illinois at State Farm Center in Champaign, IL on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 36-3.

Iowa men’s wrestling breezes by Illinois, 36-3

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter January 16, 2022

The Iowa men’s wrestling team continued its domination of Big Ten Conference competition Sunday afternoon, earning a 36-3 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center in Champaign....

Iowa’s 184-pound No. 18 Abe Assad wrestles Illinois’ No. 19 Zac Braunagel during a wrestling dual between No. 2 Iowa and No. 21 Illinois at State Farm Center in Champaign, IL on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Assad defeated Braunagel, 5-2, by decision. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 36-3.

Photos: No. 2 Iowa wrestling at No. 21 Illinois

Ayrton Breckenridge, Photojournalist January 16, 2022

The No.2 Iowa wrestling team competed against No. 21 Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 36-3, for their 11th straight...

Fans cheer for Iowa’s 149-pound No. 12 Max Murin wrestling Northwestern’s No. 5 Yahya Thomas during a dual at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL. Murin defeated Thomas 4-3.

No. 2 Iowa men’s wrestling pummels No. 23 Northwestern, 33-6

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter January 14, 2022

EVANSTON, Ill. — The Hawkeye men’s wrestling team needed a spark on Friday night. Iowa was down, 6-3, after dropping two of three matches to start its dual against Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan...

Iowa’s No. 18 184-pound Abe Assad celebrates a win over Purdues No. 23  Max Lyon during a wrestling meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 15 Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Assad won by decision, 6-3. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 36-4.

Photos: No. 1 Iowa wrestling vs. No. 15 Purdue

Jerod Ringwald and Grace Smith January 9, 2022

No. 1 Iowa wrestling matched up with No. 15 Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 36-4, continuing their dual-winning streak to 26. Freshman...

Iowa’s 125-pound Drake Ayala throws down Purdue’s No. 5 Devin Schoder during a wrestling meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 15 Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Iowa burned Ayala’s redshirt after Spencer Lee and the Hawkeyes announced his decision to have season-ending surgery. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 36-4.

Drake Ayala earns first official win as a Hawkeye wrestler

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter January 9, 2022

Iowa men’s wrestling fans may become quite familiar with Drake Ayala before the 2021-22 season ends. The true freshman will help fill the Spencer Lee-sized hole in the Hawkeyes’ lineup for the...

Iowa’s No. 1 165-pound Alex Marinelli grabs Purdues Hayden Lohrey during a wrestling meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 15 Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Marinelli won by technical fall, 22-7. Marinelli was in the lead for all three periods. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 36-4.

Iowa men’s wrestling scores bonus points in five matches, downs Purdue, 36-4

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor January 9, 2022

University of Iowa men’s wrestling head coach Tom Brand told reporters he was “agitated” Friday night. The Hawkeyes had just defeated the No. 14 Minnesota Golden Gophers, 22-10. Despite the...

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