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Lee, Lugo take different paths to first Big Ten titles

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli, 125-pound Spencer Lee, and 149-pound Pat Lugo smile for a photo after all three won their respective championships  during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, N.J., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Spencer Lee had done a lot of things in his career, including winning two national championships, but he had not won a Big Ten title coming into this year’s conference tournament. He...

Marinelli doesn’t disappoint in latest duel with Joseph

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Penn State's  Vincenzo Joseph during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, N.J. on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Marinelli won by decision 3-2, securing the 165-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Alex Marinelli versus Vincenzo Joseph never disappoints. It certainly didn’t at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. Marinelli secured a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the...

Marinelli repeats as Big Ten Champion

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Northwestern's  Shayne Oster during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Marinelli won by fall in 2:41. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - After securing a takedown in the final 15 seconds of the third period to take the lead, Alex Marinelli is a two-time Big Ten Champion. The match between Marinelli and Penn State's...

Lugo defeats Sasso, clinches Iowa the Big Ten team title

Iowa's 149-pound Pat Lugo grapples with Minnesota's Brayton Lee during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Lugo won by major decision, 11-3.
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Pat Lugo avenged his loss to Sammy Sasso from earlier in the season by beating him in the finals of the Big Ten Championships. Lugo's victory clinches Iowa its first conference...

Lee defeats Schroder for first Big Ten title

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Rutgers'  Nicolas Aguilar during session one of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Lee won by fall in 2:53. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - After two years of coming up just short, Spencer Lee is a Big Ten Champion. Lee won by a 16-2 major decision over Purdue's Devin Schroder to win his first conference title. The...

Cassioppi secures monster pin in consolation semifinals

Iowa's 285-pound Tony Cassioppi grapples with Nebraska's  David Jensen during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 8, 2020. Cassioppi won by fall in 2:55. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Iowa has a match to add to its highlight reel after the consolation semifinals, courtesy of Tony Cassioppi. The heavyweight pinned Nebraska's David Jensen in 2:55. Jensen picked...

Recap: Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 3

Iowa's 133-pound Austin DeSanto grapples with Penn State's Roman Bravo-Young during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Bravo-Young won by decision, 3-2.
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Five Hawkeyes are competing in the wrestlebacks in session three, all of them hunting for third place. The points Iowa scores in the consolation bracket will be key in determining...

Scouting Report: Looking at Iowa’s four finals matchups

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli celebrates after defeating Northwestern's  Shayne Oster during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Marinelli won by fall in 2:41.
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Iowa only had one wrestler win gold at the 2019 Big Ten Championships. Four are in position to do so this time around. Here's a look at the four championship matchups and how Iowa...

By the numbers: Iowa wrestling’s first day of the Big Ten Championships

Iowa's 174-pound Michael Kemerer grapples with Minnesota's Devin Skatzka during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Kemerer won by major decision, 22-9. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)
Robert Read, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - It was a big day for Iowa wrestling on the first day of the 2020 Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes have the team lead and will send four wrestlers into championship matches on Sunday. Sunday...

Video: Highlights from Session 2 of the Big Ten Championships

Jon Rawson, TV Director March 7, 2020

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