Iowa Hawkeyes: Wrestling team dominates Wisconsin Badgers

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The Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team proved why they deserve to be number one as they took down #4 Wisconsin Sunday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team put together a fantastic performance Sunday night in taking down Big Ten foe Wisconsin, and it just helped cement our expectations of how good this team can be.

Spencer Lee wasn’t wrong when he took the mic inside Kinnick Stadium not to long ago when he said: “get your tickets, 2020 National Champions”.

I truly believe this team has the capability to do so. In only their second match you would think there would be some rust as they got going. But that wasn’t the case as they beat number 4 ranked Wisconsin Badgers 32-3. Here’s a recap of all that went down inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Starting off at 125, two-time National Champion Spencer Lee wasted no time ending his match tech falling his guy in 3:10 with a score of 16-0. At 133, this was the big one that fans were looking forward to. Number one versus number two. Seth Gross of Wisconsin ranked number one and Austin DeSanto ranked second.

DeSanto got the Hawkeye faithful on its feet earlier by taking down Gross for a two-point takedown. DeSanto proceeded to get two more takedowns winning the big match 2-0. Max Murin at 141 got a tough win 3-2 win over the 10th ranked Badger.

Hawkeyes wrestling got two more wins before intermission at 149 and 157 in Pat Lugo and Kaleb Young. Iowa was in control of the meet leading 17-0 at the break. After the intermission, it was another top-five battle with Alex Marinelli ranked second and Evan Wick ranked third. Going into the third period these two were tied at two when Marinelli got a takedown winning 4-2.

Michael Kemerer at 174 got a pin in the period over his opponent. Cash Wilcke dropped a double-overtime bout 4-2 at 184 lbs. That was Iowa’s only loss on the night.

Ending the night at 285 lbs Iowa’s up and coming freshman Tony Cassioppi. Ranked twelfth, he upset the number two ranked opponent 3-2. Be on the look out for him Hawkeye fans.

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Overall it was a really, really good night for the Wrestling program. Definitely showed what they are capable of. Really excited for what’s to come over the next few months with this team.