Wrestling roundup: Hawkeyes, Buckeyes get dominating wins

Second-ranked Iowa remains undefeated with a 25-12 win over tenth-ranked Illinois. With the win, Iowa clinches a share of the Big Ten regular season championship. The Hawkeyes can claim the title outright with a win over Nebraska on Sunday. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for video coverage of Ohio State’s win over Michigan.

No. 2 Iowa 25, No. 10 Illinois 12
125 – No. 5 Jesse Delgado (IL) dec. No. 1 Matt McDonough (IA), 9-4; 0-3
133 – No. 2 Tony Ramos (IA) pinned No. 10 Daryl Thomas (IL), 6:36; 6-3
141 – No. 8 Mark Ballweg (IA) dec. Steven Rodrigues (IL), 2-0; 9-3
149 – No. 19 Caleb Ervin (IL) dec. Brody Grothus (IA), 5-0; 9-6
157 – No. 1 Derek St. John (IA) major dec. Matt Nora (IL), 20-8; 13-6
165 – No. 8 Conrad Polz (IL) dec. No. 13 Nick Moore (IA), 7-3; 13-9
174 – No. 4 Mike Evans (IA) dec. No. 8 Jordan Blanton (IL), 2-1; 16-9
184 – No. 14 Ethen Lofthouse (IA) dec. No. 20 Tony Dallago (IL), 9-5; 19-9
197 – No. 15 Mario Gonzalez (IL) dec. No. 19 Nathan Burak (IA), 3-1; 19-12
285 – No. 6 Bobby Telford (IA) pinned Chris Lopez (IL), 2:32; 25-12

Behind six wins, the sixth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team beat Michigan, 24-12, Friday night in Cliff Keen Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ohio State improves to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten, while the Wolverines drop to 8-6 overall and 2-5 in the league. Read the full recap at OhioStateBuckeyes.

No. 6 Ohio State 24, Michigan 12
125
– No. 15 Sean Boyle (Michigan) dec. No. 12 Nikko Triggas, 2-1
133 – No. 1 Logan Stieber tech. fall Rossi Bruno (Michigan), 16-1 (5:00)
141 – No. 2 Hunter Stieber major dec. Mike Hillock (Michigan), 9-0
149 – No. 10 Eric Grajales (Michigan) dec. Ian Paddock, 2-0
157 – No. 19 Josh Demas pins Michael Carpenter (Michigan), 4:37
165 – No. 9 Taylor Massa (Michigan) dec. Mark Martin, 3-0
174 – No. 7 Nick Heflin dec. No. 10 Dan Yates (Michigan), 3-2
184 – C.J. Magrum dec. Chris Heald (Michigan), 13-6
197 – No. 16 (184 pounds) Kenny Courts dec. Max Huntley (Michigan), 3-1
HWT – No. 19 Ben Apland (Michigan) dec. Kosta Karageorge, 6-1

The Big Ten Digital Network, our online subscription service, offers up more live wrestling on Sunday when Michigan takes on Michigan State at 2 p.m. ET and No. 2 Iowa faces No. 13 Nebraska at 2:45 p.m. ET. See the full schedule hereWe’ll be posting video highlights online throughout the weekend. Bookmark our video page.

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Butch Banks on 2/9/2013 @ 6:37pm EDT Said:

Thanks for your coverage of wrestling! Tim J. and Jim G. do a great job. Others doing fine, even th most of te kids have been good. Just fun to see America’s best wrestlers. I do appreciate yor coverage. Jim Gibbons can mention he earned is wrestling and coaching championships while representing Iowa State. How many Nation Titles have been won by Iowa State grads?