BTN will offer live coverage of the NWCA National Duals' quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals this weekend at Iowa. Learn how to watch all of the action on TV and online in this post.
Iowa, fresh off clinching at least a share of the Big Ten crown for the seventh time in eight years, remains No. 1 in the latest USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. The Hawkeyes, who won at four-time reigning NCAA champ and No. 5 Penn State on Sunday, is one of 10 Big Ten teams ranked, four of which are in the top 5. No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Minnesota and No. 5 Penn State join the Hawkeyes in the top 5. No. 2 Missouri, of the Mid-American Conference, is the only non-Big Ten team in the top 5.
It's a busy day of Big Ten wrestling Sunday afternoon, highlighted by No. 1 Iowa traveling to four-time reigning NCAA champ and No. 5 Penn State at 1 p.m. ET on BTN.
Jesse Delgado (125), Illinois’ two-time defending national champion, is back from an injury that sidelined him for two months. In this week’s “BTN Wrestling Report,” host Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about Delgado’s return. Sparks also talks about the race for the Big Ten Championship and what’s ahead this weekend. Catch Sparks matside when No. 6 Penn State hosts No. 1 Iowa on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET live on BTN/BTN2Go. View the full InterMat team rankings here, and see how the Big Ten landed an impressive 11 teams in the Top 25. On Twitter? Interact with us
A total of 13,603 fans packed the arena to see the 100th all-time meeting between the Hawkeyes and Gophers. Catch up on all the action inside this post!
The top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and second-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, both 10-0, will face off in a highly anticipated dual at 7 p.m. ET Friday on BTN. We caught up with BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks and asked him five questions leading up to the much-anticipated dual.
The latest USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll was released Tuesday, and undefeated Iowa and Minnesota remain in the two top spots. The top-ranked Hawkeyes and second-ranked Golden Gophers, both 10-0, face off in a highly anticipated dual at 7 p.m. ET Friday on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). Ohio State and four-time NCAA reigning champ Penn State come in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, giving the Big Ten four of the top 5 teams. Other Big Ten teams ranked include: Nebraska (No. 10), Illinois (No. 14), Michigan (No. 16), Wisconsin (No. 17), Purdue (No. 21), Rutgers (No. 22) and Northwestern
In this week’s web-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about the strength of the Big Ten, with 11 ranked teams in the top 25. Sparks also gives his take on a big weekend ahead, highlighted by Wisconsin visiting Michigan on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. That match which will broadcast live on BTN/BTN2Go. On Twitter? Interact with us at @BTNWrestling and follow Kara at @KaraLentz.
The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won four straight matches to erase a 14-6 deficit and defeat No. 7 Ohio State, 18-14, on Sunday afternoon in front of 6,558 fans at St. John Arena. “It came down to the wire and it came down to us or them,” said UI head coach Tom Brands. “We won six, but they had a guy score big bonus points. We want to score points the entire match. We want to put points on the board.” #1 IOWA 18, #7 Ohio State 14 125 — #4 Thomas Gilman (IOWA) dec. #8 Nathan Tomasello
The University of Iowa wrestling team crowned four champions en route to winning their record 24th Midlands Championships title on Tuesday night.