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Iowa tops Nebraska for 7th straight win in series

Iowa won seven of 10 bouts to defeat Nebraska, 22-9, on Saturday at the Devaney Center. The win was Iowa’s seventh straight in the series. Thomas Gilman, Tony Ramos, and Josh Dziewa spotted Iowa a 10-0 lead with two wins and a major decision, but Nebraska kept things close with three wins in matches that featured ranked opponents. Read full HawkeyeSports.com recap. #3 IOWA 22, #8 Nebraska 9 125 – #3 Thomas Gilman (IA) dec. #9 Tim Lambert (UN), 2-1; 3-0 133 – #3 Tony Ramos (IA) major dec. Shawn Nagel (UN), 15-4; 7-0 141 – #13 Josh Dziewa (IA)

Wrestling Report: Heavyweight class is stacked

In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz highlights some of the top Big Ten wrestlers who are cruising so far this season. In addition, Olympian, NCAA Champion and former Northwestern wrestler Jake Herbert joins the show to take an in-depth look at the heavyweight class. Find the full BTN TV schedule for wrestling below. Friday, Jan. 17 Penn State at Indiana 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN) Friday, Jan. 17 Minnesota at Michigan State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN) Saturday, Jan. 18 Iowa at Nebraska 5:30 PM (LIVE on BTN/BTN2Go) Sunday, Jan. 19 Minnesota at Michigan 2:00 PM

Penn State tops Iowa in memorable wrestling meet

No. 3 Iowa hosted No. 1 Penn State in a rare non-conference battle of Big Ten teams Saturday night. The two coaches decided to schedule the dual meet after the Big Ten schedule did not include a conference date between the teams. @TomBrandsHAWK there seems to be something BIG missing on our schedules this year… — Cael Sanderson (@caelsanderson) September 5, 2013 @caelsanderson yeah. I agree . Lets do something about it. — Tom Brands (@TomBrandsHAWK) September 5, 2013 It was a good thing they did. The much-anticipated match lived up to the hype, but in the end, it was

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis at Iowa-PSU match

What do Hollywood movie stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis do when they aren’t filming movies? How about taking in an Iowa vs. Penn State wrestling match? Kutcher and Kunis were spotted in the stands at Carver-Hawkeye arena tonight as the dual got underway. Kutcher, 35, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and attended the University of Iowa before pursuing an acting and modeling career. Check out these photos we caught of Kutcher and Kunis (below) taking in the much-anticipated match. Enjoy, Hawkeye fans!

Video: See who our expert picks to win wrestling crowns

The Big Ten wrestling season is just a month old, but BTN analyst Jim Gibbons already is looking forward to the Big Ten Championships. We had Gibbons recently look into his crystal ball and offer his picks to win each and every weight class at the Big Ten Championships, held March 8-9 in Madison. Watch Gibbons’ early championship picks in this post. View every team’s 2013-14 schedule: Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin

BTN/BTN2Go announces wrestling coverage

CHICAGO – With the Big Ten seeking its eighth straight national championship, BTN’s 2013-14 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will be the most extensive in network history. The television schedule includes a dual between Penn State and Iowa, winners of the past six national titles, a Monday night meet in primetime between Ohio State and Purdue, and live coverage of the entire Big Ten Wrestling Championships hosted by Wisconsin. Although Penn State and Iowa were not originally scheduled to meet as a result of the Big Ten’s rotating slate of eight regular-season duals, the two schools

IOC reinstates wrestling for 2020 Olympics

It’s official: Wrestling is back in the Olympics. On Sunday morning, the International Olympic Committee reinstated wrestling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The IOC selected wrestling over baseball/softball and squash. Of course, this is huge news for the sport, the Olympics, and all wrestling fans. [ USATODAY.com: Wrestling wins IOC vote for 2020 Olympics ] Wrestling was removed from the Olympics in February, but in the end, the IOC decided not to get rid of one of its oldest sports. And that’s music to Big Ten wrestling fans’ ears. Teams from the Big Ten have won the past seven NCAA

Penn State-Iowa set up dual match via twitter

Just how resourceful is social media in today’s digital world? That answer became evident to Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson after he addressed the following tweet to Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands early Thursday afternoon. @TomBrandsHAWK there seems to be something BIG missing on our schedules this year… — Cael Sanderson (@caelsanderson) September 5, 2013 Brands quickly responded to the tweet. @caelsanderson yeah. I agree . Lets do something about it. — Tom Brands (@TomBrandsHAWK) September 5, 2013 Within minutes, the two coaches were indulging in a detailed twitter discussion about the idea of scheduling a dual meet between

Penn State wins 3rd consecutive Big Ten Championships

Back-to-back champion Penn State defended its postseason crown Sunday en route to winning its third consecutive Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The Nittany Lions racked up 151 points, 12 more than second-place Minnesota. See the final standings and get a link to the final brackets in this post. [ RELATED: View the final 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships brackets (PDF) ] FINAL BIG TEN TEAM STANDINGS 1. Penn State – 151 2. Minnesota – 139 3. Iowa – 133.5 4. Ohio State – 109.5 5. Illinois – 85.5 6. Michigan – 75 7. Nebraska – 61 8. Northwestern – 56 9.

BTN Wrestling Report: Big Ten Championships

In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz talks with BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons to preview the Big Ten Championships that are set for Saturday-Sunday at the University of Illinois. Lentz and Gibbons preview each weight class and talk about what each team needs to do to win the team title. [ RELATED: Check out the Championships preliminary seeds ] How to watch all events live Session 1: Big Ten Digital Network Session 2: Big Ten Digital Network Session 3: Big Ten Digital Network Sunday consolations: Big Ten Digital Network Sunday’s Championships: BTN TV & BTN2Go Here are