Wrestling

Wrestling Report: Weekend preview

In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz reports some of the latest Big Ten wrestling news, including Nebraska’s James Green taking down top-ranked Derek St. John of Iowa. Lentz also sets up BTN’s weekend wrestling coverage, highlighted by Minnesota’s trip to Iowa City at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. That match which will broadcasted live on BTN/BTN2Go.

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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.

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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.

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Iowa runs away with record 23rd Midlands crown

Iowa crowned three champions en route to running away with their record 23rd Midlands Championships title Monday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Iowa’s Thomas Gilman (125), Derek St. John (157) and Mike Evans (174) each won his first career Midlands crown. Watch our highlights here and see our interviews with Gilman and Michigan’s Adam Coon in this post.

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Midlands updates: Iowa remains in first place after semis

The 51st Ken Kraft Midlands Championships has reached the finals at Welsh-Ryan Arena, and Iowa remains in first place. The Hawkeyes, who advanced seven wrestlers to the finals, have 172.5 points, well ahead of second-place Edinboro (92.5). Watch all the finals bouts live at 9 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.

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