Wrestling Report: Heavyweight class is stacked

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BTN Wrestling Report - Jan. 16, 2014

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

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2013 Midlands Championships Highlights

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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Iowa leads after Day 1 of Midlands Championships

The 51st Ken Kraft Midlands Championships got underway Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. After Day 1, Iowa (112) sits in first place, well ahead of second-place Illinois (57), the event’s reigning champion. Michigan is in fifth, while Wisconsin, Purdue and Northwestern all land in top 10. The action continues all day Monday, and the finals will air live at 9 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Penn State tops Iowa in memorable wrestling meet

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Penn State at Iowa - Wrestling Highlights

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.

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Video: See who our expert picks to win wrestling crowns

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Predicting the Big Ten Wrestling Champions

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.

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