Eight Big Ten wrestling teams were in action Sunday afternoon. Catch up on all of the results and recaps inside.
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
The Minnesota wrestling team did something Sunday that no team has done since January 2011. It beat four-time reigning national champ Penn State in its home gym.
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.
Catch up on Sunday's Big Ten wrestling action, including Minnesota's narrow victory to stay unbeaten and Rutgers' first Big Ten triumph.
No. 7 Ohio State won six of 10 matches, including momentum-swinging wins at 184 and 197 pounds, to knock off third-ranked and defending national champion Penn State on Sunday.
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.