The No. 4 University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team bounced back from their first Big Ten loss of the season to dethrone No. 2 Iowa on Saturday afternoon in Iowa City. The Gophers were able to overtake the Hawkeyes, 19-15, by winning five bouts on the afternoon. The Gophers improve to 8-1 on the season and 5-1 in Big Ten competition. Read full recap and watch our highlights in this post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.