The Minnesota Gophers wrestling team falls 27-11 to the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis. The Sports Pavilion packed in 3,749 fans to watch the annual meeting of the two Big Ten rivals. The fans, who congregated at the unorthodox time of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, […]
Wrapping up the night was Minnesota's Dylan Ness (#1 ranked) won in a come from behind win over Michael Kelly # 15, including a last seconds take down to win by 11-9.
Official Match Results: 157: No. 1 Dylan Ness (Minn) dec. No. 15 Michael Kelly (Iowa), 11-9 / Minnesota 12 – Iowa 23
The heart of the duel goes to Jake Short, the red shirt freshman who stayed with the #2 ranked wrestler in the country before losing late 4-0.
Keep your eyes open in the future for Jake Short, a red shirt freshman who went toe to toe with one of the best wrestlers in the nation and lost late. He will be a force to be reckoned with in years to come. Official Match Results: 149: No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) dec. Jake […]
Minnesota's Nick Dardanes matched effort for effort in a thrilling comeback victory, defeating Josh Dziewa 7-3.
Official Match Results: 141: No. 4 Nick Dardanes (Minn) dec. No. 5 Josh Dziewa (Iowa), 7-3 / Minnesota 9 – Iowa 20
Minnesota's Chris Dardanes, #1 ranked in the country, won only the second match of the night for the Gophers when he defeated Cory Clark with a 5-3 decision.
Official Match Results: 133: No. 1 Chris Dardanes (Minn) dec. No. 5 Cory Clark (Iowa), 5-3 / Minnesota 6 – Iowa 20
Coming out of the intermission, Iowa's Thomas Gilman defeated Ethan Lizak by a Technical Fall 23-7.
Official Match Results: 125: No. 5 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) tech fall (5:39) Ethan Lizak (Minn), 23-7 / Minnesota 3 – Iowa 20
The battle of the heavyweight giants went to Iowa's Bobby Telford who won a 6-4 decision against Sophomore Michael Kroells.
Official Match Results: 285: No. 2 Bobby Telford (Iowa) dec. No. 13 Michael Kroells (Minn), 6-4 / Minnesota 3 – Iowa 15
The upset of the night was Gophers Scott Schiller #6 at 194. Schiller knocked off #3 Nathan Burak in a close 3-1 decision.
The upset of the night was Gophers Scott Schiller #6 at 194. Schiller knocked off #3 Nathan Burak in a close 3-1 decision. Official Match Results: 197: No. 6 Scott Schiller (Minn) dec. No. 3 Nathan Burak (Iowa), 3-1 / Minnesota 3 – Iowa 12
At 184 Iowa’s Sammy Brooks and MN’s Brett Pfarr wrestled an exciting, back and forth matched that end 13-7 in favor of Brooks. Official Match Results: 184: No. 8 Sammy Brooks (Iowa) dec. No. 11 Brett Pfarr (Minn.), 13-7 / Minnesota 0 – Iowa 12
At 174, Iowa’s Mike Evans #4 went into overtime with Minnesota's Logan Storley, #4 winning 3-1.
At 174, Iowa’s Mike Evans #4 went into overtime with Minnesota’s Logan Storley, #4 winning 3-1 with an attempted lateral drop that ended with Evan’s being awarded a takedown which the fans found to be a questionable call. After reviewing the video, the call stood. Official Match Results: 174: No. 2 Mike Evans (Iowa) dec. […]