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 Matt Blewett

Wrestling Gophers fall to Hawkeyes at Pav

Wrestling Gophers fall to Hawkeyes at Pav

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, […]

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Dylan Ness def Michael Kelly

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Dylan Ness def Michael Kelly

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Brandon Sorensen def Jake Short

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Brandon Sorensen def Jake Short

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 […]

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Nick Dardanes def Josh Dziewa

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Nick Dardanes def Josh Dziewa

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Chris Dardanes def Cory Clark

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Chris Dardanes def Cory Clark

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Thomas Gilman def Ethan Lizak

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Thomas Gilman def Ethan Lizak

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Bobby Telford def Michael Kroells

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Bobby Telford def Michael Kroells

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Scott Schiller def Nathan Burak

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Scott Schiller def Nathan Burak

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Sammy Brooks def Brett Pfarr

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

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Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Mike Evans def Logan Storley

Minnesota vs Iowa Wrestling: Mike Evans def Logan Storley

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. […]

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