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WE'RE TALKIN' WRESTLING: BIG TEN TOURNAMENT, SESSION I (updated with results)

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The Big Ten Tournament gets underway this morning, with a pair of rounds: the pigtail action, followed by the quarterfinals.  Iowa has four matches in the pigtail rounds (149, 157, 174, 197), with a full slate in the quarters if the four guys in the pigtail rounds win.  Action gets underway at 10am CST.

TV: none
AUDIO: 800 KXIC (free), Hawkeye All-Access ($$$), TheOpenMat (free)
liveblogAndy Hamilton

ROUND ONE
149:
(6) Eric Grajales (MICH) DEC (5-3) Mark Ballweg
157: (2) Derek St. John FALL (2:05) Sean Nemec (OSU)
174: (5) Ethen Lofthouse DEC (3-2) Ben Friedl (ILL)
197: (2) Luke Lofthouse MAJ DEC (12-4) John Schoen (jNW)
QUARTERFINALS
125:
(1) Matt McDonough FALL (3:30) (8) Thomas Kelliher (WIS)
133: (3) Tony Ramos DEC (4-3) (6) David Thorn (MIN)
141: (2) Montell Marion MAJ DEC (14-4) Mitchell Richey (IND)
149: n/a
157: (2) DSJ MAJ DEC (13-4) (7) Sean McMurray (MSU)
165: (4) Aaron Janssen DEC (7-4) (5) Conrad Polz (ILL)
174: (5) Ethen Lofthouse DEC (5-2) (4) Luke Manuel (PUR)
184: (3) Grant Gambrall DEC (5-4) AJ Kissel (PUR)
197: (2) Luke Lofthouse DEC (5-2) (7) Joe Barczak (ILL)
HWT: (3) Blake Rasing DEC (3-1) (6) Eric Bugenhagen (WIS)

TEAM STANDINGS
Iowa 79 (9 semis/1 consos)
Penn State 60 (6 semis/4 consos)
Minnesota 57.5 (6 semis/4 consos)
Wisconsin 42 (4 semis/6 consos)
Illinois 38
Michigan 36
Northwestern 28
Indiana 19
Michigan State 17
Ohio State 17
Purdue 13

CONSOLATION BRACKET
149:
Mark Ballweg vs. (5) Cole Schmitt (Wisco)

SEMIFINALS
125:
(1) Matt McDonough vs. (5) Sean Boyle (Mich)
133: (3) Tony Ramos vs. (2) Tyler Graff (Wisco)
141: (2) Montell Marion vs. (3) Mike Thorn (Minn)
157: (2) Derek St. John vs. (3) Jason Welch (jNW)
165: (4) Aaron Janssen vs. (1) Andrew Howe (Wisco)
174: (5) Ethen Lofthouse vs. (1) Ed Ruth (PSU)
184: (3) Grant Gambrall vs. (2) Kevin Steinhaus (Minn)
197: (2) Luke Lofthouse vs. (3) Logan Brown (Purd)
HWT: (3) Blake Rasing vs. (7) Joe Rizqallah (MSU)

Other relevant matches:
125: (3) Zach Sanders (Minn) vs. (2) Brandon Precin (jNW) -- root Sanders for McD's sake, Precin for Iowa's sake
133: (1) Andrew Long (PSU) vs. BJ Futrell (ILL) -- root Futrell
149: (1) Frank Molinaro (PSU) vs. (4) Eric Terrazas (ILL) -- root Terrazas
157: (1) David Taylor (PSU) vs. (5) Paul Young (IND) -- root Young
165: (2) Colt Sponseller (OSU) vs. (3) Cody Yohn (Minn) -- root Sponseller
184: (8) Quentin Wright (PSU) vs. (5) Tony Dallago (ILL) -- root Dallago
197: (1) Trevor Brandvold (Wisco) vs. (5) Sonny Yohn (Minn)-- root Brandvold, I guess
HWT: (1) Cameron Wade (PSU) vs. (4) Tony Nelson (Minn) -- root... I have no idea.  Nelson, probably.

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