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Iowa Wrestling: Big Ten Tournament HTW Guide, & Thread for Day TWO - Sessions III & IV

Hawks are in 2nd heading into the final day of competition

Syndication: HawkCentral Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Our Iowa Hawkeyes are firmly in 2nd place heading into the final day of the Big Ten Tournament.


  1. PSU 120.0
  2. IOWA 108.5
  3. NEB 98.5
  4. OSU 77.0
  5. MINN 73.0

All ten wrestlers are still alive with 3 in the finals and the 7 in the wrestle-backs, but more importantly perhaps, all ten are NCAA bound and have locked-up their auto bids.


125: #1 Spencer Lee vs #2 Liam Cronin (NEB)

141: #1 Real Woods vs #3 Brock Hardy (NEB)

165: #3 Patrick Kennedy vs #1 Dean Hamiti (WISC)

***Woods and PK are in their 1st finals, while Lee is chasing down his 3rd B10 title***

Cons Semi’s:

149: #4 Max Murin vs #3 Yahya Thomas (NW)

174: #7 Nelson Brands vs #4 Bailee O’Reilly (MINN)

197: #5 Jacob Warner vs #6 Jaxon Smith (MD)

285: #3 Tony Cassioppi vs #4 Lucas Davison (NW)

7th Place:

133: #8 Brody Teske vs #7 Joe Heilmann (RUT)

157: #5 Cobe Siebrecht vs #10 Derek Gilcher (IND)

184: #5 Abe Assad vs #6 Layne Malczewski (MSU)

***It appears that Malczewski has medically forfeited, so Assad places 7th***

For the most part it was a great opening day for our guys. We have a tourney high 17.0 bonus points with 7 of of the 10 contributing to the onslaught, meanwhile PSU uncharacteristically only has 8.5 bonus points.

Our large out-put in the open rounds actually gave us a small lead midway through the semi-final matches up until PSU’s big 4 took over from 174lbs and up.

We’re pretty much tracking where we thought we would with a few in the finals, a few underperforming and a couple punching above their seed.

If you’d like to read through yesterdays game thread you may do so HERE.

Broadcast Info

Session times:

Session III (Cons semi’s // 7th) - 12:00PM God’s Time (Central) // Sunday March 5th, 2023

Finals // Medal Round - 3:30PM God’s Time (Central) // Sunday March 5th, 2023

Location: Crisler Center // Ann Arbor, Michigan

TV: BTN // Foxsports (single mat)

BTN+ (individual mats)

Radio: iHeartRadio (AM800 KXIC)