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#1 IOWA VS #5 CORNELL WRESTLING OPEN THREAD

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On to the semifinals...

WHO: #5 Cornell Big Red (
WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 3 PM CT
WHERE: Carver-Hawkeye Arena (Iowa City, IA)
RADIO: AM 800 KXIC (local), Hawkeye All-Access (non-local; $) or the expanded radio network
TV: BTN
ONLINE: BTN2Go

QUARTERFINALS

Iowa cruised to a 44-3 win over Chattanooga in the quarterfinal round, thanks to five (!) pins (from Cory Clark, Mike Kelly, Mike Evans, Sammy Brooks, and Bobby Telford) and a technical fall (from Brandon Sorensen).  The lone blemish on Iowa's round was Thomas Gilman, who lost 3-1 to #10 Sean Boyle in sudden victory.

#1 Iowa 44, UN Chattanooga 3
125: #10 Sean Boyle DEC (3-1 SV) #5 Thomas Gilman (UTC 3-0)
133: #6
Cory Clark FALL (4:16) #13 Nick Soto (IOWA 6-3)
141: #6 Josh Dziewa DEC (4-2) UN Mike Pongracz (IOWA 9-3)
149: #2 Brandon Sorensen TECH FALL (20-4) UN Shawn Greevy (IOWA 14-3)
157: #16 Mike Kelly FALL (4:32) UN Austin Sams (IOWA 20-3)
165: #9 Nick Moore DEC (11-6) UN Justin Lampe (IOWA 23-3)
174: #3 Mike Evans FALL (4:44) UN Sean Mappes (IOWA 29-3)
184: #8 Sammy Brooks FALL (1:53) UN McCoy Newberg (IOWA 35-3)
197: #6 Nathan Burak DEC (7-4) UN Scottie Boykin (IOWA 38-3)
285: #4 Bobby Telford FALL (2:50) UN Jared Johnson (SO, 26-6)

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SEMIFINALS

125: #5 Thomas Gilman (SO, 23-2) vs #3 Nahshon Garrett (JR, 22-1)
133: #6 Cory Clark (SO, 20-4) vs #15 Mark Grey (SO, 14-6)
141: #6 Josh Dziewa (SR, 23-5) vs UN David Logan or UN Nick Aruju (SR, 4-2)
149: #2 Brandon Sorensen (RS FR, 30-2) vs #5 Chris Villalonga (SR, 21-2)
157: #16 Mike Kelly (SR, 20-6) vs #6 Brian Realbuto (SO, 12-2)
165: #9 Nick Moore (SR, 19-6) vs #11 Dylan Palacio (SO, 13-2)
174: #3 Mike Evans (SR, 22-1) vs #18 Duke Pickett (JR, 23-5)
184: #8 Sammy Brooks (SO, 23-3) vs #1 Gabe Dean (SO, 31-2)
197: #6 Nathan Burak (JR, 16-2) vs #9 Jace Bennett (SR, 29-10)
285: #4 Bobby Telford (SR, 22-2) vs UN Jacob Aiken-Phillips (SR, 11-15)

Needless to say, this should be a much more competitive dual and Cornell has a real shot to win it.  My gut prediction is 18-12 Iowa, with Cornell winning at 125, 157. 165, and 184 and Iowa taking the rest.  Iowa has bonus point potential at 133, 141, and 285 as well.

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