IOWA CITY, Iowa — In a gritty tough dual, No. 7 Iowa topped No. 3 Oklahoma State 20-12 before 13,485 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday.
The Hawkeyes won six of the 10 matches, including three of the four between ranked opponents. No. 9 Spencer Lee (125 pounds), No. 11 Alex Marinelli (165) and No. 3 heavyweight Sam Stoll all won ranked matchups. In the other match pitting ranked wrestlers, Oklahoma State’s No. 3 Preston Weigel (197) beat Iowa’s No. 5 Cash Wilcke.
Iowa (9-0) travels to No. 2-ranked Ohio State (8-0) next Sunday. Oklahoma State falls to 6-1 overall.
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NOTE: Oklahoma State lost a team point during the 157-pound match.
HWT — Nobody scored in the first period between No. 3 Sam Stoll of Iowa and No. 10 Derek White of OSU. To start the second, Stoll was hit with locked hands and then White escaped to take a 2-0 lead. After a challenge from coach Tom Brands, Stoll earned a takedown midway through the second period. White then escaped to take a 3-2 lead. Stoll chose down to start the third period and scored an escape. Each wrestler scored an escape in an overtime period. Then 24 seconds into sudden victory, Stoll scored a takedown for a 6-4 victory.
197 — In a match with major seeding ramifications, Iowa’s No. 5-ranked Cash Wilcke (13-0) battles OSU’s No. 3 Preston Weigel (3-0). After a scoreless first period, Weigel took down to start the second. Weigel escaped 19 seconds into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. Weigel then picked up a takedown to lead 3-0. Wilcke chose both up to start the third and gave up a take down 27 seconds into the third to lead 5-0. Weigel takes the match 6-0 and cuts Iowa’s lead to 17-12.
184 — In an even matchup, Iowa junior Mitch Bowman (9-3) battles No. 19 Keegan Moore (10-4). Bowman picked up a takedown when Iowa coach Tom Brands challenged a mat ruling, which showed Moore running out of bounds. Bowman was awarded the takedown to lead 2-0. After a Moore escape, Bowman kept up the pressure on the edge of the mat and kept Moore inbounds. Eventually Bowman pulled in another takedown to lead 4-1. Moore later escaped again and at the end of the first period, Bowman led 4-2. Moore scored a reversal at the beginning of the second, and Bowman escaped. Moore later took down Bowman, but an Iowa escape tied the match at 6-6 going into the third. Bowman is down to start the period and has 1:25 in riding time. Bowman picked up an escape to start the period. With 1:24 left, Bowman pulled in a single to take a 9-6 lead. Bowman has been the more persistent wrestler all match and wins 10-6. Iowa leads 17-9.
174 — In another match with national implications, Iowa’s Joey Gunther battled No. 14 Jacobe Smith. Gunther fought off a strong single-leg attempt from Smith throughout the first period and pulled off the edge of the mat to avoid giving up any points. Smith took down to start the second period and escaped 16 seconds into the period to lead 1-0. The score stayed 1-0 through the end of two. Gunther chose down to start the third. Gunther escaped with 50 seconds left in the match to tie at 1-1. Smith scored a takedown with 18 seconds left near the edge of the mat to take a 3-1 win. Iowa still leads 14-9 seven matches into the dual.
165 — Pretty big match coming up here with No. 11 Alex Marinelli (7-0) of Iowa vs. No. 8 Chandler Rogers (11-2) of OSU. Iowa leads 11-6 through five matches. Neither wrestler scored in the first period, and Rogers picked up an escape just 4 seconds into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. In a mat scramble for nearly a minute, Marinelli fought for a takedown, then Rogers escaped. It’s 2-2 going into the third. Marinelli then escaped just 10 seconds into the third to lead 3-2. Late in the third period, Rogers shot and Marinelli sprawled. Marinelli was able to circle with control for a takedown to post a 5-2 victory. Iowa leads 14-6.
157 — Iowa’s Michael Kemerer attacked Oklahoma State’s Jonce Blaylock quickly with a takedown just 12 seconds into the match. Blaylock escaped and then gave a point to Kemerer for a technical violation. Kemerer took down Blaylock and leads 7-2 entering the third. Kemerer won the match 9-2 after an escape and riding time. The Hawkeyes lead overall 11-6 entering the intermission.
149 — Iowa’s Brandon Sorensen struck hard and fast early and took OSU’s Boo Lewallen to his back right away to lead 4-0. After a Lewallen escape, Sorensen again scored to lead 6-1 going into the second. Sorensen gave up an escape and a takedown, but his pace was too much for Lewallen, who was hit with two stalling calls. Sorensen kept up the pressure in the third period with 22-7 technical fall. That lifts Iowa to a 8-7 lead on the Cowboys.
141 — Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil took down Vince Turk 18 seconds into their match has controlled it the entire first period in building an enormous amount of riding time in a 2-0 lead. But Turk battled Heil relentlessly the remaining two periods in a 4-0 loss. Turk nearly pulled in a single leg midway through the third period, but couldn’t pull it in. Oklahoma State leads 7-3.
133 — Oklahoma State’s Kaid Brock took down Iowa’s Phillip Laux twice early in the first period to snag a 4-1 lead two minutes into the match. Brock then escaped to start the second period and took Laux down ago to lead 9-2. Brock dominated the third period but Laux prevented a technical foul with a late shot in a 16-6 Brock major decision. The Cowboys lead 4-3.
125 — Iowa’s Spencer Lee takes down Oklahoma State’s Nick Piccininni 22 seconds into the match, then turns him for a 4-point nearfall. It was enough for Lee to win 10-5. Hawkeyes lead the dual 3-0.
Weight: Oklahoma State vs. Iowa
125: No. 3 Nick Piccininni (10-2) vs. No. 9 Spencer Lee (1-0)
133: No. 4 Kaid Brock (14-2) vs. Phillip Laux (9-3)
141: No. 5 Dean Heil (14-2) vs. Vince Turk (6-4)/Carter Happel (10-6)
149: No. 14 Boo Lewallen (17-2)/Geo Martinez (13-4) vs. No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (13-0)
157: Jonce Blaylock (10-5) vs. No. 2 Michael Kemerer (14-0)
165: No. 8 Chandler Rogers (12-3) vs. No. 11 Alex Marinelli (7-0)
174: No. 14 Jacobe Smith (12-3) vs. Joey Gunther (11-2)
184: No. 19 Keegan Moore (10-4) vs. Mitch Bowman (9-3)
197: No. 3 Preston Weigel (3-0) vs. No. 5 Cash Wilcke (13-0)
HWT: No. 10 Derek White (12-1) vs. No. 3 Sam Stoll (11-0)
Iowa wrestling vs. Oklahoma State meet time, details
Time: 3 p.m. CT
Date: Sunday, Jan. 14
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Rankings: Iowa (8-0) is ranked No. 7; Oklahoma State (6-0) is ranked No. 3
How can I watch Iowa wrestling vs. Oklahoma State on TV?
BTN will air the nonconference dual live. Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons call the action from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
How can I watch Iowa wrestling vs. Oklahoma State online?
BTN will stream the meet on BTN-Plus and the BTN2GO app. FloWrestling.com also streams the dual.
How can I listen to Iowa wrestling vs. Oklahoma State on the radio?
For Iowa wrestling, 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) is the flagship station.
Who is calling the Iowa wrestling vs. Oklahoma State meet?
Steven Grace handles play-by-play while two-time NCAA champion Mark Ironside adds analysis for KXIC.