IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s wrestling team hopped on a charter bus and traveled 10 hours to face Edinboro (Pa.) in tonight’s National Duals matchup.
The No. 3-ranked Hawkeyes (12-2) have beaten the No. 23 Fighting Scots in all seven previous duals. The last time the teams faced off was in 2013, also at Edinboro.
Like nearly all matchups featuring Iowa, there’s a local angle. Edinboro assistant coach Cliff Moore was a Big Ten champion and NCAA All-American with the Hawkeyes in 2003 and 2004. Also, Iowa’s No. 2-ranked 157-pound wrestler, Michael Kemerer, grew up a couple hours from Edinboro in Murraysville, Pa.
This is Iowa’s final dual this year. The Hawkeyes next will compete in the Big Ten championships on March 4-5 in Bloomington, Ind.
Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro meet time, details
Time: 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18
Location: McComb Fieldhouse, Edinboro, Pa.
Rankings: Edinboro (8-5, 6-0 Eastern Wrestling League) is ranked No. 23; Iowa (12-2, 8-1 Big Ten) is ranked No. 3
Which TV channel broadcasts Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro?
No television station will broadcast the meet.
How can I watch Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro online?
FloWrestling.com will stream the meet.
How can I listen to Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro on the radio?
For Iowa wrestling, 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) is the flagship station.
Who is calling the Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro meet?
Steven Grace will handle play-by-play with analyst Mark Ironside for KXIC.
Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro key matchup
125: No. 9 Sean Russell (Edinboro) vs. No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa)
Gilman is no stranger to solid opponents and this week’s matchup fits right in. Seven of Gilman’s last eight matches have come against ranked opponents. Coincidentally, Gilman’s first dual match as a Hawkeye came in 2013 at Edinboro. It’s also where his final dual match will be.
— Iowa On BTN (@IowaOnBTN) February 13, 2017
Iowa wrestling vs. Edinboro probable matchups
Weight: Edinboro (8-5, 6-0 Eastern Wrestling League) vs. Iowa (12-2, 8-1 Big Ten)
125: No. 9 Sean Russell (28-5) vs. No. 1 Thomas Gilman (23-0)
133: No. 19 Korbin Meyers (26-9) vs. No. 5 Cory Clark (11-2)
141: Nate Hagan (14-11) vs. No. 13 Topher Carton (20-6)
149: No. 11 Patrico Lugo (25-7) vs. No. 3 Brandon Sorensen (23-2)
157: Chase Delande (18-14) vs. No. 2 Michael Kemerer (24-1)
165: No. 12 Austin Matthews (15-5) vs. No. 17 Joey Gunther (17-5)
174: Ty Schoffstall (16-8) vs. No. 11 Alex Meyer (19-5)
184: No. 17 Dakota Geer (25-7) vs. No. 3 Sammy Brooks (20-2)
197: Dylan Reynolds (12-15) vs. Cash Wilcke (13-8)
HWT: No. 13 Billy Miller (26-9) vs. Steven Holloway (6-9)