Rivalry Rout Goes to Hawkeyes, 35-6

AMES, Iowa -- The seventh-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in four bouts and won all nine contested matches to rout Iowa State, 35-6, on Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.


Spencer Lee (125) and Alex Marinelli (165) both registered pins in under a minute, and Vince Turk (141) and Sam Stoll (285) both won by major decision to help Iowa extend its winning streak in the series to 14. The Hawkeyes also won by decision at 133, 149, 157, 174, and 285. Iowa forfeited 197. 


The Hawkeyes recorded 22 takedowns and allowed one. The 29-point margin of victory is the largest in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series since a 32-3 Hawkeye win in 2012.



The dual was over shortly after 165 started. Marinelli led Skyler St. John, 2-0, when he used a front headlock whip-over to end the match with a fall in 52 seconds. The pin gave Iowa a 25-0 lead with four matches to go.


PG 133

Paul Glynn was staring at a 7-0 deficit and buried in more than two minutes of riding time before scoring eight points in the final three minutes to rally for an 8-7 win at 133. Glynn got on the board with a second-period takedown and pulled within 7-6 when he turned a cradle into four nearfall points. A third-period takedown gave Glynn the lead with 1:04 left in the match, and he finished on top to erase riding time and walk off the mat with the 8-7 decision.


EYE ON 141

Vince Turk got the nod at 141 and handed a 13-5 major decision to No. 18 Ian Parker, the Cyclones lone ranked wrestler. Turk scored two takedowns and two nearfall in the first period, and added a reversal and takedown in the third to complement 2:51 of riding time. The win was Turk’s first over a ranked opponent this season.



Iowa retained possession of the Dan Gable Traveling Trophy, making it a perfect 8-for-8 in duals since the trophy’s inception in 2010. The Hawkeyes also extended their lead in the 2017-18 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series to 11-8.



“You want to finish holds. You want to finish matches. You want to finish the season strong. That’s where we are. You‘ve got to be ready to go. Our guys went out ready to go for the most part. Our guys are very competitive and when they get ready to go good things happen. We want to put our entire 10 weight class lineup into the category of Lee, Marinelli, Kemerer, Sorensen, Stoll. That’s what we want to do. We want to keep bringing them along and put them in that category.”



Iowa returns to the mat March 3-4 at the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Michigan.



·        Attendance was 8,861

·        Iowa leads the 2017-18 Cy-Hawk Series 11-8

·        Iowa has won 14 straight in the series

·        Tom Brands is 13-0 all-time against Iowa State

·        Lee’s fall was the fastest by a Hawkeye this season

·        Sorensen improved to 4-0 in the Cy-Hawk Series

·        Kemerer extended his winning streak to a career-best 24 matches.

·        Marinelli improved to 14-0, his fall in 0:52 was the fastest of his career


#7 IOWA 35, Iowa State 6

125 -- #3 Spencer Lee (IA) pinned Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 0:40; 6-0

133 -- Paul Glynn (IA) dec. Markus Simmons (ISU), 8-7; 9-0

141 -- Vince Turk (IA) major dec. Ian Parker (ISU), 13-5; 13-0

149 -- #2 Brandon Sorensen (IA) dec. Jarrett Degen (ISU), 7-4; 16-0

157 -- #2 Michael Kemerer (IA) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 11-5; 19-0

165 -- #2 Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned Skyler St. John (ISU), 0:52; 25-0

174 -- Joey Gunther (IA) dec. Danny Bush (ISU), 4-0; 28-0

184 -- #20 Mitch Bowman (IA) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 3-2; 31-0

197 -- Sam Colbray (ISU) won by forfeit (ISU); 31-6

285 -- #5 Sam Stoll (IA) major dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU), 14-4; 35-6

Hilton Coliseum

Records: #7 Iowa (12-3) | Iowa State (8-10)

Attendance: 8,861

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