HAWKEYE WRESTLING: Something To Prove
Iowa wrestling has something to prove this year.
The Hawkeyes have not won a title in 3 years and are not favored when the NCAA Championships roll through Des Moines in March.
Friday marked their first big test of the dual season against #4 Ohio State
Buckeyes rolled over Iowa last year in Columbus 21-9.
In the 125 weight class 2 time National Champion Matt McDonough taking on 12th ranked Nikko Triggas, winning 11-4 to give Iowa an early 3-0 lead.
In the 133 weight class 2nd ranked Tony Ramos put on a takedown clinic. He had 14 takedowns against Kyle Visconti, Ramos with the major win 29-14.
After the Buckeyes picked up 2 wins Derek St. John gets Iowa back on track with a 4-2 win over Josh Demas.
Then a big one in the 174 weight class Mike Evans and Nick Heflin locked in a bear hug in overtime until Evans drives Heflin to the mat, a huge win for Evans 9-4.
Hawks get revenge over Ohio State.