After suffering losses to Jacob Warner and Tony Cassioppi in the NWCA All-Star Classic this week, the Hawkeyes will try to bounce back in a dual against the Quakers.
The No. 2 Iowa men’s wrestling team on the No. 21 will take on Penn on Saturday at 2 pm at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The dual will stream on BTN+ with former Hawkeye wrestlers Alex Marinelli and Kaleb Young on the live call.
The Hawkeyes are 4-0 with dual wins against Cal Baptist, Army, Sacred Heart, and Buffalo. The Quakers did not compete in a dual, but had at least one wrestler finish in the top four of each weight class at the Collegiate Tour Classic and finished second as a team at the Keystone Classic.
Saturday’s dual will have several wrestlers ranked in both divisions with four likely ranked at 149, 157, 197, and 285 pounds.
Iowa 125-pound three-time national champion Spencer Lee, 133-pound Big 12 champion Brody Teske, 141-pound two-time Pac 12 Champion True Woods, and 174-pounders Nelson Brands and Swafford Brennan are not listed in the probables lineup. to Saturday
Head coach Tom Brands said he was on a day-to-day basis.
“When they’re ready, they’ll be on the mat,” Burns said in a Zoom press conference on Wednesday. “I want to go. They are chomping at the bit to get on the mat.”
Sophomore 133-pounder Cullan Schriever, who is 7-0 on the season, has a shot at No. 10 Michael Colaiocco — a 2022 Olympic qualifier and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champion at 133 pounds.
“I feel better every day and every time out” [on the mat] and on Saturday he was soon moved to another occasion, said Schriever on Wednesday.
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The only top-10 matchup came at 149 pounds. Iowa senior No. 6 Max Murin will battle Penn’s No. 10 Doug Zapf.
Murin is 4-0 this season with three major decisions and a technical fall. Zapf has one loss on the season – a 5-2 decision against No. 1 Appalachian State. 4 Jon Jon Millner.
“It’s my year, I don’t want to leave anything on the mat,” Murin said on Wednesday. “Going forward, I just want to score as many points as I can, start to finish.”
Iowa’s 157-pound sophomore No. 29 Cobe Siebrecht entered the InterMat rankings this past week after defeating Army No. 28 Nate Lukez, 8-0, Nov. 17 Siebrecht was projected to face No. 12 Antonius Artalona, who received the domestic titles. at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic and the Keystone Classic after going 7-0 at 157 pounds.
“We need to be ready,” Brands said. “Penn is coming to town to beat us, and I know it.” [in the 157-pound match] They probably see an opportunity to beat us. So it’s an opportunity for us to flex our muscles a little bit in this kind of weight.”
Senior 197-mna No. 2 Jacob Warner suffered his first loss of the season in a sudden victory against Missouri No. 4 Rocky Elam, 8-6, in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Order on Tuesday. The meet was a spectacular event, and the event does not count for any wrestler’s NCAA record or all-time RPI.
Warner was projected to face No. 27-year-old Cole Urban, who is 9-1 on the season with a third-place finish at the Keystone Classic. Urban also posted the shortest lap time in the Keystone Classic with three in nine minutes and 34 seconds.
Serious senior no. 4 Tony Cassioppius also suffered his first loss of his season to Penn State’s No. 2 Greg Kerklivet suffered, 8-5, at the NWCA All-Star Classic on Tuesday.
“We are in panic mode [after Warner and Cassioppi’s defeat]but we’re not at the time or the season,” Brands said. “We have to go out ready to score points … We are sure to be better there.”
Cassioppius, who had thus far pinned down every dual adversary, faced No. Ben Goldin was 24 on Saturday. Goldin went 4-1 to place third in the Keystone Classic.