No. 3 Brandon Sorensen knocks off defending national champion No. 1 Jason Tsirtsis to lead the Hawkeyes against Northwestern.
University of Iowa freshman Brandon Sorensen tagged the defending 149-pound national champion with just the fourth setback of his career -- and first since Jan. 10, 2014 -- on Friday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
There won't be a large number of marquee head-to-head bouts Friday when the top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team hosts No. 19 Northwestern, but when ranked competitors collide, it will be worth the price of admission.
Alex Meyer got his Carver-Hawkeye Arena moment and the top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team clawed its way to a 25-12 victory over No. 11 Illinois on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
University of Iowa sophomore Alex Meyer earned the spotlight Friday for his heroics near the end of the 174-pound match against Illinois.
There are opportunities for 20 wrestlers during every dual meet and Friday there will be two huge chances for Hawkeyes before intermission.
University of Iowa redshirt freshman Brandon Sorensen entered the 2014-15 season in a three-way tussle for a lineup spot at 149 pounds. Now he's ranked top-five in all three national wrestling polls.