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Nov. 19, 2010

Iowa 45, Iowa Central 0 (photo gallery)  | Iowa 44, Coe College 0 (photo gallery) 

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IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands picked up his 100th career win and the Hawkeyes pitched two shut-outs Friday evening at the third annual Iowa City Duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa, ranked seventh in the nation in the most recent NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, posted wins over Iowa Central (45-0) and Coe College (44-0) to open the 2010-11 season. The Hawkeyes extended their dual winning streak to 63 matches overall, and 27 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, with the wins.

"This is not an off night," said Brands. "Coe College is a good team with good wrestlers. Iowa Central is a good team with good wrestlers, and you have to be ready. All that together, I'm surprised I feel as good as I feel right now."

Five Hawkeyes - sophomore Mark Ballweg (141), and redshirt freshman Nick Trizzino (133), Dylan Carew (149), Derek St. John (157) and Ethen Lofthouse (174) - made their Carver-Hawkeye Arena debuts and Brands' recorded his 100th career victory against Iowa Central. Iowa scored bonus points in nine of the 10 bouts and posted a 33-2 takedown advantage. Ballweg, St. John and senior Jake Kerr (165) pinned their opponents, while sophomore Matt McDonough (125), Trizzino, Carew, Ethen Lofthouse, sophomore Grant Gambrall (184) and senior Luke Lofthouse (197) all scored major decisions. Junior Blake Rasing (Hwt.) picked up his first win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and his 10th career victory with a 9-4 decision.



Iowa had a short break after the Iowa Central win before taking the mat against Coe. McDonough, who is the defending NCAA Division I Champion at 125, opened the dual against Coe's Clayton Rush, who is the defending NCAA Division III Champion at 125. McDonough led 4-2 after two periods, but scored a takedown, three nearfall points and a point for riding time in the last 16 seconds for the 10-2 major decision. McDonough remains undefeated (13-0) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and has a 39-1 career record. Trizzino, Ballweg and Ethen Lofthouse pinned their Kohawk opponents, while Luke Lofthouse collected his 30th career win with a 19-3 match-ending technical fall in 5:47 over Stuart Maddox. St. John and Gambrall posted major decisions, while Kerr collected his 25th career win with a 6-4 decision over former Hawkeye Nick LeClere. Carew and Rasing also posted wins for the Hawkeyes.

"I liked what I saw, for the most part," said Brands. "There are some things - you can point to two or three things like you always can. It was a little bit different feeling for me because you are expecting some things to unravel or that maybe weren't as strong as they looked out there."

Cornell College posted two wins in the five-team event, beating Iowa Central (32-15) and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (39-6). Coe (37-6) and Iowa Central (23-15) both posted wins over the SIUE Cougars.

Several Hawkeyes will compete at the 29th annual Ryan Kaufman/Glen Brand Open Saturday in Omaha, NE. The two-division event will be held at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Fieldhouse. Competition starts at 9 a.m. Updated brackets will be available at www.omavs.com throughout the day.

IOWA CITY DUALS RESULTS
Iowa 45, Iowa Central 0
125 - Matt McDonough (I) maj. dec. Brandon Wright (IC), 16-3
133 - Nick Trizzino (I) maj. dec. Cordale Risk (IC), 8-0
141 - Mark Ballweg (I) pinned Seth Stender (IC), 1:22
149 - Dylan Carew (I) maj. dec. Joseph Winkler (IC), 9-1
157 - Derek St. John (I) pinned Jay Fowler (IC), 2:33
165 - Jake Kerr (I) pinned Jason Trushcheff (IC), 5:33
174 - Ethen Lofthouse (I) maj. dec. Austin Gelbach (IC), 15-3
184 - Grant Gambrall (I) maj. dec. Carl Foreside (IC), 19-7
197 - Luke Lofthouse (I) maj. dec. Nick Pica (IC), 14-5
HWT - Blake Rasing (I) dec. Seth McGregor (IC), 9-4

Iowa 44, Coe 0
125 - Matt McDonough (I) maj. dec. Clayton Rush (C), 10-2
133 - Nick Trizzino (I) pinned Drew Hinschberger (C), 1:53
141 - Mark Ballweg (I) pinned Chris LeClere (C), 6:10
149 - Dylan Carew (I) dec. James Locke (C), 6-1
157 - Derek St. John (I) maj. dec. Dale Handley (C), 18-5
165 - Jake Kerr (I) dec. Nick LeClere (C), 6-4
174 - Ethen Lofthouse (I) pinned Scott King (C), 4:01
184 - Grant Gambrall (I) maj. dec. Seth Rehn (C), 13-3
197 - Luke Lofthouse (I) tech. fall Stuart Maddox (C), 19-3 in 5:47
HWT - Blake Rasing (I) dec. Alex Burkle (C), 2-1

Cornell 32, Iowa Central 15
125 - Brandon Wright (IC) dec. Timothy Hood (C), 14-12
133 - Tigue Snider (C) dec. Cordale Risk (IC), 7-3
141 - Kevin Donahue (C) pinned Seth Stender (IC), 2:59
149 - Jacob Schwebke (C) dec. Chase Baxter (IC), 6-2
157 - Nicholas Loughlin (C) maj. dec. Jay Fowler (IC), 8-0
165 - Joe Hambleton (C) dec. Jason Trushcheff (IC), 4-3
174 - Derek Munsey (C) dec. Austin Gelbach (IC), 4-3
184 - Andrew Roberts (C) dec. Bryce Olson (IC), 7-4
197 - Nick Pica (IC) pinned Robert Widmer (C), 2:44
HWT - Seth McGregor (IC) pinned Wyatt Bauman (C), 1:56

Cornell 39, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 6
125 - Timothy Hood (C) dec. John Petrov (SIUE), 6-4
133 - Tigue Snider (C) maj. dec. Cameron Vance (SIUE), 11-3
141 - Kevin Donahue (C) pinned Nick Capozzoli (SIUE), 1:44
149 - Jacob Schwebke (C) dec. Derrick Pousson (SIUE), 5-0
157 - Nicholas Loughlin (C) tech. fall Steve Ross (SIUE), 22-6 in 6:11
165 - Joe Hambleton (C) pinned Gabe Hocum (SIUE), 6:44
174 - Derek Munsey (C) dec. Jordon Bakley (SIUE), 7-5
184 - Andrew Roberts (C) pinned Terrence Connors, Jr. (SIUE), 1:47
197 - Robert Widmer (C) dec. Robert Cooney (SIUE), 6-2
HWT - David Devine (SIUE) pinned Wyatt Bauman (C), 1:54

Coe 37, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 6
125 - Clayton Rush (C) pinned John Petrov (SIUE), 5:43
133 - Drew Hinschberger (C) maj. dec. Cameron Vance (SIUE), 9-0
141 - Chris LeClere (C) maj. dec. Nick Capozzoli (SIUE), 11-2
149 - James Locke (C) tech. fall Derrick Pousson (SIUE), 17-1
157 - Dale Handley (C) dec. Steve Ross (SIUE), 6-1
165 - Nick LeClere (C) pinned Gabe Hocum (SIUE), 2:27
174 - Scott King (C) dec. Jordon Bakley (SIUE), 11-4
184 - Seth Rehn (C) pinned Terrence Connors, Jr. (SIUE), 1:54
197 - Robert Cooney (SIUE) dec. Stuart Maddox (C), 6-1
HWT - David Devine (SIUE) dec. Alex Burkle (C), 6-5

Iowa Central 23, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 15
125 - Brandon Wright (IC) dec. John Petrov (SIUE), 7-3
133 - Cameron Vance (SIUE) pinned Cordale Risk (IC), 2:22
141 - Seth Stender (IC) maj. dec. Nick Capozzoli (SIUE), 9-1
149 - Derrick Pousson (SIUE) dec. Kenny Chacon (IC), 3-0
157 - Steve Ross (SIUE) dec. Jay Fowler (IC), 5-0
165 - Gabe Hocum (SIUE) dec. Jason Trushcheff (IC), 9-4
174 - Austin Gelbach (IC) dec. Jordon Bakley (SIUE), 9-2
184 - Carl Foreside (IC) pinned Terrence Connors, Jr. (SIUE), 1:02
197 - Kolton Kersten (IC) maj. dec. Robert Cooney (SIUE), 9-1
HWT - Nick Pica (IC) dec. David Devine (SIUE), 6-5

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