Nov. 21, 2006
CEDAR FALLS, IA -In a night of firsts, the University of Iowa wrestling team edged out Northern Iowa, 18-15, in Cedar Falls. It was Head Coach Tom Brands' first dual victory at the Hawkeye helm and Northern Iowa's first dual wrestling meet in its new McLeod Center. A crowd of 5,831 gathered to watch Iowa extend its winning streak in the series to 31.
The Hawkeyes got wins from senior Mario Galanakis (133), redshirt freshman Ryan Morningstar (157), junior Mark Perry (165), senior Eric Luedke (174) and junior Matt Fields (Hwt.). Galanakis scored the only bonus points of the night, pinning redshirt freshman Brett Robbins in 2:50. Morningstar scored a takedown in sudden victory to defeat sophomore Moza Fay, 5-3, and tie the team score at 9-9 at the intermission. Perry, who wrestled in the NWCA All-Star Dual in Dallas, TX, Monday night, scored a 3-0 win and accumulated 3:24 of riding time against senior Nick Baima. Luedke gave Iowa a 15-9 lead - its largest of the night - with his 7-4 decision against Alex Dolly. With the scored tied 15-15 going into the heavyweight match, Fields picked up his fourth career win over senior Tyler Rhodes and solidified the team win with a 5-0 decision.
Iowa (1-0) will host Arizona State (2-0) Saturday 1:30 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa 18, Northern Iowa 15
125 - Kyle Anson (UNI) dec. Charlie Falck (I), 9-4
133 - Mario Galanakis (I) pinned Brett Robbins (UNI), 2:50
141 - C.J. Ettleson (UNI) dec. Alex Tsirtsis (I), 5-2
149 - Charlie Ettelson (UNI) dec. Alex Grunder (I), 3-2
157 - Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Moza Fay (UNI), 5-3 SV-1
165 - Mark Perry (I) dec. Nick Baima (UNI), 3-0
174 - Eric Luedke (I) dec. Alex Dolly (UNI), 7-4
184 - Danny Dunning (UNI) dec. Phillip Keddy (I), 6-4
197 - Andrew Anderson (UNI) dec. Dan Erekson (I), 7-5
Hwt. - Matt Fields (I) dec. Tyler Rhodes (UNI), 5-0