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Clark and Brooks Place in Midlands Debuts
Clark leads all Hawkeyes with a fourth place finish at 125 pounds
Sammy Brooks placed eighth at 184 pounds at the 2012 Midlands Championships
Sammy Brooks placed eighth at 184 pounds at the 2012 Midlands Championships
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Dec. 30, 2012

MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIPS

EVANSTON, Ill. -- University of Iowa freshmen Cory Clark and Sammy Brooks wrapped their Midlands' debuts with respective top-eight finishes when the 50th annual event concluded today on the Northwestern campus.

Clark, the tournament's No. 3 seed at 125, lost a 10-6 decision to No. 2 Jarrod Garnett (VA Tech) in the semifinals and ended the tournament with a fourth-place finish.

Brooks advanced to the medal round with a 5-3 win over No. 9 Mac Stoll (NDSU) in the wrestle-backs. He lost a 7-1 decision to Jake Waste (Buffalo) to finish eighth in the 184-pound bracket.

Former Hawkeye All-American and 2008 Midlands champion Daniel Dennis finished runner-up at 133 pounds. Former Hawkeye All-American Montell Marion finished third at 149 pounds.

SESSION III CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (number indicates tournament seed)
125 - #2 Jarrod Garnett (Virginia Tech) dec. #3 Cory Clark (Iowa), 10-6

SESSION III CONSOLATION ROUND
184 - Sammy Brooks (Iowa) dec. #9 Mac Stoll (North Dakota State), 5-3
184 - #11 Vic Avery (Edinboro) dec. Sammy Brooks (Iowa), 5-3

THIRD PLACE MATCH
125 - #8 Christian Cullinan (Central Michigan) dec. #3 Cory Clark (Iowa), 8-4 (TB1)

SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
184 - Jake Waste (Buffalo) dec. Sammy Brooks (Iowa), 7-1

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