Iowa hosts wrestleoff semifinals, finals today

11/12/2011
University of Iowa Sports Information

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Hawkeye wrestling fans got a glimpse of the 2011-12 squad Friday night as the team hosted its second round of intrasquad wrestle-off competition at the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Defending Big Ten Champion Blake Rasing (Hwt.) and sophomore Nick Trizzino (141) pinned their semifinal opponents, while redshirt freshman Jeremy Fahler scored a 19-2 technical fall in 4:40 at 184. All-American Derek St. John (157), brothers Mark Ballweg (141) and Jake Ballweg (149), and redshirt freshmen Nick Moore (165) and Bobby Telford (Hwt.) each scored major decisions on the evening. Also picking up Friday night wins to advance to Saturday morning’s competition were sophomore Tony Ramos (133), senior Tyler Clark (133), freshman Brody Grothus (149) and redshirt freshman Michael Kelly (157).

The Hawkeyes are scheduled to hold eight third-round wrestle-off matches Saturday at 8:45 a.m. at the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission, but parking will be limited due to Saturday's Hawkeye football game. Fans interested in attending should enter Carver-Hawkeye Arena through the north entrance of the Dale and Marilyn Howard Family Pavilion. Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and continue down the hallway across from the practice gym and into the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex.

The Hawkeyes open the season Nov. 19 at the Lindenwood University Open. Iowa hosts its first dual of the season Nov. 25 with the Iowa City Duals. The Hawkeyes face Baker (3 p.m.), Cornell College (5 p.m.) and Iowa Central (7 p.m.) on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Season and single-meet tickets are now available for purchase on hawkeyesports.com. Season tickets for nine home duals (including the Iowa City Duals) are available for $67. Single-meet tickets for the Iowa City Duals (11/25), Illinois (12/2), Northern Iowa (12/8), Northwestern (1/15) and Wisconsin (2/5) are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Single-meet tickets to Oklahoma State (1/7) and Minnesota (1/29) are $13 for adults, $7 for children. Kids under five-years old are admitted free to all home events.

Thursday’s Results
133 - Aldon Isenberg dec. Matt Gurule, 13-9
141 - Nick Trizzino pinned Charlie Joseph, 2:13
157 - Joey Trizzino maj. dec. Stew Gillmor, 14-0
157 - Joe DuCharme dec. Patrick Rhoads, 6-4 OT

Friday’s Results
133 - Tony Ramos dec. Aldon Isenberg, 15-8
133 - Tyler Clark dec. J.J. Krutsinger, 8-2
141 - Nick Trizzino pinned Charlie Joseph, 1:33
141 - Mark Ballweg maj. dec. Nate Moore, 11-2
149 - Jake Ballweg maj. dec. Jake Kadel, 13-4
149 - Brody Grothus dec. Ethan Owens, 7-1
157 - Derek St. John maj. dec. Joey Trizzino, 15-2
157 - Michael Kelly dec. Joe DuCharme, 4-2
165 - Nick Moore maj. dec. Walt Gillmor, 12-3
184 - Jeremy Fahler tech. fall Josh Haug, 19-2 in 4:40
Hwt. - Blake Rasing pinned Tom Flood, 1:41
Hwt. - Bobby Telford maj. dec. Brodie Ambrose, 9-1


Saturday’s Matchups - 8:45 a.m.
133 - Tony Ramos vs. Tyler Clark
141 - Nick Trizzino vs. Mark Ballweg
149 - Jake Ballweg vs. Brody Grothus
157 - Derek St. John vs. Michael Kelly
165 - Mike Evans vs. Nick Moore
174 - Ethen Lofthouse vs. Kris Klapprodt

184 - Vinnie Wagner vs. Jeremy Fahler

Hwt. - Blake Rasing vs. Bobby Telford

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