Hawkeyes Top Gophers, 24-10

By Chris Brewer, Iowa Athletic Communications

MINNEAPOLIS -- The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defended the Governor’s Border Belt on Sunday at Minnesota, defeating the eight-ranked Gophers, 24-10, at a sold out Maturi Pavilion.         

  • Iowa has won five straight in the series and owns a 13-5 advantage battling for the Governor’s Border Belt.
  • Iowa has won three straight at Minnesota.
  • Kaleb Young defeated his first top 10 opponent of his career.
  • Marinelli recorded his fifth fall of the season, matching his total from last year. He improved to 12-0.
  • Jacob Warner won his Big Ten debut.
  • Spencer Lee won for the 11th time in 14 career matches against top 10 opponents.
  • Austin DeSanto earned his first win over a top 10 opponent and improved to 3-1 against ranked opponents.
  • Iowa head coach Tom Brands improved to 13-5 against the Gophers.

UP NEXT

The Hawkeyes host No. 24 Rutgers on Friday at 8 p.m. (CT) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are available at the UI Athletics Ticket Office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS, and online at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.

#4 IOWA 24, #18 Minnesota 10
157 -- #5 Kaleb Young (IA) dec. #9 Steve Bleise (M), 7-1; 3-0

165 -- #2 Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned Carson Brolsma (M), 5:55

174 -- #11 Devin Skatzka (M) dec. Mitch Bowman (IA), 10-9

184 -- #14 Cash Wilcke (IA) dec. Brandon Krone (M), 9-2

197 -- #6 Jacob Warner (IA) dec. Dylan Anderson (M), 9-4

285 -- #2 Gable Steveson (M) major dec. Connor Corbin (IA), 12-3

125 -- #2 Spencer Lee (IA) dec. #6 Sean Russell (M), 4-0

133 -- #10 Austin DeSanto (IA) dec. #7 Ethan Lizak (M), 6-1

141 -- #6 Mitch McKee (M) dec. #15 Max Murin (IA), 5-3

149 -- #12 Pat Lugo (IA) major dec. #20 Tommy Thorn (M), 14-0