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Day 2 of Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals - 11:00 a.m. report

Consolation semifinals Iowa 23, Oklahoma 18 125 - No. 2 Jody Strittmatter (Iowa) vs.No. 13 Bo Maynes (Oklahoma), 7-2 *Iowa, 3-0 133 - No. 1 Eric Juergens (Iowa) maj. dec. No. 19 Witt Durden (Oklahoma), 12-4 *Iowa, 7-0 141 - No. 1 Doug Schwab (Iowa) pin Melvin Lofton (Oklahoma), 4:09 *Iowa, 13-0 149 - No. 5 Mike Zadick (Iowa) dec. No. 8 Jared Frayer (Oklahoma), 4-3 *Iowa, 16-0 157 - No. 1 T.J. Williams (Iowa) maj. dec. No. 18 Brian Burrows (Oklahoma), 13-5 *Iowa, 20-0 165 - No. 6 Robbie Waller (Oklahoma) dec. Matt Anderson (Iowa) , 7-4 *Iowa 20-3 174 - No. 10 Michael Barger (Oklahoma) dec. Tyler Nixt (Iowa), 3-2 *Iowa 20-6 184 - No. 6 Jessman Smith (Iowa) dec. Josh Lembrecht (Oklahoma), 7-6 *Iowa 23-6 197 - No. 11 Waymon May (Oklahoma) won by forfeit *Iowa, 23-12 Hwt - No. 9 Leonce Crump (Oklahoma) won by forfeit *Iowa, 23-18 Summary - Iowa dominated the lighter weights, and had the match won by the middle weights. At 125, Maynes kept it close early, but Strittmatter won the key takedown position in the third period, and added riding time for a 7-2 decision. At 133, top-ranked Juergens was in solid control, scoing on spin-behind takedowns and opening up for a 12-4 major decision. At 141, top ranked Schwab pinned backup-up Lofton, who wrestled for No. 2 Michael Lightner . At 149, Zadick scored the early takedowns. Frayer tilted him in the final seconds but did not receive any backpoints, so Zadick scored a 4-3 win. Top ranked Williams got his offense rolling as the match went on at 157 pounds, earning a 13-5 major decision. Oklahoma finally broke through at 165 pounds, with Waller earning the early takedown and riding with dominance in a 7-4 win over Matt Anderson. Oklahoma won the next bout also at 174, as riding time was the difference in Barger's 3-2 win over Nixt. Iowa's final win came at 184, where Smith needed a late takedown and riding time for a tight 7-6 win. Iowa decided not to send athletes out for the last two matches, with the win already secured, giving up 12 points without a contest. Iowa Head Coach Jim Zalesky: "We wrestled well. Our lightweights did really well. We've had some guys hurt or sick this weekend. We fought hard in the matches we wrestled. We have Iowa State tonight. There will be some key matchups with them. It could come down to bonus points in that meet." Iowa State 22, Michigan 16 125 - No. 3 A.J. Grant (Michigan) maj. dec. over Jacob Moore (Iowa State), 19-5 *Michigan, 4-0 133 - No. 9 Matt Azevedo (Iowa State) dec. Foley Dowd (Michigan), 8-4 *Michigan, 4-3 141 - No. 8 Zach Roberson (Iowa State) dec. No. 19 Clark Forward (Michigan), 6-4, s.d. *Iowa St., 6-4 149 - No. 12 Mike Kulczycki (Michigan) dec. Benjie Weingardner (Iowa State), 12-8 *Michigan, 7-6 157 - No. 6 Cole Sanderson (Iowa State) dec. Mark Churella (Michigan), 5-2 *Iowa State, 9-7 165 - No. 1 Joe Heskett (Iowa State) maj. dec. No. 19 Charles Martelli (Michigan), 14-3 *Iowa State, 13-7 174 - No. 1 Otto Olson (Michigan) dec. No. 7 Perry Parks (Iowa State), 6-5 *Iowa State 13-10 184 - No. 1 Cael Sanderson (Iowa State) pin No. 8 Andy Hrovat (Michigan), 0:38 *Iowa State 19-10 197 - No. 3 Zach Thompson (Iowa State) dec. Joe DeGain (Michigan), 3-2, *Iowa State 22-10 hwt -No. 15 Matt Brink (Michigan) won by forfeit *Iowa State 22-16 Summary - Iowa State won the matches they needed to stop a tough Michigan team. At 125, Grant was dominant throughout, scoring often, but was unable to get the technical fall, settling for a 19-5 major decision. Iowa State came back at 133, as Azevedo dominated on the feet, scoring three takedowns for an 8-4 win. At 141, the match went to sudden victory, and Roberson won a takedown scramble against a tough Forward for the winning points. At 149, Kulczycki showed the best skills, but Weingarder kept coming on, keeping the match close with the final score, 12-8. At 157 pounds, Cole Sanderson showed consistency in all positions, with a 5-2 win over Mark Churella, son of Hall of Famer Mark Churella. At 165, top ranked Heskett was in total control, finishing up with a powerful 14-3 major decision. At 174 pounds, top ranked Olson of Michigan controlled the bout early, but a late Parks takedown made it a razor-close 6-5 win. Top ranked Cael Sanderson quickly took down and pinned Hrovat in 38 seconds at 184 pounds, blowing open the team race. At 197, Thompson won a typical 3-2 conservative match for the final ISU win. Brink of Michigan received a forfeit at heavyweight. Iowa State head coach Bobby Douglas - "Michigan is a tough team. They matched up real well. It was a dogfight. We were down a little bit about the Oklahoma State loss, but the guys bounced back. I'm proud of how they wrestled. Next is Iowa. Iowa is Iowa. We do it every year. It is nothing new for us."
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