Badgers drop final conference dual to No. 5 Iowa


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Feb. 5, 2012

Iowa 39, Wisconsin 3
Carver-Hawkeye Arena • Iowa City, Iowa
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 Individual Results
Wt. Result IA WIS
125 #1 Matt McDonough (IA) tech. fall Austin Hietpas (WIS), 20-2 (5:00) 5 0
133 #4 Tony Ramos (IA) tech. fall Shane McQuade (WIS), 25-7  10 0
141 #7 Montell Marion (IA) maj. dec. Thomas Glenn (WIS), 21-7  14 0
149 Mike Kelly (IA) won by forfeit  20 0
157 Derek St. John (IA) dec. Shawn Perry (WIS), 6-1  23 0
165 #8 Mike Evans (IA) pinned #12 Ben Jordan (WIS), 3:23  29 0
174 #9 Ethen Lofthouse (IA) maj. dec. Frank Cousins (WIS), 16-5  33 0
184 Vinnie Wagner (IA) dec. Timmy McCall (WIS), 6-1  36 0
197 Jackson Hein (WIS) dec. Tomas Lira (IA), 9-7  36 3
Hwt Bobby Telford (IA) dec. Cole Tobin (WIS), 4-0  39 3
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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Wisconsin wrestling team (5-10, 0-8 Big Ten) lost to No. 5 Iowa, 39-3, in its final Big Ten conference dual of the season. The Hawkeyes won six matches by extra points.

 Fast Facts
Jackson Hein won Wisconsin's only match against Tomas Lira
• Iowa scored one pin, two tech falls, two major decisions, two decisions and a win by forfeit
• The Badgers end the Big Ten conference dual season with an 0-8 record

The Badgers won their only match of the dual at 197 lbs. when redshirt sophomore Jackson Hein defeated Tomas Lira by a 9-7 decision. Hein jumped out to an early lead with two takedowns in the first period. Hein added an escape and a takedown in the second to take a 7-2 lead. Lira came back in the third with an escape and two takedowns, but Hein was able to hold him off for the victory.

Hein’s decision was his first Big Ten conference dual win of the season and his eighth total win.

The dual began at 125 lbs. where No. 1 Matt McDonough defeated freshman Austin Hietpas by a 20-2 tech fall (5:00). McDonough entered the second period leading Hietpas, 11-2, after scoring three takedowns and five nearfall points. McDonough added one more takedown, six nearfall points and 2:55 of riding time to give Iowa a 5-0 dual lead.

The Hawkeyes scored their second-straight tech fall at 133 lbs. when No. 4 Tony Ramos defeated junior Shane McQuade, 25-7, as time expired. Ramos registered six takedowns in the first period, a takedown and three nearfall points in the second and followed by scoring a takedown, an escape, three nearfall points and 5:17 of riding time in the final period. Ramos’ victory gave Iowa a 10-0 lead.

At 141 lbs., Iowa earned its third-straight extra point victory with a 21-7 major decision by No. 7 Montell Marion over redshirt freshman Thomas Glenn. Marion took an early lead with four takedowns in the first period. Marion chose neutral to start the second and posted four additional takedowns in the period. Marion scored two more takedowns in the third period and finished with 3:57 of riding time to earn the major decision.

Wisconsin forfeited the 149 lbs. match, giving the Hawkeyes a 20-0 dual lead.

Derek St. John earned Iowa’s first decision of the afternoon with a 6-1 defeat over redshirt sophomore Shawn Perry at 157 lbs. St. John scored the only points of the first period with a takedown 57 seconds into the match. He chose to start in the down position in the second period, posting the only points of the period with an escape. In the third period, St. John scored a takedown after Perry chose to start down and followed with an escape. St. John’s 1:56 of riding time earned him Iowa’s fifth-straight victory and gave the Hawkeyes a 23-0 lead.

In the only match featuring two ranked wrestlers, No. 8 Mike Evans pinned No. 12 senior Ben Jordan at 3:23. Evans led 2-1 entering the second period when Jordan chose down. Jordan was then turned on his back and pinned 23 seconds into the period. The loss was just Jordan’s third conference loss of the season. Evans’ victory gave Iowa a 29-0 lead in the dual.

The Hawkeyes added to their dual lead at 174 lbs. where No. 9 Ethen Lofthouse defeated redshirt freshman Frank Cousins by a 16-5 major decision to put Iowa ahead, 33-0. Lofthouse entered the second period with a 4-1 lead after posting two takedowns, scoring two additional takedowns and adding an escape in the period. Lofthouse added three more takedowns to his total and 1:49 of riding time in the final period to close out the victory.

At 184 lbs., Iowa took a 36-0 dual lead when Vinnie Wagner defeated redshirt freshman Timmy McCall by a 6-1 decision. Wagner scored the only points of the first period with a takedown. McCall chose to start the second period in the neutral position, but was taken down by Wagner to fall behind, 4-0. McCall escaped before the end of the period, but did not score again. Wagner posted an escape and 1:18 of riding time in the final period.

Hein’s 9-7 decision cut the Hawkeyes dual lead to 36-3.

In the final match of the day, Bobby Telford defeated redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin by a 4-0 decision at heavyweight. Telford scored a takedown in the first period, an escape in the second and 1:24 of riding time in the bout.

With the Big Ten conference dual season complete, the Badgers travel to Ames, Iowa, on Sunday, Feb. 12 to compete in the NWCA National Duals.

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Justin Mozer

UW Athletic Communications

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