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Jordan and Medbery post wins over top-ranked Hawkeyes

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Iowa 3 Iowa 28, 15 Wisconsin 10
  UW Field House • Madison, Wis. • Attendance: 1,445

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Wt. Result IOWA WIS
125 Cory Clark (IOWA) fall #9 Ryan Taylor (WIS), 2:03 6 0

#3 Tony Ramos (IOWA) fall Matt Cavallaris (WIS), 6:23

12 0
141 Jesse Thielke (WIS) maj. dec. Ethan Owens (IOWA), 12-1 12 4
149 #7 Brody Grothus (IOWA) dec. Rylan Lubeck (WIS), 2-1 15 4
157 #7 Isaac Jordan (WIS) dec. #2 Derek St. John (IOWA), 3-1 15 7
165 #4 Nick Moore (IOWA) maj. dec. Ben Cox (WIS), 18-4 19 7
174 #5 Mike Evans (IOWA) dec. #20 Scott Liegel (WIS), 4-0 22 7

#4 Ethan Lofthouse (IOWA) dec. Dylan Iczkowski (WIS), 11-5

25 7

#13 Nathan Burak (IOWA) dec. Timmy McCall (WIS), 2-1

28 7

#10 Connor Medbery (WIS) dec. #3 Bobby Telford (IOWA), 3-1

28 10
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Feb. 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis.-- Redshirt freshman Isaac Jordan had a weekend to remember at the UW Field House.

 Fast Facts
• Jordan beats second top-two wrestler in three days
• Medbery captures second win over top-10 opponent 
• Thielke records fifth-straight win

Two days after defeating No. 1-ranked James Green of Nebraska, Isaac Jordan took down No. 2-ranked Derek St. John in nail-biting fashion in No. 15 Wisconsin's (12-6, 5-3) loss to No. 3 Iowa (14-2, 7-1) Sunday afternoon on Senior Day.

The Badgers failed to overcome a strong start from Iowa and fell, 28-10, to close out the regular season.

Wrestling at 157 lbs., Jordan overcame a one-point deficit in the third period to complete his historic weekend. He recorded an escape with 1:38 remaining to even things up before tallying his match-winning takedown with just 29 seconds left to win 3-1.

Jordan and St. John met earlier this season at the Midlands Championships with St. John, then the No. 1-ranked wrestler, coming out on top by decision, 5-3, in the first sudden victory period. Jordan's win Sunday was his fourth over a ranked opponent and his overall record now sits at 24-4.

"Weekend-wise, overall we wrestled well," Wisconsin head coach Barry Davis said. "Things are coming. We've got two weeks to get ready, make some small adjustments and move forward from there. Now it is behind us and now we get ready for Big Tens."

Redshirt sophomore Connor Medbery was able to close out the weekend on a positive note by defeating 3rd-ranked Bobby Telford. After Telford tied things up at one after his escape with 1:10 remaining, Medbery sealed the deal with a takedown with 22 seconds remaining to give him the victory by decision, 3-1.

Medbery improves to 21-6 with the win and now has three wins over ranked opponents.

Early on, two pins in the first two matches hurt the Badgers. No. 9 Ryan Taylor suffered just his third loss of the season at 125 lbs., after being pinned in 2:03 by Cory Clark. Matt Cavallaris, replacing injured Tyler Graff, then fell to No. 3 Tony Ramos after being pinned in 6:23 to give the Hawkeyes a quick 12-0 advantage.

Jesse Thielke got the Badgers on the board with a major decision win over Ethan Owens by a score of 12-1. The redshirt freshman now has five-straight wins and sits at 17-11 on the season.

Rylan Lubeck (149 lbs.) and Timmy McCall (197 lbs.) were the two other bright spots for the Badgers on the day, as each nearly beat ranked wrestlers. Lubeck was down 2-0 to No. 7 Brody Grothus late in the third and had riding time secured but was unable to convert in his late push, falling 2-1.

McCall, who was going for his second win over a ranked opponent, was all knotted up with No. 13 Nathan Burak deep into the third period, but Burak came out on top, 2-1, after securing 1:30 of riding time.

"(Rylan) Lubeck had an opportunity and so did McCall," Davis said. "But the thing is, they put themselves in a position to win. That is the main thing and they are competing."

The Big Ten Championships will take place in the Kohl Center on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9. The start of Session 1 is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with Session 2 scheduled for a 5 p.m. start. On Sunday, Session 3 will begin at 11 a.m. with the championships finals getting underway at 1 p.m.

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