From Traci Wagner,University of Iowa Sports Information Office:
ANN ARBOR, MI — The top-rankedUniversity of Iowa wrestling team recorded its fifth shut-out of the 2009-10season Friday night, blanking Michigan 36-0 at Cliff Keen Arena in Ann Arbor,MI. Iowa (15-0, 1-0 Big Ten) extended its school-record winning streaks of 53overall duals and 37 road duals with the win. Michigan falls to 4-8 (0-1 BigTen) with the loss. Iowa scored team bonus points in five of the 10 bouts, andonly allowed three Michigan takedowns in the Big Ten dual season opener.
Hawkeye redshirt freshman Matt McDonough kicked the dual off at 125 with a 14-3major decision over Michigan freshman Sean Boyle. McDonough, who improved to21-0 with the win, dominated the match to record his eighth major decision andhis 16th team bonus point win of the season. The Marion, IA, native scoredeight third-period points and totaled 4:14 of riding time in the match.
Iowa senior Daniel Dennis improved to 9-1 on the season with a 2-0 win overWolverine sophomore Zac Stevens at 133. After a scoreless first period, Dennisrode Stevens the entire second period and scored a third-period escape for thewin.
Hawkeye sophomore Montell Marion scored Iowa’s second major decision of thenight with his 19-6 victory over Michigan sophomore Mark Weber at 141. Marioncontrolled the bout, scoring four takedowns in the first period and three inthe second, and accumulating 3:23 of riding time. He is now 13-2 this season,going 5-1 in dual matches.
Top-ranked Hawkeye senior Brent Metcalf took a commanding 18-5 first-periodlead in his 149-pound match with Wolverine redshirt freshman Mark Boyer,winning the bout by a 22-7 match-ending technical fall in 6:47. It was thesecond straight match-ending technical fall win for the Davison, MI, native,and his 18th team bonus point win of the season. He is undefeated a 21-0.
Hawkeye junior Aaron Janssen took Iowa into the intermission with a 12-4 majordecision at 157 over Michigan sophomore Dave Johnson. Janssen, who recorded histhird major decision of the season with the win, turned on his offense in thethird period, scoring three takedowns, one escape and a point for 3:36 ofriding time.
At 165, Iowa senior Ryan Morningstar scored a takedown in sudden victory tobeat Michigan junior Aaron Hynes, 6-4. Morningstar scored the bout’s firsttakedown, but Hynes responded with two escapes and Michigan’s second takedownof the dual to take a 4-2 lead in the second period. Morningstar escaped inboth the second and third period to force the match into overtime. The Lisbon,IA, native improved to 16-3 with the win, while collecting his 16th careerovertime victory.
Top-ranked Hawkeye senior Jay Borschel improved to 20-0 with a 6-0 win overMichigan sophomore Justin Zeerip at 174. After a scoreless first period,Borschel scored an escape and a penalty point in the second to take a 2-0 lead.Borschel added three penalty points in the third period due to stall warningson Zeerip, and accumulated 1:05 in riding time for the 6-0 win.
At 184, Hawkeye senior Phillip Keddy scored a takedown in each of the first twoperiods, and two in the third to post a 10-2 major decision over Wolverinesophomore Erich Smith. Keddy is now 15-5 this season, going 11-3 in dualcompetition.
Michigan’s best chance at a win came at 197 pounds when ninth-ranked juniorAnthony Biondo faced unranked Iowa junior Luke Lofthouse, who is wrestling forinjured Hawkeye starter Chad Beatty. But somebody forgot to mention that toLofthouse. With the scored tied at 3-3 going into the third period, Lofthousegrabbed three takedowns for the 9-6 upset.
Hawkeye sophomore Blake Rasing preserved the shut out with his 6-1 victory overMichigan redshirt freshman Ben Apland at heavyweight. Rasing scored points ineach period to record his first dual win of the season.
The Hawkeyes (15-0, 1-0 Big Ten) will conclude this weekend’s Big Ten road tripSunday afternoon when they face #25 Purdue (10-4, 1-0 Big Ten) at 1 p.m. (CT)at the Lowell High School Gymnasium in Lowell, IN.
#1 Iowa 36, Michigan 0
125 – Matt McDonough (Iowa) maj. dec. Sean Boyle (Michigan), 14-3
133 – Daniel Dennis (Iowa) dec. Zac Stevens (Michigan), 2-0
141 – Montell Marion (Iowa) maj. dec. Mark Weber (Michigan), 19-6
149 – Brent Metcalf (Iowa) tech. fall Mark Boyer (Michigan), 22-7 in 6:47
157 – Aaron Janssen (Iowa) maj. dec. Dave Johnson (Michigan), 12-4
165 – Ryan Morningstar (Iowa) dec. Aaron Hynes (Michigan), 6-4 SV
174 – Jay Borschel (Iowa) dec. Justin Zeerip (Michigan), 6-0
184 – Phillip Keddy (Iowa) maj. dec. Erich Smith (Michigan), 10-2
197 – Luke Lofthouse (Iowa) dec. Anthony Biondo (Michigan), 9-6
Hwt. – Blake Rasing (Iowa) dec. Ben Apland (Michigan), 6-1