Penn State Wrestling proves who the better dog is, beating Iowa 19-13: results

Penn State Wrestling improved its double-meeting record to 14-0 on the year by knocking out the Iowa Hawkeyes 19-13 in front of a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye crowd

In one of the most anticipated doubleheaders of the entire college wrestling season, Penn State Wrestling traveled to Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in what will always be “must watch wrestling TV.” The two powerful wrestling programs never disappoint when they face off on the mat.

And this duel was no exception as Penn State Wrestling outlasted their opponents to a thrilling 19-13 loss to Iowa. Let’s see how it went!

Here’s how Penn State Wrestling’s No. 1 beat Iowa’s No. 3 to go undefeated:

The duel began at 125 where Drew Hildebrandt put Penn State Wrestling on the board winning a major 9-0 decision and the Nittany Lions took a 4-0 lead. Unfortunately for Iowa, their talented young Drake Ayala (ranked No. 11) was unable to participate in the duel.

Then there was an exciting match between Roman Bravo-Young and Austin DeSanto where RBY finally picked up the win in a 3-2 decision. But it certainly wasn’t easy as DeSanto was the aggressor for most of the game. Bravo-Young didn’t look 100%, but he fought through a number of tough situations and did just enough to push Penn State’s lead to 7-0 on the night. .

And in the first of two games in the previous year’s NCAA Finals, it was Nick Lee who faced Jaydin Eierman. Did the final rematch disappoint?

Shit no!

After Eierman forced a sudden victory with an incredible late third-period takedown, wiping out Lee’s time advantage. Nick then wasted little time running around his opponent to get his own takedown and win the match!

It looked somewhat familiar. Now where have I seen this before?

Following the result of this epic game, the Nittany Lions took a 10-0 lead.

Iowa was then able to get on the board in the next two games as Beau Bartlett lost a 4-1 decision and Terrell Barraclough lost a very tough 2-0 decision. At halftime, Penn State leads the double encounter 10-6.

Coming out of intermission, Iowa continued to cut into the Nittany Lions’ lead with Brady Berge falling in a major 10-2 decision. With just four games left in the doubles encounter, the score was tied at 10-10.

Oh man.

Next up for the night was Game 2 of the NCAA Finals with Carter Starocci and Michael Kemerer in sight. How would this match compare to the Lee and Eierman match?

Would you believe it was even more amazing?

Carter Starocci was able to knock out an incredible 2-1 decision in TB-2 as he straddled Kemerer for the final 30 seconds of the game in a somewhat contentious match. Well, at least according to the Iowa crowd. Because from my place and from the point of view of the announcer, the result of the match was clear.

The massive win broke the tie in the doubleheader and Penn State had a 13-10 lead going into the final three games of the night.

Aaron Brooks was the next hammer for Penn State and although he was unable to get much needed bonus points, he was able to make an 8-3 decision. The doubleheader was still up in the air with just two games remaining and the Nittany Lions clung to a 16-10 lead over Iowa.

Oh, did I say “hold on to a leash”? Haha! I was joking!

Because Max Dean closed out the third period with a fierce effort winning his game with an 8-3 decision and slamming Iowa’s chances to extend their winning streak to 30.

Dean’s win gave the Nittany Lions a 19-10 advantage with one game remaining.

The night didn’t end exactly the way Penn State fans would have liked as Greg Kerkvliet fell to a 7-2 decision. Iowa may have won the fight at heavyweight, but they didn’t win the battle.

No. 1 Penn State 19, No. 3 Iowa 13

125 No. 7 Drew Hildebrandt (PSU) shift dec on Jesse Ybarra (IA) 9-0, PSU 4 IA 0
133 No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU) Dec on Austin DeSanto (IA) 3-2, PSU 7 IA 0
141 No. 1 Nick Lee (PSU) Dec over No. 2 Jaydin Eierman (IA) 6-4, PSU 10 IA 0
149 #10 Max Murin (IA) Dec on No. 19 Beau Bartlett (PSU) 4-1, 10 IA 3 PSU
157 #12 Kaleb Young (IA) Dec on Terrell Barraclough (PSU) 2-0, PSU 10 AI 6
165 #5 Alex Marinelli (IA) shift dec on No. 11 Brady Berge (PSU) 10-2, PSU 10 AI 10
174 No. 1 Carter Starocci (PSU) Dec over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (IA) 2-1, PSU 13 IA 10
184 #1 Aaron Brooks (PSU) Dec on No. 17 Abe Assad (IA) 8-3, PSU 16 IA 10
197 No. 2 Max Dean (PSU) Dec on No. 4 Jacob Warner (IA) 8-3, PSU 19 IA 10
285 #5 Tony Cassioppi (IA) Dec Over No. 3 Greg Kerkvliet (PSU) 7-2, PSU 19 AI 13

Next up for the Nittany Lions is a home game against Ohio State at the Bryce Jordan Center. The fight begins at 7:00 p.m. and will air nationally on the Big Ten Network.

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