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Wrestlers win two

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye wrestlers took out Minnesota Friday at Carver, 34-7.
Sunday, they wrestled Northwestern and crushed the Wildcats, 33-2
Minnesota is not the strongest they’ve been, but it’s always nice to beat the Gophers in anything.
The Golden Gophers had six wrestlers ranked and the Hawks won five of those matches.
Brandon Sorensen started the meet with a pin at 149 pounds.
That’s Brandon’s sixth pin of the year, second in a row and moves the second-ranked wrestler to a 17-0 record.
Michael Kemerer (157), Alex Marinelli (165), Joey Gunther (174), Cash Wilcke (197) and Sam Stoll (285) all got decisions, but Spencer Lee had one of the best performances of the night.
Spencer (125) had his second straight 15-0 technical fall over sixth-ranked Ethan Lizak, who was in the NCAA finals last season.
Spencer’s last four wins have been over top-10 opponents.
Not bad for a true freshman.
Carter Happel (141) ended the match with a pin.
“Good hustle,” said head coach Tom Brands about the win over Minnesota. “Any time you hustle you give yourself a chance to win.”
The Hawks finished the regular season home meet by dominating Northwestern.
It was senior day Sunday morning and Iowa’s lone senior, Brandon Sorensen, won in overtime, 5-4.
The fact the Brandon is the lone senior gives a lot of hope for the future of the Hawkeye program.
Iowa, which had two tech falls and two major decisions, has only one junior coming back next season.
The rest are freshman and sophomores.