UNI Wrestling Meets MIZZOU, ASU
The No. 20 UNI Wrestling workforce travels to Ames for neutral-site duals towards No. 9 MIZZOU and No. 11 Arizona State. The 2 groups are a mixed 7-0 on the 12 months in duals. ASU is ranked eleventh within the NWCA Ballot and MIZZOU is ranked ninth. Each duals can be streamed on-line on Youtube and Jeff Bradley will present commentary.• Ten Panthers are ranked in numerous polls, Jack Skudlarczyk and Carter Isley are ranked in each ballot. Brody Teske, jumped into three rankings along with his spectacular 2-0 begin. Triston Lara, Keegan Moore and Pat Schoenfelder debuted within the observe wrestling rankings and Lance Runyon debuted within the Open Mat rankings.
• Mizzou brings 9 ranked wrestlers into Sunday’s twin. Brock Mauller is the headliner with a No. 3 rating and a 5-0 rating at 149. One of the best bout of the twin might come at 285 the place No. 10 Carter Isley meets No. 8 Zach Elam who’s 4-1 on the 12 months. Missouri is 5-0 on the 12 months with a 30-6 win over No. 21 Central Michigan. They have not allowed a workforce to attain double digits this season. Their wrestlers are a mixed 38-5.
• Arizona State has solely two duals below their belts, successful 39-3 at Little Rock earlier than toppint No. 20 Oklahoma 20-12 in Norman. Six wrestlers are ranked within the prime 11. Brandon Courtney is No. 5 at 125 and Anthony Valencia is No. 5 at 165. The twin will embody one other top-15 heavyweight bout. No. 10 Isley confronted No. 11 Cohlton Schultz.
• The Panthers went 2-0 on the open weekend with routs of SDSU and NDSU. 5 Panthers earned pins within the duals. Triston Lara’s headlock-to-pin towards SDSU’s Hunter Marko earned the NCAA Nationwide Second of the Week on its social media retailers.Carter Isley topped No. 15 Brandon Metz in simply 41 seconds in the one bout between ranked opponents. Kyle Biscoglia upset No. 13 Zach Value from SDSU with a pin within the opening bout at 133.
•Three wrestlers within the lineup have certified for nationals, however solely switch Keegan Moore has really wrestled within the NCAA Championships. Jack Skudlarczyk and Carter Isley each certified for the 2020 NCAA Championships earlier than it was canceled.
• As many as 9 wrestlers can be within the lineup for the primary season for the Panthers. UNI noticed six wrestlers graduate, together with 4 nationwide qualifiers. Nationwide qualifier Michael Blockhus transferred throughout the offseason.
• 4 wrestlers from Fort Dodge Excessive College began for the Panthers final weekend. Brody Teske (125), Drew Bennett (141), Triston Lara (149) and Cayd Lara (157) are all within the lineup for UNI. It’s believed that it’s the first time that 4 wrestlers from the identical highschool had been in the identical lineup since 1949 when 4 Waterloo West wrestlers lined up for Cornell School.
• The Panthers host Oklahoma on Jan. 24 within the first dwelling twin of the season. Iowa State will journey to Cedar Falls to face the Sooners at 1 p.m. earlier than the Panthers and OU wrestle at 3 p.m.
•UNI will solely go away the state of Iowa twice for street duals. Final week’s duals in South Dakota and Feb. 5 in a twin towards Northern Illinois.