Winning the last four bouts, No. 7 Michigan upsets No. 4 Iowa in Iowa City, 19-17

By University of Iowa, University of Michigan | Jan. 27, 2018, 9:03 p.m. (ET)
Action photo from Iowa vs. Michigan dual meet courtesy of Mark Lundy, LutteLens

Michigan press release
by Leah Howard

» No. 7 Michigan won six matches, including each of the last four, to rally past No. 4 Iowa, 19-17, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
» Kevin Beazley earned a 6-5 upset win at 197 pounds to set up a winner-take-all heavyweight finale, where Adam Coon edged No. 3 Sam Stoll, 3-2, to clinch the dual win.
» It was Michigan's first win in Iowa City since 2005 and snapped a nine-match Hawkeye win streak in the series.

Site: Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
Score: No. 7 Michigan 19, No. 4 Iowa 17
Records: U-M (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten), UI (9-1, 4-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Friday, Feb. 2 -- vs. Nebraska (Cliff Keen Arena), 7 p.m.

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed each of the last four matches, erased a 10-point deficit and rallied past No. 4 Iowa, 19-17, on Saturday evening (Jan. 27) in front of crowd of 10,418 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was the Wolverines' first win in Iowa City since 2005 and snapped a nine-match Hawkeye win streak in the series.

The dual came down to the final bout at heavyweight, which pitted second-ranked graduate student Adam Coon against third-ranked -- and similarly undefeated -- Sam Stoll. Coon struck first, scoring on a go behind off a hard snapdown midway through the first period. The wrestlers traded escapes in the second and third periods and Coon never looked in danger, hanging on for a 3-2 decision and the dual-meet clincher. He improved to 19-0 on the season.

Graduate student Kevin Beazley, ranked 14th at 197 pounds, put the Wolverines in the driver's seat with a 6-5 upset win over Cash Wilcke and, pulling U-M within one point on the scoreboard, set up the winner-takes-all finale at heavyweight. Beazley rallied from an early deficit, with two takedowns in the second period, and took the lead for good with a quick escape in the third. Wilcke shot in deep on a leg attack late in the third, but Beazley neutralized the position on the edge as time ran out.

Junior/sophomore Myles Amine and fifth-year senior Domenic Abounader initiated the comeback with back-to-back decisions at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively. Amine, ranked seventh, used a third-period reversal and rideout to edge Kaleb Young, 3-1, while Abounader, who took an early lead on a first-period takedown, similarly iced his bout with a third-period rideout to beat 20th-ranked Mitch Bowman, 4-1.

The Hawkeyes claimed four of the opening six bouts and earned big bonus points at 125 and 149 pounds. Michigan got one back with a major decision at 133 pounds, when junior/sophomore Stevan Micic cruised to a 19-5 win over Paul Glynn. Micic, ranked fifth, scored on six takedowns and a four-point leg turk in the first and rode for 3:20 in time advantage. He was in deep on a leg attack at the buzzer -- that would have given him a technical fall -- but couldn't finish as time expired.

Senior/junior Alec Pantaleo, ranked seventh at 157 pounds, also provided the Wolverines a win before the intermission break with a 5-2 decision against Jeren Glosser. After a scoreless first period, Pantaleo scored on a quick reversal in the third and a late double-leg takedown while riding for 2:57.

The Wolverines (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) will kick off a four-meet homestand next Friday (Feb. 2), hosting Nebraska at 7 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena. Tickets are available through the U-M Ticket Office.

No. 7 Michigan 19, No. 4 Iowa 17
Individual rankings by InterMat

125 -- No. 3 Spencer Lee (UI) tech. fall No. 9 Drew Mattin, 15-0 (3:21) [UI, 5-0]
133 -- No. 5 Stevan Micic (U-M) major dec. Paul Glynn, 19-5 [UI, 5-4]
141 -- Vince Turk (UI) dec. Sal Profaci, 13-11 SV [UI, 8-4]
149 -- No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (UI) pinned Ben Lamantia, 4:54 [UI, 14-4]
157 -- No. 5 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) dec. Jeren Glosser, 5-2 [UI, 14-7]
165 -- No. 9 Alex Marinelli (UI) dec. No. 8 Logan Massa, 3-2 [UI, 17-7]
174 -- No. 7 Myles Amine (U-M) dec. Kaleb Young, 3-1 [UI, 17-10]
184 -- No. 5 Domenic Abounader (U-M) dec. No. 20 Mitch Bowman, 4-1 [UI, 17-13]
197 -- No. 14 Kevin Beazley (U-M) dec. No. 5 Cash Wilcke, 6-5 [UI, 17-16]
Hwt -- No. 2 Adam Coon (U-M) dec. No. 3 Sam Stoll, 3-2 [U-M, 19-17]
Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Records: #4 Iowa (9-2, 4-2) | #7 Michigan (8-2, 5-1)
Attendance: 10,418

Iowa press release
by Christopher Brewer

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team fell to No. 7 Michigan, 19-17, on Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes won four of the dual’s first six matches, but the Wolverines won the final four to erase a 17-7 deficit and snap Iowa’s streak of nine straight wins in the series.

The Hawkeyes got wins from Spencer Lee, Vince Turk, Brandon Sorensen, and Alex Marinelli.

Lee opened the dual with a 15-0 technical fall at 125, and Sorensen recorded his fifth pin of the season at 149. He led 8-3 before securing the fall with six seconds left in the second period.

Lee won for the third straight time against a top 10 opponent. He turned a first-period takedown into three tilts and 12 nearfall points, and ended No. 9 Drew Mattin’s night with an escape to open the second.

Turk and Marinelli both won by decision. Turk worked overtime to earn his first Big Ten dual win, 13-11, at 141. Turk and Sal Profaci shared seven takedowns through the first seven minutes, but Turk got the eighth and decisive takedown 33 seconds into the first sudden-victory period.

Marinelli picked up his third win over a top 10 opponent. He scored a takedown nine seconds into the match and used a third-period escape to top No. 8 Logan Massa, 3-2, at 165.

Marinelli’s win gave Iowa a 17-7 lead in the team score, but Michigan won the final four matches by a combined seven points to end the dual on a 12-0 run.


“This is on us as coaches. I put it here first, I always have, I always will. The other part of it is, they have to figure it out. It’s not the end of the world, but it might be getting close. We are in the third week of January, so we are getting to where we have to figure it out.”

Iowa returns to the mat Friday, Feb. 2, hosting No. 14 Minnesota at 8 p.m. (CT) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are available at


• Attendance was 10,418
• Spencer Lee’s last three matches have been wins over top 10 opponents.
• Vince Turk’s overtime win was the first overtime match of his career, and his first Big Ten dual win.
• Brandon Sorensen recorded his fifth pin of the season.
• Jeren Glosser (157) made his Carver-Hawkeye Arena debut.
• Alex Marinelli improved to 10-0 with five wins over ranked opponents.