WHAT: 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Tournament
WHEN: Session I -- Saturday, March 9, 2019
START TIME: 10:00 AM CT
WHERE: Williams Arena (Minneapolis, MN)
ONLINE: BTN Plus ($) | Flowrestling ($)
RADIO: Hawkeye All-Access; AM 800 near Iowa City or iHeart Radio (online)
Tourney time! The Big Ten Championships are finally upon us and while there isn't much suspense about the result of the team race (barring a food poisoning outbreak, Penn State should win comfortably), the race for 2-5 should be very intriguing. And, of course, there's still plenty of individual glory to be had; no current Iowa wrestler has won a Big Ten championship and, in fact, no Iowa wrestler has won a Big Ten title since Thomas Gilman and Sammy Brooks won titles in 2017. Let's end that mini-streak, Hawkeyes.
The full brackets for each weight are available here; there were no notable changes in the final seeds versus the pre-seeds.
Iowa's early match-ups (all numbers refer to seed):
141: #7 Max Murin vs #10 Nate Limmex (Purdue)
149: #3 Pat Lugo vs Jordan Shearer (Nebraska)
157: #5 Kaleb Young vs #12 Jake Tucker (Michigan State)
174: #10 Mitch Bowman vs #7 Ryan Christiansen (Wisconsin)
184: #5 Cash Wilcke vs #12 Brandon Krone (Minnesota)
285: #8 Sam Stoll vs Chase Beard (Michigan State)
125: #2 Spencer Lee vs #7 Zeke Moisey (Nebraska) or #10 Elijah Oliver (Indiana)
133: #2 Austin DeSanto vs #7 Ben Thornton (Purdue) or #10 Colin Valdivez (jNW)
165: #2 Alex Marinelli vs #7 Te'Shan Campbell (Ohio State) or #10 Tyler Morland (jNW)
197: #3 Jacob Warner vs #6 Jackson Striggow (Michigan) or #11 Beau Breske (Wisconsin)
Feel free to post results and discussion in the comments!
The usual rules apply.