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Bonus Points Help Minnesota to Win Over Iowa State
The No. 5 Minnesota wrestling team picked up its 10th win of the season and its fourth win over a ranked opponent on Sunday afternoon, taking down No. 13 Iowa State 26-13 in Ames.
From there the Gophers would go on four-match winning streak that netted a total of 18 points. In the 125 lbs. match, No. 5 Zach Sanders earned a 20-4 technical fall over Brandon Jacobs that was followed up with an 18-5 major decision in the 133 lbs. match when David Thorn emerged the victor over Benjamin Cash. Iowa State forfeited the 149 lbs. match, giving Minnesota an additional six points before Danny Zilverberg closed out the scoring for Minnesota with a 6-2 decision over Max Mayfield in the 149 lbs. match.
The Cyclones would bounce back with wins via decision in the final two matches, but the Gophers were already too far out in front, and the nation’s No. 5 Division I program would go on to win the match 26-13.
Minnesota returns to action next weekend with another road trip. The Gophers take on Purdue next Friday before meeting Illinois a week from today. Both duals will be streamed online at BigTenNetwork.com.
174: No. 1 Jonathon Reader (ISU) maj. No. 8 Scott Glasser (MINN) 13-3
184: No. 9 Kevin Steinhaus (MINN) tech. Richard Shafer (ISU) 18-2; 7:00
197: No. 17 Jerome Ward (ISU) dec. Joe Nord (MINN) 5-2
285: No. 9 Tony Nelson (MINN) dec. No. 17 Kyle Simonson 6-1
125: No. 5 Zach Sanders (MINN) tech. Brandon Jones (ISU) 20-4; 5:41
133: David Thorn (MINN) maj. Benjamin Cash (ISU) 18-5
141: No. 2 Mike Thorn (MINN) for. — (ISU)
149: Danny Zilverberg (MINN) dec. Max Mayfield (ISU) 6-2
157: Trent Weatherman (ISU) dec. Joe Grygelko(MINN) 2-0
165: No. 16 Andrew Sorenson (ISU) dec. No. 7 Cody Yohn (MINN) 9-7