Matt’s Mat Notes: Twitterverse talking about Iowa win over Penn State

Updated: January 30, 2011

By Matt Krumrie
WIN Magazine Contributing Writer

The college wrestling world was buzzing Sunday, as fans across the country were tuned in following the much-anticipated Iowa vs. Penn State match. Would Cael Sanderson and the top-ranked Nittany Lions end Iowa’s streak of 72 consecutive matches without a loss? Or would Tom Brands and his Hawkeyes prove that they are still a team to be reckoned with, despite falling out of the top 10 in WIN’s Jan. 24, 2011 Tournament Power Index (TPI) rankings? By now – we all know the results, Iowa surprised many (except the loyal Hawkeye faithful who stood by the black and gold) and defeated Penn State 22-13 Sunday at Rec Hall. The Twitterverse was blowing up with comments and postings about the dual. Here is a sampling of what was said as of 8:15 eastern time Sunday evening:

Note: The hashtags #Iowa, #PennState, #CollegeWrestling and #Iowawrestling were searched:

THANK YOU LION FANS! The crowd was great, the white out was OUTSTANDING! We will learn from this, the national title is still our goal!

Who’d a thunk it? Fans leaving Rec Hall in second period of heavyweight bout with #PennState down 22-10. #collegewrestling

#Iowa upsets #1 #PSU. you gotta love #collegewrestling #bigten

Hawkeye wresting doin work on penn state right now. Two of the top programs in the country. #collegewrestling

Breaking News: RAMOS helps #Iowa knock off #PennState today to keep their unbeaten streak alive (73 in a row)!

Wow: More than 6,000 people turned out for today’s #PennState wrestling match.

Congrats to the Iowa wrestling team. Showing where they still belong by spanking #1 Penn State.

Cael = Fail. Iowa beats PSU.

@ brianvandell
Was this #psuwrestling best chance. Both r young, #iowawrestling big in critical weights.

Note to Cael; 2 be the man u gotta beat the man. Iowa beats #1 PSU

Was this #psuwrestling best chance. Both r young, #iowawrestling big in critical weights.

“Iowa is Iowa. They win,” #PennState wrestler David Taylor said.

PINNED: No. 1 #PennState wrestling downed by No. 8 Iowa 22-13 in front of nearly 6,700 fans in Rec Hall…

About Matt’s Mat Notes
Matt’s Mat Notes is a new feature on which consists of news, notes and quotes related to developments on and off the mat in college wrestling. Author Matt Krumrie is the former editor of and in addition to contributing to WIN Magazine and The Guillotine, is the author of the new book The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps, a comprehensive guide featuring resources, tips and stories for parents and youth to high school-age wrestlers. If you have a story idea or suggestion, news, notes or tidbit, please email him at