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Iowa wrestlers roll past Nebraska 26-6

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The top ranked Iowa Hawkeyes won eight of ten matches en route to a dominant 26-6 win over No. 7 Nebraska on Saturday night.

For the Hawks, the third period made the difference as they put the Huskers away in the second half of the meet.

Second ranked Alex Marinelli got that trend started at 165 where he secured a takedown in the final two minutes to top No. 5 Isaiah White 4-3.

No. 3 Michael Kemmerer followed suit with a takedown in the last 15 seconds that separated him from sixth ranked Mike Labriola in a 3-1 win.

The biggest match came at 184 pounds where Iowa true freshman Abe Assad battled inside of Carver Hawkeye Arena for the first time. Assad brought the crowd to their feet with a third period takedown that secured a 6-4 upset win over No. 5 Taylor Venz.

No 1. Iowa 26, No. 7 Nebraska 6

125 Spencer Lee (Iowa) over Edwin Thomsen (Nebraska) (TF 18-0 0:00)

133 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) over Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) (Dec 7-4)

141 Chad Red (Nebraska) over Max Murin (Iowa) (Dec 6-2)

149 Pat Lugo (Iowa) over Collin Purinton (Nebraska) (Dec 4-1)

157 Kaleb Young (Iowa) over Peyton Robb (Nebraska) (Dec 6-4)

165 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) over Isaiah White (Nebraska) (Dec 4-3)

174 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) over Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) (Dec 3-1)

184 Abe Assad (Iowa) over Taylor Venz (Nebraska) (Dec 6-4)

197 Eric Schultz (Nebraska) over Jacob Warner (Iowa) (Dec 3-1)

285 Tony Cassioppi (Iowa) over Christian Lance (Nebraska) (Dec 6-1)

Mark Woodley

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