UNI wrestlers fall to #8 Cornell 21-14

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) — Cornell won 6 of 10 matches as the eighth ranked Big Red spoiled #14 UNI’s home opener with a 21-14 win.

The Panthers we’re strong in the opening matches winning three of the first five. Max Thomsen and Taylor Lujan picked up a pair of major decisions. Thomsen dominated Cornell’s Hunter Richard at 149 pounds with six take downs in a 14-4 win. Lujan surged late in a top-15 battle against 14th ranked Brandon Womack. Lujan picked up four take downs in a 14-6 win that had the Panthers up 11-7 at intermission.

Cornell picked up wins in four of the final five weights to take home the win.

FINAL RESULTS – #8 Cornell 21, #14 UNI 14 (Intermat rankings)

  • 141: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) maj. dec. #10 Josh Alber (UNI), 12-2 (1:56 RT)
  • 149:  #10 Max Thomsen (UNI) maj. dec. Hunter Richard (Cornell), 14-4 (3:44 RT)
  • 157: Fredy Stroker (Cornell) dec. Patrick Schonefelder (UNI), 12-6 (3:11 RT)
  • 165: #12 Bryce Steiert (UNI) dec. Milik Dawkins (Cornell), 8-6 (1:24 RT)
  • 174: #8 Taylor Lujan (UNI) maj. dec. #14 Brandon Womack (Cornell), 14-6 (2:01 RT)
  • 184: #10 Max Dean (Cornell) dec. #7 Drew Foster (UNI), 6-5 (1:30 RT)
  • 197: Tyrell Gordon (UNI) dec.  Jake Taylor (Cornell), 3-2
  • 285: Jeramy Sweaney (Cornell) dec. Izaak Shedenhelm (UNI), 6-2 (1:43 RT)
  • 125: Vitali Arujau (Cornell) maj. dec. Jay Schwarm (UNI), 17-7 (2:59 RT)
  • 133: #14 Chas Tucker (Cornell) maj. dec. Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI), 12-2 (3:44 RT)
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