Detailed Match Results

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Third-ranked Penn State reeled off seven consecutive wins to run away from No. 2 Iowa in a marquee Big Ten dual today in sold out Rec Hall. Nearly 7,000 fans came to their feet as true freshman Morgan McIntosh clinched the dual with a win against Iowa All-American Grant Gambrall at 197.

The bout began with a thriller at 125, where No. 2 Matt McDonough of Iowa was taken to sudden victory by talented Penn State freshman Nico Megaludis, ranked No. 8. The true freshman dropped a 3-1 (sv) decision. Iowa followed that up with a pin at 133, where No. 2 Tony Ramos pinned Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti. The Hawkeyes made it three in a row out of the gates when No. 3 Montell Marion posted a hard-fought 7-3 decision against Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall at 141.

TOP 25 RESULTS
No. 1 Oklahoma State 33, Iowa State 7
No. 3 Penn State 22, No. 2 Iowa 12
No. 4 Minnesota 37, Wisconsin 3
No. 6 Illinois 26, Michigan State 13
No. 7 Nebraska 24, Purdue 9
No. 10 Michigan 23, No. 19 Central Michigan 14
No. 11 Oklahoma 33, Arizona State 7
No. 13 Maryland 27, NC State 12
No. 23 Virginia Tech 29, North Carolina 12
No. 24 Rutgers 20, Navy 19

Penn State got on the scoreboard at 149 when Nittany Lion senior Frank Molinaro, ranked No. 1, dominated Iowa's Mike Kelly to the tune of an 11-5 decision. The three-time All-American had over 3:00 in riding time. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton, ranked No. 8 at 157, followed that up with a sound 5-3 win against Iowa's Nick Moore and Penn State trailed 12-6 at the break.

Nittany Lion All-American David Taylor, ranked No. 1 at 165, dominated No. 6 Mike Evans of Iowa to the tune of a 9-4 decision with over 3:00 in riding time. Fellow All-American Ed Ruth, ranked No. 2 at 174, then hammered No. 9 Ethan Lofthouse, posting a dominating 10-1 major decision with 2:45 in riding time as well. Defending national champion Quentin Wright, ranked No. 2 at 184, posted a solid 8-2 win over Iowa's Vinnie Wagner, setting up the heroics at 197.

McIntosh, ranked No. 12 at 197, took returning Hawkeye All-American Grant Gambrall to sudden victory tied a 3-3 and then sent a packed Rec Hall into hysterics with a takedown and a 5-3 (sv) win. The win clinched the dual and then Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade, ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, closed it out with a superb 4-0 win against Iowa's Blake Raising.

The Nittany Lions are now 8-1 overall, 4-1 in the Big Ten, while Iowa falls to 9-3, 4-2 in the loop. While Penn State only managed one bonus point (on Ruth's major), Penn State dominated the dual by winning seven of the ten bouts and posting an 18-10 takedown advantage.

Penn State's next action will be against Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. ET, in an already sold out Rec Hall.

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