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Upper Iowa Athletics | January 4, 2014

Upper Iowa nearly perfect at Chuck Porter Dual

No. 10 Upper Iowa at Chuck Porter Dual

GALESBURG, Ill. -- Upper Iowa posted a perfect 4-0 mark and two shutouts on Saturday afternoon in the Chuck Porter Dual at Knox College. En route to a first-place finish, the Peacocks totaled two shutouts - 58-0 against Hannibal-LaGrange and 57-0 against Calumet College of St. Joesph - and wins against Augustana 33-6 and Wabash 36-9.

Falling just two points short of a perfect shutout, the Peacocks started the tournament off with a bang. UIU earned six wins by fall, three wins by forfeit and a major decision against Hannibal-LaGrange. Then, thanks to three wins by fall, five forfeits and a win by decision, the Peacocks won all ten matches against Calumet in round two.

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No. 1 ranked Penn State holds the top three positions for most dominant in Division I. Bo Nickal is first for the Nittany Lions by producing 5.38 average team points per match, followed by Jason Nolf (5.23) and Vincenzo Joseph (4.95). Iowa 165-pounder Alex Marinelli is fourth with 4.74 points, while Cornell 141-pounder Yianni Diakomihalis is fifth with 4.67 points. 

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