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Michigan Athletics | January 29, 2018

Michigan tops No. 4 Iowa with dramatic heavyweight bout

  The Wolverines took down the No. 4 Hawkeyes in dramatic fashion.

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed each of the last four matches, erased a 10-point deficit and rallied past No. 4 Iowa, 19-17, on Saturday evening (Jan. 27) in front of  crowd of 10,418 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was the Wolverines' first win in Iowa City since 2005 and snapped a nine-match Hawkeye win streak in the series.

The dual came down to the final bout at heavyweight, which pitted second-ranked graduate student Adam Coon against third-ranked -- and similarly undefeated -- Sam Stoll. Coon struck first, scoring on a go behind off a hard snapdown midway through the first period. The wrestlers traded escapes in the second and third periods and Coon never looked in danger, hanging on for a 3-2 decision and the dual-meet clincher. He improved to 19-0 on the season.

Graduate student Kevin Beazley, ranked 14th at 197 pounds, put the Wolverines in the driver's seat with a 6-5 upset win over Cash Wilcke and, pulling U-M within one point on the scoreboard, set up the winner-takes-all finale at heavyweight. Beazley rallied from an early deficit, with two takedowns in the second period, and took the lead for good with a quick escape in the third. Wilcke shot in deep on a leg attack late in the third, but Beazley neutralized the position on the edge as time ran out.

Junior/sophomore Myles Amine and fifth-year senior Domenic Abounader initiated the comeback with back-to-back decisions at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively. Amine, ranked seventh, used a third-period reversal and rideout to edge Kaleb Young, 3-1, while Abounader, who took an early lead on a first-period takedown, similarly iced his bout with a third-period rideout to beat 20th-ranked Mitch Bowman, 4-1.

The Hawkeyes claimed four of the opening six bouts and earned big bonus points at 125 and 149 pounds. Michigan got one back with a major decision at 133 pounds, when junior/sophomore Stevan Micic cruised to a 19-5 win over Paul Glynn. Micic, ranked fifth, scored on six takedowns and a four-point leg turk in the first and rode for 3:20 in time advantage. He was in deep on a leg attack at the buzzer -- that would have given him a technical fall -- but couldn't finish as time expired.

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Senior/junior Alec Pantaleo, ranked seventh at 157 pounds, also provided the Wolverines a win before the intermission break with a 5-2 decision against Jeren Glosser. After a scoreless first period, Pantaleo scored on a quick reversal in the third and a late double-leg takedown while riding for 2:57.

The Wolverines (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) will kick off a four-meet homestand next Friday (Feb. 2), hosting Nebraska at 7 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena.

No. 7 Michigan 19, No. 4 Iowa 17

Individual rankings by InterMat

125 -- No. 3 Spencer Lee (UI) tech. fall No. 9 Drew Mattin, 15-0 (3:21)  [UI, 5-0]

133 -- No. 5 Stevan Micic (U-M) major dec. Paul Glynn, 19-5  [UI, 5-4]

141 -- Vince Turk (UI) dec. Sal Profaci, 13-11 SV  [UI, 8-4]

149 -- No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (UI) pinned Ben Lamantia, 4:54  [UI, 14-4]

157 -- No. 5 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) dec. Jeren Glosser, 5-2  [UI, 14-7]

165 -- No. 9 Alex Marinelli (UI) dec. No. 8 Logan Massa, 3-2  [UI, 17-7]

174 -- No. 7 Myles Amine (U-M) dec. Kaleb Young, 3-1  [UI, 17-10]

184 -- No. 5 Domenic Abounader (U-M) dec. No. 20 Mitch Bowman, 4-1  [UI, 17-13]

197 -- No. 14 Kevin Beazley (U-M) dec. No. 5 Cash Wilcke, 6-5  [UI, 17-16]

Hwt -- No. 2 Adam Coon (U-M) dec. No. 3 Sam Stoll, 3-2  [U-M, 19-17]

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