Iowa State vs. Iowa Wrestling Notes

The Hawkeyes lead the series but the Cyclones are gunning for their third straight win over their in-state rival. The last meeting at Hilton Coliseum in Dec. 2003 was an explosive affair as Nate Gallick surprised 2004 NCAA champion Cliff Moore at 141 pounds and Nick Passolano pinned Iowa's Cole Pape in the final match at 165 pounds to lead ISU past the Hawkeyes, 21-13.



125 Ben Hanisch (So., Waterloo, Iowa) 8-3/3-0 Tech. falled two opponents at Kaufman-Brand Open; placed fourth at Harold Nichols Open


133 #NR/14 Jesse Sundell (Sr., Ogden, Iowa) 5-5/2-1 Registered two pins at Kaufman-Brand Open


141 #2/1 Nate Gallick (Sr., Tucson, Ariz.) 8-0/3-0 Defeated two-time national champion, Teyon Ware, 3-1, at NWCA All-Star Classic


149 Jason Knipp (Jr., Waterloo, Iowa) or 8-2/2-0 Captured Harold Nichols title going 4-0; 23-12 record in last two seasons Aron Scott (So., Oskaloosa, Iowa) 7-2/1-0 Pinned first opponent at Harold Nichols Open; claimed exhibition win vs. Utah Valley State


157 #2/2 Trent Paulson (Jr., Council Bluffs, Iowa) 12-0/3-0 Defeated top-ranked and 2005 NCAA runner-up Joe Johnston in Kaufman-Brand finals, 4-0


165 #6/6 Travis Paulson (Jr., Council Bluffs, Iowa) 12-0/3-0 Captured third Kaufman-Brand title with a 5-2 decision over No. 10 Nick Baima from Northern Iowa


174 David Bertolino (So., Mt. Pleasant, Ohio) or 7-3/1-0 Placed fifth at Kaufman-Brand Open; scored technical fall against Utah Valley State Grant Turner (Jr., Johnston, Iowa) 4-2/0-0 Placed sixth at Kaufman-Brand Open


184 #5/3 Kurt Backes (Jr., Neshanic Station, N.J.) 2-0/2-0 Did not compete in Kaufman-Brand Open or Harold Nichols Open due to injury


197 Joe Curran (Fr., Elk Point, S.D.) 3-4/2-0 Pinned first opponent at Kaufman-Brand Open


HWT Richard Schopf (Jr., Bondurant, Iowa) 2-5/1-1 Earned first dual victory since 2003-04 season against Wisconsin-La Crosse


Head Coach: Bobby Douglas (419-161) Rankings: Intermat/NWCA (11/21/05)/Amateur Wrestling News (11/24/05)





125 Lucas Magnani (Jr., Long Island, N.Y.) or 1-3/0-1 9-5 last season; placed at Spartan Classic, Kaufman-Brand Open and Midlands Championships Trent Goodale (Sr., Osage, Iowa) 0-1/0-0 4-4 record in 2004-05 at 133 pounds


133 Daniel Dennis (Fr., Ingleside, Ill.) 5-2/1-0 Scored pin in first career dual start against Arizona State


141 #12/11 Alex Tsirtsis (So., Griffith, Ind.) 5-1/1-0 Runner-up at Kaufman-Brand Open; toppled No. 10 Josh Wooten from Northern Illinois


149 #3/4 Ty Eustice (Sr., Blue Earth, Minn.) 6-0/1-0 2005 Kaufman-Brand champion; All-American boasts career record of 89-26


157 #3/3 Joe Johnston (Sr., Prairie Village, Kan.) 5-1/1-0 Defeated Arizona State All-American Brian Stitch in opening dual, 4-2


165 Cole Pape (Sr., Maquoketa, Iowa) or 4-3/0-1 Placed sixth at 2004 Big Ten Championships Eric Luedke (Jr., Colby, Kan.) 5-1/0-0 Transfer was two-time NJCAA national champion at Colby CC with combined record of 80-10


174 #3/2 Mark Perry (So., Stillwater, Okla.) 1-0/1-0 2005 NCAA runner-up as true freshman at 165 pounds while posting a 27-5 record


184 #2/3 Paul Bradley (Sr., Tama, Iowa) 1-0/1-0 Two-time All-American placed fifth at NCAA Championships in 2005


197 Adam Fellers (Sr., Fort Dodge, Iowa) 0-3/0-1 Placed eighth at 2005 Big Ten Championships


HWT #7/8 Matt Fields (So., Lowden, Iowa) or 2-1/0-1 24-12 record as true freshman; placed fifth at 2005 Big Ten Championships Ryan Fuller (Jr., Lisbon, Iowa) 2-3/0-0 Defeated Schopf in 2003 dual


Head Coach: Jim Zalesky (117-27)





Iowa leads 52-16-2


The Hawkeyes lead the series but the Cyclones are gunning for their third straight win over their in-state rival. The last meeting at Hilton Coliseum in Dec. 2003 was an explosive affair as Nate Gallick surprised 2004 NCAA champion Cliff Moore at 141 pounds and Nick Passolano pinned Iowa's Cole Pape in the final match at 165 pounds to lead ISU past the Hawkeyes, 21-13.





Zalesky is entering his ninth season as the head coach at Iowa and has compiled a 117-27 re­cord, coached 10 national champions and 40 All-Americans. Zalesky guided the Hawkeyes to a seventh-place NCAA finish and watched Joe Johnston, Mark Perry, Ty Eustice and Paul Brad­ley come away with All-America honors. The Hawkeyes topped No. 10 Arizona State in their opening dual, 26-13, taking four matches with bonus points. True freshman Daniel Dennis and Mark Perry scored pins and All-Americans Ty Eustice and Paul Bradley earned major decisions. The Hawkeyes took seven titles at the Dubuque-Spartan Classic and Eustice was the 149 pound Kaufman-Brand champion.




With a 419-161 career record, ISU head coach Bobby Douglas has etched his name into the list of collegiate coaching legends as one of four head coaches who have reached the 400-win milestone. Douglas guided ISU to a 16-2 mark last year, including the schools' best start since the 1988-89 season, and coached his team to victories over Upper Iowa, Wisconsin-La Crosse and Utah Valley State this season. At the Harold Nichols Open in Fort Dodge, Nate Gallick (141), Jason Knipp (149) and the Paulsons (157), (165) captured titles and true freshmen Nick Fanthorpe (125) and Mitch Mueller (141) placed third. The Paulsons were dominant at the Kaufman-Brand Open, each earning a title. Gallick topped his rival from Oklahoma, Teyon Ware, 3-1, at the 40th annual NWCA All-Star Classic, for his sixth win in seven meetings with the two-time national champion. The Cyclones began last season ranked sixth in the country and climbed all the way to second af­ter a home win against Arizona State. ISU proceeded to defeat in-state rival Iowa for the first time in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and defeated nationally rated opponents Minnesota, Oklahoma, North­ern Iowa and Missouri. Nate Gallick won his first Midlands Championships title and ISU finished third overall. Gallick and Trent Paulson were crowned All-Americans at the 2005 NCAA Cham­pionships, as ISU placed 10th overall. Douglas and his accomplished coaching staff return four All-Americans (Gallick, Paulson, Travis Paulson and Kurt Backes) for the 2005-06 campaign.




Dec. 5, 2004 (Iowa City) - In 2003 it was Nick Passolano with the meet's only pin in Iowa State's 21-13 dual victory against Iowa. In 2004 it was 125-pounder Grant Nakamura with a fall at the 6:37 mark against Lucas Magnani as the second-ranked Cyclone wrestlers stormed to a 19-16 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was the first time an ISU team had left Iowa City with a victory since Jan. 7, 1977, and the first-ever Cyclone win in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Passolano opened the 2004 meet between the two schools with a 12-8 decision at 174 pounds. Nate Gallick scored a 2-1 overtime victory over true freshman Alex Tsirtsis at 141 pounds. Gallick dealt Tsirtsis the first loss of his Iowa career and first official loss since junior high. Trent Paulson came away with his seventh dual victory of the year at 157 pounds; decision Joe Johnston, 10-8.


174 - Nick Passolano (ISU) dec. Luke Lofthouse, 12-8

184 - Paul Bradley dec. Kurt Backes (ISU), 7-6

197 - Trevor Smith (ISU) maj. dec. Dane Pape, 9-1

HWT - Matt Fields dec. Scott Coleman (ISU), 4-2

125 - Grant Nakamura (ISU) pinned Lucas Magnani, 6:37


133 - Mario Galanakis dec. Jesse Sundell (ISU), 6-3

141 - Nate Gallick (ISU) dec. Alex Tsirtsis, 2-1 TB

149 - Ty Eustice maj. dec. Aron Scott (ISU), 15-6

157 - Trent Paulson (ISU) dec. Joe Johnston, 10-8

165 - Mark Perry dec. Travis Paulson (ISU), 5-2


The second-ranked Paulson is 2-0 against the third-ranked Johnston, the 2005 NCAA runner-up, including a 4-0 shutout in the finals of the Kaufman-Brand Open this year. Paulson also defeated Johnston in Iowa City last season, 10-8. Johnston defeated Pac-10 champion and Arizona State All-American Brian Stith in his first dual match of the season, 4-2.



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