ST. LOUIS, MO -- The University of Iowa placed second at the 2004 NCAA Championships, crowning one individual champion in senior Cliff Moore. The Hawkeyes scored 82 points in the tournament, finishing second for the fifth time in school history. Oklahoma State won its second consecutive team title, scoring 123.5 points.
Moore became Iowa's 47th NCAA Champion with his 5-2 win over Nebraska's Matt Murray at 141 pounds. Moore scored an escape in the second period and two takedowns in the third to win his 20th consecutive match and clinch Iowa's second-place finish as a team. He ends his Hawkeye career with a 108-24 mark, going 33-2 this season. Moore became Iowa's 27th three-time all-American with his national title.
Hawkeye senior Ryan Fulsaas became Iowa's 127th all-American, placing second at 197 pounds. He lost a 7-2 decision to defending NCAA Champion Damion Hahn of Minnesota. Fulsaas ends his Hawkeye career with a 58-43 mark, going 24-9 this season.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Place - Team - Points - Number of Champions
1. - Oklahoma State - 123.5 - 1
2. - Iowa - 82 - 1
3. - Lehigh - 77.5 - 1
3. - Ohio State - 77.5 - 1
5. - Nebraska - 74 - 1
6. - Iowa State - 70 - 1
7. - Illinois - 69.5 - 0
8. - Minnesota - 65.5 - 1
9. - Oklahoma - 62.5 - 0
10. - Michigan - 60.5 - 0
IOWA'S SESSION IV INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
141 - Cliff Moore (Iowa) dec. Matt Murray (Nebraska), 5-2
197 - Damion Hahn (Minnesota) dec. Ryan Fulsaas (Iowa), 7-2