#15 Wrestling Drops 26-11 Dual on #2 Iowa

IOWA CITY, IOWA – The No. 15 University of Pennsylvania wrestling team opened the doubles portion of its schedule with a 26-11 loss at #2 Iowa on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers got wins starting at #17 Ryan Miller#10 Michael Colaioccoand #32 Carmen Ferrante in three straight fights.

Penn knew he faced a tough opponent in Iowa when the Hawkeyes opened with five straight wins with 165, 174, 184, 197 and 285. #24 Luke Revano opened the match with a trio of escapes in the first two periods to halve the deficit as Patrick Kennedy recorded a trio of takedowns in that period. Cole Urbas fell 8-1 after the first period but used an 8-0 in the second period to go a point clear into the third period. An early takedown by his opponent, #2 Jacob Warner, gave Warner a lead he wouldn’t give up even when Urbas got a late point for a run. Warner made the 11-10 decision as Iowa took a 13-0 lead.

After a short halftime, Penn accumulated three straight wins with 125, 133 and 141 to cut the Iowa lead to just six points. #17 Ryan Miller opened the second half with a tech fall (20-5, 7:00) as he scored 14 of his 20 points from a takedown. Colaiocco and Ferrante had identical results in the first and second halves as they both hit a first-half takedown and second-half escape to lead 3-0. Colaiocco earned another takedown and a drive time point in the third period to win his fight 6-0. Despite an escape from his opponent in the third period, Ferrante won his fight 4-1. Ferrante’s win reduced Iowa’s lead to just six points, 17-11. at 149, Doug Zapfs Opponent No. 6 Max Murin opened the scoring with a takedown in the first period, but Zapf was able to secure a point for a run to go 2-1 down after the first period. Zapf leveled the fight early at 2-2 with a second-period escape, moving into the lead with a takedown and a 4-3 lead after the second period. Murin’s escape in the third period put it 4-4 and sent it into overtime where he got a takedown to win the fight, practically sealing the win for the home side. In the final bout of the meet, #10 Anthony Artalona took a 2-0 lead early on with an early takedown and led 2-1 after the first period. Artalona quickly extended his lead with an escape and takedown, but was eventually pinned to give Iowa’s Cobe Siebrecht his fourth win of the season.

#2 IOWA 26 | #15 PENN 11
165: Patrick Kennedy (IOWA) via #24 Luke Revano (PENN) (MD 14-5) (0-4)
174: Nelson Brands (IOWA) via #16 Nick Incontrera (PENN) (5-1 Dec) (0-7)
184: #2 Abe Assad (IOWA) over Maximus Hale (PENN) (5-0 Dec) (0-10)
197: #2 Jacob Warner (IOWA) via #27 Cole Urbas (PENN) (11-10 Dec) (0-13)
285: #4 Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) over #15 Ben Goldin (PENN) (MD 9-0) (0-17)
125: #17 Ryan Miller (PENN) via Aidan Harris (IOWA) (TF 20-5 7:00) (5-17)
133: #10 Michael Colaiocco (PENN) via Cullan Schriever (IOWA) (6-0 Dec) (8-17)
141: #32 Carmen Ferrante (PENN) via Drew Bennett (IOWA) (4-1 Dec) (11-17)
149: #6 Max Murin (IOWA) via #9 Doug Zapf (PENN) (SV-1 6-4) (11-20)
157: #29 Cobe Siebrecht (IOWA) over #10 Anthony Artalona (PENN) (Autumn 4:02) (11-26)

The Quakers return to the Garden State Grapple on Dec. 4 at the Prudential Center with duels against No. 19 Rutgers and No. 14 Wisconsin East. The Quakers will host the Army in their first doubles home meet of the season on December 9th. Buy tickets for the Garden State Grapple and Army Duals here.


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