No. 2 Iowa hosts No. 21 Quakers – University of Iowa Athletics on Saturday

ON THE MAT
The University of Iowa’s second-place wrestling team returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday at 2 p.m. CT to battle No. 21 Penn to receive.
• The Hawkeyes will also send wrestlers to the Cyclone Open in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. The promotion begins at 9:00am CT from the Hilton Coliseum.

FOLLOW LIVE
• Saturday’s clash will feature ex-Hawkeyes Alex Marinelli and Kaleb Young live on B1G+. It is a paid subscription service.
• Wrestling events in Iowa will be covered by AM-800 KXIC and streamed to hawkeyesports.com via YouTube. Steven Grace and Mark Ironside will call the promotion for Hawkeye Sports Properties, a Learfield property.
• Follow Iowa Wrestling on social media via Twitter (@Hawks_Wrestling), Facebook/iowahawkeyewrestling and Instagram (@iowahawkeyewrestling).
• Live scores will be available via TrackWrestling.

No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes Probable Lineup vs. No. 21 Pennsylvania Quakers

weight rank Surname Year. hometown/high school 2022-23 record
125 Aidan Harris jr Layton, Utah/Layton (Central Iowa) 0-3
133 Cullan Schriever So. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 7-0
141 Drew Bennett sir Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (UNI) 3-1
149 7/7/8 Max Murine RS Sr. Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria 4-0
157 Caleb Rathjen RS Fr. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny 1-1
-or- Cobe Siebrecht jr Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon 3-0
165 16.13.17 Patrick Kennedy So. Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota/Kasson-Mantorville 3-0
-or- Yo Kelly sir West Liberty, Iowa/West Liberty 4-3
174 Drake Rhodes Mrs. Accounts, Mont./Accounts West 1-0
-or- Carson Martinson Mrs. Altoona, Iowa/Southeast Polk 0-1
184 8.11.9 Abe Assad jr Carol Stream, Illinois/Glenbard North 4-0
197 2/2/2 Jacob Warner RS Sr. Tolono, Illinois/Washington 3-0
285 4/4/4 Toni Cassioppi sir Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah 4-0

LAST MEETING
The Hawkeyes went 3-0 on their trip to New York, posting victories over Army, Sacred Heart and Buffalo. Iowa won 23 of its 30 games during the trip with four Hawkeyes — Cullan Schriever, Max Murin, Abe Assad and Tony Cassioppi — with three wins each.

COBE JOINS THE RANKINGS
For the first time in his career, Junior Cobe Siebrecht has been included in the national rankings as he was ranked 29th in the November 22 Intermat rankings at 157 pounds.
• The Lisbon, Iowa native is 3-0 this season – all three on bonus points. Siebrecht defeated Army No. 28 Nate Lukez on November 17 for his first career ranked win, and he moved up a weight class, winning a major a day later at 165 against Buffalo’s Noah Grover.

4 GAMES, 4 FALLS
Senior Tony Cassioppi has not wrestled past the first period in his first four games of the season. The Roscoe, Illinois native has falls in 2:13, 1:26, 1:28 and 0:53 for a total of 5:20 mat time.
• It is the second time in his career that he has pinned four opponents in a row. In his second season of 2020-21, Cassioppi had four straight falls and six pins in seven games.

MURIN CLIMBS AHEAD
After winning four games with bonus points in the 2021-22 season, redshirt senior Max Murin has equaled that total in his first four games of the 2022-23 season.
• Murin has two important decisions and two technical falls in his four games. The native of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania even ranks 6th in the Intermat rankings.

PK BRINGS A SHOW
• Second division side Patrick Kennedy has scored 20 or more points in all three games this season, producing two technical falls and one crucial decision.

SUPER SUB
• Senior Joe Kelly and junior Zach Glazier both joined Hawkeye’s lineup and scored bonus points in the 35-6 win over Sacred Heart.
• Kelly scored a big decision at 174 pounds against Ryan Bolletino, 17-7, while Glazier quickly dealt with the Pioneers’ Nick Copley to win 18-3 in the second half.

WARNER, CASS COMPETITION AT AUSTIN
Redshirt Senior Jacob Warner and Senior Tony Cassioppi both competed in the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 22 in Austin, Texas. Warner fell 8-6 ​​to Missouri’s Rocky Elam, while Cassioppi lost 8-5 to Penn State’s Greg Kerkvliet.

HAWKEYE TAKEDOWNS
• Sophomores Patrick Kennedy has a nine-game winning streak that stretches back to last season. (He played the 2021-22 season unattached).
• Sophomore Cullan Schriever is 7-0 this season and has won four bonus points. The Mason City, Iowa native amassed 43 points in consecutive wins at the arm bar at the Armory Event in Albany, New York.
• Caleb Rathjen (157) and Carson Martinson (174) made their Hawkeye debuts in the Arm Bar at the Armory. Rathjen got his first career win over Buffalo’s Nick Stampoulus 6-0.

IOWA AT OPEN TOURNAMENTS
• Runner-up Cullan Schriever and freshman Jace Rhodes both won 133-pound titles at the Luther Open on November 12 in Decorah, Iowa. Schriever, who competed untied, won the elite division while Rhodes won the silver class (rookie only).
• The Hawkeyes won two more titles at the Lindenwood Open when Rhodes (133) and Joel Jesuroga (149) won the Black Brackets.

ALL AMERICANS
The Hawkeyes have six previous All-Americans on the 2022-23 roster, namely three-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee (125), Real Woods (141), Max Murin (149), Abe Assad (184), Jacob Warner (197) and Toni Cassioppi (285).
• Iowa has crowned at least one All-American in 51 consecutive tournaments dating back to 1972.
• Iowa finished third at the 2022 NCAA Championships with 74 points and five All-Americans. The Hawkeyes also finished third in the Big Ten Championships with 129.5 points.

NEW ARRIVE
The Hawkeyes have 17 additions to the 2022-23 roster, including three transfers.
• Real Woods was a two-time Stanford All-American (2020, 2022). Last season he finished sixth with 141.
• Brody Teske was a two-time NCAA qualifier in Northern Iowa after starting his career at Penn State. Teske is one of three natives from Fort Dodge, Iowa on the 2022-23 roster (Drake Ayala, Drew Bennett).
• Aidan Harris spent two seasons at Iowa Central Community College at Fort Dodge, where he twice qualified for the national qualifier. The Utah native finished fourth in 2021 with 125 and won six straight wrestle back matches.

CASS DESERVES WORLD BRONZE
Senior Tony Cassioppi won his second World Age medal, taking bronze at the 2022 U23 UWW World Championships on October 23 in Spain. Cassioppi also won a gold medal at the 2021 UWW World Championships.

KENNEDY WINS U23 TITLE
As a sophomore, Patrick Kennedy won the 74kg title in June at the 2022 World Team Trials, 7-0. Kennedy had three wins over All-Americans and two more over NCAA qualifiers during the tournament.
• Kennedy, who will wrestle 165 pounds this season, went 17-3 last season and wrestled untied. He won three open tournaments – Harold Nichols Open, UNI Open and Last Chance Open.
• The four-time Minnesota state champion compiled a 2-1 varsity record in the 2020-21 season.

SOLD OUT X 2
Iowa Wrestling Season Tickets at Carver-Hawkeye Arena are sold out for a second straight season. The Hawkeyes have led the nation in viewership every year since 2006-07. Iowa set an NCAA record averaging 14,905 fans in 2021-22.

TV time
Nine Iowa Duals will be televised during the 2022-23 season. The Hawkeyes will have eight duels televised on BTN and one on ESPNU.
• Iowa’s BTN appearances include home duals against Iowa State (1:30 p.m. CT), Nebraska (8:00 p.m.), Michigan (8:00 p.m.) and Oklahoma State (3:30 p.m.), as well as street duels in Purdue (13 :00 p.m.), Wisconsin (TBA), Penn State (7:30 p.m.) and Minnesota (8 p.m.).
• The Hawkeyes’ home game against Northwestern will be broadcast on ESPNU.

FRESHMAN TRACKER
Eight Hawkeye freshmen competed as affiliated competitors in the 2022-23 season. Under the new NCAA guidelines, freshmen may compete in five competition dates during the first year of student-athlete college enrollment without using a competition season.
• Here is a list of competitions for Iowa’s 2022-23 freshmen: Jace Rhodes (2), Kolby Franklin (2), Easton Fleshman (2), Gage Marty (2), Joel Jesuroga (1), Drake Rhodes (1) , Mickey Griffith (1) and Bradley Hill (1).

HAWKEYE WRESTLING STORY
The Hawkeyes have won 24 national titles and 37 Big Ten titles. Iowa’s 55 NCAA champions have won a combined 85 NCAA singles titles and crowned seven three-time and 16 two-time champions.
• The Hawkeyes’ 117 Big Ten champions have collectively won 208 conference titles. There have been eight four-time, 18 three-time, and 31 two-time Big Ten champions from Iowa.
• Iowa’s 161 All-Americans have earned All-America status 357 times, including one five-time, 24 four-time, 38 three-time, and 40 two-time honorees.

SPENCER LEE TARGETS FOURTH TITLE
Senior Spencer Lee won the 125-pound NCAA championship in 2021, becoming the seventh three-time national champion in program history and putting an exclamation mark on the Hawkeyes’ 2021 NCAA team title. Lee was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and won the Dan Hodge Trophy for the second straight year.
• Lee is the seventh three-time NCAA champion in program history, joining the ranks of Ed Banach (1981, 81, 83), Barry Davis (1982, 83, 85), Jim Zalesky (1982-84) and Tom Brands ( 1990) a -92), Lincoln McIlravy (1993, 94, 97) and Joe Williams (1996-98).
• Only four wrestlers in NCAA history have won four Division I national titles: Pat Smith (’90-92, ’94 from Oklahoma State), Cael Sanderson (’99-02 from Iowa State), Kyle Dake (’10 -13) of Cornell, and Logan Stieber (’12-15) of Ohio State.
• Iowa’s three-time champions include:

1. Ed Banach (177, 177, 190) 1980-81, 1983
2. Barry Davis (118, 126, 126) 1982-83, 1985
3. Jim Zalesky (158) 1982-84
4. Tom Brands (134) 1990-92
5.Lincoln McIlravy (142, 150, 150) 1993-94, 1997
6. Joe Williams (158, 158, 167) 1996-98
7.Spencer Lee (125) 2018-19, 2021

LIGHTING JOE DESERVES HOF nod
Three-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American Joe Williams will be inducted into the Class of 2023 for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Williams will be inducted as a Distinguished Member at the 46th Weekend of Honor June 2-3, 2023 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Williams finished his Hawkeye career with an overall record of 129-9 and helped Iowa to back-to-back NCAA team titles in 1996 and 1997. He was named Outstanding Wrestler at the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

HAWKEYES AND CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA
• Iowa has been 120-13 (.902) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena since Tom Brands took over the program prior to 2006-07. The Hawkeyes are 270-26 (.912) all-time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena since moving out of UI Field House in 1983. Iowa finished 2021-22 Carver-Hawkeye Arena 5-1.
• Carver-Hawkeye Arena has hosted two United States Olympic Team Trials, four Big Ten Championships (1983, 1994, 2005, 2016) and four NCAA Championships (1986, 1991, 1995, 2001). The Hawkeyes have won five tournament titles on their home mat, including the Big Ten Championships in 1983 and 1994 and the NCAA Championships in 1986, 1991 and 1995.
• In 2018, the University of Iowa hosted the UWW World Cup, an international doubles tournament featuring eight of the best countries in the world.

NEXT
The Hawkeyes will host Iowa State’s No. 7 in an Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series match on December 4 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The duel begins at 1:30pm CT and will be broadcast live on BTN.

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