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Top-ranked Iowa wrestling team beats Iowa State 28-8 in front of 11,882 fans

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Top-ranked Iowa topped Iowa State in wrestling for the 11th straight time, winning eight of 10 matches in a 28-8 victory before 11,882 fans Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes improved to 4-0, and the No. 15 Cyclones fell to 4-1.

"You can probably ask 11,800 people what they thought and, because they're so educated, you'd probably get a good answer," Iowa coach Tom Brands said. "And I'll probably give you the same answer. I think it was workmanlike. I think it was a little ho-hum, maybe."

Iowa won the first five bouts, all by decision, and carried a 15-0 lead at the intermission. Iowa State finally got on the board when third-ranked Michael Moreno beat Nick Moore 6-3 at 165 pounds.

Kyven Gadson, at 197 pounds, was the only other Iowa State winner. He pinned Kris Klapprodt in 5:31. A point was deducted from Iowa State's team total after Gadson's match for unsportsmanlike conduct.

"Not happy with the way Kyven came off the mat," Iowa State coach Kevin Jackson said. "Not happy with what he did. He's emotional. It's his last year. I make no excuses for him, but that's not the kind of behavior we're going to tolerate. He's better than that."

Iowa's Thomas Gilman and Cory Clark won the first two bouts. Gilman, ranked fourth at 125 pounds, beat Kyle Larson 6-1. Clark, ranked fourth at 133 pounds, had an 8-3 decision over Earl Hall.

At 141 pounds, Iowa's Josh Dziewa beat Dante Rodriguez 9-2. At 149, Iowa's Michael Kelly beat Luke Goettl 11-6. Kelly was trailing Goettl 6-5 late in the third period, but reversed him straight to his back for five points to ultimately win the match.

After Moreno beat Moore, Iowa's Mike Evans and Sammy Brooks won their matches. Evans beat Tanner Weatherman 7-4 at 174 pounds, and Brooks topped Lelund Weatherspoon 9-1 at 184.

Iowa's Bobby Telford closed the dual with a third-period pin at heavyweight.

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