Penn State’s stay at No. 1 will be a short one.
Iowa won six bouts and received a pin from 125-pounder Matt McDonough to hand the Nittany Lions their first wrestling loss 22-13 on Sunday at Rec Hall. The eighth-ranked Hawkeyes (11-0-1) extended their unbeaten streak to 73 meets.
Iowa took a 12-0 lead as Tony Ramos and Montell Marion followed McDonough’s pin with narrow victories. Ramos edged Andrew Long 3-2 at 133 and Marion rallied to defeat Andrew Alton 11-9 at 141. Penn State, which dropped to 13-1, received victories from Frank Molinaro (149), David Taylor (157), Ed Ruth (171) and Cameron Wade (285). Taylor gave Penn State its only bonus point by majoring Derek St. John 12-4.
Iowa 22, Penn State 13(Sunday at Rec Hall)125: Matt McDonough (I) pinned Nate Morgan, 4:16133: Tony Ramos (I) dec. Andrew Long, 3-2141: Montell Marion (I) dec. Andrew Alton, 11-9149: Frank Molinaro (PSU) dec. Mark Ballweg, 10-3157 David Taylor (PSU) maj. dec. Derek St. John, 12-4 165: Aaron Janssen (I) dec. Jake Kemerer, 6-2174: Ed Ruth (PSU) dec. Ethen Lofthouse, 10-3184: Grant Gambrall (I) dec. Quentin Wright, 8-3197: Luke Lofthouse (I) maj. dec. Justin Ortega, 17-6 Hwt: Cameron Wade (PSU) dec. Blake Rasing, 1-0