Iowa and Iowa State are tied for first place heading into day two of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones each have 33 points following the first two rounds of wrestling. Ohio State is third in the team standings, three points behind Iowa and Iowa State.
Iowa advanced six wrestlers into this morning’s quarterfinals, led by 149-pounder Brent Metcalf, who pinned his first two opponents. Iowa’s other quarterfinalists include Dan Dennis (133), Ryan Morningstar (165), Jay Borschel (174), Phil Keddy (184) and Dan Erekson (HWT). The Hawks also have three wrestlers in the consolation bracket.
Iowa State has five wrestlers in the quarterfinals and five in the consolations. The Cyclones won nine of their 10 first round matches. Heavyweight Dave Zabriskie, the top-seed, needed a late takedown to score a 9-8 win in the second round. He’s joined in the quarterfinals by Nick Gallick (141), Cyler Sanderson (157), Jon Reader (165) and Jake Varner (197).
Northern Iowa has one wrestler in the quarterfinals, 165-pounder Moza Fay. Five Panthers remain alive in the consolation bracket, although 141-pounder Trent Washington had to default his second round match because of an injury.