Iowa Hawkeyes

Big Ten Wrestling Championships 2020: Day 1 results, team scores and more

Iowa's Spencer Lee is the Big Ten's No. 1 seed at 125 pounds. (David Harmantas/Freelance)
Iowa's Spencer Lee is the Big Ten's No. 1 seed at 125 pounds. (David Harmantas/Freelance)

The 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships began Saturday at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., as wrestlers started their quests for conference titles and NCAA tournament berths.

All 10 Hawkeyes were seeded third or better. Iowa went 7-3 in the quarterfinals, then sent four to the finals: Spencer Lee (125), Pat Lugo (149), Alex Marinelli (165) and Michael Kemerer (174).

The Hawkeyes lead the team race entering Sunday's sessions with 121.5 points, 19 ahead of Nebraska.

Find Saturday's championship bracket results and team scores here.

Big Ten wrestling team scores

After Session II

1. Iowa 121.5

2. Nebraska 102.5

3. Ohio State 94

4. Penn State 93.5

5. Purdue 77.5

6. Michigan 64.5

7. Northwestern 63

8. Minnesota 56

9. Michigan State 52

10. Wisconsin 48

11. Illinois 45.5

12. Rutgers 24.5

13. Indiana 11.5

14. Maryland 0

 

Big Ten wrestling: Iowa's Day 1 results

125

Quarterfinals: No. 1 Spencer Lee pinned No. 8 Nicolas Aguilar (Rutgers), 2:53

Semifinals: No. 1 Spencer Lee tech. No. 5 Jack Medley (Michigan), 3:23 (19-3)

133

First round: No. 3 Austin DeSanto major dec. No. 14 Jordan Decatur (Ohio State), 17-3

Quarterfinals: No. 3 Austin DeSanto dec. No. 6 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska), 1-0

Semifinals: No. 2 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Austin DeSanto, 3-2

141

First round: No. 3 Max Murin pinned No. 14 Hunter Baxter (Maryland), 5:57

Quarterfinals: No. 6 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) dec. No. 3 Max Murin, 3-1

Consolations: No. 3 Max Murin major dec. No. 12 Matt Santos (Michigan State), 16-5

Consolations: No. 3 Max Murin dec. No. 7 Dylan Duncan (Illinois), 9-6

149

Quarterfinals: No. 2 Pat Lugo major dec. No. 7 Collin Purinton (Nebraska), 11-3

Semifinals: No. 2 Pat Lugo dec. No. 3 Brayton Lee (Minnesota), 4-1

157

Quarterfinals: No. 7 Peyton Robb (Nebraska) dec. No. 2 Kaleb Young, 3-2

Consolations: No. 8 Eric Barone (Illinois) dec. No. 2 Kaleb Young, 3-1

165

Quarterfinals: No. 2 Alex Marinelli major dec. No. 7 Danny Braunagel (Illinois), 14-2

Semifinals: No. 2 Alex Marinelli pinned No. 6 Shayne Oster (Northwestern), 2:41

174

Quarterfinals: No. 1 Michael Kemerer pinned No. 8 Layne Malczewski (Michigan State), 1:43

Semifinals: No. 1 Michael Kemerer major dec. No. 4 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 22-9

184

First round: No. 3 Abe Assasd major dec. No. 14 Kyle Jasenski (Maryland), 12-4

Quarterfinals: No. 3 Abe Assad major dec. No. 6 Rocky Jordan (Ohio State), 8-0

Semifinals: No. 2 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) dec. No. 3 Abe Assad, 5-3

197

First round: No. 3 Jacob Warner major dec. No. 14 Nick Willham (Indiana), 14-4

Quarterfinals: No. 6 Shakur Rasheed (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Jacob Warner, 3-1

Consolations: No. 3 Jacob Warner pinned No. 12 Nick May (Michigan State), 2:10

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First round: No. 3 Tony Cassioppi pinned No. 14 Parker Robinson (Maryland), 1:16

Quarterfinals: No. 3 Tony Cassioppi dec. No. 6 Gary Traub (Ohio State), 4-0

Semifinals No. 2 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) dec. No. 3 Tony Cassioppi, 9-4

 

Big Ten wrestling: Championship bracket Day 1 results

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125

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 8

First round

Bye: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa)

No. 8 Nicolas Aguilar (Rutgers) dec. No. 9 Eric Barnett (Wisconsin), 6-0

No. 5 Jack Medley (Michigan) dec. No. 12 Logan Griffin (Michigan State), 8-3

No. 4 Justin Cardani (Illinois) dec. No. 13 Brandon Cray (Maryland), 6-0

No. 14 Brandon Meredith (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Patrick McKee (Minnesota), 3-2

No. 6 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) pinned No. 11 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State), 4:35

No. 10 Alex Thomsen (Nebraska) dec. No. 7 Liam Cronin (Indiana), 17-12

Bye: No. 2 Devin Schroder (Purdue)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) pinned No. 8 Nicolas Aguilar (Rutgers), 2:53

No. 5 Jack Medley (Michigan) dec. No. 4 Justin Cardani (Illinois), 9-4 (TB2)

No. 6 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) dec. No. 14 Brandon Meredith (Penn State), 8-2

No. 2 Devin Schroder (Purdue) tech. No. 10 Alex Thomsen (Nebraska), 3:40 (15-0)

Semifinals

No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) tech. No. 5 Jack Medley (Michigan), 3:23 (19-3)

No. 2 Devin Schroder (Purdue) dec. No. 6 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern), 6-0

 

133

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 7

First round

Bye: No. 1 Seth Gross (Wisconsin)

No. 8 Joey Silva (Michigan) dec. No. 9 Cayden Rooks (Indiana), 9-2

No. 5 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) pinned No. 12 Travis Ford-Melton (Purdue), 2:28

No. 4 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) major dec. No. 13 King Sandoval (Maryland), 10-0

No. 3 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) major dec. No. 14 Jordan Decatur (Ohio State), 17-3

No. 6 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) pinned No. 11 Boo Dryden (Minnesota), 4:51

No. 7 Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers) dec. No. 10 Garrett Pepple (Michigan State), 3-0

Bye: No. 2 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Seth Gross (Wisconsin) dec. No. 8 Joey Silva (Michigan), 10-7

No. 5 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. No. 4 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois), 9-4

No. 3 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) dec. No. 6 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska), 1-0

No. 2 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) dec. No. 7 Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers), 5-2

Semifinals

No. 5 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. No. 1 Seth Gross (Wisconsin), 7-6

No. 2 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Austin DeSanto (Iowa), 3-2

 

141

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 8

First round

Bye: No. 1 Nick Lee (Penn State)

No. 8 Parker Filius (Purdue) major dec. No. 9 Cole Mattin (Michigan), 15-4

No. 5 Tristan Moran (Wisconsin) major dec. No. 12 Matt Santos (Michigan State), 11-0

No. 4 Chad Red (Nebraska) major dec. No. 13 Eddie Bolivar (Indiana), 12-2

No. 3 Max Murin (Iowa) pinned No. 14 Hunter Baxter (Maryland), 5:57

No. 6 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) dec. No. 11 JoJo Aragona (Rutgers), 4-0

No. 7 Dylan Duncan (Illinois) dec. No. 10 Alec McKenna (Northwestern), 4-0

Bye: No. 2 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Nick Lee (Penn State) pinned No. 8 Parker Filius (Purdue), 0:37

No. 4 Chad Red (Nebraska) dec. No. 5 Tristan Moran (Wisconsin), 10-4

No. 6 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) dec. No. 3 Max Murin (Iowa), 3-1

No. 2 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) dec. No. 7 Dylan Duncan (Illinois), 11-5

Semifinals

No. 1 Nick Lee (Penn State) dec. No. 4 Chad Red (Nebraska), 7-5

No. 2 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) major dec. No. 6 Mitch McKee (Minnesota), 11-3

 

149

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 10

First round

Bye: No. 1 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State)

No. 9 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern) dec. No. 8 Jarod Verkleeren (Penn State), 6-3

No. 5 Graham Rooks (Indiana) dec. No. 12 Alex Hrisopoulos (Michigan State), 3-2

No. 4 Kanen Storr (Michigan) dec. No. 13 Mousa Jodeh (Illinois), 6-1

No. 3 Brayton Lee (Minnesota) tech. No. 14 Ryan Garlitz (Maryland), 7:00 (21-6)

No. 11 Gerard Angelo (Rutgers) dec. No. 6 Cole Martin (Wisconsin), 15-11

No. 7 Collin Purinton (Nebraska) pinned No. 10 Griffin Parriott (Purdue), 8:59

Bye: No. 2 Pat Lugo (Iowa)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) dec. No. 9 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern), 5-4

No. 4 Kanen Storr (Michigan) dec. No. 5 Graham Rooks (Indiana), 3-2

No. 3 Brayton Lee (Minnesota) def. No. 11 Gerard Angelo (Rutgers) by injury default, 3:21 (4-1)

No. 2 Pat Lugo (Iowa) major dec. No. 7 Collin Purinton (Nebraska), 11-3

Semifinals

No. 1 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) dec. No. 4 Kanen Storr (Michigan), 3-0

No. 2 Pat Lugo (Iowa) dec. No. 3 Brayton Lee (Minnesota), 4-1

 

157

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 6

First round

Bye: No. 1 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)

No. 9 Michael VanBrill (Rutgers) dec. No. 8 Eric Barone (Illinois), 6-4

No. 5 Ryan Thomas (Minnesota) dec. No. 12 Garrett Model (Wisconsin), 12-6

No. 4 Will Lewan (Michigan) dec. No. 13 Bo Pipher (Penn State), 5-3 (SV)

No. 3 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) dec. No. 14 Fernie Silva (Indiana), 8-4

No. 11 Elijah Cleary (Ohio State) dec. No. 6 Jake Tucker (Michigan State), 5-1

No. 7 Peyton Robb (Nebraska) major dec. No. 10 Jahi Jones (Maryland), 14-3

Bye: No. 2 Kaleb Young (Iowa)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) major dec. No. 9 Michael VanBrill (Rutgers), 9-1

No. 4 Will Lewan (Michigan) dec. No. 5 Ryan Thomas (Minnesota), 3-1

No. 3 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) dec. No. 11 Elijah Cleary (Ohio State), 3-2

No. 7 Peyton Robb (Nebraska) dec. No. 2 Kaleb Young (Iowa), 3-2

Semifinals

No. 1 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) dec. No. 4 Will Lewan (Michigan), 8-2

No. 3 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) dec. No. 7 Peyton Robb (Nebraska), 3-2

 

165

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 8

First round

Bye: No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)

No. 9 Drew Hughes (Michigan State) pinned No. 8 Bailee O’Reilly (Minnesota), 4:43

No. 5 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) major dec. No. 12 Tyler Meisinger (Michigan), 18-4

No. 4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) pinned No. 13 Nate Limmex (Purdue), 6:02

No. 14 Diego Lemley (Indiana) def. No. 3 Evan Wick (Wisconsin) by injury default, 0:01 (0-0)

No. 6 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) dec. No. 11 Brett Donner (Rutgers), 7-4

No. 7 Danny Braunagel (Illinois) major dec. No. 10 Kyle Cochran (Maryland), 14-1

Bye: No. 2 Alex Marinelli (Iowa)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) major dec. No. 9 Drew Hughes (Michigan State), 16-5

No. 4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. No. 5 Ethan Smith (Ohio State), 5-2

No. 6 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) pinned No. 14 Diego Lemley (Indiana), 2:28

No. 2 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) major dec. No. 7 Danny Braunagel (Illinois), 14-2

Semifinals

No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) dec. No. 4 Isaiah White (Nebraska), 6-3

No. 2 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) pinned No. 6 Shayne Oster (Northwestern), 2:41

 

174

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 9

First round

Bye: No. 1 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)

No. 8 Layne Malczewski (Michigan State) dec. No. 9 Philip Spadafora (Maryland), 6-4

No. 5 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) pinned No. 12 Max Maylor (Michigan), 0:33

No. 4 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota) tech. No. 13 Eric Yang (Northwestern), 7:00 (17-2)

Bye: No. 3 Dylan Lydy (Purdue)

No. 6 Kaleb Romero (Ohio State) dec. No. 11 Willie Scott (Rutgers), 8-1

No. 7 Joey Gunther (Illinois) dec. No. 10 Jared Krattiger (Wisconsin), 2-1 (TB2)

Bye: No. 2 Mark Hall (Penn State)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) pinned No. 8 Layne Malczewski (Michigan State), 1:43

No. 4 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota) dec. No. 5 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska), 6-2

No. 3 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) dec. No. 6 Kaleb Romero (Ohio State), 4-2

No. 2 Mark Hall (Penn State) tech. No. 7 Joey Gunther (Illinois), 4:12 (16-0)

Semifinals

No. 1 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) major dec. No. 4 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 22-9

No. 2 Mark Hall (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Dylan Lydy (Purdue), 5-4

 

184

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 10

First round

Bye: No. 1 Aaron Brooks (Penn State)

No. 8 Owen Webster (Minnesota) dec. No. 9 Johnny Sebastian (Wisconsin), 9-3

No. 5 Billy Janzer (Rutgers) dec. No. 12 Jack Jessen (Northwestern), 8-2

No. 4 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) tech. No. 13 Jake Hinz (Indiana), 3:00 (18-0)

No. 3 Abe Assasd (Iowa) major dec. No. 14 Kyle Jasenski (Maryland), 12-4

No. 6 Rocky Jordan (Ohio State) dec. No. 11 Max Lyon (Purdue), 7-1

No. 7 Zac Braunagel (Illinois) dec. No. 10 Jelani Embree (Michigan), 3-2

Bye: No. 2 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Aaron Brooks (Penn State) major dec. No. 8 Owen Webster (Minnesota), 15-4

No. 4 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) dec. No. 5 Billy Janzer (Rutgers), 9-3

No. 3 Abe Assad (Iowa) major dec. No. 6 Rocky Jordan (Ohio State), 8-0

No. 2 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) major dec. Zac Braunagel (Illinois), 14-3

Semifinals

No. 1 Aaron Brooks (Penn State) pinned No. 4 Taylor Venz (Nebraska), 4:00

No. 2 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) dec. No. 3 Abe Assad (Iowa), 5-3

 

197

NCAA automatic qualifiers: 6

First round

Bye: No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)

No. 8 Jackson Striggow (Michigan) dec. No. 9 Jaron Smith (Maryland), 5-4

No. 5 Lucas Davison (Northwestern) dec. No. 12 Nick May (Michigan State), 7-2

No. 4 Christian Brunner (Purdue) dec. No. 13 Taylor Watkins (Wisconsin), 7-6

No. 3 Jacob Warner (Iowa) major dec. No. 14 Nick Willham (Indiana), 14-4

No. 6 Shakur Rasheed (Penn State) pinned No. 11 Matt Wroblewski (Illinois), 0:53

No. 10 Hunter Ritter (Minnesota) def. No. 7 Jordan Pagano (Rutgers) by injury default, 0:01 (0-0)

Bye: No. 2 Eric Schultz (Nebraska)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) major dec. No. 8 Jackson Striggow (Michigan), 18-5

No. 5 Lucas Davison (Northwestern) dec. No. 4 Christian Brunner (Purdue), 7-3

No. 6 Shakur Rasheed (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Jacob Warner (Iowa), 3-1

No. 2 Eric Schultz (Nebraska) pinned No. 10 Hunter Ritter (Minnesota), 2:52

Semifinals

No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) major dec. No. 5 Lucas Davison (Northwestern), 16-5

No. 2 Eric Schultz (Nebraska) dec. No. 6 Shakur Rasheed (Penn State), 4-3

 

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NCAA automatic qualifiers: 7

First round

Bye: No. 1 Mason Parris (Michigan)

No. 9 Luke Luffman (Illinois) dec. No. 8 Thomas Penola (Purdue), 7-2

No. 5 David Jensen (Nebraska) dec. No. 12 Jake Kleimola (Indiana), 7-3

No. 4 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin) tech. No. 13 Jack Heyob (Northwestern), 5:22 (15-0)

No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (Iowa) pinned No. 14 Parker Robinson (Maryland), 1:16

No. 6 Gary Traub (Ohio State) major dec. No. 11 Christian Rebottaro (Michigan State), 12-1

No. 10 Alex Esposito (Rutgers) def. No. 7 Seth Nevillis (Penn State) by injury default, 4:19 (3-0)

Bye: No. 2 Gable Steveson (Minnesota)

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Mason Parris (Michigan) pinned No. 9 Luke Luffman (Illinois), 0:28

No. 4 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin) dec. No. 5 David Jensen (Nebraska), 7-2

No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (Iowa) dec. No. 6 Gary Traub (Ohio State), 4-0

No. 2 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) pinned No. 10 Alex Esposito (Rutgers), 1:29

Semifinals

No. 1 Mason Parris (Michigan) dec. No. 4 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin), 4-0

No. 2 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) dec. No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (Iowa), 9-4

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