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No.4 Iowa df. No.12 Michigan, 31-7

By MiGrappler Staff , 01/06/17, 7:00PM EST


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Starting weight: 125 lbs. 

125: No.1 Thomas Gillman (Iowa) df. Austin Assad (Michigan) via major decision 20-7. Iowa leads 4-0. 

A lot of takedowns and escapes. 

133: No.1 Cory Clark (Iowa)  df. No. 7 Stevan Micic (Michigan), 2-0. Iowa leads 7-0.

P1: Micic in deep on a swing single. Can't finish. Score still 0-0 and that is how the period ends. 
P2: Micic goes down to start the period. Period ends with Micic in the down position. Michigan challenging that Micic had the reversal. 
P3: Clark escape. 1:00 left and Clark leads 1-0. After riding time, Clark takes the 2-0 victory. 

141:Topher Carton (Iowa) df. Sal Profaci (Michigan), 8-4. Iowa leads 10-0 after 3. 

P1: Takedowns for both guys. Carton picks up an escape to take the 3-2 lead into the second. 
P2: Carton starts down and gets the escape. Extends lead to 4-2. 
P3: Profaci goes down and gets the escape. Takedown will put him in the lead! Carton scores two more takedowns. 

149: No.2 Brandon Sorenson (Iowa) df. Zach Hall (Michigan) via major decision, 10-1. Iowa leads 14-0. 

P1: Hall scissors the head and gives Sorenson the 1-0 lead for the illegal move.   
P2: Period ends with Sorenson getting a takedown. Leads 5-0. 
P3: Hall starts down, gets the escape but Sorenson is back on the attack and now leads 9-1. Put one more on the board for the riding time. 

157: No.3 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) df. No.7 Bryan Murphy (Michigan), 6-3. Iowa leads 17-0 heading into half. 

P1: Murphy with a quick takedown, Kemerer with the escape. 2-1 is the score with 1:30 left in the first. 
P2:  Kemerer down to start the second period. Takes a 4-3 period into the third. 
P3: Murphy down 5-3 late in the third. Riding time advantage for Kemerer. 

165: No.2 Logan Massa (Michigan) df. Joey Gunther (Iowa) via major decision, 16-6. Iowa leads 17-4.

P1: Two early takedowns for Massa, has the 4-2 lead. Five takedowns for Massa in the first. Leads 10-4 heading into the second period. 

Massa with 7 takedowns, an escape and riding time. 16-6 is the final score. 

174: No.13 Myles Amine (Michigan) df. No. 9 Alex Meyer (Iowa), 6-5. Iowa leads 17-7. 

P1: Amine with the early takedown, Meyer with the escape. Amine leads 2-1 heading into the second. 
P2: Meyer goes down to start the second, get the escape. Amine with a takedown and Meyer get another escape to end the second. 
P3: Amine start the third in the down position. Amine with the reversal, extends his lead to 6-4. Amine fights off a late attempt from Meyer. 

184: No.6 Sammy Brooks (Iowa) df. Ernest Battaglia (Michigan) via tech fall, 20-4. Iowa leads 22-7

P1: Brooks with the headlock for 6 points. Battaglia with the escape and Brooks picks up a couple more takedowns. Brooks currently leads 10-2. 
P2: Brooks leads 18-4 ending the second period. 
P3: After a few takedowns, Brooks picks up the tech fall. 

Iowa clinches the dual. 

197: Cash Wilcke (Iowa)  df. Jackson Striggow (Michigan), 5-2. Iowa leads 25-7. 

Wilcke picks up up the late takedown with :39 seconds left in the third, take a 3-1 lead. Late escape for Striggow and another takedown for Wilcke makes the final score 5-2. 

285: No.5 Sam Stoll (Iowa) df. Dan Perry (Michigan) via fall. Iowa wins 31-7.

P1: Fall for Stoll with :37 second left in the first. 

Letter from Hall of Fame Football Coach Noel Dean to EMU Football Coach Chris Creighton

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Chris ,


I have to do what is right for the state of Michigan. As you know, I have coached high school football in the state of Michigan for the past 27 years. I have great respect for you as a coach and a person. You are just under the wrong leadership at the wrong time.


EMU's Athletic Director Scott Wetherbee  giving kudos 2 days before giving the program the axe

EMU's Athletic director Scott Wetherbee giving kudos to the team 2 days before giving them the axe. What kind of person does that?


Your president, a guy from South Dakota obviously doesn't understand the culture of Michigan and the value us lifelong Michigan residents not only have for the sport of football but wrestling too.


He doesn't understand how deeply intertwined football and wrestling is in this state. Many coaches are involved in both and have sons, nephews and grand kids that participate in both.


My biggest impact players have been both football players that are wrestlers. I am always and also told to have multi athletic players. This is in stark contrast to HIS position.


I can't stand by and not take a stand against what is happening at EMU with the wrestling program. Wrestling contributes too much to the fabric of our schools systems in Michigan (a guy from South Dakota might not get it), but if I stick to the facts on this. wrestling is only a bone to keep people happy FOR NOW. They are coming for you next.


If this goes through, you and your staff will not be allowed in any one of our buildings. I won't speak for the others copied in this email but I wanted them to see my position.


Bottom line is, a guy from South Dakota is dumping on boys in the state of Michigan. I personally have had enough of people like this. Time to get priorities in order.


You are a good man but, you may be at the wrong institution.


Noel Dean


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