The University of Iowa wrestling team opened its Big Ten season with a 36-9 win against Maryland on Friday, November 91, 2015 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa Hawkeyes

The Iowa Hawkeyes scored bonus points in each of their seven wins against the Terps, including a pair of falls by Cory Clark (133) and Sammy Brooks (197).

Iowa has now won 18 straight Big Ten openers.

The second-ranked Hawkeyes (5-0, 1-0) also earned wins over Grand Canyon (44-0), Iowa Central (54-0), and Cornell College (58-0) on Friday. Individually, the Hawkeyes went undefeated in 30 bouts to improve to 25-0 all-time in the Iowa City Duals.

In four duals combined, the Hawkeyes were 37-3 with 35 bonus point victories.

Iowa fans watched five Hawkeyes make their Carver-Hawkeye Arena debuts. Senior Jake Kadel (141) used two takedowns and two nearfall points to earn a 6-3 win against Uzo Owuama of Grand Canyon, and redshirt freshman Sam Stoll (285) recorded his first career fall in 1:36 against Grand Canyon’s Sean Medley. Stoll finished the day with three first-period pins.

Redshirt freshmen Burke Paddock (165), Logan Ryan (141), and Skyler St. John (157) also wrestled inside Carver for the first time. Ryan dropped an 8-5 decision to Maryland’s Alfred Bannister in the opener, but finished the day with one fall and one major decision. Paddock was 1-1 with a technical fall, and St. John scored a major decision in his only bout.

Senior Patrick Rhoads made his first Carver-Hawkeye Arena appearance since 2011. He was 2-0 with a pin and a technical fall.

Iowa All-Americans Thomas Gilman (125), Cory Clark (133), Brandon Sorensen (149) and Nathan Burak (197) combined for a 16-0 mark with 16 bonus point victories, including nine pins, four major decisions and three technical falls.

Sammy Brooks (184) and Alex Meyer (174) each posted 4-0 records. Brooks had two falls, one technical fall and one win by forfeit, while Meyer added a pin and two major decisions.

“There are two reasons why you do this,” said UI head coach Tom Brands. “The veterans can get their feet wet a little bit more. You get a bunch of matches in and that’s good. It’s good to wrestle.

“The second reason you do it is to see where your young guys are. You can learn a lot from your young guys. Reminders come out that it’s not easy when you’re wrestling competition that people from the outside looking in might think might be easy. It’s not easy. Pace and staying sharp, doing things that are ahead of where your opponent thinks they’re going to come from. You’re one step ahead of your opponent because of how you warm up and how you approach your competition. Those types of things are reinforced in a day like today. Very valuable from where I sit.”

Iowa returns to the mat Sunday, Nov. 29 in Ames to face Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The dual begins at 2 p.m. (CT) at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa has won the last 11 meeting in the series.

NOTES: Attendance was 6,734... Iowa is 25-0 all-time in the Iowa City Duals... Iowa has won 18 straight conference openers… Jake Kadel, Logan Ryan, Burke Paddock, Skyler St. John, and Sam Stoll made their Carver-Hawkeye Arena debuts… Iowa and Grand Canyon met for the first time… Maryland made its first appearance in Iowa City… Iowa’s 58-0 win over Cornell was its largest in the series.

#2 IOWA 36, Maryland 9
125 -- #2 Thomas Gilman (I) tech. fall Jhared Simmons (M), 24-7; 5-0
133 -- #2 Cory Clark (I) pinned Tyler Goodwin (M), 4:06; 11-0
141 -- Alfred Bannister (M) dec. Logan Ryan (I), 8-5; 11-3
149 -- #3 Brandon Sorensen (I) maj. dec. Wade Hodges (M), 12-2; 15-3
157 -- #20 Lou Mascola (M) dec. Edwin Cooper, Jr. (I), 8-6; 15-6
165 -- Brendan Burnham (M) dec. Burke Paddock (I), 9-5; 15-9
174 -- #6 Alex Meyer (I) maj. dec. Derrick Evanovich (M), 11-2; 19-9
184 -- #12 Sammy Brooks (I) pinned Mark Colabucci (M), 2:16; 25-9
197 -- #4 Nathan Burak (I) tech. fall Garret Wesneski (M), 21-5; 30-9
285 -- Sam Stoll (I) won by forfeit; 36-9

#2 IOWA 44, Grand Canyon 0
125 -- #2 Thomas Gilman (I) pinned Trayton Libolt (G), 3:51; 6-0
133 -- #2 Cory Clark (I) major dec. Jauquin Olivas (G), 10-1; 10-0
141 – Jake Kadel (I) dec. Uzo Owuama (G), 6-3; 13-0
149 -- #3 Brandon Sorensen (I) major dec. Blake Monty (G), 14-4; 17-0
157 -- Edwin Cooper, Jr. (I) major dec. Zack Velasquez (G), 21-0
165 -- Patrick Rhoads (I) tech. fall Casey Larson (G), 20-5; 26-0
174 -- #6 Alex Meyer (I) dec. Kenny Moore (G), 7-2; 29-0
184 -- #12 Sammy Brooks (I) tech. fall Austin Trujillo (G), 17-2; 34-0
197 -- #4 Nathan Burak (I) major dec. Austin Gaun (G), 15-7; 38-0
285 -- Sam Stoll (I) pinned Sean Medley (G), 1:36; 44-0

#2 IOWA 54, Iowa Central 0
125 -- #2 Thomas Gilman (I) pinned Mitch Brinkman (ICCC), 1:45; 6-0
133 -- #2 Cory Clark (I) pinned Terrell Pampkin (ICCC), 2:32; 12-0
141 -- Logan Ryan (I) pinned Kohl Wheeler (ICCC), 4:52; 18-0
149 -- #3 Brandon Sorensen (I) tech. fall Ryne Cokeley (ICCC), 24-9; 23-0
157 – Skyler St. John (I) major dec. Stephon Gray (ICCC), 20-10; 27-0
165 -- Burke Paddock (I) tech. fall Grant Sherman (ICCC), 17-1; 32-0
174 -- #6 Alex Meyer (I) major dec. Armani Robinson (ICCC), 10-2; 36-0
184 -- #12 Sammy Brooks (I) win by forfeit; 42-0
197 -- #4 Nathan Burak (I) pinned Kendrick Jones (ICCC), 2:14; 48-0
285 -- Sam Stoll (I) pinned Quelton Toliver (ICCC), 1:50; 54-0

#2 IOWA 58, Cornell College 0
125 -- #2 Thomas Gilman (I) pinned Scott Smith (C), 1:32; 6-0
133 -- #2 Cory Clark (I) pinned Philip Opelt (C), 3:47; 12-0
141 -- Logan Ryan (I) major dec. Josh Martin (C), 20-7; 16-0
149 -- #3 Brandon Sorensen (I) pinned Nathan Shank (C), 4:14; 22-0
157 -- Edwin Cooper, Jr. (I) pinned Aaron Engle (C), 2:40; 28-0
165 -- Patrick Rhoads (I) pinned Michael Maksimovic (C), 4:55; 34-0
174 -- #6 Alex Meyer (I) pinned Brian Cristion (C), 4:02; 40-0
184 -- #12 Sammy Brooks (I) pinned James Garrett (C), 2:31; 46-0
197 -- #4 Nathan Burak (I) pinned Ben Bergen (C), 0:57; 52-0
285 -- Sam Stoll (I) pinned Eric Tucker (C), 2:27; 56-0

Cornell 32, Iowa Central 9
125 – Scott Smith (C) pinned Mitch Brinkman (ICCC), 4:20; 6-0
133 – Phillip Opelt (C) major dec. Mario Haynes (ICCC), 11-3; 10-0
141 – Josh Martin (C) major dec. Kohl Wheeler (ICCC), 13-4; 14-0
149 – Brandon Murray (ICCC) dec. Anthony Curtis (C) , 6-5; 14-3
157 – Aaron Engle (C) dec. Stephon Gray (ICCC), 13-8; 17-3
165 – Michael Maksimovic (C) dec. Grant Sherman (ICCC), 8-3; 20-3
174 – Armani Robinson (ICCC) dec. Ben Hewson (C), 9-7; 20-6
184 – Jarod Cadena (C) win by forfeit; 26-6
197 – Kendrick Jones (ICCC) dec. Ben Bergen (C), 11-9 (SV); 26-9
285 – Eric Tucker (C) pinned Tra’Von Butler (ICCC) 5:32; 32-9

Grand Canyon 28, Cornell 6
125 – Trayton Libolt (G) major dec. Scott Smith (C), 13-4; 4-0
133 – Jauquin Olivas (G) dec. Phillip Opelt (C), 4-2; 7-0
141 – Josh Martin (C) dec. Uzo Owuama (G), 6-4; 7-3
149 – Blake Monty (G) dec. Nathan Shank (C), 9-2; 10-3
157 – Zack Velasquez (G) dec. Aaron Engle (C) , 3-1; 13-3
165 – Michael Maksimovic (C) dec. Bobby Reece (G), 5-2; 13-6
174 – Kenny Moore (G) tech. fall Ben Hewson (C), 17-2; 18-6
184 – Cale Wilson (G) dec. Jarod Cadena (C), 9-4; 21-6
197 – Austin Gaun (G) major dec. Ben Bergen (C), 13-5; 25-6
285 – Sean Medley (G) dec. Eric Tucker (C), 3-3 (TB2); 28-6

Grand Canyon 40, Iowa Central 12
125 – Trayton Libolt (G) tech. fall Mitch Brinkman (ICCC), 16-0; 5-0
133 – Jauquin Olivas (G) tech. fall Terrell Pampkin (ICCC), 16-1; 10-0
141 – Uzo Owuama (G) tech. fall Kohl Wheeler (ICCC), 17-1; 15-0
149 – Carlos Champaign pinned Blake Monty (G), 1:08; 15-6
157 – Stephon Gray (ICCC) mff Zack Velasquez (G); 15-12
165 – Bobby Reece (G) major dec. Grant Sherman (ICCC), 19-12
174 – Casey Larson (G) tech. fall Armani Robinson (ICCC), 15-0; 24-12
184 – Grand Canyon mff; 30-12
197 – Austin Gaun (G) major dec. Kendrick Jones (ICCC), 14-2; 34-12
285 – Sean Medley (G) pinned Richards Gonzalez (ICCC), 6:27; 40-12