IOWA CITY — University of Iowa All-Americans Thomas Gilman, Brandon Sorensen, and Sammy Brooks led the third-ranked Hawkeye wrestling team to a 26-9 win over Iowa State on Saturday in the Cy-Hawk Series.
Iowa has won 13 duals in a row against Iowa State.
Gilman and Brooks won by technical fall, and Sorensen earned his team-high fifth major decision to push Iowa past the Cyclones for the 13th straight time.
The Hawkeyes (5-0, 1-0) won seven-of-10 bouts overall and held a 19-10 advantage in takedowns, but won four decisions by a combined seven points.
“We were in some holes and the good thing is we bailed ourselves out of some holes,” said Iowa Coach Tom Brands. “I will say this, I heard that John Smith said after his dual with Oklahoma, and it’s pretty true here, we’re not just trying to beat Iowa State, we’re trying to close a gap on the best teams in the country. That was a close dual even though the score was lopsided. There were some tough situations that we did not wrestle through and that is a concern, big time.”
Iowa State opened the dual with a win at 285, where Quean Smith defeated redshirt freshman Steven Holloway, 10-5. Holloway, a 197-pounder in 2015-16, was wrestling his eighth match at heavyweight in place of Iowa’s fifth-ranked Sam Stoll.