Iowa downs Oregon State

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The third-ranked University of Iowa men's wrestling team won seven matches in a 25-11 victory over No. 16 Oregon State on Sunday afternoon in its home opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes had three bonus point victories over the Beavers and a 96-66 advantage in match points.

“Good test. I give them kudos,” said head coach Tom Brands. “I give Pendleton kudos. He is a professional. He is no slouch. He is a worthy opponent. He comes from a place where he isn't going to roll over and let you tickle his belly. I have known him as a competitor for a long time. I knew that we had to be ready coming in here.”

Oregon State got on the board first as Brandon Kaylor won via a 7-6 decision over Drake Ayala. Kaylor used a takedown with 25 seconds remaining in the third period to clinch the win.

Iowa then rattled off two bonus point victories as Brody Teske put together a major decision over Gabe Whisenhunt before Real Woods notched a technical fall over Cleveland Belton by a score of 18-3.

“It is cool. It's fun,” said Teske. “It is a lot better than working a nine to five. It is a great opportunity, and I give all the glory to God. All the support, I am grateful for everything. I'm in a great place right now and moving forward.”

At 149 pounds Victor Voinovich III and Nash Singleton remained tied after regulation but a takedown in sudden victory gave Voinovich a 6-3 victory. Jared Franek closed out the first half of the dual with a, 10-3, decision over Murphy Menke.

Michael Caliendo picked up where Franek left off and picked up a, 15-10, decision over Kekana Fouret. Caliendo used four takedowns and three escapes to earn the win.

True freshman Gabe Arnold made his dual debut for the Hawkeyes at 174 pounds. He picked up a ranked win in his first appearance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena defeating Travis Wittlake via a 4-2 decision.

“I wanted this match,” said Arnold. “Past All-American, no slouch at all. I wanted it. I wanted to put on a show for the home crowd. Terry said that this match, this dual, was to put the world on notice. I put the world on notice. I am here at 174 pounds, not backing down form anything, ready for it all. Let's do it.”

After Brennen Swafford fell to Trey Munoz via a tech. fall, the Hawkeyes picked up a major decision from Zach Glazier over Justin Rademacher. Glazier had four takedowns to Rademacher's one.

Oregon State closed out the dual with a win as Boone McDermott won a, 4-1, decision over Bradley Hill.


  • Victor Voinovich III, Jared Franek, Michael Caliendo, Gabe Arnold, Brennan Swafford and Bradley Hill all made their debuts in Carver-Hawkeye Arena as Hawkeyes.

  • Iowa has 12-bonus point victories in 20 dual matches this season.

  • Arnold's win at 174 was his dual debut for the Hawkeyes and was his first over a nationally ranked opponent. He is 6-0 this season.

  • Arnold made it the fifth straight season that a true freshman competed in a dual lineup for the Hawkeyes.

  • Iowa moves to 7-1 all-time against Oregon State.


    Iowa heads to Ames, Iowa on November 26 to take on Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Dual.

    125 | #18 Brandon Kaylor dec. #11 Drake Ayala, 7-6
    133 | #9 Brody Teske major dec. #22 Gabe Whisenhunt, 18-8
    141 | #1 Real Woods tech. fall #20 Cleveland Belton, 18-3
    149 | #9 Victor Voinovich III dec. Nash Singleton, 6-3 SV1
    157 | #2 Jared Franek dec. Murphy Menke, 10-3
    165 | #5 Michael Caliendo dec. Kekana Fouret, 15-10
    174 | Gabe Arnold dec. #11 Travis Wittlake, 4-2
    184 | #3 Trey Munoz tech. fall #29 Brennan Swafford, 20-4
    197 | #23 Zach Glazier dec. #31 Justin Rademacher, 14-6
    285 | #22 Boone McDermott dec. Bradley Hill, 4-1

    Attendance: 14,847
    Officials: Angel Rivera, Jeron Quincy