HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Brandon Sorensen and Michael Kemerer successfully defended their individual championships and the University of Iowa rolled to the team title Saturday at the Midlands Championships.
Iowa also got titles from Alex Marinelli, Cash Wilcke and Sam Stoll.
Sorensen won a 4-2 decision over Central Michigan’s Justin Oliver for his championship at 149 pounds while Kemerer won at 157 pounds with a 5-2 win over Joshua Shields of Arizona State.
Marinelli defeated Jon Schleifer of Princeton 3-1 in sudden victory for 165-pound title. At 197, Wilcke earned his championship with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Frank Mattiace of Penn, and Stoll was the 285-pound champ, edging Arizona State’s Tanner Hall, 2-1, in the finals.
Other Hawkeye placewinners included Pat Lugo (fourth at 149), Kaleb Young (fifth at 165) and Spencer Lee (sixth at 125). In addition, Max Murin defeated Carter Happel in matchup of Hawkeye teammates for fifth place at 141.
Iowa State had five wrestlers compete Friday in Daniel Bush, Colston DiBlasi, Gannon Gremmel, Dante Rodriguez and Markus Simmons. All five suffered two losses and were eliminated.
TEAM STANDINGS — 1. Iowa 156.5, 2. Rutgers 109.5, 3. Central Michigan 108, 4. Arizona St. 106.5, 5. South dakota St. 99, 6. Northwestern 85.5, 7. Purdue 84, 8. Princeton 73, 9. Iowa unattached 58.5, 10. Penn 54 ... 27. Iowa St. 16.
125 — Nick Suriano (Rutgers) dec. Ronnie Bresser (Ore. St.), 2-1.
133 — Seth Gross (S. Dakota St.) pinned Bryan Lantry (Buffalo), 2:47.
141 — Mason Smith (Cent. Mich.) dec. Cole Weaver (Indiana), 6-0.
149 — Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) dec. Justin Oliver (Cent. Mich.), 4-2.
157 — Michael Kemerer (Iowa) dec. Joshua Shields (Ariz. St.), 5-2.
165 — Alex Marinelli (Iowa) dec. Jon Schleifer (Princeton), 3-1, SV1.
174 — Zahid Valencia (Ariz. St.) maj. dec. David Kocer (S. Dakota St.), 18-7.
184 — Emery Parker (Illinois) dec. Nate Jackson (Princeton WC), 8-2.
197 — Cash Wilcke (Iowa) dec. Frank Mattiace (Penn), 3-1, SV1.
285 — Sam Stoll (Iowa) dec. Tanner Hall (Ariz. St.), 2-1.