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Iowa wrestling captures Big Ten Title with dual win over Gophers

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (KWWL) -- The Iowa Hawkeye wrestling team captured its 4th consecutive regular season Big Ten Title with a 19-12 win over Minnesota.  The win extended Iowa's unbeaten streak to 77 consecutive matches.

Iowa jumped out to a 9-0 lead with wins from 125 pound sophomore Matt McDonough, freshman Tony Ramos at 133, and 141 pound junior Montell Marion.  Derek St. John made it a 13-3 advantage with a major decision at 157.

Minnesota responded with three straight wins at 165, 174 and 184 to pull within one.  Iowa responded with 3 consecutive wins to close out the meet.

The Hawkeyes will next travel to the Big Ten Championships March 5-6 in Evanston, Illinois.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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