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Top ranked Hawkeyes fall to #2 Missouri in NWCA National Duals final

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -  A battle of the nation's top 2 teams in the NWCA National Duals final went the way of second ranked Missouri. Top ranked Iowa fell behind, dropping 4 of the first 5 matches, and couldn't recover, as they fell for the first time this season 18-12.

The Hawkeyes couldn't get over the hump in the close matches. Five contests were decided by a single point. Iowa fell in 4 of those, including 149 pounds, where 4th ranked Drake Houdashelt of Missouri upset #2 Brandon Sorenson 2-1.

Sunday's final ended the duals season for Iowa as they get set for the Big Ten Championships beginning on March 7.

Results:

Missouri 18, Iowa 12
125: No. 2 Alan Waters (Missouri) dec. No. 5 Thomas Gilman (Iowa), 5-4 TB1
133: No. 6 Cory Clark (Iowa) dec. Zach Synon (Missouri), 7-2
141: No. 5 Lavion Mayes (Missouri) dec. No. 6 Josh Dziewa (Iowa), 13-6
149: No. 4 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) dec. No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa), 2-1
157: No. 12 Joey LaVallee (Missouri) dec. No. 15 Mike Kelly (Iowa), 6-1
165: No. 9 Nick Moore (Iowa) dec. Mike England (Missouri), 3-2
174: No. 3 Mike Evans (Iowa) dec. No. 5 John Eblen (Missouri), 4-1
184: No. 14 Willie Miklus (Missouri) dec. Alex Meyer (Iowa), 6-5
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) dec. No. 6 Nathan Burak (Iowa), 4-3
285: No. 4 Bobby Telford (Iowa) dec. No. 16 Devin Mellon (Missouri), 6-3

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