Recap: Matchups and results on Day Two of the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Cody Goodwin
Hawk Central

LINCOLN, Neb. — Happy Sunday from Pinnacle Bank Arena, home of the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

We're back for Day Two, the final day of competition, where the Hawkeyes wrapped up a third-place team finish this weekend. Iowa scored 129.5 points, behind first-place Michigan (143) and second-place Penn State (141.5).

All 10 Iowa wrestlers finished in the top-8 at their respective weights. More importantly, all 10 Iowa wrestlers have qualified for the NCAA Championships, set for March 17-19 in Detroit.

The Register's Cody Goodwin and Chad Leistikow were both in Lincoln this weekend and will provide updates, commentary and analysis of the Hawkeyes' performance and other results from the tournament.

Check back here early and often for results, match updates and what to watch and follow throughout the day.

Match-by-match recap from Day One of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Sunday's Schedule for the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Sunday features just one session, Session III, but it will be broke into two parts:

  • 11 a.m. — Wrestlebacks, 7th-Place Matches, NCAA qualification matches
  • 3:30 p.m. — 1st-, 3rd-, and 5th-Place Matches

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Final Team Scores for the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

1. Michigan, 143

2. Penn State, 141.5

3. Iowa, 129.5

4. Ohio State, 91.5

5. Northwestern, 90.5

6. Minnesota, 78.5

7. Nebraska, 75.5

8. Wisconsin, 68

9. Rutgers, 41

10. Purdue, 36.5

11. Illinois, 34.5

12. Michigan State, 33

13. Maryland, 15.5

14. Indiana, 4

Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson, left, and Iowa head coach Tom Brands, second from right, watch matches on their respective mats during the second session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Final results for Iowa Hawkeye wrestlers

Here's a look at how each of them did on Saturday, and what each has coming on Sunday:

Drake Ayala, 125 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-2

  • 4-0 over Michigan State's Tristan Lujan
  • 4-3 loss to Wisconsin's Eric Barnett
  • 12-3 major over Indiana's Jacob Moran
  • 5-2 loss to Minnesota's Patrick McKee

7th-Place Match: Medically-forfeited to #9 Dylan Shawver (Rutgers)

Drake Ayala takes eighth place at 125 pounds.

Austin DeSanto, 133 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-0

  • Bye
  • 7-3 over Northwestern's Chris Cannon
  • 4-3 over Illinois's Lucas Byrd

Finals: 3-1 loss to #1 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

Austin DeSanto takes second place at 133 pounds.

Jaydin Eierman, 141 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-0

  • Bye
  • 10-3 over Ohio State's Dylan D'Emilio
  • Win by medical forfeit over Rutgers' Sebastian Rivera

Finals: Loss by medical forfeit to #1 Nick Lee (Penn State)

Jaydin Eierman takes second place at 141 pounds.

Iowa's Jaydin Eierman, right, has his hand raised after scoring a decision against Ohio State's Dylan D`Emilio at 141 pounds during the first session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Max Murin, 149 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-1

  • 12-0 over Michigan State's Peyton Omania
  • 6-5 over Northwestern's Yahya Thomas
  • 3-1 loss to Ohio State's Sammy Sasso

Wrestleback Semifinals: 6-1 over #6 Mike Van Brill (Rutgers)

3rd-Place Match: Win by medical forfeit over #3 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)

Max Murin takes third place at 149 pounds.

Kaleb Young, 157 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-1

  • Bye
  • 5-3 loss to Penn State's Brady Berge
  • 10-5 over Rutgers' Robert Kanniard
  • 5-3 over Michigan State's Chase Saldate

Wrestleback Semifinals: 8-1 over #5 Peyton Robb (Nebraska)

3rd-Place Match: 3-1 (SV) loss to #10 Brady Berge (Penn State)

Kaleb Young takes fourth place at 157 pounds.

Alex Marinelli, 165 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-0

  • Bye
  • 8-2 over Penn State's Creighton Edsell
  • 3-2 over Wisconsin's Dean Hamiti

Finals: 2-1 over #4 Cameron Amine (Michigan)

Alex Marinelli takes first at 165 pounds. He is now a four-time Big Ten champion — the 17th in program history, the 8th Iowa wrestler to do it and the first since Mark Ironside won his four in 1995-98.

Michael Kemerer, 174 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-0

  • Pinned Rutgers' Connor O'Neill in 2:31
  • 5-4 over Ohio State's Ethan Smith
  • Medically-defaulted to sixth place
Iowa's Michael Kemerer, center, walks off the mat with Iowa assistant coach Ryan Morningstar and head coach Tom Brands after scoring a decision at 174 pounds during the first session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Abe Assad, 184 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-2

  • 6-4 over Illinois's Zac Braunagel
  • 4-2 loss to Nebraska's Taylor Venz
  • 9-0 major over Michigan State's Layne Malczewski
  • 4-3 loss to Maryland's Kyle Cochran

7th-Place Match: Wins by medical forfeit over #10 Isaiah Salazar (Minnesota)

Abe Assad finishes 7th at 184 pounds.

Jacob Warner, 197 pounds

SATURDAY: 3-1

  • 17-4 major over Indiana's Nick Willham
  • 3-1 loss to Michigan's Pat Brucki
  • 10-1 major over Maryland's Jaron Smith
  • 4-2 over Ohio State's Gavin Hoffman

Wrestleback Semifinals: 5-3 win over #3 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)

3rd-Place Match: 3-1 loss to #5 Pat Brucki (Michigan)

Jacob Warner finishes 4th at 197 pounds.

Tony Cassioppi, 285 pounds

SATURDAY: 2-0

  • Bye
  • 9-3 over Wisconsin's Trent Hillger
  • 6-4 (SV) over Penn State's Greg Kerkvliet

Finals: Loss by medical forfeit to #1 Gable Steveson (Minnesota)

Tony Cassioppi finishes 2nd at 285 pounds.

Iowa's Tony Cassioppi, center, celebrates after scoring a decision in sudden victory against Penn State's Greg Kerkvliet at 285 pounds during the second session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Team Scores at the start of Day Two of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Michigan, Penn State and Iowa will battle for the team title, but here's how the full team race numbers look like entering Sunday:

  1. Michigan, 116
  2. Penn State, 111.5
  3. Iowa, 109
  4. Ohio State, 72
  5. Northwestern, 70.5
  6. Nebraska, 65
  7. Wisconsin, 58.5
  8. Minnesota, 55.5
  9. Rutgers, 37
  10. Purdue, 34.5
  11. Michigan State, 33
  12. Illinois, 26.5
  13. Maryland, 14.5
  14. Indiana, 4

Big Ten wrestling brackets, results, mat assignments, matchups

Full brackets, bout numbers, mat assignments, statistics and results can be found on Trackwrestling. Printable brackets (that are updated!) can be found here.

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.