The UNI Panthers wrapped a weekend road trip by defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers 27-19 in Morgantown. UNI returns to Cedar Falls going 1-1 in duals on the weekend.

Today’s dual started out the same way yesterday’s dual did; Jay Schwarm picked up a fall in the first match and Jacob Schipper gave up a fall in his match. Schwarm dominated KJ Fenstermacher and did not let the match get out of the first period.

Josh Alber broke the tie in favor of the Panthers with a 6-3 win against Joe Wheeling. Alber wasn’t able to get bonus points though, and after bonus point losses at 149 and 157 pounds, UNI trailed 16-9 going into intermission.

After a win by Bryce Steiert over Nick Kiussis 9-6, UNI’s two defending Big 12 Champions put the team on their backs. Taylor Lujan won by pinfall over Iowa native Josh Ramirez, and similar to Schwarm, Lujan didn’t let it get out of the first period.

And then Drew Foster took the mat and used a series of tilts (and nearly got the fall with one) to quickly take down Jackson Moomau by tech fall. The combined bonus points at 174 and 184 would have been enough for UNI to sustain two more non-bonus point losses and still get the win, but it turned out to not matter.

Carter Isley came out at heavyweight and got to his offense right away, picking up over two minutes of riding time in the first period alone after scoring a takedown. Isley went on to win by major decision, 10-1.

UNI will next be on the mat in two weeks at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. We’ll have full previews of that as we get closer to the tournament.

#14 UNI 27, West Virginia 19
125 – #20 Jay Schwarm won by pinfall over KJ Fenstermacher, in 2:47
133 – Caleb Rea won by pinfall over Jacob Schipper, in 6:43
141 – #8 Josh Alber won by decision, 6-3 over Joe Wheeling
149 – Christian Monserrat won by major decision, 10-2, over Derek Holschlag
157 – Zachary Moore won by pinfall over Patrick Schoenfelder, in 2:32
165 – #8 Bryce Steiert won by decision, 9-6, over Nick Kiussis
174 – #9 Taylor Lujan won by pinfall over Josh Ramirez, in 2:51
184 – #9 Drew Foster won by tech fall, 18-0, over Jackson Moomau, in 2:57
197 – Noah Adams won by decision, 12-5, over Izaak Shedenhelm
285 – Carter Isley won by major decision, 10-1, over David Smith

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