There were five upsets, according to wrestling rankings, Saturday at Carver.
Iowa had three, Minnesota two, but the Gopher pin at 125 was the difference and Minnesota took down the Hawkeyes, 19-15.
I was really surprised when Thomas Gilman (125) was taken to his back twice by unranked Sam Brancale.
The second time resulted in a pin and the Gophers led, 6-0.
Tony Ramos (133) got a 6-2 decision and 11th-ranked Josh Dziewa upset fifth-ranked Chris Dardanes 1-0 to tie the meet up 6-6.
Brody Grothus (149) lost, but the biggest Iowa loss came at 157.
Derek St. John had never lost at Carver and hadn’t lost two in a row until last Saturday. Derek led 3-2 with 30 seconds left in the match but got reversed, taken to his back and lost 7-4.
Mike Evans (174) finally won a hard-fought match in overtime, 2-1.
Bobby Telford (285) beat two-time defending NCAA champ Tony Nelson 3-1 with an escape in overtime.
It wasn’t enough and Iowa lost its first conference dual at home after 26 straight victories.
Tom Brands, Iowa’s head coach, has some work to do