College wrestling: Iowa secures 3rd straight NCAA title
By ERIC OLSON
AP Sports Writer
OMAHA, Neb. — Iowa has locked up a third straight team title at the NCAA championships, sending five wrestlers to the finals and building an insurmountable lead over Cornell.
After winning the tournament with no individual champions last year, the Hawkeyes are positioned to have their most since 1997.
No. 2 seeds Daniel Dennis (125 pounds), Brent Metcalf (149) and Jay Borschel (174), No. 3 Matt McDonough (125) and No. 6 Montell Marion (141) all made it through Friday night’s semifinals.
The Hawks go into Saturday with 120.5 points. Cornell had 75, Iowa State 67 and Wisconsin 62.