Jan. 14, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The #24 Indiana University wrestling team won four bouts Friday night in Minneapolis, but fell to the #5 Golden Gophers by a score of 25-14. Kurt Kinser picked up the 100th win of his collegiate career while Matt Powless improved to 28-2 on the season with his 12th major decision (the most in all of Division-I wrestling).

Kinser put the Hoosiers on the board after the 149-lbs. match, notching a 5-0 decision over Danny Zilverberg. Bloomington High School South representation kept it coming at 157 pounds with Paul Young blasting Joe Grygelko by way of a 16-4 major decision. Young is just two career wins shy of Kinser with 98 victories in his time donning the cream and crimson.

Following Gopher triumphs in the 174- and 184-pound bouts, Indiana snagged the final two matches. Powless, tied for third nationally with 28 wins overall, made it a dozen major decisions on the season with his 13-3 tally over Joe Nord.

Heavyweight Ricky Alcala avenged an earlier season loss by topping #7 Tony Nelson. It was a hard-fought battle as Alcala needed extra time to secure a 3-1 decision.

#24 Indiana 14, #5 Minnesota 25 125 lbs.- #5 Zach Sanders (MINN) tech falls Justin Brooks (IU), 22-7; Team Score: 0-5
133 lbs.- David Thorn (MINN) dec. Matt Ortega (IU), 7-5 (OT); TS: 0-8
141 lbs #5 Mike Thorn (MINN) pins Mitchell Richey (IU); TS: 0-14
149 lbs.- #15 Kurt Kinser (IU) dec. Danny Zilverberg (MINN), 5-0; TS: 3-14
157 lbs.- #6 Paul Young (IU) maj. dec. Joe Grygelko (MINN), 16-4; TS: 7-14
165 lbs.- #7 Cody Yohn (MINN) dec. Ryan LeBlanc (IU), 2-0; TS: 7-17
174 lbs.- #8 Scott Glasser (MINN) maj. dec. Nick Avery (IU), 11-3; TS: 7-21
184 lbs.- #8 Kevin Steinhaus (MINN) maj. dec. Eric Cameron (IU), 10-1; TS: 7-25
197 lbs.- #6 Matt Powless (IU) maj. dec. Joe Nord (MINN), 13-3; TS: 11-25
285 lbs.- #19 Ricky Alcala (IU) dec. #7 Tony Nelson (MINN), 3-1 (OT); TS: 14-25



University Gym will be the site for Indiana's next two matches, hosting duals versus #2 Penn State and #18 Michigan on back-to-back Sundays (Jan. 23 & 30).