Just got back from the dual. A few great matches tonight. Illinois came out to wrestle and score points. Iowa did not with the exceptions of Ramos and Lofthouse.
Delgado took a shot off the whistle and set the tone for the match. He never let McDonough get into his game. Matt didn't come out to score points tonight. Never got his hooks in on Jesse's legs to grind out a takedown. Didn't look like himself. Delgado is good.
Ramos put on a takedown clinic. He was able to score pretty easily. Can't wait to see what he can do against Oliver.
I missed the first part of Marions match because I have a small bladder but he wrestled a pretty solid match from what I saw.
Terrazas is good but I don't think he's great. Mark Ballweg cannot be Iowa's best option at 149. He's a good 141lber but not 149. Didnt take any shots that I recall. At this point I'm running out of hope that we will ever see Carew wrestle.
I think Dooley took five shots before St. John got a takedown and iirc it was a counter. Not impressed with his offense at all tonight. He's gonna have to wrestle a hell of a lot better if he's gonna beat Dake.
I liked what I saw from Evans except his lack of offense from neutral. When he was on top he was the hammer everyone says he is. Just needed a little more time to get near fall points. Rides hard though.
I thought Lofthouse wrestled hard tonight. He showed good offense and had great counters to Blantons shots. Had much more wind than Jordan. Hope he can keep it up the whole year.
Fahlers shot two great super ducks. He is better than average from his feet but gets turned like a burger when underneath. He had good action and is fun to watch. Had a chance to win the match. Needed a takedown in the third to tie it but gave one up and the got turned a couple of times.
Lira wrestles hard too but just doesnt have the skills to be a great wrestler at this level.
Telford got in on more than a few shots but was unable to finish any of them. He rides good though. His match was a lot like Evans' in that he just needed the clock to be on his side once he got the legs in.
All in all, Iowa looked pretty bad tonight. Not much offense aside from a couple of wrestlers. Illinois was offensive and ready to go. I wish we would have wrestled like they did. If we would have it would have been a slaughter.