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Wrestling falls to 0-3 in conference competiton


Redshirt freshman Austin Holmes and redshirt freshman Davey Tunon wrestle in the 149 lb weight class in the Cream and Crimson dual on Oct. 26 at the University Gym. On Friday, the Hoosiers fell to No. 8 Michigan, 43-0.  Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

The IU wrestling team competed in its first home Big Ten match of the year this past Friday at University Gym.

The loss to Michigan meant that IU ended up with the same result as its first two conference meets against Ohio State and Penn State, which now sees the Hoosiers at a 0-3 conference record.

The Wolverines came to Bloomington ranked No. 8 in the nation, making this meet the Hoosiers' third top-ten opponent in the past 30 days. 

IU was unable to score any points throughout this meet, but came close in three different matches to getting points on the scoreboard. 

The closest of which came in the 174-pound weight class when IU sophomore Devin Skatzka took on No. 5 Myles Amine of Michigan. 

Three minutes in, Skatzka found himself trailing 3-2. In the third period, Skatzka almost reversed Amine’s move on the mat’s edge, which would have won the match for Skatzka, but Amine managed to escape at the last second and take the victory. 

This 43-0 loss drops IU’s record to 0-3 in conference play and 6-4 overall.

The Hoosiers will not compete again until Jan. 19 when the Michigan State Spartans come to town.

Dylan Wallace

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