While the Hoosiers came in with a clear mindset and the return of junior starter Ryan LeBlanc, Indiana could not best the Boilermakers on their home mat. The Hoosiers dropped the match against in-state rival Purdue with a final score of 28-13, moving to 0-7 in the Big Ten.
After a match on the road last weekend, IU wrestling was back in full force Friday night in University Gym. Squaring off against the No. 17 Michigan Wolverines in the second-to-last home match of the season, the Hoosiers suffered a 30-13 defeat, remaining winless in the Big Ten.
Minnesota certainly brought their “A”-game, defeating the Hoosiers in a fashion that reminded fans why they are ranked No. 4 nationally. Although the Hoosiers lost a physically tough match 41-3, IU Coach Duane Goldman said he believed the final score did not indicate the amount of effort that was put forth by each wrestler.