The Big Ten Men’s Wrestling Tournament was this weekend and while I could not be there taking awesome pictures like last time, it was exciting nonetheless.
For the conference tourney, each school gets to send one wrestler per weight class for 10 wrestlers each. The Top 7 in each weight class advance to the NCAA tourney in St. Louis in two weeks. (The top 7 seems like a lot to me, but that’s how it’s done.) Iowa is sending 9 of its 10 wrestlers to the National tourney, with only sophomore Chad Beatty not making the cut.
Overall we ended up with one champion in Brent Metcalf, one 2nd place in my wrestling boyfriend Mark Perry, four 3rd places, a 4th place and a 7th place. All in all, that’s kind of a disappointing showing by the Iowa Hawkeyes but it was still good enough to take the team crown with 127 points. Minnesota was 2nd with 112.5.
My wrestling boyfriend and Big Ten 2nd place at 165 Mark Perry:
Get ‘im, Perry! Headlock!
I can never get over how hilarious the coaches are during these contests. They are ridiculously animated and I would like to share that with y’all:
Guy on the left: Get ‘im! HIM!
Guy on the right: Grrrrr! Rrrrr!
Guy on the left: Gimme some skin, bro!
Guy on the right: I WILL EAT YOUR FACE OFF!
Coach and Ref: [wrestling talk, wrestling talk]
Coach on the left: WHEEEEE!