Buckeyes Roll Iowa, Earning First Win Since 1966

By Jason Priestas on January 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

The good news keeps coming.

Fresh off a monster football recruiting week, the 7th-ranked Ohio State wrestling team knocked off #2 Iowa, 21-9 in front of over 5,000 boisterous fans to earn the program's first win against the Hawkeyes since 1966. As in the year Star Trek debuted on television.

To further put the win into context, it also snapped Iowa's 39-match Big Ten winning-streak.

It was an absolutely huge win for coach Tom Ryan, especially considering he was a two-time All-American for the Hawkeyes under legendary coach Dan Gable. He tried to put what it meant into words:

"I feel great, I feel great. You know, because these guys put so much time into what they do. Six o' clock mornings, back in the afternoon; sometimes they're back in the evening. They got eight hours of study tables. They got so many things on their lives."

It's a great time to be a Buckeye.

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