IOWA CITY, Iowa — In the first Big Ten wrestling dual of the season, No. 7 Iowa battles No. 15 Illinois in a border rivalry at 7 p.m. CT on Dec. 1, 2017 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Hawkeyes (4-0) have cruised in their first four duals this year, while Illinois (1-1) lost its opener to Missouri before beating Fresno State.
Iowa leads the all-time series 50-26-1. Illinois won 21 of the first 22 duals, but since then the Hawkeyes are 49-5-1 against the Fighting Illini. Iowa has won the last seven duals.
Illinois coach Jim Heffernan was a part of three Iowa national title teams under legendary coach Dan Gable. Twice he placed second at the NCAA meet and won a national title in 1986. Heffernan was a four-time Big Ten champion and ranks seventh in Iowa history with 131 wins.
Iowa coach Tom Brands was a three-time NCAA champion and gold medalist at the 1996 Olympics.
— Hawkeye Wrestling (@Hawks_Wrestling) November 29, 2017
Iowa wrestling vs. Illinois meet time, details
Time: 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
Date: Friday, Dec. 1
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena , Iowa City, Iowa
Rankings: Iowa (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten) is ranked No. 7; Illinois (1-1, 0-0) is ranked No. 15
How can I watch Iowa wrestling vs. Illinois online?
BTN will stream the meet on BTN-Plus and the BTN2GO app for a fee. FloWrestling.com also will stream the dual for a fee.
How can I listen to Iowa wrestling vs. Illinois on the radio?
For Iowa wrestling, 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) is the flagship station.
Who is calling the Iowa wrestling vs. Illinois meet?
Steven Grace handles play-by-play while two-time NCAA champion Mark Ironside adds analysis for KXIC.
Iowa wrestling vs. Illinois key matchup
133: No. 18 Phillip Laux (Iowa) vs. No. 20 Dylan Duncan (Illinois)
Laux, a senior from Iowa City West, filled in for an injured Cory Clark in five duals last year and is 19-11 in his Iowa career. Duncan, a freshman, lost his first match this season to No. 9-ranked John Erneste of Missouri but won four of five matches at the Roadrunner Open in California. Laux is 6-0 on the season; Duncan is 4-2.
Iowa wrestling vs. Illinois probable lineups
Weight: Illinois vs. Iowa
125: No. 12 Travis Piotrowski (6-0) vs. Justin Stickley (5-2)
133: No. 20 Dylan Duncan (4-2) vs. No. 18 Phillip Laux (6-0)
141: Mike Carr (1-1) vs. Vince Turk (3-1)
149: Eric Barone (4-3) vs. No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (4-0)
157: No. 17 Kyle Langenderfer (4-2) vs. No. 3 Michael Kemerer (4-0)
165: No. 2 Isaiah Martinez (2-0) vs. Caleb Young (3-1) or No. 14 Alex Marinelli (0-0)
174: Xavier Montalvo (0-1) or David Riojas (2-2) vs. Joey Gunther (4-0)
184: No. 12 Emery Parker (5-1) vs. Mitch Bowman (4-0)
197: Andre Lee (5-3) vs. No. 10 Cash Wilcke (4-0)
HWT: Deuce Rachal (5-4) vs. No. 7 Sam Stoll (4-0)
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