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    Indiana captures 20-14 victory against Northern Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana wrestling team won their home opener with a 20-14 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday at University Gym.

    Key Moments
    • After Northern Illinois struck first with a decision to build a 3-0 lead in the match, Indiana got wins by decision from Garett Pepple and Cole Weaver to go up 6-3.
    • Indiana led 12-6, but a technical fall brought them within one at 12-11.
    • Norman Conley provided the Hoosiers with four points with a major decision to go up 16-11.
    • A major decision by Jake Kleimola put the Hoosiers up 20-11 and clinched the match for Indiana.

    • The Hoosiers improve to 2-1 on the season. Northern Illinois falls to 0-2.
    • #15 ranked at 141 Cole Weaver competed in his first dual match of the season.
    • Pepple picked up his ninth win of the season and leads the Hoosiers in dual point differential at +6.
    • Jake Danishek and Bryce Martin each won their ninth match of the season.
    • Kleimola won his seventh match of the season and picked up his second major decision.

    IU Head Coach Angel Escobedo
    "We had a good crowd and the atmosphere was great. The guys were excited to go out there and compete in front of our home fans. I thought our upperclassmen responded well tonight. We still have work to do, but it was good to go out there and get the win."

    125: Bryce West (NIU) dec. Elijah Oliver (IU) 11-7 NIU 3, IU 0
    133: Garrett Pepple (IU) dec. Alijah Jeffrey (NIU) 7-1 IU 3, NIU 3
    141: #15 Cole Weaver (IU) dec. Anthony Cheloni (NIU) 3-0 IU 6, NIU 3
    149: McCoy Kent (NIU) dec. Breydon Bailey (IU) 11-4 IU 6, NIU 6
    157: Jake Danishek (IU) dec. Mason Kauffman (NIU) 4-1 IU 9, NIU 6
    165: Bryce Martin (IU) dec. Kenny Moore (NIU) 5-3 IU 12, NIU 6
    174: Brit Wilson (NIU) TF Jake Hinz (IU) 22-7/7:15 IU 12, NIU 11
    184: Norman Conley (IU) maj. dec. Will Feldkamp 10-2 IU 16, NIU 11
    197: Jake Kleimola (IU) maj. dec. Ross Sealby 12-3 IU 20, NIU 11
    285: Caleb Gossett (NIU) dec. Rudy Streck 3-0 IU 20, NIU 14

    Up Next
    Up next the Hoosiers go on the road to start Big Ten play. Indiana will take on Michigan State on Dec. 7 and battle Michigan on Dec. 9.

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