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    Indiana earns pair of wins at IU Duals

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana's wrestling team launched their 2017-18 home schedule on Sunday with the IU Duals, the first quad meet at University Gymnasium in more than three seasons. The Hoosiers (3-1) won matches against Eastern Michigan, 25-12, and Indianapolis, 34-8, with a 29-6 defeat to Binghamton in the second session.

    Leading the way for Indiana were two redshirt juniors, Cole Weaver (141) and Jake Danishek (157), who each left the U-Gym with 3-0 records in the meet. Danishek's results -- two pins and a win in sudden victory -- were especially encouraging, as they were his first three matches of the season. Weaver continued his 11-2 start to the year and defended his No. 16 national rank with two decisions and a pin in his final match.

    Session I: Indiana 25, Eastern Michigan 12
    The Hoosiers won 7-of-10 bouts and the first six matches on the dual card to open this year's home schedule with a win over Eastern Michigan. Junior Elijah Oliver (125) sparked the run with an 11-2 major decision, and Garrett Pepple (133) stunned No. 23 Noah Gonser in a 2-1 decision victory. Pepple faced five ranked opponents in his first 11 matches of the season and emerged with a 2-3 record in those matches.

    Weaver followed with a shutout decision to give IU a 10-0 lead before Davey Tunon (149) scored the most exciting win of the session. Tunon, trailing 4-3 to Kyle Springer, fired a shot that yielded a takedown and four back points to swing the bout, eventually taking a 9-8 win.

    Danishek continued momentum with a pin in his first match of the season, deciding a tight match before it could enter the final period. Bryce Martn (165) and Jake Hinz (184) added to the final tally as they both won decisions by three points.

    Session II: Binghamton 29, Indiana 6
    A dual that looked closer in person than on the final scoreboard, the Bearcats won three of their matches by three points or less in their team victory. Weaver was first on the board for Indiana with a 6-1 decision over Joe Russ. Danishek followed two matches later, scoring with 0:16 left in the sudden victory period to take the 11-9 win.

    Oliver dropped a tight two-point decision to Joe Nelson, 9-7, while Tunon lost a 4-2 result in sudden victory. Norman Conley (184) kept it close with No. 14 Steve Schneider but ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 result.

    Session III: Indiana 34, Indianapolis 8
    Indiana rebounded from their first dual loss of the season, taking four wins with bonus points in their 34-8 victory against Indianapolis. The Hoosiers won their first eight bouts, starting with Oliver's major decision and back-to-back pins from Pepple and Weaver. Danishek secured his second pin of the day in his match, only this time he ended it before they left the first period.

    Sophomores Gabe Koontz (174) and Norman Conley (184) closed the winning run with decisions, each earning their first career home victories in the IU singlet. Koontz, who came to Indiana from nearby Edgewood High School, won 6-4 in sudden victory to get the crowd back on its feet at the end of a three-match day.

    Up Next: 2017 Hoosier Duals
    Saturday, Dec. 2 • Starts at 10:00 a.m. ET • Live on BTN Plus / FloWrestling
    University Gymnasium • Bloomington, Ind.

    The Hoosiers will wrestle six opponents in a six-day span after completing next weekend's Hoosier Duals, the second quad meet at University Gymnasium. The visitors -- SIU-Edwardsville (0-0), Cleveland State (0-2), and Northern Illinois(0-0) -- will be the last of Indiana's non-conference dual meet schedule.

    As was the case during the IU Duals, weigh-ins will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and there will be a 10-minute intermission following the conclusion of the last match in each session. The schedule for the Hoosier Duals is as follows:

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