PLEASANT HILL, Iowa -- University of Iowa wrestlers Carter Happel, Matt Malcom, Kaleb Young, and Alex Marinelli won titles Saturday in their Hawkeye debuts at the Grand View Open.
Happel won the 141-pound championship, Malcom won the 157-pound title, and Young won the 165-pound title in the freshman division. Marinelli placed first in the 165-pound open division. Happel was 3-0 with a technical fall and a pair of pins. Malcom was 3-0 with a pin, Young scored two pins and a decision in three matches, and Marinelli was 4-0 win two decisions, a major decision, and a fall.
All of Iowa's wrestlers competed unattached. The Hawkeyes' official season opener is Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Luther Open in Decorah, Iowa. The home opener is Nov. 18 when Iowa Central and Cornell College visit Carver-Hawkeye Arena to compete at the Iowa City Duals. Single dual and season tickets are on sale at the UI Athletics Ticket Office, over the phone at 1-800-IA-HAWKS, and online at hawkeyesports.com.