Sebastian Extends Winning Streak at No. 7 Iowa

By Northwestern Athletics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — No. 17 Johnny Sebastian (174) extended his winning streak to seven-straight against No. 7 Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday morning.

Sebastian took advantage of his opportunity, besting Iowa’s Kaleb Young via 9-4 decision. He showed fight in the final period, tallying five match points to edge the Hawkeye grappler.

For the Ramsey, New Jersey, native, it was his 22nd win of the campaign, the second-most for Northwestern this season. He improved to an undefeated 7-0 in Big Ten competition.

In one of the most anticipated bouts of the contest, No. 5 Ryan Deakin (149) was the victim of a controversial call in sudden victory against No. 2 Brandon Sorensen.

Deakin notched a takedown with 19 seconds left in the third period, which was followed up by a late Sorensen escape.

To start the first sudden victory period, Deakin was in an aggressive position against the Hawkeye wrestler, holding his leg up in the air. However, in the midst of the move, Deakin was called for a one-point technical violation for grabbing headgear, handing Sorensen the 5-4 decision on his home mat.

The dual did not go the Wildcats’ way, as Iowa topped No. 17 Northwestern, 33-2.

The Wildcats wrestle again next Friday, Feb. 9, at No. 24 Purdue. The two squads will match up at Mackey Arena and the dual will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.

#7 Iowa 33, #17 Northwestern 2
Feb. 4, 2018 | Carver-Hawkeye Arena | Iowa City, Iowa

125: #3 Spencer Lee (IOWA) dec. #10 Sebastian Rivera (NU), 7-4 | IOWA 3, NU 0
133: Paul Glynn (IOWA) dec. Colin Valdiviez (NU), 3-2 | IOWA 6, NU 0
141: Vince Turk (IOWA) maj. dec. Alec McKenna (NU), 10-2 | IOWA 10, NU 0
149: #2 Brandon Sorensen (IOWA) dec. #5 Ryan Deakin (NU), 5-4 (SV1) | IOWA 13, NU 0
Northwestern assessed one team point deduction for a mat control violation
157: #2 Michael Kemerer (IOWA) Tech Fall Shayne Oster (NU), 17-2 (3:14) | IOWA 18, NU -1
165: #7 Alex Marinell (IOWA) Tech Fall Michael Sepke (NU), 23-8 (7:00) | IOWA 23, NU -1
174: #17 Johnny Sebastian (NU) dec. Kaleb Young (IOWA), 9-4 | IOWA 23, NU 2
184: #20 Mitch Bowman (IOWA) maj. dec. Mitch Sliga (NU), 9-1 | IOWA 26, NU 2
197: #7 Cash Wilcke (IOWA) dec. Zack Chakonis (NU), 7-4 | IOWA 30, NU 2
285: #3 Sam Stoll (IOWA) dec. Conan Jennings (NU), 2-0 | IOWA 33, NU 2

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