MADISON, Wis. – In its second-ever dual at the Kohl Center Friday, the Wisconsin men’s wrestling team fell to No. 2 Iowa, 31-3, dropping nine of 10 matches, but losing five by four points or less. The Badgers are now 0-2 in the Kohl Center after dropping the first Kohl Center dual 27-7 to Iowa State.
Despite the lopsided result, 165-pounder Isaac Jordan continued his win streak to 15-straight matches to maintain his perfect record this year.
Just one of two Badgers to take on an unranked Iowa opponent, third-ranked Jordan picked up a takedown on Patrick Rhoads in the first period and never looked back.
The Graham High School graduate piled on six points over the course of the match, while preventing Rhoads from registering a point until the 40-second mark of the third period when Rhoads earned an escape.
“Wrestling’s an individual sport, which is really nice because if you win, you can look at yourself and be satisfied,” Jordan said. “But as a team, there were a lot of things we need to work on, like some improvements with pace and intensity. They came in here and they were stingier than us. I think we need to readdress what our strategy is going into a match and look at it as a learning experience.”
Wisconsin’s other ranked wrestler, No. 7 Ryan Taylor of Graham High School, matched up with Cory Clark, who entered the dual rated third in the 133-pound weight class. Clark came out victorious in a 7-3 decision.