Tony Ramos

Iowa's Tony Ramos flexes after pinning Penn State's Jimmy Gulibon in a dual earlier this season. 


IOWA CITY -- Tony Ramos completed his Iowa wrestling career with a perfect home record and sophomore Brody Grothus won a wild shootout Sunday as the Hawkeyes handled Michigan 26-6.

After Cory Clark opened the meet with a 4-1 decision at 125 pounds, Ramos completed his collegiate career with a 34-0 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena by defeating the Wolverines' Rossi Bruno 6-1.

The first Iowa wrestler since Brent Metcalf in 2010 to finish with an unbeaten home record, Ramos waved to the crowd as he exited to a standing ovation after giving Iowa the second of its eight wins in the dual.

"He defended home turf and I think he'd tell you he enjoys this building and being in front of this crowd,'' Iowa coach Tom Brands said. "He approaches it the right way.''

Ramos wasn't alone.

Grothus' attacking style led the 149-pounder from Davenport Assumption to a 17-14, double-overtime win over the Wolverines' ninth-rated Eric Grajales.

The victory was Grothus' fourth of the season against a top-10 opponent, and he earned it after giving up a late score in regulation.

"He dodged a bullet, but he fed off of the energy in the building and as that match went along, he learned,'' Brands said. "That guy he faced was slippery, but he figured out how to deal with that.''

Grothus, now 20-8 on the season, saw both good and bad in his performance.

"He attacked late in regulation and got the takedown and I didn't. I'll learn from that, but I found a way to win and that's the big thing,'' Grothus said. "I knew late I was up two and that I was tired and he was tired. When you smell that blood, you've got to go for it.''

Only three takedowns were scored in Grothus' match, which included six reversals and saw both competitors collect back points.

"You can't get frustrated in a match like that. You keep going and see where it leads,'' Grothus said.

The Hawkeyes (13-2, 6-1 Big Ten) picked up bonus points in just one match, a technical fall by Mike Evans at 174.