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No. 1 Iowa adds 2 wrestling titles

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Iowa got individual titles from Brent Metcalf and Mark Perry to go with its runaway team title in the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday night.

The top-ranked Hawkeyes put a stranglehold on their first championship since 2000 and 21st overall a day earlier and finished with 117.5 points and a whopping 38.5-point victory margin. Ohio State also won two individual titles and finished a distant second, the school's best finish, and just missed a third title when top-ranked heavyweight Dustin Fox of Northwestern beat the Buckeyes' J.D. Bergman 4-2 in the second sudden victory period.

Ohio State had 79 points, four ahead of Penn State. Nebraska was fourth with 74, followed by Iowa State and Oklahoma State (72), Central Michigan and Michigan (67) and Minnesota (61.5).

Metcalf and Jay Borschel, the third-place finisher at 174 pounds, are transfers from Virginia Tech who helped boost Iowa's profile under second-year coach Tom Brands. Iowa was eighth last year.