InterMat Wrestling – Indiana defeats UNC at South Beach Duals

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Indiana wrestling team took down No. 12 North Carolina at the South Beach Duals on Saturday.

Key Moments

• The Hoosiers fell behind 13-0 as North Carolina won the first four bouts of the dual match.

• Senior Jake Danishek pinned Josh McClure to get the Hoosiers six points.

• The Hoosiers tied the dual 13-13 with a major decision, 18-5, by Jake Cavaciu.

• Indiana took their first lead of the dual with a 3-2 decision by Norman Conley to put Indiana up 16-13.

• Jake Kleimola put Indiana up 19-13 with a 4-1 decision.


• Indiana improves to 3-3 overall and North Carolina drops to 3-2.

• The Hoosiers last ranked win came February 19, 2017 against #20 Appalachian State, 21-12. Prior to that it was against #20 Minnesota on December 11, 2015.

• The last top-15 win for Indiana came on Feb. 25, 2008 when the No. 21 Hoosiers beat No. 10 Northwestern, 24-14.

• Jake Danishek won his 12th match of the season and got his fourth pin of the season. Danishek has won his last five matches.

• Norman Conley’s 3-2 decision came against returning All-American and #11 Chip Ness.

• Bryce Martin has won five of his last six matches and improves to 11-4 on the season and 4-2 in dual matches.

• Martin and Danishek are a combined 8-4 in dual matches.

• Jake Covaciu won his first dual match at Indiana with an 18-5 major decision. Covaciu a two-time Indiana State Champion, transferred from Wisconsin.

>Up Next

Up next the Hoosiers continue dual action tomorrow against #8 Cornell, #7 North Carolina State and #20 North Dakota State.


125: Joe Heilmann (UNC) dec. Liam Cronin (IU) 7-6

133: Gary Wayne Harding (UNC) MD Paul Konrath (IU) 15-7

141: AC Headlee (UNC) dec. #16 Cole Weaver (IU) 2-1

149: Austin O’Connor (UNC) dec. Breyden Bailey (IU) 7-4

157: Jake Danishek (IU) Fall Josh McClure (UNC) 6:23

165: Bryce Martin (IU) dec. Sawyer Davidson (UNC) 5-2

174: Jake Covaciu (IU) MD Will MacDonald (UNC) 18-5

184: Norman Conley (IU) dec. #11 Chip Ness (UNC) 3-2

197: Jake Kleimola (IU) dec. Hunter Queen (UNC) 4-1

285: #15 Cory Daniel (UNC) dec. Rudy Streck (IU) 8-2

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