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DeSanto, Marinelli Earn Midlands Titles — Iowa Wins Team Race

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sophomores Austin DeSanto and Alex Marinelli won individual titles to help Iowa capture the team race at the 56thKen Kraft Midlands Championships on Sunday inside the Sears Centre Arena.

Iowa scored 184 points to win its 28th Midlands title, 10 of which have been led by head coach Tom Brands. Northern Iowa followed the Hawkeyes with 119.5 points, Northwestern came in third with 110 points and Wisconsin followed in third with 97.5 points.

The second-seeded DeSanto grabbed his first Midlands title, winning the 133-pound bracket with a convincing 15-5 major decision over the fourth seed. DeSanto scores 28.5 team points in the tournament.

Second-seeded Alex Marinelli earned his second Midlands title in as many seasons, defeating the No. 1 seed Evan Wick, 4-3.

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