The Hofstra wrestling team dropped two matches in Sunday's Grapple at the Garden. Organizers said the event was the first time Madison Square Garden has hosted a college wrestling program.

Fourteen wrestling programs, including second-ranked Oklahoma State and Rutgers, competed in the event.

Hofstra's 42-0 loss to fifth-ranked Iowa was followed by a 38-3 loss to fourth-ranked Ohio State.

Sophomore Jermaine John notched Hofstra's lone win of the afternoon, defeating Ohio State's Craig Thomas, 10-8, in a sudden victory in the 174-pound weight class.

Eighteenth-ranked Steve Bonanno of Wantagh was defeated in both his matches at 125, losing to top-ranked Matt McDonough in the Iowa match and 14th-ranked Nikko Triggas in the Ohio State match.

East Northport's Nick Terdick also fell twice, losing to Iowa's Nick Moore and Ohio State's Mark Martin at 165.

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Luke Vaith, ranked 10th at 141, also went down twice for Hofstra.

The Pride is 0-11 this season.