Ramos Closes In on Perfect Carver Career

By Scott Westerberg, Reporter

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Tony Ramos' career at Iowa is quickly coming to an end.

"Haven't thought about it too much," he said this week. "Hasn't hit me yet."

Ramos has lost just 14 times in 120 career matches at Iowa, but none of those defeats have come at Carver.

"It's a big statement to be able to say you've never lost at Carver Hawkeye Arena, or that you're always able to protect your home turf," he said. "It's something I'm working towards, but I got to take it one match at a time."

Finishing without a loss is definitely a possibility for 133 pounder. Iowa has just two home matches left this season.

"I wouldn't say you don't want to let down the crowd or let down your family that's there, but that adds to your preparation and adds to your focus so everything's a little bit sharper, crisper maybe."

As much as Ramos loves wrestling in Carver, the fans love seeing him there as well. Nobody in black and gold gets the home crowd fired up quite like he does.

"I like interacting with the crowd, interacting with people. I guess it's my style. I'm not just one who's going to not acknowledge them or notice them and just walk away."

And Ramos has given the crowd at Carver plenty to get excited about.

"I like wrestling at Carver. You have a lot of fans behind you. You get to excite the people, so it's pretty cool to have big matches at home."

Although Ramos is quick to sing the praises of his home arena, it's Carver that should be thanking Tony for nearly four years of perfection.

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