Cyclones Shut Out Eastern Michigan, 39-0
YPSILANTI, Mich. - The No. 22 Iowa State wrestling team (9-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) picked-up its first shutout of the 2012-13 season Sunday afternoon, defeating Eastern Michigan (7-13 overall, 1-4 MAC) 39-0.
The Cyclones scored bonus points in seven of their 10 matches, earning six major decisions and one fall. Boaz Beard, ranked 15th nationally at 184 pounds, started the dual with an 11-1 major decision over EMU's Khodar Hoballah. From there it was all Cyclones.
No. 7 Kyven Gadson provided the highlight of the dual yet again for the Cyclones at 197 pounds, pinning EMU's Nick Whitenburg at the 1:23 mark in the first period.
With the win, Gadson picked-up his ninth-straight victory dating back to the Midlands Championships on Dec. 30 in Evanston, Ill. The redshirt sophomore has recorded three-straight falls dating back to a 23-12 dual win over UNI on Feb. 8 in Ames.
Six Cyclones posted major decisions in both dual wins this weekend: Redshirt sophomore Ryak Finch, true freshman John Meeks, redshirt sophomore Luke Goettl, No. 19 redshirt sophomore Michael Moreno, No. 20 redshirt freshman Tanner Weatherman, and No. 15 redshirt junior Boaz Beard.
Iowa State was awarded a point for riding time in all 12 of those major decisions.
Iowa State will be back in action on March 8 in Stillwater, Okla. for the Big 12 Duals. The Cyclones will wrestle a dual against all three Big 12 opponents. The Big 12 Championships will follow the duals the next day on March 9.
125: Ryak Finch (ISU) maj. dec. Alexander Calandrino (EMU), 12-1133: John Meeks (ISU) maj. dec. Jake Byers (EMU), 10-2
141: Luke Goettl (ISU) maj. dec. Seth Schaner (EMU), 12-2149: Max Mayfield (ISU) dec. Michael Shaw (EMU), 7-2
157: Logan Molina (ISU) dec. Aaron Sulzer (EMU), 5-2
165: No. 18 Michael Moreno (ISU) maj. dec. Jacob Davis (EMU), 13-4
174: No. 16 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) maj. dec. Phil Joseph (EMU),12-4
184: No. 17 Boaz Beard (ISU) maj. dec. Khodor Hoballah (EMU), 11-1
197: No. 7 Kyven Gadson (ISU) fall Nick Whitenburg (EMU), 1:37
285: Matt Gibson (ISU) dec. Chris Eggert (EMU), 3-0