Cyclones Ride Hot Start to Defeat Old Dominion
AMES, Iowa – The Forest City Wrestling Club got its money’s worth although it all happened so fast. Iowa State’s Andrew Sorenson pinned Old Dominion’s Dan Rivera at the 2:00 mark of their 165-pound match to help power the 4-0 Cyclones to a 26-11 victory over 0-2 Old Dominion Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.
Sorenson stuck Rivera in a scramble situation to improve to 5-2 this season.
“I have about 40 family and friends here from my home area,” the Woden native said. “They all came down to see me wrestle. It didn’t last long but I think they enjoyed it.”
Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson also enjoyed the match.
“Andrew is the real deal,” Jackson said. “He has turned the corner, he wrestles with a lot of confidence, emotion and energy. I am happy with where Andrew is at this point.”
Iowa State won its first five matches of the night to jump out to a 20-0 lead over the Old Dominion Monarchs.
Cyclone Chris Drouin started the meet off for the Cyclones at 141 pounds with a 6-3 victory over Brennan Brumley. Drouin hit a reversal with only 48 seconds left in the match to seal his first victory in front of the Hilton Coliseum crowd.
Iowa State’s Nate Carr, Jr. scored the decisive takedown with 30 seconds left in the match to secure a 3-2 victory over Joey Metzler at 149 pounds. The victory runs Carr’s record to 8-1.
At 157 pounds, Cyclone Trent Weatherman racked up seven takedowns in a dominant 17-6 victory over Chad Lowman. Weatherman also accrued nearly three minutes of riding time.
“I have been talking to Trent all year about going out and competing and wrestling,” Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson said. “It came out of him today and I was impressed with how he competed.”
“Tonight I wrestled a little more relaxed,” Weatherman said. “I think it was easier being the second home dual. I was a little nervous last Thursday, and I just felt more relaxed tonight.”
Heavyweight Kyle Simonson rang up his team-leading 13th victory of the season with a double-overtime victory over Grant Chapman.
141 – Chris Drouin (ISU) dec. Brennan Brumley (ODU), 6-3
149 – Nate Carr, Jr. (ISU) dec. Joey Metzler (ODU), 3-2
157 – Trent Weatherman (ISU) mdec. Chad Lowman, 17-6
165 – Andrew Sorenson (ISU) wbf. Dan Rivera (ODU), 2:00
174 – Jon Reader (ISU) mdec. Billy Curling (ODU), 21-7
184 – Joe Budi (ODU) dec. Cole Shafer (ISU), 10-3
197 – Phil Hawes (ISU) dec. Jacob Henderson (ODU), 5-2
285 – Kyle Simonson (ISU) dec. Grant Chapman (ODU), 3-2
125 – James Nicholson (ODU) mdec. Patrick Hunter (ISU), 13-5
133 – Kyle Hutter (ODU) mdec. Brandon Jones (ISU), 11-3