Cyclones Welcome No. 4 Sooners Sunday
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (6-1 overall, 1-0 Big 12) host No. 4 Oklahoma (6-0 overall, 1-0 Big 12) Sunday at 1 p.m. A high school dual will take place beforehand, as Bettendorf takes on Southeast-Polk at 10:30 a.m.
Hilton Coliseum’s doors open at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, and fans can use their tickets to the ISU vs. OU dual to gain admission into the high school meet.
General admission tickets for Sunday’s dual with OU are available for purchase at 888-478-2925, online by clicking here and at the Hilton Coliseum ticket office ($10 adults, $5 high school age and younger). General admission seating will be provided in the following sections: 101-106 & 138-139 and 201-212 & 232-242. Click here to view a seating chart.
Where: Hilton Coliseum – Hilton Coliseum (8,524)
When: Sunday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. CDT
TV: Cyclones.tv Channel Info
Talent: Tom Kroeschell (pxp), Jim Gibbons (c)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at Cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Michael DeBates, student assistant for athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the dual. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.
- Iowa State has won 16 of its last 19 duals dating back to a 19-15 at Rutgers on Jan. 11 last season.
- No. 2 Kyven Gadson has a 21-match dual win streak dating back to Nov. 25, 2012 vs. Old Dominion. He is 21-0 the last two seasons in dual competition.
- No. 17 184-pounder Boaz Beard will be making his home debut Sunday. The Wichita, Kan., native is 2-2 this season and 1-0 in duals.
- No. 11 Tanner Weatherman gets set to take on top-ranked Andrew Howe. Weatherman is 0-2 all-time vs. No. 1 ranked wrestlers with both losses coming at the hands of 2013 NCAA champion Chris Perry of Oklahoma State last season.
- The Cyclones are 4-1 this season at home.
Last Time Out
- Iowa State competed at the Southern Scuffle for the first time in school history, finishing eighth with 71.5 team points.
- Three Cyclones placed in the top-six, led by Gadson who was the runner-up at 197 pounds.
- Gadson was 5-0 with two pins heading into the title bout, where he fell 6-3 to No. 1 Scott Schiller of Oklahoma. He was the top point-getter in the tournament for ISU, scoring 21 points in his five wins.
- Lelund Weatherspoon and Weatherman finished fifth and sixth respectively at 174 pounds.
- Head coach Kevin Jackson elected to medical forfeit Weatherman from the fifth-place match, as Weatherspoon held a slight advantage in team points scored over Weatherman.
- The Moreno brothers, Michael (165) and Gabe (141), each finished the tournament 4-2 falling one match shy of placing in the top-8.
- Gabe’s tournament was highlighted by a 5-4 win over 2013 All-American Ugi Khishignyam, who was wrestling unattached for The Citadel.
- The Sooners head into Sunday’s dual with seven ranked wrestlers: No. 5 Jarrod Patterson (125), No. 8 Cody Brewer (133), No. 12 Nick Lester (141), No. 4 Kendric Maple (149), No. 1 Andrew Howe (174), No. 3 Travis Rutt and No. 14 Ross Larson (285).
- Two former NCAA champions lead the Sooners’ lineup in Howe and Maple. Howe is a three-time All-American and was the 2010 165-pound NCAA champion. Maple is a two-time All-American and was the 2013 141-pound NCAA champion.
- Rutt was an All-American in 2011 at 184 pounds, finishing seventh. He is 14-0 on the season and was the 2013 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite champion at 197 pounds.
- Brewer took seventh last season at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors at 133 pounds.
- Howe and Rutt, who both took Olympic redshirts last season, are transfers from Wisconsin and are in their first season of competition for OU.
Series Notes vs. Oklahoma
- Iowa State leads the all-time series with Oklahoma 49-38-3.
- The Cyclones’ 49 wins all-time vs. the Sooners are the third most in program history against a single opponent, trailing only UNI (55) and Nebraska (81).
- ISU split with OU last season. The Sooners won the first meeting on Jan. 7 19-16 and the Cyclones avenged the loss 38-7 at the Big 12 Duals in February.
- OU is making their first appearance in Ames since Nov. 21, 2011.
- Kevin Jackson is 2-4 all-time against OU in five seasons at the helm.