Cyclones Headed South For Dual Against Cowboys
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (6-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) heads south for a Big 12 dual this weekend with No. 9 Oklahoma State (4-4 overall, 1-1 Big 12). The Cyclones will look to end a six-match dual losing streak to the Cowboys that dates back to 2011.
Where: Stillwater, Okla. – Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
When: Friday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. CDT
Webcast: okstate.tv (CBSSports.com subscribers; $9.95 for monthly pass)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at trackwrestling.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.
Talent: Rex Holt (pxp); Roger Moore (color)
- All-American Kyven Gadson will be putting a 23-match dual win streak on the line. He is 23-0 in duals the last two seasons.
- Gadson is the consensus No. 2 wrestler at 197 pounds in all the national rankings for the second consecutive week.
- No. 10 Michael Moreno leads the team in dual takedowns with 23 and is second in wins with 19.
- Earl Hall is set to make his return to the Cyclone lineup at 125 pounds. Hall, who is tied for the team lead in pins with five, has sat out the last two dual contests with a knee injury.
- Head coach Kevin Jackson is seeking his 50th career dual win this season and will look to inch closer Friday night. Jackson’s career record sits at 44-32.
- Iowa State dropped one spot to 18th in the latest USA Today/NWCA/AWN Coaches Poll with 237 points. The Cyclones have three duals remaining this season against top-10 opponents: at No. 9 Oklahoma State (Jan. 24), at No. 5 Northern Iowa (Feb. 7) and No. 4 Minnesota (Feb. 23). Click here to view the complete coaches poll.
- Iowa State will be on the road for the remainder of year until its season finale on Feb. 23 with No. 4 Minnesota.
Last Time Out
- The Cyclones picked up their seventh dual win of the season, as they downed Rutgers 22-13 at Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 17.
- Iowa State won seven of the ten matches en route to victory. No. 2 Kyven Gadson started the dual off right with his 23rd straight dual win, downing Rutgers’ Hayden Hrymack 14-6 with 3:30 of riding time.
- No. 10 Michael Moreno won his second straight match as he defeated Rutgers’ Nick Visicaro, 11-5. Moreno scored four takedowns and a two-point nearfall en route to victory.
- 133-pounder Shayden Terukina picked up his first dual win of the 2013-14 season 3-2 over Rutgers’ Vinne Dellefave.
- Luke Goettl used some late match heroics to beat Rutgers’ Ken Theobold 6-5. Goettl trailed 5-4 late before scoring takedown on an athletic spin around underhook with 30 seconds left. Goettl avenged a 13-4 loss to Theobold in Las Vegas back on Dec. 6 with the win.
- Tanner Weatherman picked up his 18th win of the season as he defeated Rutgers’ Phil Bakuckas 6-1. Weatherman’s 18 wins are good for third on the team this season.
- Boaz Beard pushed his season record back to .500 with a 6-2 win over Dan Seidenberg. Beard, who is now 3-3 overall on the season and 2-1 in dual contests, racked up 5:30 of riding time in the match.
- Kyle Larson was called upon at 125 pounds to fill an injury void left by Earl Hall. Larson answered the call and downed Sean McCabe 3-2, scoring a late escape to seal the tight win. Larson is 14-7 overall and 3-2 in duals this season.
Scouting Oklahoma State
- The Cowboys head into Friday night’s contest hungry for a win after being upset 19-18 on the road by Pittsburgh Jan. 19.
- Eight Cowboys are ranked in the latest InterMat poll: No. 15 Eddie Klimara (125), No. 4 Jon Morrison (133), No. 20 Anthony Collica (141), No. 9 Josh Kindig (149), No. 3 Alex Dieringer (157), No. 5 Tyler Caldwell (165), No. 2 Chris Perry (174), No. 10 Blake Rosholt (197) and No. 18 Austin Marsden (285).
- Nolan Boyd leads the Cowboys in wins with 25 and bonus point wins with 13.
- Perry leads the Cowboys in tech falls with four. The 2013 NCAA champ is 3-0 all-time vs. Weatherman.
- Rosholt will likely be making his return to the lineup Friday night after being out with injury since the Southern Scuffle. Gadson leads the all-time head-to-head series with Rosholt, 3-1.
- Head coach John Smith is 352-52-6 in 23 seasons at the helm of OSU.
- Smith is the all-time winningest coach and wrestler in school history. As a Cowboy grappler, Smith went 152-8-2.
Series Notes vs. Oklahoma State
- Iowa State is 20-54-3 all-time vs. Oklahoma State.
- The Cowboys have won six straight in the series dating back to Jan. 9, 2011.
- Head coach Kevin Jackson picked up a win in Stillwater in his first season at the helm, as ISU downed OSU 20-18.
- Jackson is 1-6 all-time vs. the Cowboys.
- Smith is 22-7 all-time vs. the Cyclones.