Cyclones Defeat WVU 22-12, Midland 38-3
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) added two more in the win column tonight at Hilton Coliseum, defeating Midland University (0-2) 38-3 and West Virginia (3-2, 0-1 Big 12) 22-12. The Cyclones had 14 different wrestlers pick up a victory on the evening.
After trailing 6-3 to the Mountaineers, the Cyclones rattled off six-striaght wins to go up 22-6 and lock up the dual victory heading to the heavyweight bout.
All-American 197-pounder Kyven Gadson dominated from start to finish in a 14-4 major decision over West Virginia’s Leo Trindade. The Waterloo, Iowa, native, who won his 19th-straight dual match, was a offensive machine scoring five takedowns and one three-point nearfall.
No. 4 Michael Moreno improved his record to 3-0 on the season with a 4-1 decision over West Virginia’s Ross Renzi. The Urbandale, Iowa, native scored an early takedown and rode Renzi for the remainder of the first period. That would be all Moreno needed, as he was dominate from the top position, racking up 4:09 of riding time in the match.
174-pounder Tanner Weatherman scored an escape with 8 seconds left in a match that was tied 6-6 to get the hard-nosed 7-6 win. The Huxley, Iowa, native, ranked No. 11 by InterMat, improved his record to 2-1 on the season with the victory over West Virginia’s Bubba Scheffel.
Redshirt freshman Lelund Weatherspoon moved to 4-0 in his 2013 campaign. The Jackson, Mich., native picked up a tech fall against Midland’s Conor Hovey in the first dual 18-2 and another win over West Virginia’s Mac Mancuso 9-4 in the second dual.
Luke Goettl joined Weatherspoon with a pair of victories on the evening. The redshirt junior defeated 2012 NCAA-qualifier Michael Morales of West Virginia 6-3 and scored a 15-0 tech fall over Midland’s Tyler Boyer.
Highly touted newcomer Earl Hall picked up his first career win at Iowa State, defeating West Virginia’s Cory Stainbrook 11-8. Hall scored five takedowns in the match.
In the first dual of the evening, Iowa State tallied bonus point victories in six matches. Redshirt freshman Carson Powell and redshirt junior Quinn Wilson each notched bonus point wins en route to picking up their first career dual victories in an Iowa State singlet. Wilson brought the Cyclone faithful to their feet, pinning Midland’s Micah Kekela 51 seconds into the first period at 197 pounds.
The Cyclones are back in action tomorrow at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open. Wrestling begins at 9:00 a.m. CDT. Admission is ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children.
Midland vs. Iowa State
125: Kyle Larson (ISU) def. Josh Heinzer (MU) 8-2.
133: RJ Hallman (ISU) tech fall Aspen Kmiec (MU) 17-2 (2:08).
141: Gabe Moreno (ISU) mdec. Jacob Luning-Hoshino (MU) 11-0 (5:21 RT).
149: Luke Goettle (ISU) tech fall Tyler Boyer (MU) 15-0 (6:38).
157: Logan Molina (ISU) dec. Tyler McMichael (MU) 3-1.
165: Carson Powell (ISU) mdec. Joseph Winkler (MU) 11-1 (4:09 RT).
174: Cameron Thomson (ISU) dec. Sterling Terry (MU) 7-6.
184: Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) tech fall Conor Hovey (MU) 18-2 (5:21).
197: Quinn Wilson (ISU) WBF Micah Kekela (MU) (0:51).
HWT: Lonnie Brown (MU) dec. Tyler Swope (ISU) 9-2.
West Virginia vs. Iowa State
125: Earl Hall (ISU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU) 11-8.
133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Dakota Bauer (ISU) 4-2 (1:21 RT).
141: Colin Johnston (WVU) dec. Gabe Moreno (ISU) 5-3 (2:33 RT).
149: Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Michael Morales (WVU) 6-3 (1:21 RT).
157: John Nicholson (ISU) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU) 10-4 (1:58 RT).
165: No. 4 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU) 4-1 (4:09 RT).
174: No. 11 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU) 7-6.
184: Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) dec. Mac Mancuse (WVU) 9-4.
197: No. 3 Kyven Gadson (ISU) mdec. Leo Tridade (WVU) 14-4.
HWT: Wayne Purnell (WVU) WBF Quean Smith (ISU) (1:50).