CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (8-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) fell on the road Saturday evening to No. 5 UNI (10-0 overall, 5-0 MAC), 24-13. The loss snapped a 10-match dual win streak over the Panthers that began on Jan. 24, 2004.
The undefeated Panthers won six of the ten bouts, scoring bonus points in three matches with a major decision, tech fall and pin.
In the main event of the night, All-American Michael Moreno prevailed, tallying a come from behind 9-6 victory over No. 11 Cooper Moore of UNI. Moreno trailed 6-4 with under a minute left in the match before hitting a five-point move to claim the lead.
The Urbandale, Iowa, native pushed his record to 21-6 overall and 8-3 in duals with the win. Moreno needs only four more wins this season to hit 60 career victories.
No. 2 Kyven Gadson , who wrestled his first collegiate dual match in front of his hometown, pushed his dual win streak to 26 with a 11-3 major decision over UNI’s Basil Minto. The Waterloo, Iowa, native scored four takedowns in the match and racked up 1:13 of riding time.
The 2013 All-American is now 19-2 overall on the season and 11-0 in dual contests.
Sophomore Tanner Weatherman was victorious in the other ranked matchup of the evening at 174 pounds, downing No. 17 Cody Caldwell 9-5. Weatherman, ranked No. 8 nationally by InterMat scored four takedowns en route to the win.
The Huxley, Iowa, native is now 20-10 on the season and 7-4 in duals.
Senior transfer John Nicholson got back on the winning trail with a 6-3 victory over UNI’s Jarrett Jensen. Nicholson is 11-9 on the year and 3-5 in dual competition.
Iowa State hits the road again next weekend to compete at the 2014 NWCA National Duals in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on the dual tournament, click here.
125: No. 6 Dylan Peters (UNI) maj. dec. Earl Hall (ISU), 11-2
133: No. 1 Joe Colon (UNI) tech fall Shayden Terukina (ISU), 16-1
141: No. 14 Joey Lazor (UNI) WBF Gabe Moreno (ISU), 2:59
149: Tyler Patten (UNI) dec. Luke Goettl (ISU), 8-6
157: John Nicholson (ISU) dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 6-3
165: No. 10 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. No. 11 Cooper Moore, 9-6
174: No. 8 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) dec. No. 17 Cody Caldwell (UNI), 9-5
184: No. 5 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU), 5-0
197: No. 2 Kyven Gadson (ISU) maj. dec. Basil Minto (UNI), 11-3
285: Blaize Cabell (UNI) dec. Quean Smith (ISU), 5-2