Wrestling: Iowa State edged by Central Michigan, 19-18
The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Iowa State wrestling team (9-6 overall, 1-2 Big 12) was eliminated from the 2014 NWCA National Duals, as it fell to Central Michigan (10-9 overall, 4-4 MAC) Monday morning at St. John Arena.
The Cyclones and Chippewas split matches 5-5, but CMU prevailed behind a pin at 141 pounds and a major decision at 184.
Heavyweight Quean Smith picked up his third win by fall on the season, sticking CMU’s Adam Robinson 39 seconds into the first period with a lateral drop. Smith improved to 8-12 overall with the win and 5-6 in duals. The Detroit, Mich., native now has three first period falls on the season.
Top-ranked Kyven Gadson extended is dual with streak to 29 matches with a 10-3 win over CMU’s Jackson Lewis. The Waterloo, Iowa native scored three takedowns in the match and one three-point nearfall.
The win pushed Gadson to 22-2 overall on the season and 14-0 in duals.
Earl Hall finished the weekend 3-0 after knocking off another ranked opponent today, as he downed No. 16 Corey Keener, 7-5. Hall scored three takedowns in the match en route to victory as he pushed his season record to 17-10.
Michael Moreno moved to 24-6 overall on the season with a 6-0 shutout of CMU’s Zach Cline. The Urbandale, Iowa, native notched two takedowns en route to his 11th dual win of the season.
No. 8 Tanner Weatherman fell short in a top-matchup with No. 9 Mike Ottinger, losing 4-3 as Ottinger was awarded a bonus point for riding time as time expired in the final period. The loss drops Weatherman to 21-12 on the season.
Luke Goettl finished the tournament 2-1, picking up a 12-5 victory today over CMU’s Scott Mattingly. Goettl notched two wins on the weekend over opponents ranked in the top-25 of the latest coaches panel rankings.
Iowa State returns to action next Sunday, as it welcomes No. 1 Minnesota (10-1 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) to Hilton Coliseum on Senior Day. Wrestling begins at 2 p.m. CT.
125: Earl Hall (ISU) dec. No. 16 Corey Keener (CMU), 7-5
133. No. 14 Joe Roth (CMU) dec. Shayden Terukina (ISU), 6-1
141: No. 10 Zach Horan (CMU) wbf over Gabe Moreno (ISU), 2:44
149: Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Scott Mattingly (CMU), 12-5
157: Luke Smith (CMU) dec. John Nichoslon (ISU), 2-0
165: No. 10 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. Zach Cline (CMU), 6-0
174: No. 9 Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. No. 8 Tanner Weatherman (ISU), 4-3
184: Craigh Kelliher (CMU) maj. dec. Boaz Beard (ISU), 14-6
197: No. 1 Kyven Gadson (ISU) dec. Jackson Lewis (CMU), 10-3
285: Quean Smith (ISU) wbf over Adam Robinson (CMU), 0:39