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Wrestling: Cyclones Improve to 3-0 In Road Trip Opener

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The Iowa State wrestling team (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) kicked off its weekend road trip with a 30-3 win over Central Michigan (1-3, 0-0 MAC) in McGuirk Arena. Three Cyclones notched bonus-point wins in the effort.

Kyle Larson and Earl Hall opened up the dual with a pair of victories at 125 and 133, defeating the Chippewas’ Brent Fleetwood, 3-1, and Tyler Keselring, 6-4, respectively.

Redshirt-sophomore Gabe Moreno picked up a 7-6 decision over Colin Heffernan, notching two takedowns and earning the victory on riding time. Luke Goettl followed Moreno with a two-takedown win of his own, defeating Malcolm Martin 5-3.

At 165, two-time All-American Michael Moreno started a streak that saw three of four Cyclone wrestlers pick up bonus points, winning his matchup over Jordan Wohlfert by major decision at 12-3. The No. 3-ranked Urbandale, Iowa, native used three takedowns and a three-point near-fall to secure his third bonus-point victory in as many dual matches.

No. 6 Tanner Weatherman followed suit at 174, dominating his match against Jordan Ellingwood en route to a 17-5 major decision. Weatherman scored eight takedowns in the match, bringing his dual total to 18 on the season.

Lelund Weatherspoon added an 8-2 decision behind two takedowns and a three-point turn.

At 197, No. 3 Kyven Gadson added his third bonus-point victory of the dual season, defeating Austin Severn 12-4 on riding time. The two-time Big 12 champion notched five takedowns in the major-decision victory.

Quean Smith closed out the night with a 3-2 heavyweight win over Newton Smerchek, securing the 30-3 team tally.

Next Time Out

The Cyclones return to the mat Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan, as the squad takes on Michigan State at the Jenison Field House. Action is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. CT.

The trip is a homecoming for three Cyclones. Head Coach Kevin Jackson hails from Lansing, Michigan. Redshirt sophomores, Lelund Weatherspoon and Quean Smith were also both able to get wins in front of friends and family tonight.

Iowa State vs. Central Michigan Match-by-Match

125: Kyle Larson (ISU) dec. Brent Fleetwood (CMU), 3-1.
133: No. 12 Earl Hall (ISU) dec. Tyler Keselring (CMU), 6-4.
141: Zach Horan (CMU) dec. John Meeks (ISU), 6-1.
149: Gabe Moreno (ISU) dec. Colin Heffernan (CMU), 7-6.
157: Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Malcolm Martin (CMU), 5-3.
165: No. 3 Mike Moreno (ISU) maj. dec. Jordan Wohlfert (CMU), 12-3.
174: No. 6 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) maj. dec. Jordan Ellingwood (CMU), 17-5.
184: No. 12 Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) dec. Jackson Lewis (CMU), 8-2.
197: No. 3 Kyven Gadson (ISU) maj. dec. Austin Severn (CMU), 12-4.
285: Quean Smith (ISU) dec. Newton Smerchek, 3-2.

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