Men's Sports

WRESTLING: Iowa State splits pair of duals in Virginia

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

HAMPTON, Va. – Iowa State split its afternoon contests at the Virginia Duals. The Cyclones fell to No. 10 Arizona State, 25-13, but bounced back in their next match to defeat Old Dominion, 25-12.

With their victory over the Monarchs, ISU will battle for the silver bracket championship tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. CT. The Cyclones are set to take on No. 20 Lock Haven.

Iowa State v. Arizona State

At the intermission, Iowa State jumped out to a 10-9 lead over the 10th-ranked Sun Devils. The Cyclones received wins from redshirt freshmen Ian Parker, Kanen Storr and Jarrett Degen.

Parker was dominant in a 4-0 victory over ASU’s No. 22 Ali Naser. In his return to the dual lineup at 133 pounds, Parker scored on a takedown, an escape and rode well, racking up 2:03 of riding time.

At 141 pounds, Storr earned his second victory of the day. He used four takedowns and an escape to roll past Arizona State’s Nikko Villarreal, 9-4.

Degen secured his second bonus-point win of the tournament against No. 14 Josh Maruca. Degen found many ways to score in this match, grabbing three takedowns, an escape, a four-point near fall, a two-point near fall and a reversal. In the end, he won the match by 16-8 major decision.

The Cyclones ran into the meat of the Arizona State lineup, dropping four straight matches from 157-184 pounds. Joe Teague tacked on the fourth win of the contest for the Cyclones. He earned a takedown and an escape to beat Conner Small by 5-1 decision behind 3:13 of riding time.

Iowa State v. Old Dominion

The Cyclones capped off the day with a victory over Old Dominion. Iowa State topped the Monarchs 25-12 behind seven individual victories.

For the second straight dual, the Cardinal and Gold received victories at 133-149 pounds.

Parker won his second contest of the day with a 5-1 decision over Caleb Richardson. Parker scored a takedown and rode for 1:28 in the match.

Storr and Degen each posted a perfect 3-0 record on Friday. Storr ended the day with a win by medical forfeit against Alex Madrigal. Degen tallied four takedowns to defeat ODU’s Kenan Carter, 9-2.

Logan Breitenbach earned his first dual victory of the season when he knocked off Luke Drugac by 7-2 decision. Breitenbach was solid on the attack, scoring two takedowns and turning Drugac for a two-point near fall.

It took seven minutes a few extra ticks to find a winner at 184 pounds. Dane Pestano and Antonio Agee were tied 4-4 after regulation. 14 seconds into the overtime period, Pestano found the attack he needed to win the match, 6-4.

Sam Colbray made his first appearance of the Virginia Duals against Old Dominion. His offense was great in his first match of the day, as he totaled seven takedowns in a 17-6 major decision over Noah Bushman. He also picked up 2:16 of riding time.

Marcus Harrington put the exclamation point on the Iowa State victory. He was tied 1-1 late with Ali Wahab in the third period. Harrington connected on a late shot that sent Wahab feet-to-back for six points. Harrington went on to win the match, 7-2.

ISU v. ASU Match-by-Match

125: Ryan Millhof (ASU) tech fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 16-1.
133: Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Ali Naser (ASU), 4-0.
141: Kanen Storr (ISU) dec. Nikko Villarreal (ASU), 9-4.
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) maj. dec. Josh Maruca (ASU), 16-8.
157: Josh Shields (ASU) maj. dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 10-2.
165: Anthony Valencia (ASU) maj. dec. Logan Breitenbach (ISU), 15-7.
174: Zahid Valencia (ASU) fall Danny Bush (ISU), 2:26.
184: Kordell Norfleet (ASU) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 3-2.
197: Joe Teague (ISU) dec. Conner Small (ASU), 5-1 (3:13 RT).
285: Tanner Hall (ASU) dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU), 3-1.

ISU v. ODU Match-by-Match

125: Michael McGee (ODU) tech fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 16-1.
133: Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Caleb Richardson (ODU), 5-1 (1:28 RT).
141: Kanen Storr (ISU) win by med. forfeit Alex Madrigal (ODU), 1:21.
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Kenan Carter (ODU), 9-2.
157: Larry Early (ODU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 6-4.
165: Logan Breitenbach (ISU) dec. Luke Drugac (ODU), 7-2
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) maj. dec. Hank Swalla (ISU), 13-5
184: Dane Pestano (ISU) dec. Antonio Agee (ODU), 6-4 (SV-1)
197: Sam Colbray (ISU) maj. dec. Noah Bushman (ODU), 17-6 (2:16 RT).
285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) dec. Ali Wahab (ODU), 7-2.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.

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