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Men's Sports

WRESTLING: Cyclones come from behind to top WVU

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

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (6-5, 1-2 Big 12) won its last four matches, including a decisive pin by Marcus Harrington at 285 in the final match, to claim a come-from-behind 25-16 dual victory over West Virginia (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.

The Cyclones were down 17-7 with four matches to go until Danny Bush jumpstarted the comeback at 174 pounds with a pin over Parker VonEgidy in a mere 1:07.

Bush’s pin spearheaded the Cyclones’ first Big 12 win of the season.

How It Happened

The Mountaineers jumped out to an early 11-0 lead over the Cyclones. Wins from Jarrett Degen and Chase Straw brought the match score to 11-7 at the intermission.

Degen put ISU on the board with an 18-5 major decision over Kyle Rea. Degen took control of the match in the second period, riding Rea for the entire period and tacking on a four-point near-fall. In the third, Degen used four takedowns to secure bonus points for the Cyclones.

Straw closed out the first half of the dual strong for the Cyclones. He beat Zachary Moore by 13-6 decision. Straw began the second period trailing 2-1, but a quick reversal and two-point near fall allowed him to take the lead. He also scored on three takedowns and rode hard for 1:22.

After Bush’s fall at 174, Dane Pestano cut the Mountaineer lead to 17-16 with a 9-4 decision over Brenden McRill at 184 pounds. Pestano fell down 4-2, but rallied with a pair of takedowns in the final two periods.

Sam Colbray then gave the Cyclones a 17-16 lead with a 6-5 sudden victory win against Jacob Smith (197). Smith was called for stalling twice, with his second allowing Colbray to win with 0:38 seconds left in overtime.

Harrington then capped off the Cyclone victory at 285 pounds by recording the fall at the 1:04 mark against Brandon Ngati.

Match-By-Match Results:

125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) tech fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 18-2 (5:13)
133: Matthew Schmitt (WVU) dec. Ian Parker (ISU), 4-2 (SV-1)
141: Christian Monserrat (WVU) dec. Kanen Storr (ISU), 9-7 (SV-1)
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) maj. dec. Kyle Rae (WVU), 18-5 (2:47 RT)
157: Chase Straw (ISU) dec. Zachary Moore (WVU), 13-6 (1:22 RT)
165: Mick Kiussis (WVU pinned Logan Breitenbach (ISU), 1:29
174: Danny Bush (ISU) pinned Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 1:07
184: Dane Pestan (ISU) dec. Branden McRill (WVU), 9-4 (1:28 RT)
197: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Jacob A. Smith (WVU), 6-5 (SV-1)
285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) pinned Brandon Ngati (WVU), 1:04

Final: Iowa State 25, West Virginia 16