Men's Sports

WRESTLING: Ian Parker beats two-time defending NCAA champ in OSU loss

The following is a news release from Iowa State athletics communications:

AMES – Iowa State (6-7, 1-4 Big 12) fell to No. 5 Oklahoma State (9-2, 5-0 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon. The Cyclones, who lost the dual 31-3, received a great individual effort from redshirt freshman Ian Parker, as he defeated two-time defending national champion, Dean Heil.

The newly implemented 141-pounder knocked off No. 5 Heil by 3-1 decision. The Saint. John’s, Mich., native earned an escape to begin the second period, which was answered by a Heil escape to begin the third. Parker scored a takedown with just over a minute to go in the third and rode the Cowboy out to seal the victory.

It was Parker’s second win of the weekend. He defeated Oklahoma’s Mike Longo on Friday night. After a scoreless first, Parker scored a takedown and an escape in the second and held a 3-0 advantage heading to the third. Longo reversed Parker to begin the third, but Parker got to his feet and held on to win the match, 4-2.

Next Up

Iowa State is back on the road next weekend. They’ll head north to take on North Dakota State on Friday at 7 p.m. then battle South Dakota State at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Match-By-Match Results:

125: Nick Piccininni (OSU) tech fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 15-0 (3:45).
133: Kaid Brock (OSU) dec. Markus Simmons (ISU), 6-2.
141: Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Dean Heil (OSU), 3-1.
149: Boo Lewallen (OSU) dec. Jarrett Degen (ISU), 11-9 (SV-1).
157: Jonce Blaylock (OSU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 5-3.
165: Chandler Rogers (OSU) fall Brady Jennings (ISU), 1:07.
174: Hestin Lamons (OSU) dec. Hank Swalla (ISU), 3-2.
184: Andrew Marsden (OSU) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 11-8.
197: Preston Weigel (OSU) dec. Sam Colbray (ISU), 4-1.
285: Derek White (OSU) dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU), 4-0.


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.