Men's Sports

WRESTLING: Cyclones drop dual at SDSU

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

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Iowa State wrestling team (7-8, 2-5 Big 12) was bested by No. 12 South Dakota State (11-2, 6-0 Big 12) on Sundayafternoon. The Jackrabbits defeated the Cyclones by a final tally of 30-15.

How It Happened

Iowa State fell into an early hole, dropping seven of the first eight matches. Redshirt freshman Jarrett Degen dominated Colten Carlson to put the Cyclones on the board. Degen scored five takedowns and a pair of four-point near falls to win the match by 19-4 technical fall.

At 197 pounds, redshirt freshman Sam Colbray provided some fireworks for the Cyclones. Colbray was pitted against No. 11 Nate Rotert. The Hermiston, Ore., native held a 5-3 advantage in the third, scoring on two takedowns and an escape. Colbray caught Rotert in the third period, bodying the Jackrabbit to the mat for the fall in 5:22.

Redshirt junior Marcus Harrington closed out the afternoon with a 10-1 major decision over SDSU’s Alex Macki. Harrington notched three takedowns and a two-point near fall in the victory. He was a monster on top, riding Macki for a total of 4:16 in the match.

Next Up

Iowa State has a pair of Big 12 duals next weekend. The Cyclones will host Fresno State at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, then travel to Cedar Falls to face No. 13 Northern Iowa on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. The contest against the Bulldogs will be available through Cyclones.TV.

ISU v. SDSU Match-by-Match

125: Connor Brown (SDSU) fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 2:07.
133: Seth Gross (SDSU) maj. dec. Markus Simmons (ISU), 12-3.
141: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) won by forfeit.
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) tech. fall Colten Carlson (SDSU), 19-4.
157: Luke Zilberberg (SDSU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 10-7.
165: Logan Peterson (SDSU) tech. fall Skyler St. John (ISU), 16-1.
174: David Kocer (SDSU) dec. Danny Bush (ISU), 9-2.
184: Martin Mueller (SDSU) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 6-5.
197: Sam Colbray (ISU) fall Nate Rotert (SDSU), 5:22.
285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) maj. dec. Alex Macki (SDSU), 10-1.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.