Men's Sports

WRESTLING: Cyclones fall to UNI 31-7

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (8-9, 3-6 Big 12) was defeated by No. 13 Northern Iowa (6-4, 3-2 Big 12), 31-7. The Cyclones finished the weekend 1-1 after defeating Fresno State last night, 26-22.

How It Happened

In the front half of the dual, Iowa State picked up a win at 133 pounds from redshirt sophomore Markus Simmons. The Broken Arrow, Okla., native poured it on in a 14-0 major decision over Jack Wagner.

In the first period, Wagner was in on a single leg, but Simmons bounced out of it and blasted the Panther for two. He then turned Wagner for four points on a near fall to jump out to a 6-0 lead. He would score on another takedown and four-point near fall in the third to pad his lead. He racked up 2:21 of riding time in the victory.

At the intermission, the Cyclones trailed the Panthers, 18-4.

Redshirt junior Skyler St. John was victorious at 165 pounds. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native built a 5-3 lead on a reversal, takedown and an escape. With under a minute left, he secured one last takedown to solidify the victory over UNI’s Dan Kelly.

In the end, UNI edged the Cyclones, taking eight of the 10 matches to win the dual 31-7.

Next Up

Next Sunday marks the regular season finale for Iowa State. They’ll play host to No. 3 Iowa in this year’s Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Dual. The Cyclones and Hawkeyes will wrestle at 2 p.m. The dual will be broadcast on Cyclones.TV.

ISU v. UNI Match-by-Match

125: Jay Schwarm (UNI) fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 0:51.
133: Markus Simmons (ISU) maj. dec. Jack Wagner (UNI), 14-0 (2:21 RT).
141: Josh Alber (UNI) win by forfeit.
149: Max Thomsen (UNI) dec. Jarrett Degen (ISU), 7-5.
157: Logan Ryan (UNI) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 3-1.
165: Skyler St. John (ISU) dec. Dan Kelly (UNI), 7-4.
174: Taylor Lujan (UNI) maj. dec. Danny Bush (ISU), 17-6.
184: Drew Foster (UNI) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 6-4.
197: Jacob Holschlag (UNI) dec. Sam Colbray (ISU), 2-0.
285: Carter Isley (UNI) dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU), 4-3.

Final: No. 13 Northern Iowa defeats Iowa State, 31-7.

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.