Men's Sports

WRESTLING. No. 16 Iowa State defeats SDSU on the road, 22-17

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – No. 16 Iowa State (5-3, 2-0 Big 12) claimed its second Big 12 victory of the season, taking out South Dakota State (6-4, 3-1 Big 12) 22-17. The Cyclones claimed six out of the 10 matches, including one by pin and one by major decision.

How It Happened
It was a slow start for the Cyclones in Brookings, dropping the first two matches by major decision. From there, Iowa State went on to win four matches in a row, taking control of the dual.

Alex Mackall provided fireworks in the front half of the dual for the Cardinal and Gold. Heading to the second period, Mackall led 2-1 after a first-period takedown over Danny Vega. He extended the lead to 3-1 on an escape. Vega then scored on a takedown with under 30 seconds in the period. Mackall showed great mat awareness in the waning moments of the second, reversing Vega and pinning the Jackrabbit in 4:54.

Gannon Gremmel and Todd Small each scored decisions at 285 and 133 pounds, respectively. Gremmel defeated Blake Wolters with a takedown near the end of the third period, 4-3. Small tallied five takedowns in an 11-4 victory over Zach Price.

At the intermission, Iowa State held a 12-8 advantage over South Dakota State.

Out of the break, Ian Parker kept the Cyclone momentum going. He churned out three takedowns and garnered 1:10 of riding time to defeat Clay Carlson, 8-2.

At 157 pounds, David Carr jumped out to a 12-1 lead in the first period over Colten Carlson. Carr scored on two takedowns and a pair of four-point nearfalls in the first stanza. He added a reversal, an escape and a point for riding time to take the match by 16-5 major decision.

The dual came down to the final bout between Sam Colbray and Cade King. With ISU leading 19-17, the dual was on Colbray’s shoulders. He left little doubt, tallying two takedowns, an escape and riding time of 1:55 to ice away the victory for the Cyclones on a 6-1 decision.

Next Up
Iowa State returns home to take on North Dakota State on Sunday at 2 p.m. The dual between the Cyclones and the Bison will be broadcast on Cyclones.TV and can be streamed online via Cyclones.TV and FloWrestling.

184: Zach Carlson (SDSU) maj. dec. Marcus Coleman (ISU), 8-0.
197: Tanner Sloan (SDSU) maj. dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 10-2.
285: Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. Blake Wolters (SDSU), 4-3.
125: Alex Mackall (ISU) pinned Danny (SDSU), 4:54.
133: Todd Small (ISU) dec. Zach Price (SDSU), 11-4.
141: Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Clay Carlson (SDSU), 8-2.
149: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) dec. Ryan Leisure (ISU), 1-0.
157: David Carr (ISU) maj. dec. Colten Carlson (SDSU), 16-5.
165: Tanner Cook (SDSU) pinned Chase Straw (ISU), 3:47.
174: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Cade King (SDSU), 6-1.

Jacqueline Cordova


Jacqueline graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has been fortunate enough to have interned for Cyclone Fanatic for 2 and a half years before being promoted to stay on. She currently wears a lot of hats at Cyclone Fanatic: Social Media Director, Iowa State Wrestling beat reporter, and staff photographer. Jacqueline loves reading and watching trash reality TV shows when she's not watching sports. One of her favorite accomplishments is having interned for the Minnesota Vikings and during Super Bowl LII.