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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.
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.