Gomez looks to play key part in rebuilding Cyclone legacy

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    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/December/06/Austin-Gomez-feature

    By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Dec. 06, 2018, 5:25 p.m. (ET)

    [​IMG]Iowa State’s Austin Gomez is making it clear to the rest of the nation that he can be one of the top folkstyle wrestlers in the NCAA.

    Gomez and the rest of the Cyclones stunned the crowd at Carver-Hawkeye Arena a couple of times last Saturday, taking the Iowa Hawkeyes to the brink in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes went on to win, 19-18, but Gomez secured a significant win over top-10 ranked Austin DeSanto, a recent Hawkeye transfer.

    With Iowa leading 19-15 with one match left, the 133-pound bout was the final match of the day, featuring unranked Gomez against No. 9 DeSanto.

    Gomez, a native of Carol Stream, Ill., came out on top with a 14-9 win after an exciting exchange that saw the Cyclone put the Hawkeye to his back.

    “It was a crazy crowd. Being able to wrestle in Carver-Hawkeye, a really historic venue, was special. It was so loud,” Gomez said. “Coming out with a W over a tough wrestler was even better because now my name is out there, and people are starting to realize that I can wrestle folkstyle. I’m not just a freestyle wrestler. It felt good to get a win like that in a tough, hostile environment.”

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    Glad he is a cyclone! Love the guts he showed in carver last weekend.
     
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    Love everything about Austin Gomez! Special kid.
     

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