Gadson comes up short against No. 1 Schiller at Southern Scuffle


Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily

Redshirt junior Kyven Gadson wrestles against Grand View’s A.J. Mott in their 197 pound matchup on Nov. 7 at Hilton Coliseum. Gadson defeated Mott 10-3 taking him down three different times. The Cyclones won their duel with Grand View 22-18.

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In their second match of the season, ISU wrestler Kyven Gadson, ranked No. 2 at 197 pounds, came up short against No. 1 Scott Schiller of Minnesota losing a 6-3 decision.

Gadson’s second place finish is the highest for any Cyclone wrestler at the Southern Scuffle. The Southern Scuffle is an open tournament comprised of four NCAA champions, eight NCAA finalists, 34 All-Americans and 135 NCAA-qualifiers across all weights.

Gadson and Schiller could potentially face-off again when Minnesota comes to Hilton Coliseum on Feb. 23.

Lelund Weatherspoon and Tanner Weatherman found themselves against each other in the fifth place match at 174 pounds, but the match did not take place due to a medical forfeit.

Weatherspoon ended the tournament at fifth place with Weatherman at sixth. Iowa State finished in eighth place out of 34 teams with a final team score of 71.5 points.