ISU wrestling improves to 4-0 on the season

Beau Berkley

In its third dual of the season, the ISU wrestling team handily defeated NAIA Midland, winning by a score of 38-3.

Kyle Larson got things rolling for the Cyclones in the 125 pound match with an 8-2 decision against Joshua Heinzer. The next three matches ended in two tech-falls and a major decision, putting Iowa State up 17-0 after the first four matches.

Lelund Weatherspoon gave the Cyclones their third tech fall of the night at 184 pounds followed by a pin at 197 pounds by Quinn Wilson. Tyler Swope fell at heavyweight by a score of 9-2. 

All-Americans Michael Moreno and Kyven Gadson sat out, as did Tanner Weatherman.

West Virginia

The ISU wrestling team got off on the right foot in the Big 12 on Friday as it took down West Virginia by a score of 22-12

In his Cyclone debut, Earl Hall took an 11-8 victory at 125 pounds. After Hall’s decision victory, the Mountaineers won the 133- and 141-pound matches and took a 6-3 lead on the Cyclones.

Luke Goettl got the win at 149 which started a six-match win streak for the Cyclones to put them up 22-6 before Quean Smith got pinned in the heavyweight match.

At 174 pounds, No. 11 Tanner Weatherman fell back 0-4 and was nearly pinned in the second period before rallying in the third with three takedowns. After getting taken down late and receiving a point due to his opponent locking his fingers, Weatherman won the match 7-6.

Iowa State moves to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference this season.

The Cyclones will return to Hilton Coliseum on Saturday for the Harold Nichols Open.