Big 12 Duals 2: Oklahoma State 27, Iowa State 6


Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily

Redshirt sophomore Kyven Gadson kicks No. 11 Blake Rosholt’s leg from out from under him to send him to the floor at the Big 12 Duals on March 8, 2013, at Gallagher-Iba Arena. No.7 Gadson won his match by a final score of 6-5.

Jake Calhoun

STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State continued its stand at the inaugural Big 12 Duals with a 27-6 loss to Oklahoma State on Friday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

A dead scoreboard inconvenienced the beginning of the first match, which pitted Ryak Finch against the Cowboys’ Ed Kilmara at 125 pounds. The scoreboard was replaced midway through the second period of the match as Finch fell behind 6-2 after two periods before falling 9-4.

After John Meeks’ 9-3 loss to No. 6 Jon Morrison at 133 pounds, R.J. Hallman took Luke Goettl’s place at 141 pounds against Julian Feikert.

Hallman, who wasn’t listed on the roster as an alternate, hung tough but was unable to finish his attacks against the more seasoned Feikert. Hallman would go on to lose 10-4.

Matt White stepped in for Max Mayfield at 149 pounds, getting to face top-ranked Jordan Oliver. Despite many attempts at keeping with the nation’s No. 1 149-pounder, White got pinned at 6:20 in an anti-climatic fashion to give the Cowboys the 15-0 lead after four matches.

Logan Molina tried to make a comeback against OSU reserve wrestler Matt White at 157 pounds. While trailing 5-1, Molina made a push and found himself closing in at 7-6 with less than a minute remaining and the riding time point against him.

White backed away to hold on to win 8-6 with a controversial end to the match that quickly brushed over.

The minds of fans were quickly forgetful of the ending of the 157-pound dual because of the match that happened exactly afterward: No. 19 Michael Moreno took on No. 3 Tyler Caldwell at 165 pounds in the marquee match of the dual.

A hand-fighting-laden first period between the two ended scoreless, which was quickly followed by a reversal by Caldwell after Moreno had ridden him for one minute in the second. However, Moreno managed to slip Caldwell to his back for a reversal and 2-point nearfall before the end of the second period to gain momentum going into the third.

Moreno managed an escape less than one minute of being ridden, holding on to win 5-2 for the upset.

Tanner Weatherman struggled against No. 2 Chris Perry in an 8-1 loss. However, he managed to avoid getting taken down in the final tics of regulation, negating the major decision that would have given Oklahoma State a bonus point in the dual.

At 197 pounds, Kyven Gadson got a second crack at No. 11 Blake Rosholt after a narrow victory last February. Gadson began with a clear single-leg less than one minute into the match followed by a Rosholt escape four seconds later.

A takedown at the conclusion of the second period put Gadson ahead 5-1 before an escape and takedown by Rosholt narrowed the gap to one point.

After intense scrapping, Gadson held on to win 6-5.

The dual concluded with the heavyweight match between No. 19 Matt Gibson and No. 2 Alan Gelogaev. Despite numerous attempts at upsetting his rival, Gibson fell for the fourth time, this time by way of a 3-1 decision.

Iowa State will finish the inaugural Big 12 Duals on Friday evening at 7 p.m.