Big 12 Duals 1: Iowa State 38, Oklahoma 7


Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily

Redshirt freshman No. 20 Tanner Weatherman grabs ahold of Oklahoma’s Matt Reed’s legs as he attempts to scramble away during their match at the Big 12 Duals on March 8, 2013, at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Weatherman won his match against Reed 14-5 helping the Cyclones with a 38-7 victory.

Jake Calhoun

STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State began the inaugural Big 12 duals with a 38-7 victory against Oklahoma on Friday morning at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Ryak Finch began the dual with an 8-0 victory against Kyle Garcia at 125 pounds. Finch dominated early, ending the first period with 2:33 in riding time and a 7-0 lead before riding Garcia out for the entirety of the second.

At 133 pounds, John Meeks came out aggressively with two early takedowns against No. 9 Cody Brewer. Brewer, however, notched an escape, takedown and back points, respectively, in the second to take a 10-4 lead while amassing the one-minute riding time point.

A double-leg sealed the deal for Brewer, who came away with an 18-4 major decision.

Luke Goettl secured the riding time point in the second period at 141 pounds en route to a 3-1 decision against Dalton Dennis. Oklahoma’s No. 1 Kendric Maple did not compete in the dual and will likely sit out until Saturday’s individual tournament.

Max Mayfield got his offense off against Dillon Dennis at 149 pounds, but gave up a takedown late in the second period to find himself in a 3-0 hole.

Mayfield secured a takedown with less than a minute in regulation to tie the score at 3-3. With riding time in his favor, Mayfield rode Dennis out to win 4-3 to give the Cyclones a 10-4 lead in the dual.

Counter-offense was key for Michael Moreno, who countered numerous attacks by Kyle Detmer for takedowns at 165 pounds. Moreno worked his way for a pin in 5:44 to give the Cyclones six bonus points in the dual.

Tanner Weatherman used the single-leg as his technique of choice in his 14-5 victory against Matt Reed at 174 pounds. Weatherman eventually played catch-and-release with Reed’s desperation attempts at scoring late, giving him the major decision.

Boaz Beard got the pin at 1:22 against Nolan McBryde at 184 pounds, followed by wins by Kyven Gadson and Matt Gibson — both by forfeit.

Iowa State will take to the mats next against Oklahoma State at 1 p.m.