Takeaways: Cyclones cruise by South Dakota State

Iowa State then-redshirt sophomore Jarrett Degen takes on South Dakota State junior Henry Pohlmeyer as a part of the 149-pound weight class during the third period of their match at Hilton Coliseum on Feb. 1. Degen won the match up. The Iowa State wrestling team won 47-0 against South Dakota State.

Trevor Holbrook

Iowa State wrestling started quick and didn’t look back in Friday’s dual with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

The Cyclones picked up the win, 47-0, to move to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in Big 12 duals.

The Mulder mauler

Freshman 165-pounder Logan Schumacher took the night off, granting fellow freshman Zane Mulder an opportunity to crack the lineup.

Mulder made the most of his dual debut.

“He went out and made stuff happen right away, and that’s what we talk about,” said Iowa State coach Kevin Dresser.

He started aggressively early on, tagging the Jackrabbits’ Logan Peterson for a takedown early in the first period. After Peterson escaped, Mulder tacked on another takedown.

This time, he went for more.

Mulder managed to pin his opponent, extending Iowa State’s lead to 9-0. Mulder prompted the Hilton Coliseum crowd to get on its feet, and the fans happily obliged.

Straw shoots early and often

Iowa State coach Kevin Dresser hasn’t sugarcoated 157-pounder Chase Straw’s struggles this season, addressing a lack of aggression and offense.

On Friday, Straw responded. The redshirt junior squared off with South Dakota State’s Colten Carlson. 

Straw managed to secure a pair of takedowns in the first period, and he avoided any offense from Carlson, forcing a stall warning in the process.

After a slow second period, things heated up again in the final period. Straw picked up two more takedowns to ice the match. 

Overall, Straw tallied four takedowns, an escape, a hands to the face point and a riding time point during the win. 


After Mulder’s pin, the Cyclones secured three more pins on the night. 125-pounder Alex Mackall toyed with Gregory Coapstick, tilting the Jackrabbit three times for a dozen points.

With a technical fall almost in the bag, Mackall struck for the pin. Mackall tilted his opponent again and delivered the pin.

Following Mackall, 133-pounder Austin Gomez eyed a similar outcome. Gomez controlled the first period, building a 6-2 lead.

In the second period, Gomez earned a four-point near fall where he did everything but pin Rylee Molitor. 

After the near fall, Molitor escaped, and Gomez took him down again. With eight seconds before the buzzer, Gomez heard the referees hand slap the mat, signaling a pin.

The dual ended at 149-pounds. Jarrett Degen dug himself into a hole after Henry Pohlmeyer produced a pair of takedowns in the first period. Down 4-2, Degen scored a reversal to tie the score.

In the third period, Degen caught Pohlmeyer and capped off the lopsided dual with one final pin.