Iowa State wrestling drops first home match of season and suffers second-straight loss


Willie Miklus of Iowa State has his arm lifted in victory after defeating Oklahoma’s Jake Woodley.

Zane Douglas

Iowa State lost its final dual of the season on Sunday night by a score of 23-15.

Redshirt sophomore Gannon Gremmel started the dual against freshman Zach Elam at heavyweight, and after a long overtime that went to seven periods, Gremmel notched a takedown to seal it and give Iowa State a 3-0 lead.

Redshirt sophomore Alex Mackall followed up Gremmel’s win with a win of his own at 125-pounds over redshirt freshman Dack Punke, which extended the Cyclone lead to 6-0.

At 133-pounds, redshirt freshman Austin Gomez didn’t fare as well. Redshirt senior John Erneste put on a dominating performance with a win by technical fall that nearly erased the Cyclone lead.

Redshirt sophomore Ian Parker lost his 141-pound match to No. 4 Jaydin Eierman by a late fall in the second period. Missouri took an 11-6 lead.

Redshirt sophomore Jarrett Degen added another win for the Cyclones by 11-4 decision at 149-pounds and sent it to intermission with an 11-9 Missouri lead.

After intermission, 157-pound redshirt junior Chase Straw was defeated by freshman Jarrett Jacques by 5-2 decision.

Freshman Logan Schumacher lost a close battle at 165-pounds with redshirt junior Connor Flynn, which pushed the Missouri lead to 17-9.

At 174-pounds, No. 2 Daniel Lewis of Missouri was able to pin Coleman in the first period to secure the dual win for the Tigers and extending their lead to 23-9.

Redshirt sophomore Samuel Colbray fended off numerous attacks from redshirt junior Dylan Wisman at 184-pounds to win by 3-2 decision.

At 197-pounds, redshirt senior Willie Miklus toppled redshirt sophomore Wyatt Koelling by 4-0 decision.