Iowa State starts Southern Scuffle in third place


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Then-redshirt sophomore Alex Mackall wrestles Austin Macias during the Iowa State vs SIU-Edwardsville match Nov. 11, 2018, in Stephens Auditorium. The Cyclones won nine of the 10 matches over the Cougars.

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Iowa State wrestling competed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on New Year’s day to complete day one of the Southern Scuffle.

At 125-pounds, redshirt sophomore Alex Mackall took care of business with two decisions, and he will compete in the semifinals tomorrow.

Star redshirt freshman Austin Gomez repeated that trend. He advanced to the semifinals and will continue his day tomorrow.

One other Cyclone made their way to the semifinals and that was 184-pound redshirt sophomore Sam Colbray.

The rest of the Cyclone wrestlers are out of contention in their respective tournaments for first place, but six of them still have a chance at third place.

Todd Small at 133-pounds has a chance to take third on Wednesday.

At 141-pounds, redshirt sophomore Ian Parker had to forfeit due for injury reasons.

Redshirt sophomore Gannon Gremmel at heavyweight went up against Penn State’s Anthony Cassar.

Gremmel was overmatched, losing by major decision 16-5.

The Cyclones are third in team points heading into the final day of the Southern Scuffle.

The Cyclones will pick back up on Wednesday.