Iowa State cruises past West Virginia, moves to 3-0 in Big 12


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Then-redshirt senior Willie Miklus wrestles Christian Dulaney 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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The Cyclones wrapped up their road trip with a win over West Virginia 36-3. 

Iowa State started the road trip with a 29-17 win over Rider on Thursday. Against the Mountaineers, the Cyclones won nine of 10 matches.

Iowa State wasted no time building a lead on Sunday. Willie Miklus picked up a pin at 197-pounds.

After Miklus, a flurry of decisions came in Iowa State’s favor. Heavyweight Gannon Gremmel, 125-pounder Alex Mackall, 133-pounder Austin Gomez and 141-pounder Ian Parker added decisions before intermission to push the Cyclone lead to 18-0.

After intermission, 149-pounder Jarrett Degen snagged a decision, and 157-pounder Chase Straw picked up a major decision, bumping the lead to 25-0.

The Mountaineers got on the board at 165-pounds when Iowa State’s 165-pounder lost a 3-2 decision.

Iowa State got back into the win column with a pin from the Cyclones’ 174-pounder Marcus Coleman. 

To close the dual, 184-pounder Sam Colbray picked up a 19-4 technical fall after a 16-point first period.