Iowa State freshman Zach Redding wrestles against Northern Iowa’s Kyle Biscoglia on Feb. 14. Redding and the Cyclones beat Northern Iowa 23-17.

Ellie Bousson

The Cyclone wrestling program prepares to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers Friday at 7:30pm in Morgantown. 

Iowa State came off a split last week in Ames taking a 20-15 loss to Arizona State and then a 23-17 victory over Northern Iowa. 

Iowa State will be bringing two wrestlers per weight class, which will be twenty wrestlers. Those who do not compete in the ‘A’ dual will compete in ‘B’ match-up against the Mountaineers. 

Freshman Kysen Terukina dominated many of his matches this season at 125. After a minor shoulder injury against South Dakota, Terukina did not compete against Arizona State or Northern Iowa. 

Aden Reeves was replaced at 125 this past weekend but was unable to find success.  

“We are not quite sure who we are gonna wrestle, we got two or three options at 125,” Head Coach Dresser said. 

The other area up for grabs for the Cyclones has been the spot at 197. Freshman Yonger Bastida has been competing at this weight class for the Cyclones a majority of the season.

Against Arizona State and Northern Iowa we got a chance to see Marcus Coleman again, who was out due to injury in the beginning of the season. 

“Marcus had a good weekend, he is probably the front runner,” Dresser said. 

Dresser has expressed that he relies heavily on what happens in practice. Allowing the wrestlers to prove their spot on the roster. 

Another dominant freshman has been Zach Redding, wrestling at 133. Redding has stood out from many other freshmen this season, not holding back anything and really going for every point. 

“He is going to be a good one,” Dresser said,  “He wrestles really hard, he’s got some good attacks, and he’s good on the top. He is going to be a guy to reckon with over the years.”

This will be the Cyclones last dual match-up before the Big 12 Championship.