Iowa State wins 2 of 3 matches at Hilton


Jeff Spaur

Iowa State senior Gannon Gremmel wrestles against Iowa Central’s Jorden Pryor on Jan 30 in Hilton Coliseum. Gremmel beat Pryor by a 9-3 decision. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Spaur/Iowa State Athletics)

Ellie Bousson

Today, Jan. 30, the Iowa State wrestling team competed in multiple matches; Iowa Central, Lindenwood, and No. 5, Oklahoma State. 

The Cyclones swept through the first dual against Iowa Central, defeating the Triton’s 50-0.  

An exciting match came from redshirt freshman, Julien Broderson, who took on Keaton Geerts at 174. 

Broderson let up the first points after a takedown by Geerts. Broderson didn’t like the sound of that, he turned it around by picking up Geerts and throwing him down for a pin in 2:22. 

Similar to the start of Broderson’s match, senior super-star Gannon Gremmel gave up points right out of the gate. 

Gremmel took on Jorden Pryor in the heavyweight class, making it look like a close-call type of match. 

Headed into the third period the two were tied 3-3, Gremmel finished it up with a takedown and 9-3 decision over Pryor. 

The second match of the day for the Cyclones was against the Lindenwood Lions. Iowa State earned the victory 28-9. 

The grand finale came from Big 12 team Oklahoma State but the Cyclones missed the mark here, losing 15-16. 

What a cutthroat performance at 133 from Zach Redding and Reece Witcraft. Scoreless going into the second period, Redding hung on all period, Witcraft was warned for stalling. 

Redding finds an escape to put points on the board, with over a minute of advantage time, Redding secures a takedown. Redding walks away with a 6-0 decision. 

It was all on the line for senior Gannon Gremmel, the Cyclones trailed 12-16 against the Cowboys. 

At 285, Gremmel took on Austin Harris in the final bout. Such a fierce match-up between the two, Gremmel took significant shots to Harris but nothing came through. 

Tied 0-0 going into the third period, Gannon finds his rhythm on Harris, finishing the match 6-2 decision. 

Gremmel’s score was not enough to tie or beat Oklahoma State. 

The Cyclones will continue this season, Feb. 3 in Fargo, North Dakota where they will take on two powerhouse teams; North Dakota State (1pm) and South Dakota State (3pm).