Three Big Takeaways: Cyclones take down No. 12 Wisconsin on opening day


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Iowa State redshirt junior David Carr competes against West Virginia’s Alex Hornfeck on Feb. 4 in Hilton Coliseum.

Daniel Krivacs, Sports Reporter

The No. 14 Cyclones traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, for their first dual matches of the season on Saturday. Their three opponents were Little Rock, Campbell and Wisconsin.  

David Carr starts where he left off 

The top-ranked wrestler for Iowa State this season continued his dominance Saturday as he defeated all three of his opponents.  

Carr defeated Dean Hamiti of Wisconsin 7-5, Tyler Brennan of Little Rock 11-1, and Riley Augustine of Campbell in a fall at 4:23.  

Ranked third by Intermat and WIN Magazine, Carr has competed around the world and will continue to be watched closely by the national eye as the season continues.  

Wisconsin upset in final match 

The final match of the day for Iowa State was the only match of the day against a nationally ranked opponent. Wisconsin went into the match ranked No. 12 in the country and 2-0 with decisive victories against Buffalo and Chattanooga earlier in the day. 

The Cyclones handled business against the Badgers to secure their first upset of the season and establish themselves as one of the top 15 teams in the nation.  

After taking down Wisconsin 26-6, Iowa State is 3-0 after sweeping through the Battle in the River City. The Cyclones will return to Ames undefeated for their next match. 

The Next Challenge 

Iowa State will look to extend its dual win streak Saturday against California Baptist University. 

A Cyclone victory against Cal Baptist would give Iowa State wrestling its 17 straight dual-match win. It would continue the second-longest dual-match winning streak in the country.  

Cal Baptist is coming off a 38-9 defeat against Cal Poly and a 32-6 victory against Vanguard on Saturday.  The Cyclones face the Cal Baptist Lancers at 8 p.m. Saturday in Ames.