Three takeaways from Iowa State’s loss to No. 12 South Dakota State

Iowa State Redshirt Freshman Sam Colbray Wrestles Jacob A. Smith during the Iowa State vs West Virginia wrestling meet Jan. 21. The Cyclones Defeated West Virginia 25-16.

Jack Shover

Iowa State seemed to be doomed from the start in a 30-15 loss to No. 12 South Dakota State.

No. 18 141-pounder Ian Parker, who was last weeks Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week, was a scratch for the Cyclones as South Dakota State’s top wrestlers earned enough bonus points to pace the Jackrabbits to a victory.

Despite the team score, two Cyclone wrestlers showed out during their respective matches.

Sam Colbray shines versus No. 9 Nate Rotert

In the last month, Sam Colbray has accumulated a 6-3 dual record and earning three of those wins in sudden victory. Against South Dakota State, Colbray faced the No. 9 wrestler at 197 according to Intermat in Nate Rotert.

During the match, Colbray was able to secure a pair takedowns to pace himself to a 4-2 lead after one period.

The second period Colbray began the period on top and Rotert was able to earn an escape cutting Colbray’s lead to 4-3 after the second period.

In the third period, Colbray caught Rotert and pinned him in 5:22.

Rotert is the second ranked wrestler Colbray has knocked off this season with the first being No. 18 Jake Smith from West Virginia.

Jarrett Degen picks up five takedowns en route to tech fall

After last weekends 0-2 finish, Jarrett Degen notched a win versus North Dakota State on Friday and was able to earn a technical fall versus Colten Carlson against South Dakota State.

In the first period, Degen notched three takedowns to lead 6-3. Degen then continued to take over that period scoring two more takedowns along with eight total nearfall points to put the score at 18-4. 

Beginning the second period on bottom, Degen escaped to finish with the technical fall.

Jackrabbits’ ranked wrestlers rack up bonus points

At the beginning of the dual, Iowa State’s fourth string 125-pounder, Sinjin Briggs, was pinned in the first period by No. 18 Connor to put the Cyclones down six.

At 133, No. 1 Seth Gross earned a major decision versus Iowa State’s Markus Simmons extending the lead for the Jackrabbits 10-0.

South Dakota State’s No. 12 157-pounder Luke Zilverberg and No. 11 174-pounder David Kocer both earned decisions during their respective matches.

Overall, those four wrestlers accumulated 16 total team points for South Dakota State which paired with an Iowa State forfeit at 141 pounds to doom the Cyclones.

Final Results

125: No. 18 Connor Brown (SDSU) falls Sinjin Briggs (ISU) in 2:07.

133: No. 1 Seth Gross (SDSU) earns a 12-3 major decision versus Markus Simmons (ISU).

141: Iowa State forfeits the match.

149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) tech falls Colten Carlson (SDSU) 19-4.

157: No. 12 Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) defeats Chase Straw (ISU) in a 10-7 decision.

165: Logan Peterson (SDSU) tech falls 16-1 Skyler St. John (ISU).

174: No. 11 David Kocer (SDSU) beats Danny Bush (ISU) 9-2.

184: Martin Mueller (SDSU) wins 6-5 versus Dane Pestano (ISU).

197: Sam Colbray (ISU) pins No. 9 Nate Rotert (SDSU) in 5:22.

285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) notches 4:16 in riding time in a 10-1 major decision over Alex Macki (SDSU).

FINAL: South Dakota State 30, Iowa State 15