Iowa State wrestling falls to 0-4, losing to Northern Colorado


Redshirt Junior Marcus Harrington starts off the Iowa State Vs Rider wrestling meet with win over Ryan Cloud Nov. 26 in Stephens Auditorium. The Cyclones were defeated 15-22.

Trevor Holbrook

Iowa State entered Friday night still searching for its first dual win.

The Cyclones remained winless, losing to the Northern Colorado Bears 22-20.

The action began with redshirt junior heavyweight Marcus Harrington. After an aggressive start, Harrington cruised to a 9-4 win.

Sophomore 125-pounder Jakob Allison found himself next for the Cyclones. Allison struggled in the first and second periods, but the walk-on did what he does best in the final period.

Trailing 6-1 with over a minute of riding time against him, Allison rode out Northern Colorado’s Sean Cannon, eliminating the riding time point. Cannon gave up a stalling point, as well, but the Bears still received three team points with a 6-2 win at 125.

Redshirt sophomore 133-pounder Markus Simmons found his name on the starting lineup for the first time this season.

Simmons failed to capitalize on the opportunity, losing 9-1. Meanwhile, the Bears took a 7-3 team lead over Iowa State.

At 141-pounds, redshirt freshman Kanen Storr rattled off a couple late takedowns to win 11-5. Storr’s opponent, Ben Polkowske, limited Storr to only a decision, preserving the Bears lead.

The Cyclones were 2-2, but Iowa State was lacking bonus points. Redshirt freshman 149-pounder Jarrett Degen fixed that problem.

Degen dominated Northern Colorado’s Jimmy Fate, earning a 21-6 technical fall. The Cyclones took an 11-7 lead at intermission.

After the intermission, redshirt sophomore Chase Straw kept the momentum going, grinding out a 6-2 decision.

Redshirt junior 165-pounder Logan Breitenbach competed in a roller coaster of a match. Breitenbach was nearly pinned, but the redshirt junior recovered and nearly earned a pin himself.

In the second period, Breitenbach failed to avoid the pin, cutting Iowa State’s lead to 14-13.

At 174-pounds, the Bears took the lead. Redshirt junior Danny Bush wasn’t able to build any offense, losing 2-0.

Behind 16-14, Iowa State leaned on redshirt senior Dane Pestano. Pestano’s opponent Dylan Gabel managed to pin Pestano with 12 seconds left in the third period.

With the Cyclones losing 22-14 and facing defeat, the only match left was 197-pounds. Redshirt freshman Sam Colbray won by injury default after falling behind 7-3.

Iowa State wrestles Oregon State at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.