Iowa State wrestling loses to Rider

Ian Paker of the Iowa State wrestling team faces off against Austin DeSanto from Drexel during the wrestling meet held at Hilton Coliseum on Nov. 12.

Trevor Holbrook

Iowa State fans packed into CY Stephens Auditorium on Sunday afternoon for a dual against the Rider Broncs.

The Cyclones wrestled tough, but Rider managed to leave Ames with a 22-15 win.

The action began with the heavyweights. Iowa State 285-pounder Marcus Harrington matched up with Rider’s Ryan Cloud. Harrington picked up a couple takedowns before picking up an 8-3 win.

Rider diffused any momentum the Cyclones had. Rider’s 125-pounder J.R. Wert handled Iowa State’s Jonathan Marmolejo, winning 10-1.

After a strong performance at the Lindenwood Open, 133-pounder Ian Parker had a tough time getting anything going against Rider’s Anthony Cefolo. Cefolo pinned Parker in 2:01.

Kanen Storr put Iowa State back in the win column at 141-pounds. After a scoreless first period, Storr got the crowd involved and ended up winning an 11-6 decision.

Jarrett Degen wrestled for the Cyclones at 149-pounds. Degen was coming off a dominant performance at the Lindenwood Open. Degen’s momentum continued with a 5-2 decision over Rider’s Gary Dinmore.

At the halfway point, the Cyclones trailed Rider 10-9.

Chase Straw competed for the Cyclones at 157-pounds. Tied at 11 late in the third period, Rider’s B.J. Clagon pulled off a reversal to grab a last-second win.

At 165-pounds, Iowa State’s Colston DiBlasi wrestled Rider’s Chad Walsh. Walsh was in control most of the match, winning in a major decision, 15-5.

Ames native Hank Swalla represented Iowa State at 174-pounds. Swalla failed to register much offense, losing 18-3 in a tech fall.

After starting 0-3 in the second half, 184-pounder Dane Pestano helped the Cyclones rebound. Pestano won in a 9-3 decision.

In the final match, Iowa State trotted out 197-pounder Sam Colbray. Colbray ended the dual on a high note for the Cyclones, winning 8-3.