Iowa State’s dual against Arizona State canceled


Kysen Terukina wrestles against Iowa’s Jeese Ybarra in the Cyclones’ dual against No. 1 on Dec. 5. Terukina won the match in a decision 8-2.

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The Iowa State wrestling team will not be traveling to Tempe, Ariz. on Sunday to face No. 6 Arizona State.

The team announced Wednesday afternoon that because of “recent COVID-19 developments within the Arizona State wrestling program, Sunday’s dual has been canceled.”

The Sun Devils would have been the third-ranked opponent that the 13th-ranked Cyclones would have faced so far this season. They most recently defeated No. 16 Purdue 23-13 on Dec. 19 in Humboldt, Iowa; this after falling to rivals and top-ranked Iowa at Hilton Coliseum 22-11 on Dec. 5.

The Cyclones announced on Wednesday that they are, “Actively looking for a replacement dual for this weekend.”

They will return to the mat at 7 p.m. on Thursday for a matchup against Northwest Kansas Technical College at Hilton Coliseum. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.