Wrestling suffers worst home loss in school history against No. 1 Oklahoma State.


Redshirt sophomore Marcus Harrington wrestles opponent Brad Johnson during the Beauty and the Beast event at Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 27. 

Curran Mclaughlin

Iowa State wrestling added to what has been a historically bad season on Sunday.

The Cyclones were in danger of receiving it’s first shutout loss at home by No. 1 Oklahoma State.

A win from Marcus Harrington put points on the board for Iowa State, but Oklahoma State rolled through the dual with a 34-3 win, the worst home-dual loss in program history.

Despite the lopsided score, all but three matches where decided by decision.

A handful of Cyclone wrestlers put up good performances against the solid Oklahoma State lineup.

At 141, John Meeks faced No. 1 Dean Heil, the 2016 national champion at the weight.

Meeks kept up with Heil throughout the match scoring a critical second-period takedown to keep him within a few points of Heil at 5-3.

Heil would escape quickly after and takedown Meeks in the third period to put away the match, winning 8-5.

The rest of the Cyclone lineup would wrestle similar close matches, but the Cowboys threatened to shut them out.

When the dual reached 197, Oklahoma State led 28-0.

Harrington, who has been struggling for most of the season picked up a much needed win over Derek White.

Harrington scored the only takedown in the first period, keeping his feet in bounds at the edge of the mat.

In the third, the match was tied at two. Harrington chose down and quickly got out to insure a 3-2 victory.

The only three matches that finished with bonus points were two pins at 165 and 285 and a major-decision at 184 all in favor of Oklahoma State.

Iowa State’s next dual won’t be until Feb. 10 against Pittsburgh at 6 p.m. on the road.