ISU wrestling defeats West Virginia on senior night


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Earl Hall, senior, won 6-2  during the wrestling match against Central Michigan University on Jan. 31. Hall’s riding time was 1:01.

Ben Visser

The seniors stole the show Sunday at Hilton Coliseum as ISU wrestling dominated Big 12 foe West Virginia 28-11 in the final home match of the season.

Earl Hall was the first senior to take the mat for the Cyclones. He notched four takedowns and two escapes in his 10-5 victory over West Virginia’s Cory Stainbrook.

The Cyclones held a 15-3 lead going into intermission. The only loss came at 149 pounds.

Heavyweight Quean Smith started off the meet with a win in sudden victory getting a takedown almost immediately.

Kyle Larson, at 125 pounds, scored a massive takedown that led to an injury default by his opponent.

At 141 pounds Nate Boston scored a takedown and reversal en route to a 4-3 victory.

After intermission the Mountaineers started off strong getting a technical fall at 157 pounds to narrow the Cyclones lead to 15-8.

The other senior of the night, Tanner Weatherman quickly turned things around for the Cyclones getting a pin in 2:43 at 165 pounds to extend the Cyclone lead, 21-8.

Lelund Weatherspoon followed up the pin with a major decision at 174 pounds.

Pat Downey won his Hilton Coliseum debut 5-4.

In the last match of the afternoon Marcus Harrington lost but ISU won the meet 28-11.