No. 16 Iowa State falls to No. 5 Oklahoma State

Redshirt freshman Nathan Boston poses for Wrestling Media Day on Tuesday.

Brian Mozey

No. 16 Iowa State had a similar result against No. 5 Oklahoma State than it did against No. 9 Oklahoma. The Cyclones fell 38-3 against the Cowboys on Feb. 24. 

Senior Earl Hall was the only Iowa State wrestler to win his match in the overall dual. Hall won at 133-pound class by defeating Gary Wayne Harding 7-6. Hall is ranked No. 9 in his weight class and will move up with the win against Oklahoma State. 

Iowa State saw some changes and injuries throughout the dual. The change was at the 141-pound class where Nathan Boston wrestled for the Cyclones. Boston was originally a 125-pound wrestler and couldn’t reach his weight, so coach Kevin Jackson decided to move him up to a larger weight class. 

The injury news comes from the 149-pound class where Gabe Moreno left his match with an apparent shoulder injury. That’s not a good sign for the Cyclones as Moreno dealt with a shoulder injury this offseason.

Iowa State will be back at Hilton Coliseum for the first time since December 12, 2015, this weekend as it takes on Central Michigan on Jan. 31. The dual will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Iowa State has three more matches after Central Michigan until the Big 12 Championship on March 5 and 6.