No. 2 Iowa defeats ISU wrestling


Tanner Weatherman, redshirt senior, prepares to wrestle an opponent at the match against Midland University on Nov. 12. Iowa State won 51-0.

Brian Mozey

The CyHawk crown in wrestling went to Iowa this season as the Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones, 33-6, on Sunday in Ames. 

The main matchup was the first to wrestle, which was Iowa State’s Earl Hall against Iowa’s Cory Clark. Both wrestlers are the top-two wrestlers in the 133-pound class nationally.

The matchup was close until the third period when Clark received a four-point near fall. Clark later won 9-2.

Dante Rodriguez (141-pound) and Tanner Weatherman (165-pound) won their respective matchups, but it wasn’t enough to knock off No. 2 Iowa (6-0, 1-0 Big 10).

There were two pins in dual. The first came in the 185-pound class. Sammy Brooks from Iowa pinned Dane Pestano from Iowa State with only 15 seconds left in the third period. 

The other pin took place in the heavyweight class as Sam Stoll from Iowa pinned Quean Smith from Iowa State with 1:30 left in the second period. 

Iowa State (2-2, 0-0 Big 12) will be heading to Las Vegas this upcoming weekend to participate in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday and Saturday.