Ranked ISU wrestlers


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Redshirt sophomore Lelund Weatherspoon prepares to start a period in his match against Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma State on Jan. 25.

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No. 3 Earl Hall- 133 pounds 

Just like last week, the week before and a few weeks before that, Hall is still a picture of perfection in 2015. On paper, Hall’s biggest challenge before the conference tournament will be No. 7 Ryan Taylor from Wisconsin, but Hall is accustomed to downing top-10 foes, including a pin against No. 2 Cody Brewer. 

No. 14 Gabe Moreno- 149 pounds

Gabe has been stringing together a nice run before the final three duals. He has tallied up three wins in a row, including a major decision at West Virginia. His might will be tested this Friday against Arizona State when he takes on No. 9 Christian Pagdilao.

No. 3 Michael Moreno- 165 pounds

Michael hopped one spot to No. 3 after a 4-1 decision against West Virginia’s Ross Renzi. Moreno will meet Northern Iowa’s Cooper Moore this Sunday, an opponent he has already pinned this year.

No. 12 Tanner Weatherman- 174 pounds

After disappointing outings in his last two matches, Weatherman regained some swagger with a major decision win at West Virginia. Weatherman will have at least one opportunity at redemption at the Big 12 duals, where he could meet either Oklahoma State’s Kyle Crutchmer or Oklahoma’s Matt Reed, or potentially both. 

No. 16 Lelund Weatherspoon- 184 pounds

Weatherspoon has been consistent on the mat since the start of the new year. Like Hall, Weatherspoon has yet to lose in 2015 and has won five matches in a row, including one by pin and one by technical fall. 

No. 2 Kyven Gadson- 197 pounds

There isn’t much to say about Gadson that hasn’t already been said. He scored a narrow 3-0 decision against West Virginia last weekend and failed to score bonus points in a win for the first time since December, which isn’t that big of a failure, really.