Cyclones down Sooners for Big 12 dual win


Earl Hall throws Virginia Tech red shirt freshman Kevin Norstrem to the mat. Iowa State defeated Virginia Tech 21-12 Jan. 18, 2015.

Beau Berkley

In a dual with four matches ending by fall, No. 8 Iowa State came out the victor against Oklahoma. 

After a narrow 3-2 loss at 125 pounds, Iowa State’s Earl Hall, ranked No. 6 in most polls, took the mat against No. 2 Cody Brewer, who is arguably Hall’s toughest competition to date. But judging by the match, it would be hard to have guessed that. 

Hall pinned the All-American Sooner in just one minute and two seconds into the match. Brewer is the fourth top-10 opponent Hall has defeated since the start of 2015, furthering his undefeated streak in the new year to 9-0. 

Dante Rodriguez and Gabe Moreno would add onto the lead created by Hall, with Rodriguez scoring the major decision, and Gabe a 9-4 decision. Oklahoma’s Justin DeAngelis scored a fall against Luke Goettl, which made the score 13-9. 

Tanner Weatherman lost his second straight match by close decision, losing by a score of 4-3. Lelund Weatherspoon made up for the loss with a dominating 8-0 major decision at 184 pounds with two minutes and 33 seconds of RT.

Then for the second straight dual, No. 2 Kyven Gadson gave his team six points with a fall in the third period. 

The win against Oklahoma is the first Big 12 victory for Iowa State. The Cyclones will travel to West Virginia on Feb. 7 for a 5 p.m. dual in Morgantown.