ISU wrestling defeats Michigan State, moves to 4-0


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ISU sophomore Tanner Weatherman takes down his opponent while wrestling in the 174 weight class. Weatherman fell by decision with a final score of 10-6. Minnesota was victorious over ISU with a final score of 27-12. 

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The ISU wrestling team improved on its undefeated start to the season on Sunday, defeating Michigan State 22-9 in the Cyclones second dual since Thursday. 

Iowa State’s record sits at 4-0 after lopsided victories against Utah Valley, Boise State, Central Michigan and Michigan State. In each of those duals, the Cyclones won at least seven out of the ten matches. 

Against Michigan State, the ISU lightweights struggled out of the gates. 125 pounder Kyle Larson won his match against Mitch Rogaliner, but No. 12 Earl Hall at 133 pounds and John Meeks at 141 pounds both lost by decision. 

Iowa State was down 6-3 at that point but came storming back and won six matches in a row from 149 pounds to 197 pounds. 

NCAA qualifiers Gabe Moreno, Luke Goettl, and Lelund Weatherspoon won by decision and Tanner Weatherman won by major decision at 174 pounds. All-Americans Michael Moreno and Kyven Gadson also both took home deciison victories. At heavyweight, Quean Smith was defeated by Michigan State’s Luke Jones in a 7-3 decision. 

Iowa State takes on  Iowa at 6 p.m. next Saturday, Nov. 29 in Iowa City.