Iowa State Pins Wisconsin on Senior Day

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Iowa State Cyclones wrestled Wisconsin yesterday to conclude the 2014-15 dual season in Ames, Iowa. The Cyclones closed out the season by defeating the Wisconsinc Badgers, 30-16.

The match started at 149 lbs., with No. 14 Gabe Moreno against Rylan Lubeck. Moreno controlled the whole match and got the Cyclones off to a 6-0 decision to put the Cyclones up 3-0.
Switching things up in the 157 lbs. weight class, Wisconsin’s TJ Ruschell defeated Luke Goettl in a 14-6 major decision to put the Badgers up by one, 4-3.
In the highlight of the night, No. 3 Michael Moreno put No. 2 Isaac Jordan on his back late into the third period to record the fall. The pin at 4:26 was just the first of many to be seen throughout the dual. At 174, Tanner Weatherman battled back after giving up the first takedown in the match with a double leg takedown to Cousins back to record the fall in 4:05.
At 184 lbs., No. 20 Ricky Robertson upset No. 15 Lelund Weatherspoon in a 5-4 decision. Weatherspoon recorded a late takedown and released Robertson for an escape but could not get another takedown. The Cyclones led with 15-7 going into intermission.
The action started again at 197 lbs and the Cyclones received another fall from a senior Kyven Gadson over No. 14 Timmy McCall. No. 2 Connor Medbery recorded a fall for Wisconsin at 285 lbs over Joe Scanlan in 2:42.
Kyle Larson used a late takedown in the second period to go up 5-2 and he would get the ride out to win by decision over freshman Johnny Jimenez by a 5-2 decision at 125 lbs.
In another marquee matchup No. 3 Earl hall took on No. 7 Ryan Taylor. The first period was uneventful going scoreless but after that the match got interesting. Hall was able to get a reversal to open the second period but Taylor was able to quickly escape.  Taylor chose down and was able to escape to tie the match at 2-2 and then Taylor got the only takedown of the match with just over a minute left in the match to grab the 4-3 victory over Earl Hall.
The final match of the day was closed out in exciting fashion by Dante Rodriguez. Rodriguez marked yet another Cyclone pin over Jesse Thielke in 2:11 to take the dual 30-16.
 Match Results
149: Gabe Moreno (ISU) dec. Rylan Lubeck (UW), 6-0: ISU 3, UW 0
157: T.J. Ruschell (UW) maj. dec. Luke Goettl (ISU), 14-6: ISU 3, UW 4
165: Michael Moreno (ISU) wbf Isaac Jordan (UW), 4:26: ISU 9, UW 4
174: Tanner Weatherman (ISU) wbf Frank Cousins (UW), 4:05: ISU 15, UW 4
184: Ricky Robertson (UW) dec. Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU), 5-4: ISU 15, UW 7
197: Kyven Gadson (ISU) wbf Timmy McCall (UW), 6:12: ISU 21, UW 7
HWT: Connor Medbery (UW) wbf Joe Scanlan (ISU), 2:42: ISU 21, UW 13
125: Kyle Larson (ISU) dec. Johnny Jimenez (UW), 5-2: ISU 24, UW 13
133: Ryan Taylor (UW) dec. Earl Hall (ISU), 4-3: ISU 24, UW 16
141: Dante Rodriguez (ISU) wbf Jesse Thielke (UW), 2:11: ISU 30-16
Final Score: Iowa State 30, Wisconsin 16