Iowa State Seniors Tanner Weatherman and Earl Hall completed their careers at Hilton Coliseum on sunday afternoon in fashion. Weatherman completed his 94th win as a Cyclone; while Hall won his 74th match. The Cyclones won the dual in dominant fashion with a 28-11 victory.
Weatherman was body locked early before scoring on a low single of his own to knot the match at 3. Weatherman then sprawled and locked up a nearside cradle to pin West Virginias Connor Flynn.
Hall looked up to his old ways in defeating Cory Stainbrook. Hall used a variety of doubles and athletic attacks to gather himself a 10-5 victory.Weatherman and Hall are ranked 11th and 8th respectively.
Pat Downey also made his Hilton debut in dramatic fashion; winning a 5-4 match in which he fought off a takedown in the closing seconds. Downey was rumored to win a wrestle off earlier in the week over Dane Pestano; who has over 20 wins on the year and will be an automatic qualifier. Downey led 5-2 late in the match before giving up an escape and stall point to close the gap in the final minute. Downey was able to utilize all of the attacks he made for easy scores with double legs.
Of note junior Kyle Larson defeated West Virginias returning national runner-up by injury default. As Larson took Moisey to his back with a single leg attack; Moisey clearly dislocated his elbow and was unable to finish the match.
Quean Smith also won in dramatic fashion in the heavyweight weightclass; scoring a takedown in overtime over AJ Vizcarrando.
Iowa State 28, West Virginia 11
285: Quean Smith (ISU dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) 3-1 SVU 1
125: Kyle Larson (ISU) inj. def. Zeke Moisey (WVU)
133: Earl Hall (ISU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU) 10-5
141: Nathan Boston (ISU) dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU) 4-3
149: Zachary Moore (WVU) dec. Blayne Briceno (ISU) 13-12
157: Dylan Cottrell (WVU) tech. fall Logan Breitbach (ISU) 15-0
165: Tanner Weatherman (ISU) wbf Connor Flynn (WVU) WBF
174: Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) maj. dec. Ross Renzi (WVU) 10-2
184: Patrick Downey (ISU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU) 5-4
197: Jacob Smith (WVU) dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU) 9-2