Story by Cyclone Athletics
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (0-2, 0-0 Big 12) and No. 22 Rider (1-1, 0-0 EWL) each [won] five bouts in the Broncs’ 22-15 victory over the Cyclones. Rider’s [four] bonus-point victories proved to be the difference in the contest.
Redshirt freshmen Kanen Storr and Jarrett Degen won their matches by decision at 141 and 149 pounds, while redshirt senior Dane Pestano, redshirt freshman Sam Colbray and redshirt junior Marcus Harrington were victorious at 184-heavyweight.
The dual was held in Stephens Auditorium, the first of its kind for the Iowa State wrestling team. 1,345 fans packed into the performing arts center to cheer on the Cyclones.
How It Happened
Harrington put the Cyclones in the win column to open the dual. After a scoreless first period, the former 197-pounder sprung for three takedowns and an escape. With 1:29 of riding time, he took down Ryan Cloud 8-3.
Iowa State dropped bonus-point losses at 125 and 133 pounds, which were two big victories in Rider’s winning efforts.
Storr and Degen brought the Cyclones into the intermission on a high note. Storr defeated Tyson Dippery by 11-6 decision behind 1:00 of riding time. Degen was also great in the top position, riding for 2:47 in a 5-2 win over Gary Dinmore.
Following the break, redshirt sophomore Chase Straw was pitted against Rider’s No. 8 Archie Colgan. Straw fought tough in this match and appeared would send it into sudden victory. Colgan earned a reversal as time expired in the third period to win the match, 13-11.
Pestano and Colbray closed the dual with a pair of decisions. Pestano scrapped to a 9-3 victory over Wayne Stinson at 184 pounds, while Colbray won the finale 8-3 over Ethan Laird.
Iowa State is off to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Vegas Invitational. The Cyclones will scrap with some of the nation’s best next Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2.
285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) dec. Ryan Cloud (RU), 8-3 (1:29 RT).
125: J.R. Wert (RU) maj. dec. Jonathan Marmolejo (ISU), 10-1.
133: Anthony Cefolo (RU) fall Ian Parker (ISU), 2:01.
141: Kanen Storr (ISU) dec. Tyson Dippery (RU), 11-6 (1:00 RT).
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Gary Dinmore (RU), 5-2 (2:47 RT).
157: B.J. Clagon (RU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 13-11.
165: Chad Walsh (RU) maj. dec. Colston DiBlasi (ISU), 15-5.
174: Dean Sherry (RU) tech fall Hank Swalla (ISU), 18-3 (6:18).
184: Dane Pestano (ISU) dec. Wayne Stinson (RU), 9-3 (1:21 RT).
197: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Ethan Laird (RU), 8-3 (1:44 RT).