By Iowa State Athletic Communications

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team was defeated by Wyoming in their Big 12 opener, 24-14. The Cyclones won four out of the 10 bouts on the night.

ISU picked up a fall from sophomore Jakob Allison and victories by decision from redshirt freshman Jarrett Degen, redshirt sophomore Chase Straw and redshirt junior Marcus Harrington.

At intermission of the match, former Drake wrestlers and staff were recognized on the floor of Hilton Coliseum.

How It Happened
Allison brought the 2,908 fans in attendance to their feet to open the night. The Waukee, Iowa, native went down 6-0 early to Trent Olson. He clawed back, earning an escape, a takedown and a four-point near fall to close out the first period. To open the second, Allison rolled Olson over, pinning the Cowboy in 3:48 to give Iowa State an early 6-0 lead.

After dropping two straight bouts, Degen got the Cardinal and Gold back in the win column. He defeated Wyoming’s Sam Turner by 7-3 decision. Degen scored on two escapes, two takedowns and was awarded a point after Turner was hit for his second stall warning.

Straw was pitted against Wyoming’s No. 13 Archie Colgan at 157 pounds. Heading to the third period, the match was locked 2-2. An early escape for Colgan gave him a 3-2 advantage. With just 16 seconds remaining in the third, Straw earned a takedown, pushing him past Colgan, 4-3.

The Cyclones carried a 12-6 lead after the first five matches. Following the break, the Cowboys went on to win four matches in a row to solidify their victory. At heavyweight, Harrington ended the night on a high not for Iowa State, beating Hunter Mullins by 5-3 decision. Harrington scored on two takedowns and an escape in the match.

Next Up
Iowa State will get a nice break before its next competition. The Cyclones will be off until Jan. 5 when they are set to take on Northern Colorado at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. That dual will be broadcast on Cyclones.TV.

Match-By-Match Results
125: Jakob Allison (ISU) fall Trent Olson (WYO), 3:48.
133: Montorie Bridges (WYO) dec. Ian Parker (ISU), 4-3.
141: Bryce Meredith (WYO) fall Kanen Storr (ISU), 1:12.
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Sam Turner (WYO), 7-3.
157: Chase Straw (ISU) dec. Archie Colgan (WYO), 4-3.
165: Branson Ashworth (WYO) maj. dec.Colston DiBlasi (ISU), 9-1.
174: Kyle Pope (WYO) tech fall Colin Strickland (ISU), 19-5 (5:11).
184: Chaz Polson (WYO) dec. Dane Pestano (ISU), 6-5.
197: Cody Vigoren (WYO) dec. Sam Colbray (ISU), 8-5 (TB-1).
285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) dec. Hunter Mullins (WYO), 5-3.