Simmons downed Ali Naser, who was coming off a big upset over #2 Jack Mueller (Cam Kramer photo)

Iowa State fell in their second dual matchup at today’s Virginia Duals. After picking up a 21-18 upset over Virginia, the dual win streak was stopped at two as #10 Arizona State was victorious 25-13.

Arizona State was able to strike first with their ranked wrestler Ryan Millhof winning 16-1 over Sinjin Briggs.

After that the Cyclones started a run in the lightweights that began with Markus Simmons winning 4-0 over Ali Naser at 133 pounds. Naser was coming off a huge upset of the #2 ranked Jack Mueller (Virginia) in his previous match. Kanen Storr took care of business at 141 with a solid 9-4 decision over Nikko Villarreal, followed by yet another bonus point victory by Jarrett Degen. In his fourth straight win by bonus, this time over a ranked opponent, Degen knocked off #15 Josh Maruca.

The dual then took a turn the Sun Devil’s way with Arizona State reeling off three straight bonus point wins first from #7 Josh Shields winning 10-2 over Chase Straw, then another major decision, 15-7 #15 Anthony Valencia against Logan Breitenbach, followed by a fall from #1 Zahid Valencia over Danny Bush at 174 pounds. Sun Devil freshman Kordell Norfleet won a tight 3-2 battle over Dane Pestano, 3-2 to make it four straight wins for his team.

Picking up his first dual win of the season was sophomore Joe Teague, who downed Conner Small by a 5-1 score at 197 pounds. Unfortunately the decision wouldn’t be enough as that sealed the dual for Arizona State.

Finishing things off was Arizona State’s #4 Tanner Hall who won 3-1 over Marcus Harrington at 285 pounds.

Iowa State 13 – #10 Arizona State 25
125: #17 Ryan Millhof (Arizona State) tech fall Sinjin Briggs (Iowa State), 16-1
133: Markus Simmons (Iowa State) decision Ali Naser (Arizona State), 4-0
141: #11 Kanen Storr (Iowa State) decision Nicholas Villarreal (Arizona State), 9-4
149: Jarrett Degen (Iowa State) major decision #15 Josh Maruca (Arizona State), 16-8
157: #7 Josh Shields (Arizona State) major decision Chase Straw (Iowa State), 10-2
165: #15 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State) major decision Logan Breitenbach (Iowa State), 15-7
174: #1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) fall Danny Bush (Iowa State), 2:26
184: Kordell Norfleet (Arizona State) decision Dane Pestano (Iowa State), 3-2
197: Joe Teague (Iowa State) decision Conner Small (Arizona State), 5-1
285: #4 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) decision Marcus Harrington (Iowa State), 3-1

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

One thought on “RAPID RECAP: Cyclones Fall to #10 Arizona State”
  1. […] The Panthers cruised on Friday afternoon, going 2-0 in their dual competition and winning 16 of their 20 matches on the day. Things will get significantly tougher tomorrow in the championship bracket as they take on #10 Arizona State. ASU defeated Virginia 35-3 but had a tougher time with Iowa State, though ultimately winning 25-13. […]

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