Who: #16 Iowa State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) vs Fresno State (4-5, 1-2 Big 12)
Where: Ames – Hilton Coliseum
When: Sunday, January 13th at 2pm
Watch: Cyclones.tv/Flowrestling ($)
(Dual Team Rankings from The Open Mat 1/9/19)
Iowa State has a quick turnaround, as Fresno State comes to Ames for a Big 12 clash on Sunday. Their schedule is very second half heavy, but after taking Noth Dakota State “Behind the woodshed” Wednesday night in their own gym, momentum is in the Cyclones favor. On paper, this one looks to be a lopsided win for Iowa State.
Alex Mackall, and Austin Gomez are coming off sudden victory matches against North Dakota State. Gomez winning his with a takedown in the first ten seconds. Mackall came up just short. Alex out wrestled #9 Fleetwood Wednesday night the entire match. Looking forward to see how he bounces back Sunday.
As mentioned earlier in the week, Ian Parker has been cleared to wrestle. Ryan Leisure filled in nicely in his collegiate dual debut against the Bison. He gutted out a one point win against Sawyer Degen. It will once again be a match-time decision whether Parker goes, or not.
Is Jarrett Degen a brawler, or what? By the end of his match Wednesday night his eye was almost swollen shut, after taking an elbow/knee early on. All he did was score seven takedowns, to win by major decision.
I’m interested to see how Chase Straw follows up on his performance against the Bison. He got the Cyclones started off with a major decision. Having Straw continue to make strides really furthers their chances in the postseason.
At 165 pounds, Logan Schumacher will be eyeing his first collegiate win. Being back home in front of the Hilton crowd will definitely help. He was able to get to his offense against NDSU; in deep on the legs of Fogarty a couple times. Quite a learning curve for a true freshman.
Marcus Coleman continues to impress on his feet! He’s put up big points for Iowa State so far this season, and everything points for that trend to continue versus Fresno State.
Sammy Colbray is one of the Cyclones that has been impressive, scoring late in periods, and matches. You hear the words grit, and guts a lot around Iowa State wrestling. Sammy has undoubtedly displayed both this season.
All Willie Miklus did coming back from illness was get the fall Wednesday night. He’ll be looking to add another bonus point win, to go along with the seven he already has, on Sunday.
At heavyweight, Gannon Gremmel will see yet another highly sought after recruit coming out of high school. AJ Nevills will be his opponent Sunday. Gremmel’s toughness has been second to none. The Cyclones will need that toughness during this brutal stretch, heading into March.
125 – Alex Mackall vs Robert Garcia IV
133 – #9 Austin Gomez vs Gary Joint
141 – #11 Ian Parker or Ryan Leisure vs Christopher Deloza
149 – #11 Jarrett Degen vs #18 Khristian Olivas
157 – Chase Straw vs Jacob Wright
165 – Logan Schumacher vs Brandon Martino
174 – Marcus Coleman vs Dominic Kincaid
184 – #19 Sammy Colbray vs Jackson Hemauer
197 – #4 Willie Miklus vs Josh Hoskit
285 – Gannon Gremmel vs AJ Nevills
(Individual Rankings from The Open Mat 1/8/19)