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Goetlll Huge Win Leads ISU in 19-15 loss at OU

NORMAN, Okla. — Wrestling without starters Chris Spangler (174) and Boaz Beard (184), No. 16 Iowa State gave No. 7 Oklahoma all it wanted on the Sooner mat in McCasland Fieldhouse Friday.  OU won the meet, 19-15. But Cyclone hopes for the future were buoyed by freshman 141-pounder Luke Goettl’s 11-9 overtime win over No. 1 ranked and undefeated Kendric Maple.  Oklahoma is now 8-3 overall. Iowa State is 2-10.

“This was a great effort by our team wrestling without two key guys,” Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson said. “Luke is truly turning the corner. He made a couple of mistakes that put him behind and he still came back and won the match.”

Goettl is now 9-7. Maple is 19-1. Goettl nearly pinned Maple early in the match and dominated the third period and overtime.

Freshman Michael Moreno beat No. 14 Matt Lester, 3-2 at 157 pounds.

“That was a big win for Mike,” Jackson said. “You can see his confidence growing out there.”

Beard is still nicked up and Jackson elected not to put him out on the mat. Beard had beaten Erich Schmidtke of Oklahoma, 7-4 in Ames earlier this season. Schmidtke beat Cyclone Tyler Christiensen Friday, 10-1.

“Remember, Boaz was playing baseball last year,” Jackson said. “He is still adjusting back to wrestling and the demands it makes on your body.”

Iowa State will wrestle at No. 2 Oklahoma State Sunday at 2 p.m.

Results

125 – No. 8 Jarrod Patterson (OU) beat No. 12 Ryak Finch, 4-0

133 – No. 11 Jordan Keller (OU) best RJ Hallman, by major decision, 14-0

141 – No. 19 Luke Goettl (IS) beat No. 1 Kendric Maple, 11-9 OT

149 – No. 7 Nick Lester (OU) beat Luke Swalla, by technical fall, 15-0, 4:15

157 – Mike Moreno (IS) beat No. 14 Matt Lester, 3-2

165 – No. 4 Andrew Sorenson (IS) beat Bubby Graham, 3-1 OT

174 – Mikey England (IS) beat Nolan McBryde, 9-3

184 – No. 20 Eric Schmidtke (OU) beat Tyler Christensen by major decision, 10-1

197 – Keldrick Hall (OU) beat Cole Shaffer, 11-5

HWT – No. 16 Matt Gibson (IS) beat Kyle Colling, by major decision, 10-1

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