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No. 13 ISU Wrestlers Get First-Round Win over Wisconsin

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Ryak Finch and Joe Cozart recorded pins and Andrew Sorenson avenged his only loss as the No. 13 Cyclone wrestlers rolled over Wisconsin, 36-3 in the first round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Midwest Regional Sunday in Hilton Coliseum. No. 23 Virginia Tech beat Northern Iowa, 20-17 in the other first-round match. Iowa State wrestles Oregon State in the second round at 1 p.m. CST. No. 5 Iowa wrestles Virginia Tech at 1 p.m.

Finch pinned Austin Hietpas in 1:36 at 125 pounds to get Iowa State off to a strong start. Cozart’s pin of Frank Baer came in 4:21 at 149 pounds. Sorenson, ranked fourth nationally, improved his personal record to 24-1 after beating No. 11 Ben Jordan, 3-2. Jordan had upset Sorenson, 8-4 at the Midlands in December.

The rout was Iowa State’s largest victory over Wisconsin since a 38-3 win on Feb. 11, 1972.

125 – Ryak Finch pinned Austin Hietpas of Wisconsin in 1:36

133 – Shane Terukina (IS) beat Shane McQuade, 8-5

141 – Luke Goettl (IS) won by major decision over Thomas Glenn, 10-0

149- Joe Cozart (IS) pinned Frank Baer in 4:21

157-Michael Moreno (IS) won by major decision over Shawn Perry, 13-2

165-Andrew Sorenson (IS) beat Ben Jordan, 3-2

174-Chris Spangler (IS) won by major decision over Frank Couzins, 8-0

184- Boaz Beard (IS) beat Timmy McCall, 7-2

197- Jackson Hein (W) beat Trevor Voelker, 10-6

HWT – Matt Gibson (IS) beat Cole Tobin, 5-2

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