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Iowa State Finished at 2017 NCAA Championships

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-12, 1-6 Big 12) was eliminated from the NCAA Championships on Friday afternoon.

Redshirt senior Lelund Weatherspoon faced Wisconsin’s Tyler Christensen in a 174-pound consolation match up. The Badger was good on top, and was able to ride out Weatherspoon in the second period.

In the final stanza, Christensen earned a reversal and continued to ride hard. He defeated Weatherspoon by 3-0 decisoin.

Day One Recap
In the opening session of the 2017 NCAAs, Iowa State posted 1-2 record. No. 14 Weatherspoon held the lone Cyclone victory.

In a tightly contested match at 174 pounds, Weatherspoon notched a go-ahead takedown with less than 20 seconds on the clock. He was able to ride out Stanford’s Peter Galli to earn a 3-1 decision.

Weatherspoon fell short of reaching the quarterfinals after suffering a 10-4 loss from Ohio State’s No. 3 Bo Jordan.

Both No. 13 Earl Hall and Marcus Harrington were eliminated on the first day, posting 0-2 records.

Match by Match Results
133: Pat D’Arcy (PRIN) dec. No. 13 Earl Hall, 8-1.
Connor Schram (STAN) dec. No. 13 Earl Hall, 6-5.

174: No. 14 Lelund Weatherspoon dec. Peter Galli (STAN), 3-1.
No. 3 Bo Jordan (OHST) dec. No. 14 Lelund Weatherspoon, 10-4.
Ryan Christensen (WISC) dec. No. 14 Lelund Weatherspoon, 3-0.

197: No. 6 Preston Weigel (OKST) dec. Marcus Harrington, 7-

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