AMES, Iowa – No. 15 Iowa State (7-1, 4-0 Big 12) remained undefeated in Big 12 dual wrestling action with a 25-6 win over Oklahoma (5-4, 1-2 Big 12) Friday night in Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones won eight of 10 matches and increased their dual winning streak to six matches, the best string since 2010-11.
Alex Mackall got the Cyclones on the board first with a 10-4 win over Christian Moody at 125 pounds. Mackall jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first period with a takedown and a four-point near fall and cruised the rest of the way.
Austin Gomez improved to 14-2 by defeating Tony Madrigal, 8-2 in the 133-pound match. Down 2-0 to begin the second period, Gomez rode Madrigal the entire frame and picked up a pair of four-point near falls along the way.
The 141-pound match featured two ranked wrestlers in No. 14 Ian Parker and No. 11 Dom Demas. Demas led 3-1 in the third period until Parker got a huge takedown with 53 seconds left. Parker then claimed the victory (4-3) when Demas received his second stall warning with seven seconds remaining in the sudden victory period.
Oklahoma closed the gap in the dual to 9-6 with victories at 149 and 157 pounds.
Logan Schumacher registered a 5-0 decision over Hayden Hansen at 165 pounds behind 2:50 of riding time to get the Cyclones back on track.
The 174-pound match was epic and downright crazy. ISU’s Marcus Coleman gave up a first-period takedown to Anthony Mantanona, who proceeded to ride out Coleman and record a trio of four-point near falls to mount what appeared to be an insurmountable 12-0 lead after period one.
Coleman started to chip away, getting a reversal and takedown in the second period to cut the deficit to 12-4. Coleman then produced an amazing third period with four takedowns and a pair of two-point near falls. Coleman was down 14-13 with 31 seconds remaining, but got a takedown at the 14-second mark and followed it with a two-point near fall to close out the match and a 17-15 victory.
Coleman tallied an incredible 13 points in the third period to improve to 19-6.
Sam Colbray registered the only bonus points in the match with a 14-4 major decision against Kayne MacCallum at 184 pounds. Colbray had three takedowns and a reversal in the match.
Willie Miklus and Gannon Gremmel capped off the Cyclone victory with a pair of decisions. MIklus defeated Jake Woodley 6-5 on 3:23 of riding time. Gremmel tallied two takedowns, an escape and a point for riding time in his 6-1 victory over Jake Boyd.
Next up for the Cyclones is a matchup at No. 3 Oklahoma State on Sunday. First match is at 2 p.m.
125: Alex Mackall (ISU) dec. Christian Moody (OU), 10-4
133: Austin Gomez (ISU) dec. Tony Madrigal (OU), 8-2
141: Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Dom Demas (OU), 4-3 SV1
149: Davion Jeffries (OU) dec, Jarrett Degen (ISU), 12-5
157: Justin Thomas (OU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 9-7
165: Logan Schumacher (ISU) dec. Hayden Hansen (OU), 5-0
174: Marcus Coleman (ISU) dec. Anthony Mantanona (OU), 17-15
184: Sam Colbray (ISU) maj. dec. Kayne MacCallum (OU), 14-4
197: Willie Miklus (ISU) dec. Jake Woodley (OU), 6-5
285: Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. Jake Boyd (OU), 6-1