CEDAR FALLS – The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team (10-3, 6-2 Big 12) fell to in-state foe No. 17 Northern Iowa (7-5, 7-1 Big 12) Thursday night, 22-13. The Cyclones won four out of the 10 bouts, but ultimately fell to the Panthers inside a sold out West Gymnasium.
No. 7 Austin Gomez got things going for the Cyclones at 133, picking up six takedowns in a dominant victory over Jack Skudlarczyk. The redshirt freshman turned the Panther twice for a pair of four-point near falls. Gomez tech falled Skudlarczyk 21-4 in 4:02.
Chase Straw came up big for Iowa State with a decision over Paden Moore at 157 pounds to pull the Cyclones to within one point of the Panthers at intermission. Straw got off to a hot start with two takedowns in the first period and cruised to a 9-4 win with 1:12 of riding time.
At 184 pounds, No. 15 Sam Colbray got two takedowns in the last minute of the match to upset No. 8 Drew Foster. The win for Colbray avenged a 14-0 loss to Foster at the Cyclone Open earlier this year.
No. 5 Willie Miklus was the aggressor in a heated match at 197 pounds. The Altoona, Iowa native downed Tyrell Gordon 5-0 to pull the Cyclones within 19-13 of Northern Iowa.
Next up for Iowa State is a matchup with No. 5 Missouri Sunday evening at Hilton Coliseum. First match is set for 5 p.m. That match will be shown on Cyclones.TV and FloWrestling.
125: Jay Schwarm (UNI) dec. Alex Mackall (ISU), 6-3.
133: Austin Gomez (ISU) TF Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI), 21-4 (4:02).
141: Josh Alber (UNI) dec. Ian Parker (ISU), 3-1.
149: Max Thomsen (UNI) dec. Jarrett Degen (ISU), 7-5.
157: Chase Straw (ISU) dec. Paden Moore (UNI), 9-4.
165: Bryce Steiert (UNI) TF Logan Schumacher (ISU), 16-1 (7:00).
174: Taylor Lujan (UNI) pinned Marcus Coleman (ISU), 6:39.
184: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Drew Foster (UNI), 8-5.
197: Willie Miklus (ISU) dec. Tyrell Gordon (UNI), 5-0.
285: Carter Isley (UNI) dec. Gannon Gremmel (ISU), 2-0.
Note: Both teams were deducted one team point in the 197 pound match for unsportsmanlike conduct.