IOWA CITY, Iowa ? The Iowa State wrestling team fell short in its efforts to topple the seventh-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 22-13 in a very competitive match Friday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Cyclone head coach Kevin Jackson would have nothing of it.

?We missed an opportunity here,? Jackson said. ?I thought we would win at 141 and that we could win at heavyweight but we didn?t finish the moves we needed. *Was the crowd a factor? Yes, but that is why you come wrestle here. We were the aggressors in both of those matches. ?

Jerome Ward started the meet off at 197-pounds with a 5-3 overtime victory over Hawkeye senior Luke Lofthouse. Ward notched the winning takedown with only 14 seconds left in the overtime period. Ward was hit with a second stalling call with two seconds left in regulation and Ward holding a 3-2 lead.

?Look, the referees didn?t lose us the match,? Jackson said. ?Jerome came back and won it in overtime and beat a guy who didn?t get a takedown and he got two takedowns.?

After four consecutive losses in the dual, Cyclone Nate Carr Jr. manhandled Jeret Chiri at 149-pounds, earning a dominant 13-3 major decision. Carr racked up four near fall points in the second period to blow the match wide-open.

Andrew Sorenson continued a very strong season by defeating Jake Kerr by a score of 4-1 at 157-pounds. Sorenson used a second period takedown to ensure a victory. The redshirt junior was previously 0-2 against Kerr in his career but dominated Friday.

Jon Reader kept his undefeated season rolling with a punishing 6-1 victory over Ethen Lofthouse at 174-pounds. The two-time All-American rolled up three and a half minutes of riding time during the match.

The Cyclones will continue their 2010-11 season at the Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30 in Evanston, Ill.

197 pounds - Jerome Ward (ISU) dec. Luke Lofthouse (I), 5-3
285 pounds ? Blake Rasing (I) dec. Kyle Simonson (ISU), 2-0
125 pounds ? Matt McDonough (I) mdec. Patrick Hunter (ISU), 14-4
133 pounds ? Tony Ramos (I) mdec. Brandon Jones (ISU), 14-5
141 pounds ? Mark Ballweg (I) dec. Chris Drouin (ISU), 3-1
149 pounds ? Nate Carr Jr. (ISU) mdec. Jeret Chiri (I),13-3
157 pounds ? Derek St. John (I) mdec. Trent Weatherman (ISU), 12-3
165 pounds ? Andrew Sorenson (ISU) dec. Jake Kerr (I), 4-1
174 pounds ? Jon Reader (ISU) dec. Ethen Lofthouse (I), 6-1
184 pounds ? Grant Gambrall (I) mdec. Cole Shafer (ISU), 12-3*

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