Cyclones Fend Off Bearcats; Fall to Cornell
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. ? The Iowa State wrestling team fell at No. 2 Cornell 30-16 before beating Binghamton on the road, 22-18 Sunday. The No. 15 Cyclones dual record now sits at 7-8, while Cornell boasts a 7-1 record and Binghamton is 11-5. The Cyclones wrestled Cornell in Newman Arena in Ithaca, N.Y. The Iowa State team then bused a hour to West Gymnasium to take on Binghamton.
?We really needed every point against Binghamton and we had guys go out and get those points,? head coach Kevin Jackson said. ?It was tough for us to finish up at Cornell and then come straight to Binghamton to wrestle. This breaks a losing streak for us and more importantly we had a lot of guys really come out and compete today.?
Trent Weatherman went 2-0 on the day with two pins at 157 pounds. The Cyclone freshman twice used a left-sided headlock on ninth-ranked D.J. Meagher of Cornell in the second period of the Cyclones? match vs. the Big Red. He also hit the headlock in the first period to jump out to a quick lead. Weatherman then carried that momentum into his second match of the day, where he used the same exact move to stick Matt Kaylor of Binghamton in the first period.
Jon Reader faced his toughest test of the season so far in 2010 NCAA runner-up Mack Lewnes of Cornell at 174 pounds. Reader jumped out to a quick lead with two takedowns in the first period, and used a late escape to seal a 7-6 victory. He then dominated Ryan McGarity of Binghamton, earning an 18-2 technical fall. The victories today put the top-ranked 28-0 Reader in the driver?s seat for a number one seed at the NCAA tournament if he can continue his dominant form.
Kyle Simonson dominated both of his opponents in the heavyweight division. Simonson racked up almost three minutes of riding time and used a late takedown to get the major decision over Stryker Lane of Cornell. He then overwhelmed Lance Moore of Binghamton in the third period with three takedowns and two near fall points to earn a crucial 10-2 major decision.
Ben Cash came up huge for the Cyclones at 133 pounds against Binghamton. With the score knotted at 18-18, it was up to Cash to bring the Cyclones the victory in the last match of the day. Cash did not disappoint and thoroughly dominated Dan Riggi by repeatedly using big moves to earn back points en route to a 14-3 major decision.
Another wrestler who came through when Iowa State desperately needed some momentum was Cole Shafer. The Heber City, Utah native dismantled 10th ranked 184-pounder Nate Schiedel of Binghamton. He used four takedowns to secure a 9-2 win that was crucial in the team scoring.
Andrew Sorenson earned a victory at 165 pounds over Craig Eifert of Cornell by a score of 9-4 before falling to 2010 NCAA All-American Justin Lister 4-2 of Binghamton.
Iowa State plays host to Northern Iowa Friday at 7 p.m. CST in Hilton Coliseum.
Cornell 30, Iowa State 16
125: Frank Perelli (Cornell) mdec. Brandon Jones (Iowa State), 10-2
133: Mike Grey (Cornell) mdec. Ben Cash (Iowa State), 19-8
141: Mike Nevinger (Cornell) win by forfeit
149: Kyle Dake (Cornell) pin Max Mayfield (Iowa State), 4:44
157: Trent Weatherman (Iowa State) pin D.J. Meagher (Cornell), 4:36
165: Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State) dec. Craig Eifert (Cornell), 9-4
174: Jon Reader (Iowa State) dec. Mack Lewnes (Cornell), 7-6
184: Steve Bosak (Cornell) pin Cole Shafer (Iowa State), 3:34
197: Cam Simaz (Cornell) mdec. Jerome Ward (Iowa State), 14-6
285: Kyle Simonson (Iowa State) mdec. Stryker Lane (Cornell), 9-1
Iowa State 22, Binghamton 18
125: Derek Steeley (Binghamton) dec. Brandon Jones (Iowa State), 7-6
133: Ben Cash (Iowa State) mdec. Dan Riggi (Binghamton), 14-3
141: Anwar Goeres (Binghamton) win by forfeit
149: Donnie Vinson (Binghamton) dec. Max Mayfield (Iowa State), 11-5
157: Trent Weatherman (Iowa State) pin Matt Kaylor (Binghamton), 1:28
165: Justin Lister (Binghamton) dec. Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State), 4-2
174: Jon Reader (Iowa State) tech fall Ryan McGarity (Binghamton), 18-2
184: Cole Shafer (Iowa State) dec. Nate Schiedel (Binghamton), 9-2
197: Cody Reed (Binghamton) dec. Phil Hawes (Iowa State), 9-7
285: Kyle Simonson (Iowa State) mdec. Dan Bittner (Binghamton), 10-2