Cyclones Take Down Michigan State, 30-10
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 22 Iowa State wrestling team
(8-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) scored bonus points in all seven victories against
Michigan State (4-13 overall, 0-8 Big 10) en route to a 30-10 dual win Friday
"Scoring bonus points allows you to win a lot easier," head
coach Kevin Jackson said. "If you think about dominating your opponent the bonus
point win is going to come into play. That's our philosophy here at Iowa State,
and that's what we're built on."
The seven bonus point wins were the most by the Cyclones
this season, breaking their previous best of six which came in a 31-12 dual win
at Drexel back on Jan. 13 in Philadelphia.
The dual began at 125 pounds, where redshirt sophomore Ryak
Finch was active early and often en route to an 11-0 major decision over MSU's
Brenan Lyon. True freshman John Meeks and redshirt sophomore Luke Goettl
followed suit both picking up major decisions to give the Cyclones an early
12-0 lead in the dual.
"I tell you what, we knew that if our lightweights came out
and wrestled the way they were capable of that we could have a pretty dominate
performance tonight," Jackson said. "Ryak got it started, and then John was
able to seal a bonus point win late, which was good see. We were very happy
with those first three weight classes."
Meeks defeated MSU's Brandon Fifield 10-2 with 2:20 of
riding time. The major decision was the Des Moines, Iowa natives' first as an
Iowa State Cyclone.
The Cyclones held on to a 12-6 lead heading into the
intermission after the bout at 157 pounds. Iowa State would go on to score
bonus points in the next four matches, highlighted by a pin (4:09) at 197
pounds by No. 7 Kyven Gadson over MSU's Luke Jones.
Gadson has now won eight-straight matches since the Midlands
Championships on Dec. 30 in Evanston, Ill. During the streak, he has beaten
three top-10 opponents, scoring bonus points in five of his seven victories
Iowa State travels to Ypsilanti, Mich. on Sunday to face
Eastern Michigan in the finale of its road trip north. Wrestling begins at 12
p.m. (CST) from Bowen Field House.
125: Ryak Finch (ISU) mdec. Brenan Lyon (MSU), 11-0
133: John Meeks (ISU) mdec. Brandon Fifield (MSU), 10-2
141: Luke Goettl (ISU) mdec. Nick Trimble (MSU), 12-2
149: Dan Osterman (MSU) dec. Max Mayfield (ISU), 6-2
157: Ryan Watts (MSU) dec. Logan Molina (ISU), 2-1
165: No. 19 Michael Moreno (ISU) mdec. Nick Proctor
174: No. 20 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) mdec. Jordan Wohlfert
184: No. 15 Boaz Beard (ISU) mdec. Eric Ford (MSU), 14-4
197: No. 7 Kyven Gadson (ISU) WBF Luke Jones (MSU), (4:09)
HWT: No. 7 Mike McCLure (MSU) mdec. Matt Gibson (ISU),