STATSAMES, Iowa ? The Iowa State wrestling team was paced by wins from Andrew Sorenson and Jon Reader in a 29-13 loss to sixth-ranked Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones fall to 6-7 in dual competition, while the Cowboys are now 8-2-1 in duals.
Sorenson had a very tight match with Dallas Bailey at 165 pounds. Sorenson used a late takedown and rode Bailey out in the third period after falling behind early in the match to secure a 5-3 victory.
?The last time Andrew wrestled Bailey, Andrew gave up an escape late that changed the match,? Jackson said. ?Today, we finished moves and that should give Andrew additional confidence.?
Reader continued his dominance with an 11-2 victory over Mike Benefiel at 174 pounds. He used repeated takedowns and accumulated over four minutes of riding en route to his 26th victory of the season.
True freshman Brandon Jones picked up a forfeit for the Cyclones at 125 pounds. Max Mayfield wrestled tough against ninth-rated Jamal Parks of OSU.
?When a guy gives his all and stays in there, as a coach you have to recognize that your wrestler is giving his best effort,? Jackson said.
Iowa State will be in action again Jan., 30 in New York against top-ranked Cornell and Binghamton. The Cornell match will be at noon CST and the Binghamton match will start at 5 p.m. CST.
184: Chris Perry (OSU) pin Cole Shafer (ISU), 4:36
197: Clayton Foster (OSU) dec. Jerome Ward (ISU), 3-1
HWT: Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. Kyle Simonson (ISU), 6-2
125: Brandon Jones (ISU) win by forfeit
133: Jordan Oliver (OSU) mdec. Ben Cash (ISU), 22-8
141: Josh Kindig (OSU) win by forfeit
149: Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. Max Mayfield (ISU), 6-4
157: Neil Erisman (OSU) mdec. Nate Carr Jr. (ISU), 8-0
165: Andrew Sorenson (ISU) dec. Dallas Bailey (OSU), 5-3
174: Jon Reader (ISU) mdec. Mike Benefiel (OSU), 11-2*