No. 22 Cyclones Head North For Two Duals
AMES, Iowa - The No. 22 Iowa State wrestling team (7-4
overall, 1-2 Big 12) will travel to head coach Kevin Jackson's home state of
Michigan this weekend for duals with Michigan State and Eastern Michigan.
The Cyclones are ranked in the USA Today/ NWCA/AWN Coaches'
Poll top-25 for the first time this season after winning six of their last
seven dual competitions, including three wins over ranked foes.
22 Iowa State (7-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) vs. Michigan State (4-12 overall, 0-8
Feb. 15, 6 p.m. CST
Lansing, Mich. - Jenison Field House
22 Iowa State (7-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) vs. Eastern Michigan (7-12 overall, 1-4
Feb. 17, 12 p.m. CST
Mich. - Bowen Field House
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of the Iowa State athletics communications staff will be holding a live blog
during the dual at Cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog
by asking questions.
-Iowa State is ranked in the
coaches' poll top-25 for the first time this season after a 23-12 victory over
No. 20 UNI on Friday, Feb. 8 at Hilton Coliseum.
-At 197 pounds, No. 7 Kyven
Gadson remained perfect in dual competition (10-0) as he picked up his first
career dual pin as a Cyclone over UNI's Blaize Cabell. The Waterloo, Iowa
native is on an eight match winning streak that dates back to Dec. 30 at the
-No. 20 Tanner Weatherman was
named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week after his 13-3 major decision victory
over UNI's Cody Caldwell at 174 pounds. Caldwell was *ranked No. 16 by W.I.N. Magazine. The Huxley, Iowa native has won six of his last
seven matches dating back to a Jan. 5 tech fall victory over Oklahoma's Matt
Reed. Weatherman has scored bonus points in four of those six wins.
-No. 19 Michael Moreno (20-6
overall, 7-4 duals) is the first Cyclone to hit the 20-win mark this season, as
he scored a 10-1 major decision over UNI's Jarrett Jensen in the Cyclones' last
-Following two matches against
ranked opponents in No. 10 Chris Chionuma (Oklahoma State) and No. 6 Ryan Loder
(UNI), No. 15Boaz Beard is set to face another ranked opponent at 184 pounds in
No. 18 John Rizgallah of Michigan State on Friday.
Scouting Michigan State
State has lost its last nine duals, six of which were against Big Ten
-The Spartans claim victories
over Eastern Michigan (25-11) and Bucknell (28-11).
-Michigan State competed at the
Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. on Dec. 16, where they finished in
3rd place with 107.5 team points.
-One of Michigan State's
featured wrestlers is heavyweight Michael McClure. McClure is 27-3 on the
season and is currently ranked No. 7 nationally by InterMat.
Scouting Eastern Michigan
-Eastern Michigan's biggest win
of the season came against No. 25 North Dakota State, 18-17. Iowa State also
wrestled NDSU earlier this season on Dec. 16 in Ames, defeating the Bison 22-18.
-Eastern Michigan also claims
dual victories over Duke, Seton Hall and Northern Illinois on the season.
-The Eagles and Cyclones both
competed at the Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30. Iowa State finished 17th in
the final team standings, while Eastern Michigan finished 30th.
-The Cyclones are 13-3 all-time
against Michigan State, but the Spartans have won the past two meetings. The
two teams last battled on Jan. 19, 1997 in Lincoln, Neb., a dual won by MSU
-ISU and MSU first met back in
1922, a dual won by the Cyclones 50-0 in Ames. The 50-point win is the largest
margin of victory ever for ISU in the 16 meetings with the Spartans.
-During a stretch from 1974-83, ISU defeated MSU 10-straight
times. The Spartans ended the streak with a 16-15 win over the Cyclones on Jan.
-ISU is 1-0 all-time in dual
competition against Eastern Michigan. Their two schools lone meeting came on
Jan. 14, 1966 in Terre Haute, Ind., a 36-0 Cyclone victory.