Cyclone Wrestlers Top Rutgers, 22-13

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By Sam Louwagie

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (7-2, 1-1 Big 12) defeated Rutgers (9-3, 6-0 EIWA) by a score of 22-13 Friday night in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won seven of the 10 matches in tonight’s dual against the Scarlet Knights.

Kyven Gadson started things off with a bang at the 197-pound weight class, working to a major decision over Rutgers’ Hayden Hrymack, 14-6. The No. 2-ranked grappler from Waterloo came out aggressive, scoring two takedowns in the first period and lifting himself to an early 5-2 lead. After a quiet second stanza, Gadson scored on a reversal to start the third and added two takedowns to seal the victory.

The win extends Gadson’s dual win streak to 23 consecutive matches, dating back to last season. The redshirt-junior improves to 16-2 on the season and is 8-0 in dual competition.

An active first period helped 2013 All-American Michael Moreno to his 19th victory of the season. Moreno converted an early takedown into a two-point nearfall and added a second takedown to take a 6-2 at the end of the first period. From there, the Urbandale native added a reversal in the second stanza and a takedown in the third to earn an 11-5 victory.

Moreno’s 19 victories are good for second-most on the team behind Lelund Weatherspoon (21). The win moves him to 6-2 in duals.

At 174, neither No. 12 Tanner Weatherman nor Phillip Bakuckas (RU) could generate much offense in the first two periods and the score was knotted at 1-1 with 1 minute remaining in the third. The Huxley native then went on the offensive, scoring a takedown and adding a two-point nearfall with 48 seconds left in the match. Weatherman finished out the 6-1 decision and rode Bakuckas for the remainder of the period, picking up a bonus point with 1 minute of riding time.

The redshirt-sophomore improves to 18-9 on the season, picking up his fifth dual victory of the year.

At 125, redshirt-freshman Kyle Larson earned his third dual victory of the season, picking up a 3-2 decision over Sean McCabe. Both wrestlers were very active throughout the match, but neither found much success on offense. Larson scored a takedown with 33 seconds left in the third period to secure the victory. The West Des Moines, native improves to 14-7 on the season and is now 3-2 in dual matches.

Luke Goettl brought the Cyclone faithful to their feet in the 149-pound bout. Goettl trailed Rutgers’ Ken Theobold 4-2 entering the final stanza, but knotted the score on a takedown 10 seconds into the period. After an escape from Theobold, Goettl scored a huge takedown with 34 seconds remaining and rode out his opponent to pick up the decision. The Clarkdale, Ariz., native is now 11-9 on the year and 5-4 in duals.

Shayden Terukina picked up his first dual victory of the year, earning a 3-2 decision over Vinnie Dellefave. Terukina used a quick escape in the third period after starting in the bottom position and managed the rest of the period en route to his fourth victory of the season.

The 184-pound bout wrapped up the night’s action, as Boaz Beard picked up a 6-2 decision over Dan Seidenberg. Beard earned the victory behind two reversals and a colossal 5:23 of riding time.

The Cyclones return to the mat next Friday, Jan. 24, as the team travels to Stillwater, Okla. to take on No. 5 Oklahoma State.

Match-By-Match Results:
197: No. 2 Kyven Gadson (ISU) mdec. Hayden Hrymack (RU) 14-6 (3:31).
HWT: No. 17 Billy Smith (RU) WBF Quean Smith (ISU) 7:28 (SV-1).
125: Kyle Larson (ISU) dec. Sean McCabe (RU) 3-2.
133: Shayden Terukina (ISU) dec. Vinnie Dellefave (RU) 3-2.
141: Tyson Dippery (RU) mdec. Gabe Moreno (ISU) 11-2 (2:26).
149: Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Ken Theobold (RU) 6-5.
157: Anthony Perrotti (RU) dec. Logan Molina (ISU) 5-4 (2:30).
165: No. 10 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. Nick Visicaro (RU) 11-5 (2:31).
174: No. 12 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) dec. Phillip Bakuckas (RU) 6-1 (1:00).
184: Boaz Beard (ISU) dec. Dan Seidenberg (RU) 6-2 (5:23).

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