Iowa State Falls To Drexel In Season Opener


Kanen Storr

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) fell to the Drexel Dragons (3-0, 0-0 EIWA), 21-15. The Cyclones won four of the 10 bouts, including three by bonus-point decision.

At the break, the Cyclones held an 11-6 advantage over the Dragons. The Cardinal and Gold picked up wins from redshirt senior Dane Pestano, redshirt junior Marcus Harrington and redshirt freshman Ian Parker to begin the contest.

Following the intermission, the Dragons went on to win four of the final five matches to knock off the Cyclones. All four matches were within two points.

Pestano got the day started with a 14-6 major decision over Owen Brooks. The Waimanalo, Hawaii, native scored on five takedowns and racked up 1:36 of riding time.

In his debut at heavyweight, Harrington lit up the scoreboard. He knocked off the Dragons' Sean O'Malley by 12-2 major decision. He tallied four takedowns, three of which came in the third period, and was dominant on top, securing 4:22 of riding time.

Parker was one of six Cyclones who made their first appearance in Hilton Coliseum for a dual. He toppled Drexel's Austin DeSanto by 7-5 decision. Parker connected on two takedowns and worked DeSanto for 1:59 of riding time in his winning effort.

Redshirt freshman Kanen Storr was the lone Cyclone to pick up a victory in the back half of the dual. Storr brought the 3,133 Cyclone fans in attendance to their feet, posting a 22-7 technical fall over Julian Flores in 6:49. Storr amassed nine takedowns as he cruised to victory.

Iowa State will return to the mat on Nov. 18 at the Lindenwood Open.

Match-By-Match Results
184: Dane Pestano (ISU) 
maj. dec. Owen Brooks (Drexel), 14-6 (1:36 RT).
197: Stephen Loiseau (Drexel) fall Sam Colbray (ISU), 2:06.
285: Marcus Harrington (ISU) maj. dec. Sean O'Malley (Drexel), 12-2 (4:22 RT).
125: Tanner Shoap (Drexel) dec. Jakob Allison (ISU), 5-0.
133: Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Austin DeSanto (Drexel), 7-5 (1:59 RT).
141: Kanen Storr (ISU) TF Julian Flores (Drexel), 22-7 (6:49).
149: Trevor Elfvin (Drexel) dec. Gavin DeWitt (ISU), 6-5 (SV-1).
157: Even Barczak (Drexel) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 10-8.
165: Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) dec. Logan Breitenbach (ISU), 5-4.
174: Austin Rose (Drexel) dec. Luke Entzel (ISU), 5-3.