AMES, Iowa – No. 21 Iowa State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) defeated Fresno State (4-6, 1-3 Big 12), 31-6 in wrestling action Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State won eight of 10 matches contested, including four with bonus points (one fall, one technical fall, two major decisions).
Ian Parker set the tone with a 19-5 major decision over Chris Deloza at 141 pounds. After giving up an early takedown, Parker dominated the rest of the way. He picked up a pair of nearfalls – a two-pointer and a four-pointer – to increase his season record to 15-2.
Jarrett Degen notched an 11-5 win at 149 pounds and Chase Straw lost a close battle at 157 pounds, falling to Jacob Wright in tiebreaker one at 5-4.
True freshman Logan Schumacher got the crowd going with an 11-7 win vs. Brandon Martino in the 165-pound match. In his first dual bout in Hilton Coliseum, Schumacher was down 5-2 in the second period. The rookie then took down Martino and got the Bulldog on his back for a four-point near fall, flipping the match in his favor at 8-5. He held on for an 11-7 victory.
Marcus Coleman was the aggressor at 174 pounds, registering four takedowns and a four-point near fall en route to a 14-1 win over Dominic Kincaid.
Sam Colbray (184) and Gannon Gremmel (285) won a pair of one-point decisions at 8-7 and 6-5, respectively, to help the Cyclones take a 20-6 lead in the dual.
ISU 125-pounder Alex Mackall then scored the fall at the 5:54 mark over Robert Garcia to give the Cyclones six points and a 26-6 lead heading into the final match.
Austin Gomez then put the exclamation point on the match with a decisive 24-5 technical fall victory over Gary Joint. Gomez led 10-1 after the first period with a lat drop takedown where he picked up a four-point near fall. He recorded another four-pointer to end the match in the third period.
Iowa State travels to Lawrenceville, N.J., to face Rider on Thusday, Jan. 17. The dual between the Cyclones and Broncs is set to start at 6 p.m. CT.
141: Ian Parker (ISU) maj. dec Chris Deloza (FS), 19-5
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Khristian Olivas (FS), 11-5
157: Jacob Wright (FS) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 5-4 (TB1)
165: Logan Schumacher (ISU) dec. Brandon Martino (FS), 11-7
174: Marcus Coleman (ISU) maj. dec. Dominic Kincaid (FS), 14-1
184: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Jackson Hemauer (FS), 8-7
197: Josh Hokit (FS) dec. Willie Miklus (ISU), 4-2 (SV)
285: Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. A.J. Nevills (FS), 6-5
125: Alex Mackall (ISU) pinned Robert Garcia (FS), 5:54
133: Austin Gomez (ISU) tech. fall Gary Joint (FS), 24-5 (5:32)