FARGO, N.D.—No. 21 Iowa State won eight of 10 bouts including a pair of one-point decisions and three bonus point wins in defeating No. 23 North Dakota State 29-7 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Wednesday, Jan. 9, before 792 spectators in the Scheels Center.
NDSU (6-4, 2-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host No. 18 Pitt (6-0, 0-0 ACC) at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 in Scheels Center.
Iowa State (3-1, 1-0 #Big12WR) received a pin from No. 4-ranked 197 Willie Miklus and major decisions from 157 Chase Straw and No. 8 149 Jarrett Degen to rack up points, but used Marcus Coleman’s 8-7 decision over Lorenzo De La Riva at 174 and Ryan Leisure’s 8-7 decision over Sawyer Degen at 141 pounds to pull away.
NDSU 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty posted an 11-0 major decision over Logan Schumacher to briefly tie the score at 4-all after two bouts. Fogarty, ranked No. 21 nationally, improved to 11-3 overall and 8-2 in duals.
The Bison and Cyclones split a pair of overtime decisions. NDSU’s No. 8-ranked 125 Brent Fleetwood needed a takedown 18-seconds in the extra period for a 4-2 sudden victory-1 win. Fleetwood stands at 16-3 overall, 8-1 in duals.
In the battle of nationally-ranked wrestlers, Iowa State’s No. 9-ranked 133 Austin Gomez was awarded a takedown 9.3-seconds into the extra period for an 8-6 sudden victory-1 win over No. 18 Cam Sykora (15-4, 7-2). Sykora built a 5-4 lead after two using a 4-point near fall in the top position and extended the lead to 6-4 with an escape in the third. However, Gomez recorded a takedown and held on to force overtime.
#21 Iowa State 29, #23 North Dakota State 7
157—Chase Straw (ISU) major dec Nick Knutson (NDSU), MD 17-8
165—#21 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) major dec Logan Schumacher (ISU), MD 11-0
174—#24 Marcus Coleman (ISU) dec Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU), 8-7
184—#16 Sam Colbray (ISU) dec Michael Otomo (NDSU), 10-3
197—#4 Willie Miklus (ISU) fall Cordell Eaton (NDSU), 2:53
285—Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec Brandon Metz (NDSU), 7-3
125—#8 Brent Fleetwood (NDSU) sudden victory-1 Alex Mackall (ISU), SV-1 4-2
133—#9 Austin Gomez (ISU) sudden victory-1 #18 Cam Sykora (NDSU), SV-1 8-6
141—Ryan Leisure (ISU) dec Sawyer Degen (NDSU), 8-7
149—#8 Jarrett Degen (ISU) major dec Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU), MD 16-5
Dual started at 157 pounds
NDSU 6-4, 2-3 #Big12WR … Host No. 18 Pitt (6-0, 0-0) at 4 pm Saturday in Scheels Center
Iowa State 3-1, 1-0 #Big12WR