Feb. 1, 2013
AMES, Iowa – The Arizona State University wrestling team dropped its fifth consecutive dual of the season on Friday, falling to Iowa State by a final score of 23-18 in Ames, Iowa.
The Sun Devils (7-10, 2-1 Pac-12) got off to a decent start, scoring decision victories from Matt Kraus and Joel Smith at 141 and 157 to take an early 6-3 lead.
A fall by Ray Waters to ISU’s #18 Michael Moreno at 165 pounds would set the tone for the rest of the match however, as the Cyclones took a 9-6 (6-3, 1-1 Big 12) lead at that point and never relinquished it.
Jake Meredith dropped a 9-1 major decision to #8 Kyven Gadson at 197 pounds and Ryak Finch pinned Dalton Miller in the 125-pound matchup to seal the deal.
ASU returns to action next Saturday, Feb. 9 in a Pac-12 matchup against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore.
125: Ryak Finch (ISU) WBF Dalton Miller (ASU), (2:30)
133: Ares Carpio (ASU) win by forfeit
141: Matt Kraus (ASU) dec. Luke Goettl (ISU), 6-5
149: Max Mayfield (ISU) dec. Preston McCalmon, 7-2
157: Joel Smith (ASU) dec. Logan Molina, 6-0
165: Michael Moreno (ISU) WBF Ray Waters, (2:15)
174: Tanner Weatherman (ISU) mdec. Rush Hall, 15-4
184: Kevin Radford (ASU) dec. Mikey England (ISU), 10-9
197: Kyven Gadson (ISU) mdec. Jake Meredith (ASU), 9-1
285: Levi Cooper (ASU) dec. Matt Gibson (ISU), 5-2