TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State wrestling team dropped a non-conference dual to No. 18 Iowa State, 21-12, Saturday evening inside Wells Fargo Arena.
The Sun Devils now fall to 6-6 on the year while the Cyclones are 8-3 overall.
“Overall, every match was tough, and if a couple matches went another way, the score of the dual may have been different,” head coach Shawn Charles said. “Tonight’s final score doesn’t accurately reflect how hard we fought tonight, how tough that dual was for both sides. I’m proud of our guys. They came out and really wrestled hard tonight, and we will have a few things to work on before we face Stanford on Monday night.”
Up next, ASU remains at home to take on Pac-12 foe No. 25 Stanford on Monday at 6 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks. Fans who bring their ticket stub from the Iowa State dual will receive $3 admission.
Against the Cyclones, Joel Smith picked up ASU’s first win of the night in a 3-1 decision at 157, Smith picking up a two-point takedown as seconds ticked away in the final period to get the advantage.
At 184, Blake Stauffer defeated Lelund Weatherspoon in a 10-6 decision, before Iowa State’s No. 2 Kyven Gadson gave the Cyclones a 10-point team score advantage, 16-6, with a pin in 5:50 of Josh DaSilveira at 197.
Chace Eskam was edged in ASU’s first overtime match of the night, 3-1, to Quean Smith at heavyweight, while Ares Carpio came out on top of the extra-period decision over Earl Hall at 125.
ASU’s final win of the night came at the final weight, as Matt Kraus picked up an 8-4 decision at 141.
Iowa State 21, ASU 12
149: Luke Goettl (ISU) def. Preston McCalmon (ASU): Dec 7-3
157: Joel Smith (ASU) def. John Nicholson (ISU): Dec 3-1
165: Michael Moreno (ISU) def. Nick Rex (ASU): Maj 12-2
174: Tanner Weatherman (ISU) def. Ray Waters (ASU): Dec 9-6
184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU): Dec 10-6
197: No. 2 Kyven Gadson def. Josh DaSilveira (ASU): Fall 5:50
*HWT: Quean Smith (ISU) def. Chace Eskam (ASU): OT Dec 3-1
125: Ares Carpio (ASU) def. Earl Hall (ISU): OT Dec 3-1
133: Shayden Terukina (ISU) def. Kalin Goodsite (ASU): Dec 8-4
141: Matt Kraus (ASU) def. Gabe Moreno (ISU): Dec 8-4
*Match earned two team points for ISU due to bench unsportsmanlike conduct call