Cyclone matmen rally past Mountaineers

AMES — The Iowa State wrestling team won its last four matches, including a decisive pin by Marcus Harrington at 285 pounds in the final match, to claim a come-from-behind, 25-16 dual victory over West Virginia (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.

The Cyclones (6-5, 1-2 Big 12) were down 17-7 with four matches to go until Danny Bush jumpstarted the comeback at 174 with a pin over Parker VonEgidy in a mere 1:07.

After Bush’s fall at 174, Dane Pestano cut the Mountaineers’ lead to 17-16 with a 9-4 decision over Brenden McRill at 184. Pestano fell down 4-2, but rallied with a pair of takedowns in the final two periods.

Sam Colbray then gave the Cyclones a 17-16 lead with a 6-5 sudden victory win against Jacob Smith (197). Smith was called for stalling twice, with the second allowing Colbray to win with 38 seconds left in overtime.

Harrington then capped off the Cyclone victory at 285 pounds by recording the fall at the 1:04 mark against Brandon Ngati.

Iowa St. 25, West Virginia 16

At Ames

125–Zeke Moisey (WVU) tech. falled Sinjin Briggs, 18-2; 133–Matthew Schmitt (WVU) dec. Ian Parker, 4-2 SV1; 141–Christian Monserrat (WVU) dec. Kanen Storr, 9-7 SV1; 149–Jarrett Degen (ISU) major dec. Kyle Rae, 18-5; 157–Chase Straw (ISU) dec. Zachary Moore, 13-6; 165–Mick Kiussis (WVU pinned Logan Breitenbach, 1:29; 174–Danny Bush (ISU) pinned Parker VonEgidy, 1:07; 184–Dane Pestan (ISU) dec. Branden McRill, 9-4; 197–Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Jacob A. Smith, 6-5 SV1; 285–Marcus Harrington (ISU) pinned Brandon Ngati, 1:04.

(WVU deducted one team point for failure to control mat area)