SPORTS SHORTS: Upset win highlights Cyclones’ loss
AMES — Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State strolled out of Hilton Coliseum with a 31-3 wrestling win over Iowa State, but the Cyclones kept a piece of the Cowboys for themselves.
Iowa State redshirt freshman Ian Parker knocked off fifth-ranked two-time defending national champion Dean Heil in their 141-pound match, scoring a 3-1 decision that accounted for the Cyclones’ only victory on Sunday.
Oklahoma State (9-2, 5-0) picked up a pin and a technical fall to go with seven wins by decision, handling Iowa State (6-7, 1-4) in the Big 12 Conference dual.
Parker was plugged in at 141 to replace Kanen Storr, who recently requested and was granted a transfer out of Iowa State. Parker had shared time at 133 with Markus Simmons prior to Storr’s departure.
Iowa State goes on the road this weekend with duals Friday at North Dakota State and Sunday at South Dakota State.
Former Tiger tabbed for weekly honor
SIOUX CITY — South Hardin graduate Tim Rose was recently named the Great Plains Athletic Conference’s men’s indoor track and field Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row.
Rose, a senior at Northwestern College in Orange City, was the top NAIA finisher in the 1,600-meter run at the SDSU D-II Invitational at Brookings, S.D. His time of 4 minutes, 19.09 seconds, is currently the fastest clocking in the event in the NAIA.
A week earlier, Rose won the 1,000-meter event at the Dordt Open with a personal-best time of 2:30.48, which was tops in the GPAC and second-fastest in the NAIA.