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Iowa State Athletics | February 15, 2016

College wrestling: Iowa State takes down West Virginia

AMES, Iowa – No. 16 Iowa State (10-5, 2-2 Big 12) won seven matches in a 28-11 dual victory over West Virginia (6-9, 0-3 Big 12) Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State’s two seniors Earl Hall (133 pounds) and Tanner Weatherman (165 pounds) were victorious in their final matches in Hilton Coliseum.

It was a special day for Iowa State wrestling. The Iowa State Athletics department honored the 1965 NCAA Championship team and the 1976 runner-up NCAA Champion squad. Also in attendance were numerous national champions and All-Americans in celebration of 100 years of Cyclone wrestling.

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Quean Smith got the Cyclones on board first at 285 pounds with a 3-1 decision in sudden-victory over A.J. Vizcarrondo. Smith wasted little time in the sudden victory period by scoring a single-leg takedown at :53 seconds. Kyle Larson made it 9-0 Iowa State with an injury default victory over Zeke Moisey at 125 pounds.

Larson took down Moisey and immediately put the Mountaineer on his back for a two-point near-fall with :37 seconds left in the first period. Moisey was injured on the move and was forced to default the match.

Two more victories at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively, increased the Cyclone lead to 15-0. Hall registered four takedowns in his 10-5 decision over Cory Stainbrook at 133 pounds. Nathan Boston then scored a key 4-3 win over Tony DeAngelo at 141 pounds. A second-period reversal by Boston was the difference in the match.

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After falling at 149 and 157 pounds, Iowa State bounced back at 165 pounds with a pin by Weatherman to increase the Cyclone lead to 21-8. Weatherman suffered an early takedown from Connor Flynn before registering the fall at 2:43, his sixth pin of the season. Weatherman improved his season record to 25-7.

Lelund Weatherspoon picked up a major decision (11-3) in a victory over Ross Renzi at 174 pounds and Patrick Downey (184 pounds) won his Hilton Coliseum debut in a 5-4 decision over Bubba Schefflel.

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