No little brother here: UNI wrestling smacks ISU

Panthers smack Iowa State on wrestling mat, 24-13

JR Ogden
Published: February 8 2014 | 7:36 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:23 am in

CEDAR FALLS – Doug Schwab didn’t want to make this bigger than it was.

But the smile on his face told the truth. It was a big win for the University of Northern Iowa wrestling team – and program.

“It means we’re 10-0 and we want to keep that roll going,” the UNI coach said last night after the No. 5 Panthers smacked No. 16 Iowa State, 24-13, before a soldout college wrestling crowd of 2,020 in the West Gym.

The victory was UNI’s first over its “big brother” since 2004 and ended a 10-match losing streak to the Cyclones.

“Personally,” he added with that wry smile, “I wanted to get a win against them. We wanted to continue to make a statement.”

The Panthers (10-0) won five in a row after ISU’s Kyven Gadson opened the dual at 197 pounds with an 11-3 major decision over Bail Minto.

Blaize Cabell, Dylan Peters, Joe Colon, Joey Lazor and Tyler Patten all won for UNI, giving the Panthers a 21-4 edge with four bouts left.

“It was awesome,” said Lazor, who decked Gabe Moreno in 1 minute, 59 seconds at 141. “The train is on its track and we’re rolling.”

Peters scored a major decision, 11-2, over Earl Hall at 125 and top-ranked Colon (24-1) used three takedowns and nine nearfall points for a 16-1 technical fall over Shayden Terukina at 133.

Those three bonus wins, ISU Coach Kevin Jackson said, were the difference.

“You can’t give up bonus points,” he said.

Schwab and the Panther wrestlers credited the stand-room-only crowd.

“The engery, the atmosphere, that’s as good as it gets,” Schwab said. “Our guys feed off it. They love it.”

Lazar sure did.

“The fans were on top of the mat it felt like,” he said. “They fueled the train.”

ISU pulled with 21-13 with three wins in a row from 157 through 174, but Ryan Loder ended the dual with a 5-0 win over Lelund Weatherman at 184.

No more “little brother” in Cedar Falls.

“I didn’t see a little brother out there,” Schwab said. “It was fun.”

The Panthers host Kent State today at 1 p.m.

UNI 23, Iowa State 13

At West Gym

(Cedar Falls)

197 pounds – Kyen Gadsen (ISU) dec. Basil Minto, 11-3 (3,0); Hwt. – Blaize Cabell (UNI) dec. Quean Smith, 5-2 (2,0); 125 – Dylan Peters (UNI) dec. Earl Hall, 11-2 (3,0); 133 – Joe Colon (UNI) tech. fall over Shayden Terukina, 6:29, 16-1 (3,0); 141 – Joey Lazor (UNI) pinned Gabe Moreno, 1:59 (2,0); 149 – Tyler Patten (UNI) dec. Luke Goettl, 8-6 (1,1); 157 – John Nicholson (ISU) dec. Jarrett Jensen, 6-3 (2,0); 165 – Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. Cooper Moore, 9-6 (2,2); 174 – Tanner Weatherman (ISU) dec. Codty Caldwell, 9-5 (3,1); 184 – Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. Lelund Weatherspoon, 5-0 (1,0)

TOTALS: Takedowns – Iowa State 11, UNI 15; Reverals – ISU 0, UNI 2; Escapes – ISU 13, UNI 13; Nearfall points – ISU 6, UNI 15; Penalty points awarded – ISU 3, UNI 1; Riding time points – ISU 3, UNI 3; Total match points – ISU 47, UNI 66


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