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Three lowest weights win, but wrestling falls at Iowa State

February 07, 2011

The Arizona State University wrestling team trailed early, took a lead with four matches remaining, but ultimately fell on the road Sunday as No. 15 Iowa State used bonus-point victories in each of the last four matches to take the overall team victory, 33-14, inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The loss dropped the Sun Devils to 5-11 overall on the season while the host Cylcones improved to 9-8.

The dual opened at 184 pounds with Jon Reader, the undefeated and top-ranked wrestler at 174, moving up in weight to score a 14-3 major decision over Jake Meredith. The ISU lead grew to 7-0 after the 197 match as Luke Macchiaroli dropped a 3-1 decision for the second time on the weekend to a Top 20 wrestler, this time No. 17 Jerome Ward. The Cyclones swelled to 10-0 after the heavyweight match that saw Kyle Simonson take a 9-3 decision over ASU’s Levi Cooper.

Jumping down the lightest weights, No. 1 Anthony Robles continued to assert his dominance as he remained undefeated at 26-0 by winning his 19th match by technical fall, this time with a 17-1 score over Brandon Jones. Robles was ahead, 14-1, through the first period and terminated the match early in the second with a three-point near fall. At 133, Kalin Goodsite scored a 3-2 decision over Ben Cash to put ASU down, 10-8, before Carlos Castro won by forfeit at 141 to make it 14-10 in favor of the visitors.

But, that lead did not last long as Max Mayfield won by technical fall (18-2) over ASU’s Tai Fukumoto at 149 to put the hosts on top for good, 15-14. From there, Trent Weatherman (at 157) and Andrew Sorenson (174) won by forfeit while Chris Spangler pinned Te Edwards in 2:41 of the 165 match to bring about the final score, 33-14.

The final two duals of the season await the Sun Devils on the road next weekend as they will travel to face No. 21 Oregon State on Friday at 7 p.m. PT in Corvallis, Ore., before heading to Palo Alto, Calif., for a 2 p.m. PT dual on Sunday. The Pac-10 duals are the final regular season matches for ASU before they return to Corvallis on February 27 for the Pac-10 Championships, the qualifying tournament to the NCAA Championships.

#15 Iowa State def. Arizona State, 33-14
Sunday, February 6, 2011 • Hilton Coliseum (Ames, Iowa)
184 - #1 (at 174) Jon Reader (IS) major Jake Meredith, 14-3
197 - #17 Jerome Ward (IS) dec. Luke Macchiaroli, 3-1
285 - Kyle Simonson (IS) dec. Levi Cooper, 9-3
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Brandon Jones, 17-1
133 - Kalin Goodsite (AS) dec. Ben Cash, 3-2
141 - Carlos Castro (AS) won by forfeit
149 - Max Mayfield (IS) tech fall Tai Fukumoto, 18-2
157 - Trent Weatherman (IS) won by forfeit
165 - Chris Spangler (IS) pinned Te Edwards, 2:41
174 - #14 (at 165) Andrew Sorenson (IS) won by forfeit