Wrestling suffers second road loss to Iowa State

<p> <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/drouin_chris00.html">C… Drouin</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/nye_erik00.html">Erik Nye</a> both won major decisions and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/varela_vicente00.html"… Varela</a> added a victory of his own, but it was not enough as the Arizona State University wrestling team dropped a 24-11 decision at No. 2 Iowa State Sunday night at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The Sun Devils slipped to 2-2 overall on the season while the Cyclones improved to 3-0.</p><separator></separator><p>The dual opened at 125 pounds with the only battle of nationally ranked competitors on the night as No. 11 Tyler Clark scored a 9-3 decision over ASU’s No. 8 <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/robles_anthony00.html"… Robles</a> to stake the host Cyclones to a 3-0 lead. No. 5 Nick Fanthorpe added to ISU’s lead with his 22-5 technical fall over <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/bowles_tyler00.html">T… Bowles</a> at 133 pounds.</p><separator></separator><p>Trailing 8-0 in the team race, the Sun Devils got on the board as No. 8 Drouin scored a 16-5 major decision over Joey DeMarie at 141 pounds, cutting the deficit in half. Varela followed that with a decision win over his own, 10-3, over Dalton Jensen, bringing ASU to within one point at 8-7.</p><separator></separator><p>But, the Cyclones would go on to win the next five bouts to secure the team victory. Nate Carr, Jr., won a 10-3 decision over ASU’s <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/trulson_jerrad00.html"… Trulson</a> at 157 pounds before No. 3 Jon Reader handed <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/deberry_kyle00.html">K… DeBerry</a> at 16-7 major decision loss. True freshman <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/starks_eric00.html">Er… Starks</a> put up a strong fight against No. 9 Dave Burk at 174, but fell, 8-4, before another true freshman, <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/meredith_jake00.html">… Meredith</a> made his collegiate debut at 184 pounds. In the bout, Meredith nearly defeated Jerome Wade, but gave up a takedown in over time to fall, 6-4. Joe Curran scored an 8-3 decision over ASU’s <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/moen_thor00.html">Thor Moen</a> at 197 to put the team score at 24-7 with one bout remaining.</p><separator></separator><p>In the final bout of the night, Nye scored the Sun Devils’ second major decision victory of the evening, defeating Kyle Simonson, 8-0. The three wins by ASU were their only three on the weekend after being shut out at No. 1 Iowa on Friday night after shutting out Portland State last week.</p><separator></separator><p>The Sun Devils return home next Sunday at 2 p.m. when they play host to their intrastate rivals, Embry-Riddle, inside Wells Fargo Arena.</p><separator></separator><p>No. 2 Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big XII) defeated Arizona State (2-2, 2-0 Pac-10), 24-11<br />Sunday, November 23, 2008 • Hilton Coliseum • Ames, Iowa<br />125 - #11 Tyler Clark (IS) decision #8 <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/robles_anthony00.html"… Robles</a>, 9-3<br />133 - #5 Nick Fanthorpe (IS) tech fall <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/bowles_tyler00.html">T… Bowles</a>, 22-5 (6:55)<br />141 - #8 <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/drouin_chris00.html">C… Drouin</a> (AS) major decision Joey DeMarie, 16-5<br />149 - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/varela_vicente00.html"… Varela</a> (AS) decision Dalton Jensen, 10-3<br />157 - Nate Carr, Jr. (IS) decision <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/trulson_jerrad00.html"… Trulson</a>, 10-3<br />165 - #3 Jon Reader (IS) major decision <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/deberry_kyle00.html">K… DeBerry</a>, 16-7<br />174 - #9 Dave Burk (IS) decision <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/starks_eric00.html">Er… Starks</a>, 8-4<br />184 - Jerome Ward (IS) decision <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/meredith_jake00.html">… Meredith</a>, 6-4 sv<br />197 - Joe Curran (IS) decision <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/moen_thor00.html">Thor Moen</a>, 8-3<br />285 - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/nye_erik00.html">Erik Nye</a> (AS) major decision Kyle Simonson, 8-0</p>