Austin Reese of Ohio University’s 174-pound weight class, prepares to wrestle during a meet against Gardner-Webb at the Convocation Center on February 4, 2018. (Michael Johnson/WOUB)

Ohio Wrestling: Bobcats fall to ranked Iowa State

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Down one wrestler, Ohio Wrestling lost 33-6 against the Iowa State Cyclones Sunday. The Bobcats won only 2-of-10 matches to the 23rd ranked team in the nation.

The dual meet started off with a forfeit from Ohio at 125 pounds. Ohio’s Shakur Laney failed to make weight forcing the Bobcats to give up 6 points. Ranked in the top 25, Laney had a great chance of beating Iowa State’s Alex Mackall.

The next four matches did not earn Ohio points. Mario Guillen lost 5-3 to Iowa State’s Austin Gomez at 133 pounds. The Cyclone’s 141-pounder, Ian Parker, racked up points against Kyran Hagan and won a 12-1 major decision.  Iowa State’s Jarret Degen started to do the same thing against Alec Hagan at 149 pounds. However, Degen pinned Alec Hagan in the second period.

Zac Carson gave the Bobcats some momentum going into intermission. Carson defeated Chase Straw 7-4.

With five matches to go and a score of 19-3, the Bobcats needed to score some bonus points. Ohio’s Colt Yinger got the win, but was only able to win a close 4-3 decision against Skyler St. John. Then, the Cyclones stretched the lead at 174 pounds. Joe Terry lost 14-6 to Iowa State’s Marcus Coleman.

184-pounder Hunter Yeargan tried to bounce back for the Bobcats in a close match. In the third period, Yeargan got the lead with a headlock. It seemed like he held off takedown attempts by Iowa State’s Sammy Colbray.

After the buzzer, Iowa State challenged that Colbray got a takedown. Ohio then challenged after the ref made the second takedown ruling. In the end, the ref gave a takedown to Colbray, giving him the 9-8 lead.

The dual meet was out of reach for the Bobcats in the last two matches. Iowa State’s Willie Miklus won by technical fall against Nate Hall at 197 pounds. At Heavyweight, Iowa State got another win when Gremmel defeated Zack Parker 7-3. The Cyclones also lost a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Next, the Bobcats have their first home dual meet of the season Thursday. Ohio will take on Chattanooga at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.