No. 8 Iowa State Wrestling took on the NAIA’s Grand View College on the mat Sunday at Humboldt High School, home of head coach Kevin Dresser.
With long winning streaks, Iowa State ended a Vikings shutout with a final score of 40-0.
Something was needed
Iowa State and Grand View both went into Sunday’s game with impressive double wins. Iowa State extended its second-longest double-win streak in Division I with its convincing win on Sunday.
The state of Iowa has now won 18 consecutive duels, the fourth-longest winning streak in the program’s history. Only Penn State has more consecutive wins in NCAA Division 1 wrestling.
Grand View went into the matchup with their own impressive winning streak. The Vikings have won 10 of the last 11 championships while competing in the NAIA and are undefeated in 116 doubles.
The last Grand View loss was to Iowa State, the last time the two programs went head-to-head. On November 7, 2013, the Cyclone roster, which included No. 3 Kyven Gadson, defeated the Vikings 22-18.
One answer under 157
For the 2022-23 season, Iowa State’s David Carr has resigned his post at 157 pounds. The senior has moved up to the 165-pound weight class for his senior year in the Cyclone uniform.
With the move, Carr left what appears to be the only hole in the Cyclone lineup at 157. Senior Jason Kraisser, the current starter at that weight, lost his first two matchups in the opening weekend of the season.
Kraisser fell to Little Rock’s Matthew Bianchi and Wisconsin’s Garrett Model during the Battle for the River City tournament. Since his return to the Hilton Coliseum on November 12, Kraisser has more than recovered.
On Sunday, Kraisser won by falling against Giovanni Bonilla from Grand View. It was the second straight pin for the Iowa State senior. Kraisser won against the California Baptist in Iowa’s home opener by falling over Joseph Mora.
Double jump back
After Iowa State’s win over California Baptist in the home opener, Dresser said his team felt good with six weights and maybe not four weights.
The Cyclones easily won against the California Baptist, but after Iowa State’s Zach Redding and Tyson Terukina suffered losses, Dresser said his team had some things to work out.
Dresser cited Iowa State’s first hour-long weigh-in of the season as the reason Iowa State wasn’t feeling good with four weights.
In Sunday’s duel, Iowa State intervened and responded with a full swing from Grand View. Terukina responded to his loss with a 5-2 decision win over Grand View’s Esco Walker.
Next, Iowa State returns to the Hilton Coliseum for a true home game. On November 26th, the Cyclones will host the Cyclone Open.