North Dakota State Bison wrestling (2-3) came-up short in their bid to upset 17th-ranked Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 14, inside the Bison Sports Arena, falling to the Cyclones (6-1), 22-13.
Fourth-ranked Steven Monk defeated fifth-ranked and 2012-13 All-American Michael Moreno in the marquee match of the dual, claiming a 6-2 decision at 165 pounds. With the win, Monk improves to 11-1 overall and a flawless 5-0 in dual competition.
Justin LaValle, Tyler Diamond and Evan Knutson also claimed victories for NDSU in the dual against the Cyclones.
LaValle (7-2) defeated Dakota Bauer in the 133 pound match via an 8-3 decision before Diamond (6-8) claimed a 4-0 decision win over Luke Goetti at 149 pounds. Knutson (9-4) rolled to a 12-2 major decision victory in the 285 pound match against Ben Perna.
With the loss, NDSU falls to 2-3 in dual competition this season while Iowa State moves to 6-1.
The Bison return to the mats Dec. 29-30, when they travel to Evanston, Ill., to take part in the Midlands Championships.
No. 17 Iowa State 22, North Dakota State 13
125: Earl Hall (ISU) wins by decision over Hunter Weber (NDSU), 5-3, 3-0 ISU
133: Justin LaValle (NDSU) wins by decision over Dakota Bauer (ISU), 8-3, tied 3-3
141: Gabe Moreno (ISU) wins by major decision over Clay Cathey (NDSU), 12-2, 7-3 ISU
149: Tyler Diamond (NDSU) wins by decision over Luke Goetti (ISU), 4-0, 7-6 ISU
157: Logan Molina (ISU) wins by decision over Nick Olejnik (NDSU), 8-4, 10-6 ISU
165: Steven Monk (NDSU) wins by decision over Michael Moreno (ISU), 6-2, 10-9 ISU
174: Tanner Weatherman (ISU) wins in sudden victory 2 over Hayden Zillmer (NDSU), 7-5, 13-9 ISU
184: Boaz Beard (ISU) wins by decision over Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 2-1, 16-9 ISU
197: Kyven Gadson (ISU) pins Colt Castlebury (NDSU), 1:35, 22-9 ISU
285: Evan Knutson (NDSU) wins by major decision over Ben Perna (ISU), 12-3, 22-13 ISU