Iowa State University Athletics

02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 21:34

Cyclones Edge Fresno State, 26-22

AMES, Iowa - A pair of pins by and and a sudden-victory decision by in the final match paced Iowa State (8-8, 3-5 Big 12) to a 26-22 win over Fresno State (4-15, 1-4 Big 12) Friday night in Hilton Coliseum.

Harrington won the deciding match at 285 pounds, as the Cyclones were clinging to a 23-22 lead with one bout to go. Harrington was down 3-1 early to A.J. Nevills, who was 26-5 heading into the match. A second-period takedown by Harrington tied the match at 3-3 and Harrington was the aggressor in overtime, recording the winning takedown 24 seconds into the period.

How It Happened
Simmons (133) got the Cyclones their first points by pinning Trevor Williams. Simmons had three takedowns in the third period and led 17-4 before recording the fall at the 6:06 mark.

lost a close match at 149 pounds to Khristian Olivas, 14-13. Degan gave up back points and was down 6-1 in the first period, and trailed 12-5 after two periods. The freshman fought back with three takedowns in the third period, but it wasn't enough to recover from the early deficit.

notched a technical fall at 157 pounds against Greg Gaxiola. Straw had a pair of four-point near falls in the opening period and ended the match on another four-pointer at 5:41.

Pestano electrified the Hilton Coliseum crowd at 184 pounds. Pestano had a commanding 11-4 lead over Angel Solis late in the third period. While riding Solis in the closing moments, he tilted the Bulldog and notched the fall with 0:01 left in the match.

Match-By-Match Results:
125: Sean Williams (FS) maj. dec. (ISU), 10-2 (1:07-RT)
133: (ISU) pinned Trevor Williams (FS), 6:06
141: Chris DeLoza (FS) wins by forfeit
149: Khristian Olivas (FS) dec. (ISU), 14-13
157: (ISU) tech. fall Greg Gaxiola (FS), 19-3 (5:41)
165: (ISU) wins by forfeit
174: Dominic Kincaid (FS) dec. (ISU), 7-4 (1:14)
184: (ISU) pinned Angel Solis (FS), 6:59
197: Josh Hokit (FS) pinned (ISU), 1:43
285: (ISU) sudden victory A.J. Nevills, 6-4 (SV-1)

Final: Iowa State 26, Fresno State 22