AMES, Iowa -- The Drexel wrestling team came from behind to defeat Iowa State, 21-16 on the road on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons won their last four matches on the way to their fourth victory of the season.
The dual began at 184 as Iowa State's Dane Pestano defeated Owen Brooks by major decision, 14-6. Stephen Loiseau retaliated with a pin over Samuel Colbray just over two minutes into the 197 match to put Drexel ahead 6-4. In the heavyweight match, the Cyclones' Marcus Harrington defeated Sean O'Malley by an 11-2 margin to give Iowa State back the lead, but then Tanner Shoap picked up a 5-0 win over Jakob Allison at 125 to give the advantage back to the Dragons.
The Cyclones secured wins at 133 and 141 to go ahead, 16-9 with four matches to play. Ian Parker first edged freshman Austin DeSanto in the 133 match, 7-5 before Kanen Storr earned a technical fall over Julian Flores at 141. Rookie Trevor Elfvin turned things around for the Dragons with an overtime victory over Gavin DeWitt, 6-4 at 149. Then Evan Barczak picked up a 10-8 decision over Chase Straw at 157 to bring the Dragons within one of the Cyclones before Ebed Jarrell edged out Logan Breitenbach at 165, 5-4 to put Drexel back on top, 18-16. Austin Rose added a 5-3 win over Luke Entzel in the final match of the day to hold off the Cyclones and secure a 21-16 team victory for the Dragons.
With the win, the Dragons improve to 4-0 on the season while Iowa State starts its year at 0-1 after the loss to Drexel.
The Dragons will return to action next Sunday, Nov. 19 when they will take the short walk down 33rd street to compete in the Keystone Classic at the Palestra. Competition is set to begin at 9 a.m.
184: Dane Pestano (Iowa State) MAJ Owen Brooks (DU), 14-6
197: Stephen Loiseau (DU) WBF Samuel Colbray (Iowa State) @ 2:05
285: Marcus Harrington (Iowa State) MAJ Sean O'Malley (DU), 11-2
125: Tanner Shoap (DU) DEC Jakob Allison (Iowa State), 5-0
133: Ian Parker (Iowa State) DEC Austin DeSanto (DU), 7-5
141: Kanen Storr (Iowa State) TF Julian Flores (DU), 22-7 @ 6:54
149: Trevor Elfvin (DU) DEC Gavin DeWitt (Iowa State), 6-4 (SV-1)
157: Evan Barczak (DU) DEC Chase Straw (Iowa State), 10-8
165: Ebed Jarrell (DU) DEC Logan Breitenbach (Iowa State), 5-4
174: Austin Rose (DU) DEC Luke Entzel (Iowa State), 5-3