Re:Iowa State vs Oklahoma Round 2
Kindly go the **** away.
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Re: Iowa State vs Oklahoma Round 2
Oklahoma 19, Iowa State 16
125 - No. 8 Jarrod Patterson (OU) dec. No. 12 Ryak Finch (ISU), 4-0
133 - No. 11 Jordan Keller (OU) MDec. RJ Hallman (ISU), 14-0
141 - No. 19 Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. No. 1 Kendric Maple, 11-9 (SV)
149 - No. 7 Nick Lester (OU) tech fall Luke Swalla (ISU), 4:15 (15-0)
157 - Mike Moreno (ISU) dec. No. 14 Matt Lester (OU), 3-2
165 - No. 4 Andrew Sorenson (ISU) dec. Bubby Graham (OU), 3-1 (SV)
174 - Mikey England (ISU) dec. Nolan McBryde, 9-3
184 - No. 20 Eric Schmidtke (OU) MDec. Tyler Christensen (ISU), 10-1
197 - Keldrick Hall (OU) dec. Cole Shafer (ISU), 11-5
HWT - No. 16 Matt Gibson (ISU) MDec. Kyle Colling (OU), 10-1
Overall a great performance by our guys. We were a sick Beard away from a win in this one. It is awesome to see how much we've improved since the start of the season. Goettl in particular has been making leaps and bounds. If you told me a month ago he'd be knocking off multiple ranked competitors and the #1 guy I wouldn't have believed you. I also feel like Moreno has finally broken out of his funk. He would need to show more consistency before I'd consider him a likely qualifier, but I feel confident that he will be much more competitive in every match going forward.
My biggest concern right now is that Jackson might have responded to all the outside pressure by "peaking" our guys too early. But this improvement is consistent with how our wrestlers have improved throughout the season each of the past three years, so that isn't an overwhelming concern. We always seem to have a great gameplan to beat guys we've wrestled multiple times, I think that is one of our coaching staff's biggest strengths.