Kyven up 7-1 after the first. He had the NDSU wrestler cradled up but wasn't quite able to finish it.
Gadson absolutely dominates the match. Wins it 17-4.
NDSU up 16-18 with one match left. Gibson just needs a win for a team victory.
And the waltz has begun.
Gibson up 2-0 in the second.
Pin for Gibson!
ISU wins it 22-18.
Gibson with the pin! ISU wins 22-18!
Wow. Nice comeback.
Great job to come back and win! However, not to be a Debbie Downer, but I still don't feel better about our coaching staff.
That is a great job out of Gadsen and Gibson to end it. Really happy for the whole team, they needed something good to happen. Great job, guys.
Second half thoughts:
165: Moreno got himself caught twice, was able to get out the first time but not the second. He has a drive similar to Molina but has more talent. However, he still needs a little more development before he can knock off elite guys back to back. His future is very bright
174: Ugly win for Weatherman. He shouldn't be sitting on a two point lead for an entire period. If he plans on moving to the next level he has to take control of a match in the third, not shut down.
184: Good, but also ugly win for Beard. Like Weatherman he shut down at the end with a slight lead. He can be an AA if he wrestled a complete match
197: Gadson dominated from start to finish. I don't know what his ceiling is but we haven't found it yet. I'd like to see him against some mid ranked guys before I am comfortable saying he is a threat to AA. But I really like what I see out of him so far.
HWT: Heavyweight is stacked this season and if Gibson wants to AA he needs to show more offense on his feet. His riding is top notch though and it is tough to complain after he seals the meet for us with a pin.
That was a great job by the big fellas to pull out the team win at the end! Good job team!
I still don't feel great, especially about our conditioning. But this was a different team than the one that lost to Old Dominion a few weeks ago. Even Finch was looking better before he got hurt. That was definitely a concussion though. I hope he isn't out very long.
Jackson didn't earn himself a contract extension today, but he did show that he hasn't lost the team.
No excuse for not redshirting Meeks though.
Replay is on Mediacom 22 now.