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Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser previews the Cyclones’ upcoming twin towards Oregon State.
Cody Goodwin, cgoodwin2@dmreg.com

It was a enjoyable homecoming for Sam Colbray on Monday.

Colbray, a redshirt sophomore for the Iowa State wrestling group, grew up in Hemiston, Oregon, about four hours away from Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, the place the Cyclones wrestled Oregon State late Monday night time. About 50 friends and family have been in attendance, and gave Colbray a rousing applause.

When it got here time to wrestle, Colbray took on one other Hermiston native in Bob Coleman. The familiarity didn’t assist the Beaver wrestler much, as Colbray rolled up six takedowns to win by a thirteen-4 major determination at 184 pounds.

Finally, Iowa State beat Oregon State, 23-14, to improve to 10-2 general. The Cyclones, ranked No. 17 nationally by Trackwrestling, have just two duals remaining this season. They wrestle at No. sixteen Northern Iowa on Feb. 22, then host No. 10 Missouri on Feb. 24.

Colbray’s win was one among six for the Cyclones. Willie Miklus and Austin Gomez offered extra bonus factors. Miklus racked up greater than three minutes of driving time in an 11-1 major determination over Jamarcus Grant at 197 pounds. Gomez pinned Devan Turner within the third period at 133.

Jarrett Degen, Chase Straw and Logan Schumacher offered the opposite victories, profitable three straight selections in the midst of the twin to place the Cyclones up 15-6 with four bouts to go. Colbray and Miklus then gained back-to-again majors to place the dual on ice.

It was not an ideal dual for the Cyclones. Both Ian Parker and Marcus Coleman fell to inferior foes, a minimum of on paper.

Parker, ranked eleventh nationally at 141 kilos, lost to unranked Grant Willits, 9-four, after giving up a takedown and a cradle in the first interval. Coleman, ranked 21st at 174, gave up three takedowns within the first two durations to lose to unranked Colt Doyle, 12-6.

The dual went as expected otherwise, as Oregon State’s strengths bookend its lineup. At one hundred twenty five, third-ranked Ronnie Bresser scored three takedowns and beat Alex Mackall, 9-5. At heavyweight, Southeast Polk grad Ethan Andersen received the nod in lieu of Gannon Gremmel, and lost to eighth-ranked Amar Dhesi by a 23-8 technical fall.

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Iowa State’s Sam Colbray discusses what’s helped him enhance this season and what it’s going to imply to be near house this weekend when the Cyclones wrestle Oregon State.
Cody Goodwin, cgoodwin2@dmreg.com

Afterward, Colbray met together with his household and pals. His win on Monday pushed his document to 21-5 general this season. He’s presently ranked 14th at 184 pounds by Trackwrestling.

If he continues his robust wrestling, they could see him wrestle again in March — only then, it’d just be on ESPN, on the NCAA Championships.

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Comply with him on Twitter at…