Cyclone Wrestlers Sweep Sun Devil Duals

Jan. 8, 2006 TEMPE, Ariz. -- No. 8 Iowa State (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) downed UC Davis (2-3, 1-1 Pac-10) and No. 19 Arizona State (4-4, 2-0 Pac-10) at the Sun Devil Duals in Wells Fargo Arena Sunday afternoon. No. 17 Jesse Sundell (133) pinned both of his opponents on the afternoon. Kurt Backes, ranked sixth at 184 pounds, and 174-pounder David Bertolino also registered pins. Double winners for the Cyclones were Sundell, Nate Gallick (141) and Travis Paulson (165).

Jan. 8, 2006

No. 8 Iowa State (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) downed UC Davis (2-3, 1-1 Pac-10) and No. 19 Arizona State (4-4, 2-0 Pac-10) at the Sun Devil Duals in Wells Fargo Arena Sunday afternoon. No. 17 Jesse Sundell (133) pinned both of his opponents on the afternoon. Kurt Backes, ranked sixth at 184 pounds, and 174-pounder David Bertolino also registered pins. Double winners for the Cyclones were Sundell, Nate Gallick (141) and Travis Paulson (165).
Senior Jesse Sundell leads ISU with two pins on the day. Travis Paulson (165) improves to 21-1 on the season.

Jan. 8, 2006

No. 8 Iowa State (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) downed UC Davis (2-3, 1-1 Pac-10) and No. 19 Arizona State (4-4, 2-0 Pac-10) at the Sun Devil Duals in Wells Fargo Arena Sunday afternoon. No. 17 Jesse Sundell (133) pinned both of his opponents on the afternoon. Kurt Backes, ranked sixth at 184 pounds, and 174-pounder David Bertolino also registered pins. Double winners for the Cyclones were Sundell, Nate Gallick (141) and Travis Paulson (165).

Sundell, runner-up at the Midlands Championships, was in a 6-6 deadlock with Omar Gaitan of UC Davis in the second period before he put the Aggie on his back at the 4:30 mark. Sundell then faced ASU's Adam Hickey. Trailing 5-2 in the second period, Sundell reversed Hickey and then stuck him at the 3:44 mark. Sundell now leads the Cyclones with six pins on the season.

All-American Travis Paulson improved to 20-1 on the season after picking up an 8-2 decision over Frank Richmond of UC Davis. Paulson, ranked eighth at 165 pounds, then downed the Sun Devils' 10th-ranked Patrick Pitsch, 3-1, thanks to a takedown with 18 seconds left in the match.

In the 28-18 win over UC Davis, ISU's Ben Hanisch (125) recorded a 10-0 major decision over Marcos Orozco. Hanisch used two three-point nearfalls and a reversal in the second period to take control of Orozco. At 184 pounds, Backes held an 11-2 third-period lead over Tyler Bernacchi when Backes registered his second pin of the year at the 5:50 mark. Also picking up wins in the victory were Gallick and Jason Knipp (157).

In a battle of ranked teams, the Cyclones topped the host Sun Devils, 26-23. Gallick, ranked second, won by forfeit at 141 pounds. Aron Scott scored his second technical fall in two matches, a 22-6 win over Mark LeBeau in 5:58. With ISU ahead 20-7, David Bertolino (174) sealed the Iowa State victory by pinning Alex Pavlenko in 3:53. Bertolino's pin came from a defensive position, and pushed the team score to 26-7 with three matches remaining.

Next up for Iowa State is the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Jan. 14-15. The event will be hosted by the University of Northern Iowa, and will be held at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Pairings for the two-day tournament will be announced Tuesday. Iowa State's first-round match will be at either 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. Saturday, with the second match to follow at either 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.

No. 7 Iowa State defeats UC Davis, 28-18
125 - Ben Hanisch (ISU) majors Marcos Orozco (UCD), 10-0
133 - Jesse Sundell (ISU) pins Omar Gaitan (UCD), 4:30
141 - #2 Nate Gallick (ISU) defeats #6 Derek Moore (UCD), injury at 2:02
149 - Jeff Bristol (UCD) dec. Aron Scott (ISU), 7-3
157 - Jason Kinpp (ISU) dec. Dustin Noack (UCD), 8-7
165 - #8 Travis Paulson (ISU) dec. Frank Richmond (UCD), 8-2
174 - #14 Ken Cook (UCD) majors Grant Turner (ISU), 10-1
184 - #6 Kurt Backes (ISU) pins Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 5:50
197 - Elliot Kelly (UCD) tech falls Joe Curran (ISU), 17-2
285 - Broc Maffia (UCD) wins by forfeit


No. 7 Iowa State defeats No. 19 Arizona State, 26-23
125 - #6 Jeremy Mendoza (ASU) dec. Ben Hanisch (ISU), 1-0
133 - Jesse Sundell (ISU) pins Adam Hickey (ASU), 3:44
141 - #2 Nate Gallick (ISU) wins by forfeit
149 - Aron Scott (ISU) techs Mark LeBeau (ASU), 21-6 at 5:48
157 - #7 Brian Stith (ASU) majors Jason Knipp (ISU), 12-1
165 - #8 Travis Paulson (ISU) dec. #10 Patrick Pitsch (ASU), 3-1
174 - David Bertolino (ISU) pins Alex Pavlenko (ASU), 3:53
184 - C.B. Dollaway (ASU) pins #6 Kurt Backes (ISU), 1:06
197 - #13 Ryan Bader (ASU) majors Joe Curran (ISU), 17-8
285 - #4 Cain Velasquez (ASU) wins by forfeit

 



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