Feb 18, 2019
Sophomore Josh Hokit prepared to face Iowa State’s Joe Teague at Hilton Coliseum on Feb. 9, 2018. The ‘Dogs’ last regular season dual is on Feb. 18, 2018 at the Save Mart Center. (Fresno State Athletics)

‘Dogs fall to Cyclones

Fresno State’s wrestling team fell to Iowa State, 26-22 last Friday at Hilton Coliseum.

“We fought tough tonight, but we can’t get ourselves into position to give up bonus points with falls and technical falls if we want to win close duals,” said head head coach Troy Steiner.

Redshirt senior Sean Williams set the bar for the ‘Dogs with a 10-2 major decision win over Sinjin Briggs.

Other wins came from freshman Chris De Loza, No. 21 Khristian Olivas and redshirt sophomore Dominic Kincaid.

With a fall over Fresno State’s Angel Solis, Iowa State extended its lead to 23-16.

Sophomore Josh Hokit countered with a fall over Joe Teague at 197 pounds to cut the Bulldogs’ deficit to 23-22.

The dual came down to heavyweight AJ Nevills against redshirt junior Marcus Harrington.

The Bulldog freshman jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but Harrington was quick to notch a fall and tie the match, 3-3. The match was sent to overtime after both heavyweights made an escape.

Harrington went on to win 6-4 after a takedown.

Fresno State will host its last regular season Big-12 dual against No. 4 Oklahoma State on Feb. 18 at the Save Mart Center at 1 p.m.

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