AMES - Cael Sanderson, unbeaten in his college career, matched an Iowa State record with his 100th consecutive match victory by pinning his opponent from Hofstra. The Cyclones won the dual 32-10 Sunday.
Sanderson had scored five takedowns and led 14-4 before pinning Ralph Everett at the 4:04 mark of their 184-pound match, the last of the dual meet.
With the win, Sanderson matches the school record held by Dan Gable, who is listed in ISU books as having 100 consecutive wins from 1967-70. The NCAA does not keep such records, and other records have put Gable's streak at 98.
Sanderson, a junior from Heber City, Utah, who is 21-0 this season, was joined by Gable for a ceremony after the meet and said he was glad to reach the milestone so he could focus on the rest of the season and a third consecutive NCAA championship.
"It's time to move on and look forward to next week," Sanderson said. "I was trying to score some points. That's been my strategy and always is."
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