AMES – The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) topped Bucknell (0-2, 0-0 EIWA), 24-15 in the dual season-opener. The Cyclones won six of the 10 bouts and were aided by bonus-point victories from Jarrett Degen (major decision), David Carr (technical fall) and Marcus Coleman (fall).
Alex Mackall put the Cyclones on the board to open the dual with a 10-3 victory over Brandon Siedman. Mackall tallied four takedowns, including three in the first period, to improve his season record to 4-0.
Iowa State separated themselves from the Bison when the Cardinal and Gold won three straight matches from 141-157, two that were of bonus-point variety. Ian Parker spurred the Cyclone run with a 6-2 decision over Noah Levett. Parker racked up over three minutes of riding time in his 2019-20 season opener.
At 149 pounds, Degen secured three third-period takedowns to distance himself from Matthew Kolonia. Degen gave up the first takedown of the match, but didn’t surrender another in his 15-5 major decision over Kolonia.
In what was a highly anticipated collegiate debut, Carr did not disappoint. The Junior World Champion jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Jaden Fisher in the first period with a takedown and a pair of turns. Carr showed that his freestyle prowess translated to folkstyle wrestling, turning Fisher a number of times and garnering nearly five minutes of riding time in an 18-3 technical fall victory.
At 174 pounds, Coleman provided the highlight of the night for the Cyclones. Leading 3-0 in the second period, Coleman went to work on top after a takedown. Bucknell’s Frankie Guida tried to roll through, but Coleman countered and pinned the Bison in 4:59.
Sam Colbray iced the Cyclone victory away with a workmanlike 7-3 decision over Brandon Stokes. Colbray scored on two takedowns and did well on top, riding Stokes for 1:59 of the match.
Iowa State will turn around and host Iowa next Sunday in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Dual. The Cyclones and Hawkeyes are set to wrestle at 2 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. That dual will be available through Cyclones.tv and FloWrestling.
125: Alex Mackall (ISU) dec. Brandon Seidman (BU), 10-3 (3:06 RT).
133: Darren Miller (BU) dec. Todd Small (ISU), 3-1.
141: Ian Parker Noah (ISU) dec. Noah Levett (BU), 6-2 (3:13 RT).
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) maj. dec. Matthew Kolonia (BU), 15-5 (1:11 RT).
157: David Carr (ISU) tech fall Jaden Fisher (BU), 18-3 (7:00).
165: Zach Hartman (BU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 4-3.
174: Marcus Coleman (ISU) pinned Frankie Guida (BU), 4:59.
184: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Brandon Stokes (BU), 7-3 (1:59 RT).
197: Drew Phipps (BU) dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 4-0.
285: Nathan Feyrer (BU) win by disqualification Gannon Gremmel (ISU), 2:03.