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College Wrestling: Iowa State finishes third in Big 12 meet

This news story was published on March 8, 2021.
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TULSA, Okla. – Iowa State’s David Carr (157) and Gannon Gremmel (285) each battled to individual Big 12 titles on Sunday night at the Big 12 Championship. As a team, the No. 13 Cyclones finished third in Tulsa with 117.5 team points, closely behind co-champions No. 19 Oklahoma and No. 6 Oklahoma State with 124 team points.

Next Up: Iowa State will turn its attention to the 2021 NCAA Championships. At-large selections for the championship are set to come out on Tuesday, followed by the seeds and brackets on Wednesday. The NCAA Championships are set for March 18-20 in St. Louis, Mo.

NCAA Qualifiers
After winning in the semifinals, Parker, Carr and Gremmel all secured their spot in St. Louis in a couple of weeks. Zach Redding’s third-place finish, Jarrett Degen’s fourth-place finish and Marcus Coleman’s fourth-place finish have all solidified their spot at the NCAA Championships.

Ian Parker vs. Dom Demas
The 141-pound championship bout was the seventh meeting between Ian Parker and Dom Demas, the series tied at 3-3 all-time. Just like in their previous bouts, little separated the two 141-pounders. After seven minutes of action, the score was tied at 1-1, sending the match to over time.

A winner couldn’t be determined in SV1, TB1 or SV2. Parker and Demas traded escapes in TB1 and after a scoreless SV2, they went to TB2 tied at 2-2. Parker took a 3-2 advantage on an escape to start the period, but Demas answered with an escape of his own. During that sequence, Parker was hit for a locked hands call on the edge of the mat, giving Demas the 4-3 victory over Parker.

David Carr vs. Jared Franek
At 157-pounds, Carr set out to capture his second Big 12 title in as many years against No. 3 Jared Franek of NDSU. Carr took control of the match early, scoring on a pair of takedowns in the first. After one period of action, Carr led 4-1.

The All-American added another takedown in the third and controlled the top position, riding for 2:51 in the match. In the end, Carr successfully defended his 157-pound crown with an 8-2 victory over Franek.

Carr is Iowa State’s first back-to-back Big 12 Champion since Kyven Gadson, who won three in-a-row from 2013-15. The Canton, Ohio, native is the 57th wrestler in program history to win two or more conference titles.

Gannon Gremmel vs. Brian Andrews
To cap off the night, the 285-pound Big 12 title bout featured a rematch from the 2020 Big 12 finals, with Gremmel taking on Wyoming’s Brian Andrews.

After a scoreless first period, Gremmel took a 1-0 lead on an escape in the second period. In the final stanza, Gremmel rode Andrews for the entire period and won the Big 12 title by 2-0 decision.

Gremmel is the first Iowa State 285-pound champion since Matt Gibson won the title in 2012. Overall, he is Iowa State’s sixth Big 12 heavyweight champion.

Iowa State Placements
125: Kysen Terukina, 6th
133: Zach Redding, 3rd
141: Ian Parker, 2nd
149: Jarrett Degen, 4th
157: David Carr, 1st
184: Sam Colbray, 5th
197: Marcus Coleman, 4th
285: Gannon Gremmel, 1st

Medal Matches
In the third-place bout at 133 pounds, Redding put on a takedown clinic against his opponent from Northern Colorado. No. 4 Mosha Schwartz didn’t have an answer for Redding’s offense, as the freshman put up seven takedowns on the scoreboard to win it by 20-7 major decision.

After dropping his consolation semifinal match, Colbray bounced back against Oklahoma’s No. 7 Darrien Roberts. Colbray tallied three takedowns and a point for riding time in a decisive 9-3 victory over his Sooner opponent.

At 125 pounds, Terukina fell to No. 3 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU), 19-1, Degen dropped a 9-4 decision to FSU’s Kyle Parco and Coleman was bested by No. 3 Noah Adams of West Virginia by 6-3 decision.

Team Scores
1. Oklahoma, 124
1. Oklahoma State, 124
3. Iowa State, 117.5
4. Wyoming, 105.5
5. UNI, 79
6. North Dakota State, 78
7. Northern Colorado, 70.5
8. South Dakota State, 67.5
9. West Virginia, 57
10. Utah Valley, 55
11. Air Force, 32.5
12. Fresno State, 31

Iowa State Match-by-Match Day Two
125: No. 5 Danny Vega (SDSU) maj. dec. No. 7 Kysen Terukina, 12-3.
No. 3 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) tech fall No. 7 Kysen Terukina, 19-1 (5:59).

133: No. 7 Zach Redding dec. No. 3 Zach Price, 8-4.
No. 7 Zach Redding maj. dec. No. 4 Mosha Schwartz (UNC), 20-7.

141: No. 2 Dom Demas (OU) dec. No. 1 Ian Parker, 4-3 (TB2).

149: No. 5 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 4 Triston Lara (UNI), 8-4.
Kyle Parco (FSU) dec. No. 5 Jarrett Degen, 9-4.

157: No. 1 David Carr dec. No. 3 Jared Franek (NDSU), 8-2.

184: No. 3 Dakota Geer (OSU) maj. dec. No. 5 Sam Colbray, 12-4.
No. 5 Sam Colbray dec. No. 7 Darrien Roberts (OU), 9-3.

197: No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned No. 1 Tanner Sloan (SDSU), 3:25.
No. 3 Noah Adams (WVU) dec. No. 6 Marcus Coleman, 6-3.

285: No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 3 Brian Andrews (WYO), 2-0.

Iowa State Match-by-Match Day One
125: No. 7 Kysen Terukina (BYE)
No. 2 Taylor LaMont (UVU) dec. No. 7 Kysen Terukina, 7-5 (SV1).
No. 7 Kysen Terukina dec. Derrick Stacey (WYO), 4-2.
No. 7 Kysen Terukina dec. No. 6 Cody Phippen (AF), 9-6.

133: No. 7 Zach Redding (BYE)
No. 7 Zach Redding maj. dec. Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI), 13-0.
Anthony Madrigal (OU) dec. No. 7 Zach Redding, 8-3.

141: No. 1 Ian Parker (BYE)
No. 1 Ian Parker maj. dec. No. 8 Chase Zollman (WYO), 13-1.
No. 1 Ian Parker dec. No. 4 DJ Lloren (FSU), 6-2.

149: Kyle Parco (FSU) dec. No. 5 Jarrett Degen, 4-3.
No. 5 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 6 Dylan Martinez (AF), 6-2.
No. 5 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 7 Cameron Hunsacker (UVU), 1-0.

157: No. 1 David Carr (BYE)
No. 1 David Carr pinned No. 8 Parker Simmington (AF), 0:46.
No. 1 David Carr dec. No. 4 Cade DeVos, 8-2.

165: Troy Mantanona (OU) pinned No. 5 Isaac Judge, 4:20.
No. 6 Jordan Robison (UNC) dec. No. 5 Isaac Judge, 4-2.

174: No. 2 Hayden Hastings (WYO) dec. Julien Broderson, 6-1.
No. 8 Anthony Mantanona (OU) pinned Julien Broderson, 4:19.

184: No. 5 Sam Colbray dec. Jake Thompson (AF), 3-1 (SV1).
No. 4 Alan Clothier (UNC) dec. No. 5 Sam Colbray, 3-2.
No. 5 Sam Colbray dec. Michael Nelson (NDSU), 10-6.
No. 5 Sam Colbray maj. dec. Jacob Schoon (SDSU), 14-5.

197: No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned Nick Villarreal (FSU), 3:59.
No. 3 Noah Adams (WVU) dec. No. 6 Marcus Coleman, 3-2.
No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned Keegan Moore (UNI), 4:30.
No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned No. 7 Owen Pentz (NDSU), 5:26.

285: No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. Chase Trussell (UVU), 6-2.
No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 8 Blake Wolters (SDSU), 6-2.
No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 4 Josh Heindselman (OU), 3-1 (SV1).

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