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College Wrestling: Iowa State’s David Carr wins 157-pound NCAA Wrestling Championship


This news story was published on March 21, 2021.
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David Carr
(cyclones.com)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Iowa State’s David Carr continues to etch his name deeper into Iowa State wrestling history. On Saturday night, the Canton, Ohio, native won the 2021 157-pound NCAA Wrestling Championship.

With his national title, Carr becomes Iowa State’s 50th individual wrestler to win a national title and the 70th-overall individual national champion in program history.

As a team, Iowa State tied for 13th at the 2021 NCAA Championships with 37.5 team points.

Session VII (Finals)
In the 157-pound championship bout, Carr took on Jesse Dellavecchia from Rider. After a scoreless first period, Carr began the second with an escape. He added a takedown and finished the period on top. Heading to the final stanza, Carr led 3-0.

In the final period, Carr went to work on top, stifling any attempt by Dellavecchia to get to his feet. He racked up 2:04 of riding time and posted a 4-0 decision to claim the 157-pound crown.

With his championship performance, Carr gives head coach Kevin Dresser his first-ever individual National Champion. Carr becomes Iowa State’s first NCAA Champion since 2015, when Kyven Gadson won the 197-pound bracket in the very same arena.

Session VI (Medal Round)
During the medal rounds on Saturday morning, two-time All-American Gannon Gremmel wrestled to a fifth-place finish at 285 pounds. Coming into the week, the heavyweight bracket was touted as one of the deepest in the tournament.

After dropping a tight 3-1 decision to Cohlton Schultz of Arizona State in sudden victory in the consolations-semifinals, Gremmel took on Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger in the fifth-place match at 285 pounds.

The Big 12 Champion got to work early against Hillger, taking him down in the first period. Gremmel finished the period on top and led 2-0. Hillger put in a tough ride to begin the second, but Gremmel eventually broke free and reversed the Badger to extend the lead to 4-0. In the end, it was Gremmel over Hillger, 4-0, for a fifth-place finish for the Cyclones.

NCAA Champion Notes
– David Carr is Iowa State’s first NCAA champion since 2015 (Kyven Gadson)
– Carr is Iowa State’s 50th individual national champion and 70th individual national champion overall
– Carr is Iowa State’s first 157-pound champion since 2007 (Trent Paulson)
– Carr is Kevin Dresser’s first-career individual national champion

All-American Notes
– David Carr became Iowa State’s 300th All-American in school history
– Gannon Gremmel is Iowa State’s 301st All-American in school history
– Carr and Gremmel are Iowa State’s 86th and 87th multi-time All-Americans
– Iowa State has had multi-All-Americans in three-straight years
– Carr is Iowa State’s seventh All-American at 157 pounds and the third multi-time All-American at the weight*
– Carr’s 1st-place finish is the highest by a Cyclone 157-pounder since 2007 (Trent Paulson, 1st)
– Gremmel is Iowa State’s ninth All-American at heavyweight and the third multi-time All-American at the weight*
– Gremmel’s fifth-place finish is the highest by a Cyclone-heavyweight since 2010 (David Zabriskie, 1st)

*Since the weight classes changed in 1998-99

Day Three Iowa State Match-by-Match
157: No. 3 David Carr dec. No. 4 Jesse Dellavecchia (RID), 4-0.

285: No. 4 Cohlton Schultz dec. No. 6 Gannon Gremmel, 3-1(SV1).
No. 6 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 14 Trent Hillger (WIS), 4-0.

Day Two Iowa State Match-by-Match
141: No. 8 Chad Red (NEB) dec. No. 7 Ian Parker, 11-8.

157: No. 3 David Carr dec. No. 6 Brayton Lee (MINN), 4-2 (SV1).
No. 3 David Carr dec. No. 2 Hayden Hidlay (NC State), 6-4.

184: No. 29 Sam Colbray dec. No. 14 Caleb Hopkins (CAMP), 7-3.
No. 11 Dakota Geer (OSU) dec. No. 29 Sam Colbray, 9-4.

197: No. 21 Marcus Coleman pinned No. 11 Jay Aiello (UVA), 5:37.
No. 19 Thomas Penola dec. No. 21 Marcus Coleman, 3-2.

285: No. 6 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 14 Trent Hillger (WIS), 2-1.
No. 2 Mason Parris (MICH) pinned No. 6 Gannon Gremmel, 4:02.

Day One Iowa State Match-by-Match
125: No. 32 Patrick McCormick (UVA) dec. No. 33 Kysen Terukina, 6-2.
No. 30 Micah Roes (BING) dec. No. 33 Kysen Terukina, 10-4.

133: No. 20 Ryan Sullivan (WVU) dec. No. 13 Zach Redding, 4-3 (TB1).
No. 29 Paul Bianchi (ALR) dec. No. 13 Zach Redding, 9-4.

141: No. 26 Colin Valdiviez (NW) dec. No. 7 Ian Parker, 8-5.
No. 7 Ian Parker dec. No. 23 Saul Ervin (SIUE), 4-2 (SV1).

149: No. 15 Griffin Parriott (PUR) dec. No. 18 Jarrett Degen, 10-7.
No. 31 Corey Crooks (ASU) dec. No. 18 Jarrett Degen, 8-6.

157: No. 3 David Carr maj. dec. No. 30 Markus Hartman (ARMY), 16-2.
No. 3 David Carr maj. dec. No. 14 Will Lewan (MICH), 10-2.

184: No. 4 Parker Keckeisen (UNI) dec. No. 29 Sam Colbray, 2-1.
No. 29 Sam Colbray maj. dec. No. 13 Christopher Weiler (WIS), 12-4.

197: No. 12 Lucas Davison (NW) dec. No. 21 Marcus Coleman, 8-3.
No. 21 Marcus Coleman dec. No. 28 Nick Reenan (NC State), 6-1.

285: No. 6 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 27 Zach Knighton-Ward (HOF), 5-2.
No. 6 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 11 Zach Elam (MIZ), 3-1.

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