CEDAR FALLS – UNI wrestling faces its seventh top-25 team when No. 5 Iowa State comes to the McLeod Center 7 p.m. Friday.
The Panthers are coming off their sixth consecutive dual win having knocked off both of last year’s co-champions of the Big 12 Championships. The Cyclones have won their last 11 duals and remain the only team still undefeated in the Big 12. All 10 of ISU’s wrestlers have cracked the latest Intermat rankings. The second set of NCAA coaches rankings will be released Thursday, the day before the dual.
Prior to the 7 p.m. matches, UNI and Iowa State will have one extra bout.
UNI vs. ISU is the oldest active series in Panther tradition, dating back to 1924. The matchups started the second year UNI implemented wrestling. The Cyclones lead the series 59-20, with ISU having won the last two duals in 2021 and 2020.
UNI’s head coach Doug Schwab is 4-7 against Iowa State. His longest win streak against the Cyclones was from 2017 to 2019 with three consecutive wins. He has never lost to ISU more than three times in a row.
UNI vs. ISU (under Schwab):
2011: 21-20 L
2012: 19-17 L
2013: 23-12 L
2014: 24-13 W
2015: 24-12 L
2016: 18-16 L
2017: 20-12 W
2018: 31-7 W
2019: 22-13 W
2020: 18-16 L
2021: 23-17 L
MATCH TO WATCH
It will be a top-10 rematch at 184 pounds between UNI’s No. 4 Parker Keckeisen and No. 8 Marcus Coleman.
Keckeisen beat Coleman in his opening tournament of the season in an 8-4 decision, making it Coleman’s only loss this season. Coleman has two top-10 wins with decisions over No. 9 Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State), No. 10 Taylor Venz (Nebraska).
Keckeisen’s only two career losses have come to No. 1 Aaron Brooks of Penn State. He was third in the 184-pound weight class at last year’s NCAA championships as a redshirt freshman. Keckeisesn is on an eight-match win streak that includes six bonus-point wins. He has faced two top-25 opponents this year, beating No. 9 Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State), by major decision, 12-3. He also took down No. 25 Charles Small of Hofstra, 10-3.
133: Kyle Biscoglia (UNI) beat Ramazan Attasauov (ISU): 2-1 TB1 / Jan 24, 2021
157: David Carr (ISU) over Derek Holschlag (UNI): 19-2 TF / Feb 14, 2021
165: Austin Yant (UNI) maj. dec. over Austin Kraisser (ISU): 2-0 MD / Nov. 28, 2021
174: Lance Runyon (UNI) beat Julien Broderson (ISU): 10-4 / Feb. 14, 2021
174: Pat Schoenfelder (UNI) beat Julien Broderson (ISU): 6-4 / Dec. 11 2021
285: Sam Schuyler (ISU) over Tyrell Gordon (UNI): 9-3 / Nov. 21, 2021
OTHER PANTHER NOTES
Austin Yant was the first Panther to earn Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors last week. He took down No. 4 Travis Wittlake of Oklahoma State and No. 29 Joe Grello of Oklahoma in the same weekend. His seven-match win streak was broken by No. 9 Peyton Hall of West Virginia.
Lance Runyon has returned to the lineup late January after suffering an injury in the first round of the Big 12 Championships on March 6, 2021. In just three matches at 174 pounds, he notched two top-20 wins, including a fall against No. 7 Dustin Plott of Oklahoma State. He is now 3-1.
Kyle Biscoglia leads the starters in falls with seven on the year. He has won eight of his last nine matches at 133 pounds. Of his 16 wins this season, 13 have come with bonus points.
Heavyweight Tyrell Gordon has faced nine top-25 opponents, the most of any Panther in the active lineup. He has one top-20 win with a 4-2 decision over Zachary Knighton-Ward of Hofstra. He’s only given up bonus points to one of those ranked opponents, No. 4 Greg Kerkvliet of Penn State.
Cael Happel, who has ranked wins over No. 12 Allan Hart of Missouri and No. 21 Dylan Drogemuller has faced six opponents in the top 25 at 141 pounds.
UNI saw the debut of John Gunderson in the Panther lineup when UNI made its swing through Oklahoma. Head coach Doug Schwab pulled his redshirt to step in at 197 pounds. His opening weekend including a top-10 matchup at Oklahoma. He earned his first dual wins as a Panther last weekend with two major decisions.
PROBABLES (NCAA / INTERMAT) UNI vs. ISU
125: 11 / 19 Brody Teske (8-4) or Kyle Gollhofer (3-6) VS. 17 / 18 Kysen Terukina (17-1)
133: 29 / 18 Kyle Biscoglia (16-7) VS. 30 / 27 Ramazan Attasauov (12-5)
141: 20 / 23 Cael Happel (17-6) VS. NR / 7 Ian Parker (7-1)
149: 31 / 33 Colin Realbuto (13-7) VS. 19 / 21 Jarrett Degen (14-3)
157: Derek Holschlag (17-6) VS. 1 / 1 David Carr (15-0)
165: 17 / 12 Austin Yant (13-3) VS. NR / 31 Isaac Judge (16-9) or Austin Kraisser
174: NR / 20 Lance Runyon (3-1) or 29 / NR Pat Schoenfelder (10-9) VS. 17 / 25 Joel Devine (9-5) or Julien Broderson
184: 4 / 4 Parker Keckeisen (18-1) VS. 8 / 7 Marcus Coleman (14-1)
197: John Gunderson (10-5) VS. 14 / 14 Yonger Bastida (15-3)
HWT: Tyrell Gordon (10-11) VS. 28 / 21 Sam Schuyler (13-3)
Single-dual tickets are on sale for the final two duals set in the McLeod Center against Iowa State on Feb. 11 and Wisconsin on Feb. 17.