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College Wrestling: No. 6 Cyclones fall to No. 1 Penn State

NEW ORLEANS – No. 6 Iowa State (7-2, 1-0 Big 12) gave No. 1 Penn State (7-0, 0-0 Big Ten) a tough battle Tuesday evening in the Collegiate Wrestling Duals' blue pool finals, but came up short, 22-12, against the Nittany Lions.

NEW ORLEANS – No. 6 Iowa State (7-2, 1-0 Big 12) gave No. 1 Penn State (7-0, 0-0 Big Ten) a tough battle Tuesday evening in the Collegiate Wrestling Duals’ blue pool finals, but came up short, 22-12, against the Nittany Lions.

Iowa State won four of ten bouts against Penn State, highlighted by No. 4 Marcus Coleman’s victory over two-time defending national champion and top-ranked Aaron Brooks at 184 pounds.

“[Penn State] is number one for a reason,” head coach Kevin Dresser said. “I liked our effort and I thought we fought hard, but really, we just got outwrestled in some positions. As a coaching staff, we needed to see this. We’ve got a little break here and we know exactly what we have to do to get better.”

How it Happened
Corey Cabanban opened the scoring for Iowa State at 125 pounds with a 4-0 decision over Gary Steen. Cabanban secured a first-period takedown and a ride out before he rode Steen for the entire second period en route to amassing over two minutes of riding time.

After a scoreless first period at 133 pounds, No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young was able to turn No. 21 Ramazan Attasauov for two near fall points with less than ten seconds remaining in the second period. Bravo-Young turned it on for three takedowns in the final period and defeated Attasauov, 10-2.

Zach Redding couldn’t overcome No. 5 Beau Bartlett at 141 pounds as the Cyclone fell, 8-3, in the match and Iowa State fell behind in the dual, 7-3, after three bouts.

At 149 pounds, No. 5 Paniro Johnson capitalized on a quick third-period flurry to secure the only takedown needed to defeat No. 17 Shayne Van Ness, 3-2.

Jason Kraisser surrendered a pair of first-period takedowns and couldn’t overcome the deficit against Levi Haines at 157 pounds. Kraisser fell, 8-3, to the Nittany Lion as Penn State extended its lead to 10-6 after five matches.

No. 3 David Carr pulled Iowa State back within one team point with a 4-2 victory over No. 14 Alex Facundo. Carr secured a first-period takedown and held off a late push from Facundo for the win.

At 174 pounds, No. 21 Julien Broderson wrestled tough against No. 1 Carter Starocci but came up short against the two-time defending national champion, 5-1.

Coleman’s match at 184 pounds highlighted the dual after he used a big six-point move in the second period to put Brooks on his back. Coleman appeared to get the fall, but no call was made as the Ames native took a 6-3 lead into the final period. Brooks got back into the match with a takedown in the third period, but Coleman managed a reversal and went on to win, 9-7.

No. 2 Yonger Bastida suffered his first setback of the season against No. 5 Max Dean at 197 pounds. Bastida was unable to get a takedown in the match as he fell to Dean, 4-1.

Iowa State forfeited at heavyweight, bringing the final dual score to 22-12 in favor of Penn State.

Up Next
The Cyclones are back in action after the new year at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee January 1-2. The event will be streamed on FloWrestling.

Iowa State 12, Penn State 22
125: Corey Cabanban dec. Gary Steen, 4-0
133: #1 Roman Bravo-Young maj. dec. #21 Ramazan Attasauov, 10-2
141: #5 Beau Bartlett dec. Zach Redding, 8-3
149: #5 Paniro Johnson dec. #17 Shayne Van Ness, 3-2
157: Levi Haines dec. Jason Kraisser, 8-3
165: #3 David Carr dec. #14 Alex Facundo, 4-2
174: #1 Carter Starocci dec. #21 Julien Broderson, 5-1
184: #4 Marcus Coleman dec. #1 Aaron Brooks, 9-7
197: #5 Max Dean dec. #2 Yonger Bastida, 4-1
285: #1 Greg Kerkvliet winner by forfeit

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