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College Wrestling: #15 UNI throttles Cal Baptist, 44-0

CEDAR FALLS — UNI led every bout from the opening whistle to the final horn on Friday night as the Panthers dominated the California Baptist Lancers in a 44-0 rout inside the McLeod Center in Big 12 action.

CEDAR FALLS — UNI led every bout from the opening whistle to the final horn on Friday night as the Panthers dominated the California Baptist Lancers in a 44-0 rout inside the McLeod Center in Big 12 action.

The Panthers captured 4 falls and a pair of major decisions in their first all-time matchup with the Lancers, marking UNI’s 8th 40+ point dual under head coach Doug Schwab, and the program’s first dual shutout since Nov. 11, 2016 against Nebraska-Kearney. It was also the Panthers’ highest scoring dual since posting 44 points against Indiana Tech in 2015.

Schwab also moved up UNI’s all-time wins list with his 103rd dual victory, breaking a tie with Dave McCaskey (1931-55) for 3rd most in program history.

Kyle Gollhofer opened the night by gaining an impressive major decision victory at 125 pounds with a 10-point lead on CBU’s Devin Garcia, earning himself 3 minutes and twenty four seconds of riding time with a final score of 12-2.

Kyle Biscoglia (133 pounds) picked up his 6th pin of the season in the first period in just two minutes and forty five seconds over Antonio Saldate, while Cael Happel (141 pounds) scored 4 takedowns in the first period, 5 in the second and capping of the third period with his 3rd fall of the year, in 5 minutes and fifty two seconds against Brady Hoshino.

What started as a high-scoring bout at 149 pounds quickly turned in the Panthers’ favor as Colin Realbuto caught Cal Baptist’s Chaz Hallmark in an attempted throw and stuck him for a fall in two minutes and fifty five seconds. This is Realbuto’s second pin of the year and in Big 12 dual competition.

Derek Holschlag (157 pounds) picked up an escape and quickly scored a takedown on Nolan Miller-Johnston to take a 3-0 lead, and held on with a third period takedown in a 5-2 decision, extending UNI’s lead to 25-0 at the intermission.

Austin Yant (165 pounds) moved to 15-1 on the season with a 6-3 decision over Frank Almaguer, recording two takedowns in the first and third periods respectively. Lance Runyon wasted no time in picking up his second pin of the year at 174 pounds with UNI’s quickest pin of the night in 2 minutes, thirteen seconds against Louis Rojas.

Parker Keckeisen (184 pounds) continued his hot streak with an impressive 18-7 major decision over Peter Acciardi with 6 takedowns in the first two periods. Noah Glaser managed to avoid being taken down late in the first period, and scored an escape and quick takedown at 197 pounds in a narrow 4-2 decision over Caden Gerlach.

Heavyweight Tyrell Gordon showed off his strength and finesse in the top position with multiple mat returns and complete control over Christopher Island in a 4-0 decision, sealing the shutout for the Panthers and the clean sweep of all 10 bouts.


RESULTS (NCAA / (Intermat / FloWrestling rankings)

125 | Kyle Gollhofer (UNI) maj. dec. Devin Garcia (CBU), 12-2

133 | #11 (11/18) Kyle Biscoglia pins Antonio Saldate (CBU), 2:37

141 | #7 (10/9) Cael Happel (UNI) pins Brady Hoshino (CBU), 5:52

149 | #11 (14/13) Colin Realbuto (UNI) pins Chaz Hallmark (CBU), 2:55

157 | #20 (20/19) Derek Holschlag (UNI) dec. Nolan Miller-Johnston (CBU), 5-2

165 | #12 (13/23) Austin Yant (UNI) dec. (NR/HM) Frank Almaguer (CBU), 6-3

174 | (13/12) Lance Runyon (UNI) pins Louis Rojas (CBU), 2:13

184 | #1 (2/2) Parker Keckeisen (UNI) maj. dec. Peter Acciardi (CBU), 18-7

197 | Noah Glaser (UNI) dec. Caden Gerlach (CBU), 4-2

285 | #11 (15/12) Tyrell Gordon (UNI) dec. Christopher Island (CBU), 4-0

UNI returns to the mat on Sunday afternoon as the Panthers take on West Virginia in Morgantown. The Mountaineers, who are receiving votes in the latest NWCA coaches poll, lost a hotly contested home dual to No. 3 Iowa State on Friday at home, 20-13.

Competition is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. with action being streamed live on Big 12 Now/ESPN+.

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