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College Wrestling: UNI to battle #3 Iowa State in Big 12 home matchup

CEDAR FALLS - UNI wrestling has the opportunity to knock off its second third-ranked team this season when in-state rival Iowa State visits the McLeod Center 7 p.m. on Friday.

CEDAR FALLS – UNI wrestling has the opportunity to knock off its second third-ranked team this season when in-state rival Iowa State visits the McLeod Center 7 p.m. on Friday.

UNI knocked off then-ranked No. 3 Ohio State earlier this season. It was the second time in as many years the Panthers have upset the nation’s third-ranked team.

Four top-15 matchups are expected, including a rematch between UNI’s No. 2 Parker Keckeisen and ISU’s No. 4 Marcus Coleman at 184 pounds. Other top-15 pairings #NCAA (Intermat/FloWrestling):

149 | #11 (14/13) Colin Realbuto (16-4) vs. #3 (10/9) Paniro Johnson (12-3)

165 | #12 (13/23) Austin Yant (15-2) vs. #2 (2) David Carr (17-0)

285 | #11 (15/12) Tyrell Gordon (14-6) vs. #8 (10/8) Sam Schuyler (12-2)

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to help honor the Panther seniors prior to the match.

Parker Keckeisen (184 pounds) and Austin Yant (165 pounds) have a narrow lead for the most career wins on the team. Both need one more to hit 65 victories. Keckeisen is 64-4 overall and Yant is 64-34. Kyle Biscoglia (133 pounds) is just behind the duo at 63-26.

Derek Holschlag (157 pounds) is now 60-37 with a dual win last weekend against California Baptist’s Deuce Johnston. Colin Realbuto (149 pounds) notched his 50th career win against West Virginia last weekend. He is now 50-35.

Keckeisen is on a 10-match win streak and is undefeated in Big 12 career duals (18-0). Biscoglia has won six of his last seven matches, and four of those wins have come by fall. Realbuto has won nine of his last 10 matchups, which have included wins over No. 3 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State), No. 19 Jackson Arrington (NC State), No. 23 Victor Vionovich (Oklahoma State) and No. 25 Sam Hillegas (West Virginia).

ISU is coming off a 16-15 win over No. 18 Pittsburgh. The Cyclones narrowly escaped with a win on criteria. The dual ended in a tie and came down to total match points (51-44) in favor of Iowa State.

The Cyclones have won 17 consecutive Big 12 duals. The last loss was to Oklahoma State Jan. 30, 2021. ISU has won 27 of its last 29 duals with the lone losses coming to No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Iowa.

LAST MEETING (Feb. 11, 2022)

#5 IOWA STATE 16 | #18 UNI 15

125: #18 Brody Teske (UNI) dec. #15 Kysen Terukina (ISU) 6-3

133: #25 Kyle Biscoglia (UNI) dec. #27 Ramazan Attasauov (ISU) 8-2

141: #10 Ian Parker (ISU) dec. #20 Cael Happel (UNI) 9-5

149: #19 Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. #32 Colin Realbuto (UNI) 6-2

157: #1 David Carr (ISU) dec. Derek Holschlag (UNI) 11-4

165: #13 Austin Yant (UNI) dec. Isaac Judge (ISU) 5-0

174: Lance Runyon (UNI) dec. #18 Joel Devine (ISU) 1-0

184: #4 Parker Keckeisen (UNI) dec. #7 Marcus Coleman (ISU) 7-2

197: #14 Yonger Bastida (ISU) maj. dec. John Gunderson (UNI) 21-8

285: #23 Sam Schuyler (ISU) dec. Carter Isley (UNI) 3-1


174: Pat Schoenfelder (UNI) dec. Julien Broderson (ISU) 3-2

* The NCAA will release updated individual rankings and the first RPI report Feb. 9.

125 | Kyle Gollhofer (7-10) vs. Caleb Fuessley (6-9) or Conor Knopick (6-3)

Six Cyclones have stepped in at 125 pounds for dual competition. Fuessley, a junior, has competed in the last three matches for Iowa State and was 3-0 in duals last year. Knopick, a redshirt freshman, was 11-6 at open tournaments last year.

REMATCH with Fuessley (2-0): W 8-4 (2019 Harold Nichols Cyclone); W 12-3 MD (2021 extra bout)

133 | #11 (11/17) Kyle Biscoglia (17-5) vs. #22 (21/HM) Zach Redding (11-8)
Redding opened the season in the dual lineup. Ramazan Attasauov took the next seven. Redding has picked up the last five duals in the lineup.

REMATCH with Redding (0-1): L 6-5 TB1 (2021 dual)

141 | #7 (9/8) Cael Happel (14-4) vs. (NR/HM) Casey Swiderski (7-6)
Swiderski is a freshman who finished his prep career in Michigan ranked No. 3 in the nation. He has top-20 wins over No. 11 Joseph Zargo (Wisconsin) and No. 18 Shannon Hanna (Campbell).

149 | #11 (14/13) Colin Realbuto (16-4) vs. #3 (10/9) Paniro Johnson (12-3)
Johnson has top-20 wins over No. 2 Austin Gomez (Wisconsin), No. 6 Max Murin (Iowa) and No. 17 Shayne Van Ness (Penn State). He gray shirted the 2021-22 season, compiling a 19-6 record that included three wins over former NCAA qualifiers.

157 | #20 (21/22) Derek Holschlag (14-4) vs. #27 (27/HM) Jason Kraisser (14-8)
Kraisser is a senior who competed for Campbell in 2020 and 2021. He took his redshirt year last season at Iowa State, finishing 2-3 overall.

165 | #12 (13/23) Austin Yant (15-2) vs. #2 (2) David Carr (17-0)
Senior David Carr is on a 23-match win streak, the sixth-longest active streak in Division I. He moved up a weight after earning his second consecutive bronze medal at the NCAA championships at 157 pounds. Carr was also seeded third at the 2020 championships that was not contested due to COVID-19. Carr is ISU’s first Junior World champion (74kg). He won the Big 12 Championships at 157 pounds last year and was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Year in 2021.

174 | (24/19) Lance Runyon (3-4) vs. #23 (25/NR) Julien Broderson (11-8)
Broderson was the primary starter for ISU in 2021. He went 3-0 in duals last year.

REMATCH (1-0): W 10-4 (2022 dual)

184 | #1 (2) Parker Keckeisen (16-1) vs. #3 (4) Marcus Coleman (15-1)
Coleman, a senior, is a four-time NCAA qualifier and earned his first all-America honor with a seventh-place finish last year. He took third at the Big 12 Championships after moving down a weight class from 2021. His only loss this year is to No. 13 Trey Munoz (Oregon State). He is the only wrestler to beat No. 1 Aaron Brooks (Penn State) so far this season. Coleman also has top-20 wins over No. 8 Abe Assad (Iowa), No. 19 Anthony Montalvo (Arizona State) and No. 20 Caleb Hopkins (Campbell)

REMATCH (2-0): W 7-2 (2022 dual); W 8-4 (2021 Daktronics Open)

197 | Noah Glaser (8-6) or Kalob Runyon (10-6) vs. #4 (5/3) Yonger Bastida (13-2)
Bastida, a junior, took fifth at the 2022 NCAA championships and at the Big 12 Championships. He has five top-20 wins this season, including a 4-3 decision over No. 2 Jacob Warner (Iowa). In 2019, he won the PanAm Junior championships and brought home bronze from the U23 World Championships wrestling at 92kg for Cuba. He was also the silver medalist at the 2019 Junior World Championships.

285 | #11 (15/17) Tyrell Gordon (14-6) vs. #8 (9/8) Sam Schuyler (12-2)
Schuyler was fourth at the 2022 Big 12 Championships, earning him a second trip to the NCAA tournament. He has three top-20 wins this year, highlighted by a 3-2 decision over No. 11 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin). His first four seasons, including his redshirt year in 2018, were at Buffalo.

REMATCH (0-1): L 9-3 (2021 Daktronics Open)

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