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College Wrestling: Iowa State sends five to Big 12 Finals

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Iowa State sent five of its six semifinalists through to the finals Saturday night inside the BOK Center. The Cyclones' five finalists are their most since ISU had six in 2015.

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Iowa State sent five of its six semifinalists through to the finals Saturday night inside the BOK Center. The Cyclones’ five finalists are their most since ISU had six in 2015, when the tournament was still a four-team format.

Zach Redding (133), Paniro Johnson (149), David Carr (165), Marcus Coleman (184) and Sam Schuyler (285) were all victorious in their semifinal bouts. Redding, Johnson, Coleman and Schuyler are all first-time finalists while Carr will wrestle in his fourth conference title match.

Carr will aim to become Iowa State’s second four-time Big 12 champion in school history and the first since 2002. Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix (133), along with Carr, are both vying for their fourth Big 12 titles tomorrow night. If both succeed, they will become the 10th and 11th wrestlers, respectively, to win four championships in the Big 12 era (1997-pres.).

Combined, Iowa State wrestlers went 12-3 in Session II as three more Cyclones punched their tickets to the 2023 NCAA Championships. Coleman, along with Casey Swiderski (141) and Jason Kraisser (157) earned an automatic spot in the national tournament, bringing ISU’s total to eight.

Iowa State finished the day in second place with 112 team points trailing only Missouri (135). Oklahoma State sits in third place with 102.5 points.

How it Happened
Redding used a first-period takedown and locked up a riding time point as he defeated Northern Iowa’s Kyle Biscoglia, 4-1, in a 133-pound semifinal. Johnson made it two finalists in as many tries after he picked up a tight, 3-2, decision over Northern Iowa’s Colin Realbuto.

Carr defeated West Virginia’s Peyton Hall, 3-1, in the 165-pound semifinal match. The pair were tied, 1-1, late in the match but Carr secured a takedown with 27 seconds remaining to win it.

At 184 pounds, Coleman punched his ticket to nationals with a 5-3 decision over Oklahoma State’s Travis Wittlate. Schuyler became Iowa State’s fifth finalist with his second consecutive victory over Missouri’s Zach Elam, 3-2.

Yonger Bastida was Iowa State’s only semifinalist to lose as he dropped a 6-0 decision to Rocky Elam of Missouri.

The Cyclones started session two strong with Julien Broderson, Corey Cabanban, Swiderski and Kraisser going a combined 5-0 to advance into the Consolation Quarterfinals, where all four faced win-and-they’re-in qualifying matches for the NCAA Championships.

Swiderski secured his ticket back to Tulsa after grinding out a 3-1 decision over Wyoming’s Job Greenwood. Kraisser became Iowa State’s 300th individual to qualify for the NCAA Championships with an upset over No. 3 Jarrett Jacques of Missouri, 5-2, in the consolation quarterfinals.

Cabanban (125) and Broderson (174) both fell one win short of an automatic NCAA Championship bid and will wrestle in the seventh-place match tomorrow.

Up Next
Session III begins at noon Sunday with consolation semifinals and placing matches. The session will be streamed live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Iowa State Results
125: Corey Cabanban
First Round: L-D, 5-3 SV-1 vs. Stevo Poulin (UNC)
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W-D, 5-2 vs. Tanner Jordan (SDSU)
Consolation Quarterfinals: L-D, 7-3 vs. Jore Volk (WYO)
7th-place match: vs. Kase Mauger (UVU)

133: No. 3 Zach Redding
First Round – Bye
Quarterfinals: W-D, 4-2 vs. Hunter Leake (CBU)
Semifinals: W-D, 4-1 vs. Kyle Biscolglia (UNI)
Finals: vs. Daton Fix (OSU)

141: Casey Swiderski
First Round: L-D, 6-3 vs. Clay Carlson (SDSU)
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W-D, 8-6 vs. Cael Happel (UNI)
Consolation Quarterfinals: W-D, 3-1 vs. Job Greenwood (WYO)
Consolation Semifinals: vs. Carter Young (OSU)

149: No. 3 Paniro Johnson
First Round – Bye
Quarterfinals: W-D, 3-2 vs. Mitch Moore (OU)
Semifinals: W-D, 3-2 vs. Colin Realbuto (UNI)
Finals: vs. Brock Mauller (MIZ)

157: No. 7 Jason Kraisser
First Round – Bye
Quarterfinals: L-D, 8-3 vs. Kaden Gfeller (OSU)
Consolation Second Round: W-MD, 9-1 vs. Alex Hornfeck (WVU)
Consolation Quarterfinals: W-D, 4-2 vs. Jarrett Jacques (MIZ)
Consolation Semifinals: vs. Cael Swensen (SDSU)

165: No. 1 David Carr
First Round – Bye
Quarterfinals: W-TF, 21-6 (6:33) vs. Austin Yant (UNI)
Semifinals: W-D, 3-1 vs. Peyton Hall (WVU)
Finals: vs. Keegan O’Toole (MIZ)

174: Julien Broderson
First Round: L-MD, 14-4 vs. Peyton Mocco (MIZ)
Consolation First Round: W-MD, 9-0 vs. Hayden Hastings (WYO)
Consolation Second Round: W-D, 6-2 vs. Lance Runyon (UNI)
Consolation Quarterfinals: L-D, 3-2 vs. Cade DeVos (SDSU)
7th-place match: vs. Scott Joll (WVU)

184: No. 2 Marcus Coleman
First Round – Bye
Quarterfinals: W-TF, 20-5 (7:00) vs. Noah Blake (AF)
Semifinals: W-D, 5-3 vs. Travis Wittlake (OSU)
Finals: vs. Parker Keckeisen (UNI)

197: No. 3 Yonger Bastida
First Round: W-TF, 24-9 (6:24) vs. Tyce Raddon (WYO)
Quarterfinals: W-D, 9-5 vs. Evan Bockman (UVU)
Semifinals: L-D, 6-0 vs. Rocky Elam (MIZ)
Consolation Semifinals: vs. Owen Pentz (NDSU)

285: No. 2 Sam Schuyler
First Round – Bye
Quarterfinals: W-D, 6-0 vs. Tyrell Gordon (UNI)
Semifinals: W-D, 3-2 vs. Zach Elam (MIZ)
Finals: vs. Wyatt Hendrickson (AF)

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