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WRESTLING: Iowa State finishes sixth in Las Vegas

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team finished sixth at the 2019 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with 82.5 team points. In total, six Cyclones finished on the podium, with four wrestlers capturing top-four finishes.

David Carr (3rd), Todd Small (4th), Ian Parker (4th), Gannon Gremmel (4th), Alex Mackall (5th) and Jarrett Degen (6th) made up the Cyclone medal winners in Vegas.

Third-Place Matches

Carr squared up against fellow redshirt freshman No. 4 Kendall Coleman of Purdue. The two highly-touted rookies were tied 0-0 after the first. Carr began the second period with an escape and held a 1-0 advantage heading to the final stanza. The Junior World Champion put in a tough ride and rode Coleman for the entire third period and added a two-point tilt at the end of the match for good measure. Carr defeated the Boilermaker by 4-0 decision.

It was a third-place finish for Carr at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. He compiled a 5-1 record on the weekend, putting up two top-20 victories, including his 4-0 victory over Coleman, who is ranked seventh nationally by FloWrestling.

Small took on Nebraska’s Ridge Lovett in the third-place match at 133 pounds. Lovett broke the match open to end the first with a takedown and a four-point nearfall. He went on to defeat Small by 7-1 decision.

Small began the tournament unseeded but wrestled to a fourth-place finish. He rattled off five wins on the backside of the bracket and finished the tournament with a 6-2 record.

At 141 pounds, Parker took on No. 2 Dom Demas of Oklahoma. The two 141-pounders have met on two other occasions, splitting those contests. Demas now holds the advantage in the series after defeating Parker by 19-4 technical fall.

After receiving the No. 6 seed, Parker took fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Parker posted a 5-2 record that included wins over two top-20 opponents.

The third-place match at 285 pounds featured a rematch from earlier in the tournament between Gremmel and No. 7 Tate Orndorff. The two heavyweights were tied at 0-0 in the first period. Gremmel took a 1-0 lead on an escape in the second, but Orndorff notched a takedown in the second to take a 2-1 lead. Gremmel tied the match at 2-2 on an escape and they headed to the third tied again. Orndorff began the third period with an escape and held on to win by 3-2 decision.

Gremmel finished the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with a 5-2 record. He defeated three opponents ranked in the top-20 nationally as he took fourth-place at 285 pounds.

Next Up

Iowa State returns home next Saturday, Dec. 14 for its final competition of the 2019 calendar year. The Cyclones are set to take on Chattanooga in Hilton Coliseum at 7 p.m. That dual can be seen on Cyclones.TV or FloWrestling.

Tournament Match-by-Match

125: No. 2 Alex Mackall (ISU) dec. Alex Hernandez-Figueroa (CSU-Bakersfield), 11-4.
No. 2 Alex Mackall (ISU) tech fall Kyle Randall (Sacred Heart), 15-0 (3:10).
No. 2 Alex Mackall (ISU) dec. No. 10 Alex Thomsen (Nebraska), 7-6 (TB1).
No. 3 Devin Schroder (Purdue) dec. No. 2 Alex Mackall (ISU), 6-2.
Joey Prata (VT) dec. No. 2 Alex Mackall (ISU), 7-5.
No. 2 Alex Mackall dec. No. 6 Brandon Courtney (ASU), 8-5.

133: Todd Small (ISU) dec. Seth Koleno (Clarion), 9-3.
No. 1 Charles Tucker (Cornell) dec. Todd Small (ISU), 5-3.
Todd Small (ISU) pinned Travis Ford-Melton (Purdue), 4:46.
Todd Small (ISU) dec. Zach Price (SDSU), 12-6.
Todd Small (ISU) dec. No. 11 Louie Hayes (UVA), 10-5.
Todd Small (ISU) dec. No. 7 Tim Rooney (Kent State), 6-4 (SV1).
Todd Small (ISU) dec. Dylan Koontz (OSU), 5-3.
Ridge Lovett (NEB) dec. Todd Small (ISU), 7-1.

141: No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU) maj. dec. Jake Tolin (Northwestern), 12-1.
No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU) maj. dec. Wesley Dawkins (Nebraska-Kearney), 8-0.
No. 3 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) maj. dec. No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU), 8-0.
No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU) maj. dec. Noah Baughman (Cornell), 8-0.
No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU) dec. No. 7 Mitch Moore (VT), 3-0.
No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU) dec. No. 4 Chad Red (NEB), 5-3.
No. 2 Dom Demas (OU) tech fall No. 6 Ian Parker (ISU), 19-4 (5:05).

149: No. 2 Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Nathan Moore (Northern Colorado), 8-2.
No. 2 Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Ben Lamantia (Michigan), 7-4.
No. 2 Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. No. 7 Collin Purinton (Nebraska), 10-9.
No. 2 Jarrett Degen (ISU) med. forfeit No. 6 Sammy Sasso (OSU).
No. 2 Jarrett Degen (ISU) med. forfeit No. 8 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern).
No. 2 Jarrett Degen (ISU) med. forfeit No. 1 Max Thomsen (UNI).

157: No. 3 David Carr (ISU) dec. Jared Franek (NDSU), 11-4.
No. 3 David Carr (ISU) dec. Avery Shay (Clarion), 8-2.
No. 3 David Carr (ISU) dec. No. 6 Justin Thomas (OU), 6-5.
No. 2 Ryan Deakin (NW) dec. No. 3 David Carr (ISU), 8-3.
No. 3 David Carr (ISU) maj. dec. Jacob Wright (Fresno State), 9-0.
No. 3 David Carr (ISU) dec. No. 4 Kendall Coleman (Purdue), 4-0.

165: Chase Straw (ISU) dec. Krystian Kinsey (Virginia), 4-1
No. 3 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 4-0.
Bernie Truax (Cal Poly) maj. dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 17-5.

174: No. 12 Marcus Coleman (ISU) dec. No. 5 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 9-6.
No. 4 Anthony Valencia (ASU) maj. dec. No. 12 Marcus Coleman (ISU), 15-6.
No. 10 Hyden Hastings (WYO) maj. dec. No. 12 Marcus Coleman (ISU), 12-0.

184: No. 8 Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. TJ Pottinger (NDSU), 8-3.
No. 8 Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. No. 9 Jelani Embree (Michigan), 3-2.
No. 1 Zahid Valencia (ASU) tech fall No. 8 Sam Colbray (ISU), 26-8 (6:14).
No. 6 Ben Darmstadt (Cornell) dec. No. 8 Sam Colbray (ISU), 13-6.

197: Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado) dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 4-1.
Jonathan Loew (Cornell) dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 11-5.

285: No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. Sam Aguilar (Cal Poly), 8-3.
No. 7 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 10 John Borst (VT), 3-1 (SV1).
No. 2 Tate Orndorff (UVU) dec. No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU), 7-3.
No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. No. 12 Yaraslau Slavikouski (Harvard), 8-6.
No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. No. 6 Brian Andrews (WYO), 3-1.
No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. No. 5 Christian Lance (Nebraska), 5-2.
No. 2 Tate Orndorff (UVU) dec. No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU), 3-2

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