WRESTLING: Gremmel to wrestle in championship match at Southern Scuffle

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

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn – Iowa State heavyweight Gannon Gremmel has advanced to the championship match at the Southern Scuffle. The junior took out Appalachian State’s Cary Miller by 3-2 decision with a late takedown in the semifinals.

Heading to the finals and the medal matches, Iowa State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) is in 17th with 33.5 team points. Gremmel is set to take on Northern Colorado’s Dalton Robertson for the heavyweight title. Wrestling is set to begin at 6 p.m. CT this evening and will be streamed live on FloWrestling.

In his semifinal match against Miller, Gremmel needed all seven minutes to come away with the victory. After trading escapes to begin the second and third periods, Gremmel and Miller were locked at 1-1. Gremmel was warned for his second stall warning, giving Miller a 2-1 advantage. As time expired in the match, Gremmel finished on a low-single attack and notched the takedown to win by 3-2 decision, advancing to the finals.

Round of 12
At 165, Chase Straw took on Rutgers’ Brett Donner with a shot at the podium on the line. In the second period, Donner took Straw to his back, and the initial call on the mat was that Straw was pinned. After review, it was determined that they were out of bounds, and the match was reset with Donner leading 2-1. Straw was able to escape and tie the match at 2-2. Donner went on to take a 3-2 lead with an escape to begin the third and went on to win the match by 3-2 decision.

In the blood round at 184 pounds, Julien Broderson, who was wrestling unattached this week, took on Oklahoma State’s Anthony Montalvo. Montalvo scored on three takedowns in the match. Broderson worked to get to his attack, but Montalvo was able to counter. In the end, it was Montalvo over Broderson, 8-4.

Southern Scuffle Match-By-Match
Gabriel Townsell (Stanford) dec. Aden Reeves, 8-4.
Louis Newell (Pittsburgh) maj. dec. Aden Reeves, 11-2.

Michael McGee (Old Dominion) dec. Corey Cabanban, 10-5.
Corey Cabanban dec. Matt Maloney (Lock Haven), 4-0.
Corey Cabanban dec. Jayden Carson (Arkansas-Little Rock), 7-3.
Corey Cabanban won by medical forfeit Gabriel Townsell (Stanford).
Logan Treaster (Navy) dec. Corey Cabanban, 3-2.

Ramazan Attasauov maj. dec. Codi Russell (App State), 12-1.
Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers) dec. Ramazan Attasauov, 2-1.
Ramazan Attasauov dec. Justin Patrick (Cleveland State), 9-8.
Colton Landers (Chattanooga) dec. Ramazan Attasauov, 7-3.

Devin Turner (Oregon State) dec. Charlie Klepps, 3-1.
Tyler Hunt (Naval Academy Prep School) dec. Charlie Klepps, 7-6.

Josh Finesilver (Duke) dec. Ryan Leisure, 13-7.
Ryan Leisure maj. dec. Thomas Lisher (Arkansas-Little Rock), 14-3.
Brevin Balmaceda (Oklahoma State) won by medical forfeit Ryan Leisure.                                                                                             

Chase Straw dec. Julian Ramierez (Finger Lakes), 6-1.
Chase Straw dec. Will Formato (App State), 6-3.
Shane Griffith (Stanford) maj. dec. Chase Straw, 11-2.
Brett Donner (Rutgers) dec. Chase Straw, 3-2.

Tyler Eischens (Stanford) dec. Grant Stotts, 4-1.
Wyatt Gerl (Cal State Bakersfield) pinned Grant Stotts, 1:17.

Isaac Judge dec. Austin Matthews (Northern Colorado), 5-3.
Jake Wentzel (Pittsburgh) dec. Isaac Judge, 6-0.
Isaac Judge pinned Austin Bell (Lock Haven), 4:52.
Randy Meneweather (Air Force) pinned Isaac Judge, 2:10.

Drew Nicholson (Chattanooga) dec. Logan Schumacher, 4-2.
Austin Matthews (Northern Colorado) dec. Logan Schumacher, 8-7.

Zane Mulder dec. Georgio Poullas (Rider), 7-3.
Zane Mulder dec. Hunter Kernan (Pittsburgh), 6-4.
Tyler Skidgel (Navy) dec. Zane Mulder, 6-0.
Brett Donner (Rutgers) dec. Zane Mulder, 7-3.

Dean Sherry (Rider) dec. Mac Southard, 8-1.
Mac Southard maj. dec. Kyle Homet (Gardner Webb), 14-5.
Mac Southard dec. Tony Lombardo (George Mason), 5-3.
Jake Logan (Lehigh) dec. Mac Southard, 10-3.

Neal Richards (VMI) maj. dec. DeMichael Franklin, 16-5.
DeMichael Franklin dec. Scott Joll (West Virginia), 9-2.
Gavin Stika (Oklahoma State) dec. DeMichael Franklin, 8-4.

Julien Broderson maj. dec. Anthony Walters (Drexel), 13-4.
Julien Broderson dec. Corey Hazel (Lock Haven), 7-1.
Nino Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh) maj. dec. Julien Broderson, 17-4.
Anthony Montalvo (Oklahoma State) dec. Julien Broderson, 8-4.

Matt Correnli (Rutgers) dec. Joel Shapiro, 6-0.
Joel Shapiro dec. Conor Fenn (Davidson), 6-1.
Joel Shapiro dec. Ben Smith (Cleveland State), 8-5.
Jordan Pagano (Rutgers) maj. dec. Joel Shapiro, 9-1.

Jordan Pagano (Rutgers) pinned Francis Duggan, 3:37.
Francis Duggan dec. Martin Duane (Citadel), 2-1.
Francis Duggan won by medical forfeit Taye Ghadiali (Campbell).
Matt Correnti (Rutgers) dec. Francis Duggan, 5-2.

Gannon Gremmel dec. Owen Trephan (NC State), 8-4.
Gannon Gremmel maj. dec. Alex Esposito (Rutgers), 16-6.
Gannon Gremmel dec. Lewis Fernandes (Finger Lakes), 5-1.
Gannon Gremmel dec. Cary Miller (Appalachian State), 3-2.

Jacqueline Cordova


Jacqueline graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has been fortunate enough to have interned for Cyclone Fanatic for 2 and a half years before being promoted to stay on. She currently wears a lot of hats at Cyclone Fanatic: Social Media Director, Iowa State Wrestling beat reporter, and staff photographer. Jacqueline loves reading and watching trash reality TV shows when she's not watching sports. One of her favorite accomplishments is having interned for the Minnesota Vikings and during Super Bowl LII.

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