Men's Sports

Carr, Parker and Gremmel to wrestle for Big 12 titles on Sunday

Iowa State wrestling has officially punched three tickets to the NCAA Championships with two wrestlers fighting for a title on day two of the Big 12 Championships.

Ian Parker, David Carr and Gannon Gremmel earned their way to the final round with dominant wins on Saturday.

Carr started the day off with a bye but that didn’t stop him from making an impression in the quarterfinals. The 157-pounder faced off against Parker Simmington (Air Force) and it only took 46 seconds for him to secure the win.

The first round pin marked the sixth-fastest fall in Big 12 Championship history and the second-fastest ever by a Cyclone.

After defeating No. 4 Cade DeVos (South Dakota State), Carr punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships making him a two-time NCAA qualifier.

Parker, the most consistent wrestler on the team, started the day by dominantly defeating Chase Zollman (Wyoming) 13-1.

He secured his spot in the NCAA Championships and the finals when defeating No. 4 Cade DeVos (South Dakota State) 4-2. Parker is officially a three-time NCAA qualifier.

Another highlight for the Cyclones was 184-pounder Marcus Coleman, who tallied three pins on the day.

Heavyweight Gannon Gremmel locked himself into the NCAA Championships after a 3-1 win over No. 4 Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma) in sudden victory. He is officially a three-time NCAA qualifier.

On the backside of the bracket, No. 7 Kysen Terukina, No. 7 Zach Redding, No. 5 Jarrett Degen, No. 5 Sam Colbray and No. 6 Marcus Coleman will all be wrestling for third place.

Day two: The Big 12 Championship continue at 10 a.m. with the consolation semifinals and medal matches on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The finals are set for 5 p.m. tomorrow evening on ESPN2.

Overall Team Standings:

1. Oklahoma, 107
2. Wyoming, 97
3. Oklahoma State, 96
4. Iowa State, 94
5. NDSU, 69
6. UNI, 68
7. Northern Colorado, 57.5
8. SDSU, 52
9. Utah Valley, 49
10. West Virginia, 43.5
11. Air Force, 25
12. Fresno State, 22

Iowa State Match-by-Match

125: No. 7 Kysen Terukina (BYE)
No. 2 Taylor LaMont (UVU) dec. No. 7 Kysen Terukina, 7-5 (SV1).
No. 7 Kysen Terukina dec. Derrick Stacey (WYO), 4-2.
No. 7 Kysen Terukina dec. No. 6 Cody Phippen (AF), 9-6.

133: No. 7 Zach Redding (BYE)
No. 7 Zach Redding maj. dec. Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI), 13-0.
Anthony Madrigal (OU) dec. No. 7 Zach Redding, 8-3.

141: No. 1 Ian Parker (BYE)
No. 1 Ian Parker maj. dec. No. 8 Chase Zollman (WYO), 13-1.
No. 1 Ian Parker dec. No. 4 DJ Lloren (FSU), 6-2.

149: Kyle Parco (FSU) dec. No. 5 Jarrett Degen, 4-3.
No. 5 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 6 Dylan Martinez (AF), 6-2.
No. 5 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 7 Cameron Hunsacker (UVU), 1-0.

157: No. 1 David Carr (BYE)
No. 1 David Carr pinned No. 8 Parker Simmington (AF), 0:46.
No. 1 David Carr dec. No. 4 Cade DeVos, 8-2.

165: Troy Mantanona (OU) pinned No. 5 Isaac Judge, 4:20.
No. 6 Jordan Robison (UNC) dec. No. 5 Isaac Judge, 4-2.

174: No. 2 Hayden Hastings (WYO) dec. Julien Broderson, 6-1.
No. 8 Anthony Mantanona (OU) pinned Julien Broderson, 4:19.

184: No. 5 Sam Colbray dec. Jake Thompson (AF), 3-1 (SV1).
No. 4 Alan Clothier (UNC) dec. No. 5 Sam Colbray, 3-2.
No. 5 Sam Colbray dec. Michael Nelson (NDSU), 10-6.
No. 5 Sam Colbray maj. dec. Jacob Schoon (SDSU), 14-5.

197: No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned Nick Villarreal (FSU), 3:59.
No. 3 Noah Adams (WVU) dec. No. 6 Marcus Coleman, 3-2.
No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned Keegan Moore (UNI), 4:30.
No. 6 Marcus Coleman pinned No. 7 Owen Pentz (NDSU), 5:26

285: No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. Chase Trussell (UVU), 6-2.
No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 8 Blake Wolters (SDSU), 6-2.
No. 1 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 4 Josh Heindselman (OU), 3-1 (SV1).

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.