Six Cyclones Make Finals at Harold Nichols Cyclone Open

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications


Nov. 28, 2021

Six Cyclones Make Finals at Harold Nichols Cyclone Open

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State had six wrestlers make the finals Sunday at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open at Hilton Coliseum. A total of 14 Cyclones finished in the top six of the tournament.

In the freshman/sophomore bracket, Conor Knopick (125), Drew Woodley (141) and Cody Fisher (184) all finished second. Knopick had a bye in the first round and used a fall in 2:06 against South Dakota State’s Bailey Roybal to reach the finals. Woodley had a couple of decisions to reach the finals before withdrawing. Fisher reached the finals with back-to-back falls to open the day before picking up a 7-2 win to advance to the championship match.

Three Cyclones finished second in the open bracket, with Caleb Fuessley (125), Cam Robinson (149) and Ethan Andersen (285) reaching the finals. Fuessley had a round-robin bracket at 125 pounds, as he beat Jacob Staud of Army for a victory. At 149 pounds, Robinson won via fall in :26 against California Baptist’s Chaz Hallmark before reaching the finals via medical forfeit. In the finals, he lost in sudden victory to Army’s Matthew Williams. Andersen reached the finals with the biggest win of the day for the Cyclones, as he beat Northern Iowa’s 18th-ranked Carter Isley 3-2 before falling to Iowa’s Aaron Costello in the finals.

Iowa State returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 5, as the Cyclones host top-ranked Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Dual at Hilton Coliseum. The match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Iowa State Placewinners:

Freshman/Sophomore Bracket
125 – *Conor Knopick, 2nd
125 – *Aime Mukiza, 5th
133 – *Sam Hrabovsky, 4th
141 – *Drew Woodley, 2nd
157 – *Andrew Huddleston, 6th
184 – *Cody Fisher, 2nd
184 – *Nolan Harsh, 5th
184 – *Ashton Barker, 6th

Open Bracket
125 – *Caleb Fuessley, 2nd
149 – *Cam Robinson, 2nd
149 – *Andrew Flora, 4th
165 – Austin Kraisser, 3rd
165 – Isaac Judge, 5th
285 – *Ethan Andersen, 2nd

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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