Men's Sports

No. 6 Iowa State falls to No. 1 Penn State, 20-12

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics

NEW ORLEANS – No. 6 Iowa State (7-2, 1-0 Big 12) gave No. 1 Penn State (7-0, 0-0 Big Ten) a tough battle Tuesday evening in the Collegiate Wrestling Duals’ blue pool finals, but came up short, 22-12, against the Nittany Lions.

Iowa State won four of ten bouts against Penn State, highlighted by No. 4 Marcus Coleman’s victory over two-time defending national champion and top-ranked Aaron Brooks at 184 pounds.

“[Penn State] is number one for a reason,” head coach Kevin Dresser said. “I liked our effort and I thought we fought hard, but really, we just got outwrestled in some positions. As a coaching staff, we needed to see this. We’ve got a little break here and we know exactly what we have to do to get better.”

How it Happened
Corey Cabanban opened the scoring for Iowa State at 125 pounds with a 4-0 decision over Gary Steen. Cabanban secured a first-period takedown and a ride out before he rode Steen for the entire second period en route to amassing over two minutes of riding time.

After a scoreless first period at 133 pounds, No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young was able to turn No. 21 Ramazan Attasauov for two near fall points with less than ten seconds remaining in the second period. Bravo-Young turned it on for three takedowns in the final period and defeated Attasauov, 10-2.

Zach Redding couldn’t overcome No. 5 Beau Bartlett at 141 pounds as the Cyclone fell, 8-3, in the match and Iowa State fell behind in the dual, 7-3, after three bouts.

At 149 pounds, No. 5 Paniro Johnson capitalized on a quick third-period flurry to secure the only takedown needed to defeat No. 17 Shayne Van Ness, 3-2.

Jason Kraisser surrendered a pair of first-period takedowns and couldn’t overcome the deficit against Levi Haines at 157 pounds. Kraisser fell, 8-3, to the Nittany Lion as Penn State extended its lead to 10-6 after five matches.

No. 3 David Carr pulled Iowa State back within one team point with a 4-2 victory over No. 14 Alex Facundo. Carr secured a first-period takedown and held off a late push from Facundo for the win.

At 174 pounds, No. 21 Julien Broderson wrestled tough against No. 1 Carter Starocci but came up short against the two-time defending national champion, 5-1.

Coleman’s match at 184 pounds highlighted the dual after he used a big six-point move in the second period to put Brooks on his back. Coleman appeared to get the fall, but no call was made as the Ames native took a 6-3 lead into the final period. Brooks got back into the match with a takedown in the third period, but Coleman managed a reversal and went on to win, 9-7.

No. 2 Yonger Bastida suffered his first setback of the season against No. 5 Max Dean at 197 pounds. Bastida was unable to get a takedown in the match as he fell to Dean, 4-1.

Iowa State forfeited at heavyweight, bringing the final dual score to 22-12 in favor of Penn State.

Up Next
The Cyclones are back in action after the new year at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee January 1-2. The event will be streamed on FloWrestling.

Iowa State 12, Penn State 22
125: Corey Cabanban dec. Gary Steen, 4-0
133: #1 Roman Bravo-Young maj. dec. #21 Ramazan Attasauov, 10-2
141: #5 Beau Bartlett dec. Zach Redding, 8-3
149: #5 Paniro Johnson dec. #17 Shayne Van Ness, 3-2
157: Levi Haines dec. Jason Kraisser, 8-3
165: #3 David Carr dec. #14 Alex Facundo, 4-2
174: #1 Carter Starocci dec. #21 Julien Broderson, 5-1
184: #4 Marcus Coleman dec. #1 Aaron Brooks, 9-7
197: #5 Max Dean dec. #2 Yonger Bastida, 4-1
285: #1 Greg Kerkvliet winner by forfeit

Extra Matches
Konner Kraeszig WBF Joel Devine (6:33)

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.