Carr and Coleman advance to the NCAA quarterfinals

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics

TULSA, Okla. – Iowa State pushed two through to the quarterfinals during Session II of the NCAA Championships Thursday evening inside the BOK Center. David Carr and Marcus Coleman each earned second-round victories to stay on the championship side of their respective brackets.

Iowa State sits tied for 13th place with 12.0 points after day one action. All eight Cyclones are still alive for day two with two wrestlers on the championship side and six in the wrestlebacks.

Carr was Iowa State’s first quarterfinalist. He controlled from start to finish as he picked up his third win of the season against Northern Iowa’s Austin Yant. Carr secured six takedowns in the 15-4 victory.

The win sets Carr up with a quarterfinal match up against 2021 165-pound NCAA Champion Shane Griffith of Stanford.

Coleman won a nail-biter over Iowa’s Abe Assad in the second round. The pair were deadlocked at 1-1 entering TB-1 but the Cyclone managed a 30-second ride out in the first half. Assad gave Coleman an escape, looking for the winning takedown, but Coleman managed to evade the Hawkeye for a 2-1 win.

Casey Swiderski lived to fight another day with a 7-3 win over Pennsylvania’s Carmen Ferrante in the consolation first round. Swiderski had three takedowns in the match, including two in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.

Jason Kraisser also picked up a win in the wrestlebacks with a 7-2 victory over Appalachian State’s Tommy Askey. Kraisser was active early with a takedown in the first period before adding another in the third.

Zach Redding fell to the wrestlebacks after a 12-4 defeat to the No. 3 seed Vito Arujau of Cornell.

Paniro Johnson couldn’t overcome an early 6-0 deficit after Penn State’s Shayne Van Ness took him feet-to-back in the first period. Johnson battled back but couldn’t dig out of the hole as he fell, 14-8.

At 197 pounds, Yonger Bastida was much the aggressor but couldn’t finish several prime opportunities against No. 4 seed Ethan Laird of Rider. Bastida was in deep on a leg several times but was eventually countered by Laird and gave up a takedown with 22 seconds remaining, falling 3-1.

Sam Schuyler dropped a heartbreaker, 2-1, to Northwestern’s No. 9 Lucas Davison. Schuyler began the final period on bottom, trailing 1-0, when Davison returned Schuyler to the mat hard and the Cyclone was forced to take injury time. The mat return was reviewed for an illegal slam, but no call was made. 

Out of the review, Davison was given his choice, chose bottom, and earned an escape. Schuyler received a late point for stalling but was unable to secure the winning takedown.

Up Next
Session III of the NCAA Championships is set for 11 a.m. on ESPNU. Quarterfinals, as well as the consolation second and third rounds, will be contested.

Iowa State Results
133: No. 14 
Zach Redding
First Round: W-D, 7-2 vs. Domenic Zaccone (CAMP)
Second Round: L-MD, 12-4 vs. Vito Arujau (CORN)
Consolation Second Round: vs. Angelo Rini (COL)

141: No. 24 Casey Swiderski 
First Round: L-D, 4-1 vs. Mosha Schwartz (OU)
Consolation First Round: W-D, 7-3 vs. Carmen Ferrante (PENN)
Consolation Second Round: vs. Vince Cornella (CORN)

149: No. 5 Paniro Johnson 
First Round: W-D, 2-2 TB-1 (RT) vs. Alec Hagan (OHIO)
Second Round: L-D, 14-8 vs. Shayne Van Ness (PSU)
Consolation Second Round: vs. Doug Zapf (PENN)

157: No. 25 Jason Kraisser 
First Round: L-D, 5-3 vs. Ed Scott (NCST)
Consolation First Round: W-D, 7-2 vs. Tommy Askey (APP)
Consolation Second Round: Kaden Gfeller (OSU)

165: No. 1 David Carr
First Round: W-MD, 10-2 vs. Josh Kim (HARV)
Second Round: W-MD, 15-4 vs. Austin Yant (UNI)
Quarterfinals: vs. Shane Griffith (STAN)

184: No. 5 Marcus Coleman 
First Round: W-MD, 12-3 Jacob Ferreira (HOF)
Second Round: W-D, 2-1 TB-1 vs. Abe Assad (IOWA)
Quarterfinals: vs. Trey Munoz (ORST)

197: No. 13 Yonger Bastida 
First Round: W-D, 5-2 vs. Evan Bockman (UVU)
Second Round: L-D, 3-1 vs. Ethan Laird (RID)
Consolation Second Round: vs. Andrew Davison (NW)

285: No. 8 Sam Schuyler 
First Round: W-D, 4-2 vs. Michael Wolfgram (WVU)
Second Round: L-D, 2-1 vs. Lucas Davison (NW)
Consolation Second Round: vs. Jacob Bullock (IND)

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.