Men's Sports

NCAA Wrestling Championship Brackets Announced

The following is a press release from the Iowa State Athletic Communications

Iowa State will send eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships next weekend, held in Tulsa, Okla., at the BOK Center. On Wednesday, the NCAA announced the seeds and preliminary brackets for the national championships. All 33 wrestlers at each of the 10 weight classes were seeded.

This marks the fifth consecutive season Iowa State has sent at least eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. The Cyclones are one of 15 teams nationally sending at least eight wrestlers to the tournament.

David Carr is the No. 1 seed at 165 pounds after a 23-0 regular season which included wins against the rest of the top six seeds. Paniro Johnson and Marcus Coleman are both a No. 5 seed at 149 and 184 pounds, respectively. Sam Schuyler is Iowa State’s fourth top 10 seed, coming in at No. 8 in the 285-pound bracket. 

The NCAA Championships are set to begin Thursday, March 16, and will be wrestled through March 18. Morning sessions will be on ESPNU, while the evening sessions will be on ESPN. All matches will be available on WatchESPN.

Full brackets can be found, here.

NCAA Championships Schedule
March 16 – 11 a.m. – Session I – 1st Round – ESPNU
March 16 – 6 p.m. – Session II – 2nd Round – ESPN
March 17 – 11 a.m. – Session III – Quarterfinals – ESPNU
March 17 – 7 p.m. – Session IV – Semifinals – ESPN
March 18 – 10 a.m.  – Session V – Medal Matches – ESPNU
March 18 – 6 p.m. – Session VI – Finals – ESPN
*All times listed are central

Iowa State First Round Matches
133: No. 15 Zach Redding vs. No. 18 Brayden Palmer (CHAT)
141: No. 24 Casey Swiderski vs. No. 9 Mosha Schwartz (OU)
149: No. 5 Paniro Johnson vs. No. 28 Jarod Verkleeren (UVA)
157: No. 25 Jason Kraisser vs. No. 8 Ed Scott (NCST)
165: No. 1 David Carr vs. No. 32 Josh Kim (HAR) or No. 33 Cole Moody (WYO)
184: No. 5 Marcus Coleman vs. No. 28 Jacob Ferreira (HOF)
197: No. 13 Yonger Bastida vs. No. 20 Evan Bockman (UVU)
285: No. 8 Sam Schuyler vs. No. 25 Michael Wolfgram

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.