Men's Sports

Iowa State Defeats Cleveland State 43-3 in Carr’s Return Home

Photo by Sam Janicki

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics

MASSILLON, Ohio– No. 10 Iowa State opened its season with a 43-3 victory over Cleveland State Sunday afternoon inside David Carr’s high school gymnasium at Perry High School. Carr capped the Cyclones’ season-opening win with a fall in 1:47, earning himself UFC Fight Pass Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Four Cyclones – Caleb HelgesonNando VillaescusaEvan Frost and Anthony Echemendia – made their debuts in the ISU dual lineup against the Vikings, all securing wins.

Iowa State won the takedown battle against Cleveland State, 47-6. All nine of ISU’s individual bout victories came with bonus points.

MJ Gaitan started his redshirt freshman season with a commanding 19-3 major decision over Cleveland State’s Ronald Dimmerling. The California native used five takedowns, four of which came in the first period, and three near fall points in the win.

At 184 pounds, Helgeson picked up a 14-3 major decision over Joey Lyons to give Iowa State a 9-0 advantage in the team score.

Villaescusa was solid in a 16-8 upset over No. 24 Ben Smith at 197 pounds. Villaescusa gave up an early takedown but controlled the rest of the way, wracking up over two minutes of riding time in the win.

Yonger Bastida put on a takedown clinic at heavyweight. He took down No. 28 Daniel Bucknavich eight times in a 26-10 tech fall in 6:03.

A takedown at the buzzer paired with a riding time point gave Kysen Terukina a tech fall against Ben Aranda in 7:00. Iowa State led, 23-0, at the halfway point in the dual.

Evan Frost got stronger throughout the match in a 17-3 major decision against Jake Manley. After a scoreless first, Frost used a four-takedown third period to secure his first career dual victory.

Jacob Frost couldn’t overcome a pair of seven-point moves from No. 27 Dylan Layton at 141 pounds. Frost registered four takedowns and a pair of reversals in the comeback effort, but fell short, 22-18.

At 149 pounds, Anthony Echemendia used seven takedowns and three near fall points for a dominant 24-7 tech fall over Douglas Terry.

Jason Kraisser gave up the first takedown against Shane Heil but wouldn’t let his opponent score again. Kriasser tallied eight near fall points in a 19-3 tech fall.

In the dual’s featured bout at 165 pounds, Carr wasted no time taking out CSU’s Daniel Patten. The Ohio native used a ‘Dresser Dump’ to earn the fall in 1:47.

Up Next
Iowa State will square off with Davidson in its home opener Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. inside Hilton Coliseum. Tickets are available, here.

No. 10 Iowa State 43, Cleveland State 3
174: #33 MJ Gaitan (ISU) TF Ronald Dimmerling (CSU), 19-3 (3:38)
184: Caleb Helgeson (ISU) maj. dec. Joey Lyons (CSU), 14-3
197: Nando Villaescusa (ISU) maj. dec. #24 Ben Smith (CSU), 16-8
285: #9 Yonger Bastida (ISU) TF #28 Daniel Bucknavich (CSU), 26-10 (6:03)
125: #18 Kysen Terukina (ISU) TF Ben Aranda (CSU), 20-5 (7:00)
133: #22 Evan Frost (ISU) maj. dec. Jake Manley (CSU), 17-3
141: #27 Dylan Layton (CSU) dec. #17 Jacob Frost (ISU), 22-18
149: Anthony Echemendia (ISU) TF Douglas Terry (CSU), 24-7 (5:00)
157: #13 Jason Kraisser (ISU) TF Shane Heil (CSU), 19-3 (7:00)
165: #2 David Carr (ISU) WBF Daniel Patten (CSU), 1:47

Extra Matches
125: Ethan Perryman (ISU) TF Nick Molchak (CSU), 19-3 (3:31)
165: Connor Euton (ISU) maj. dec. Tate Geiser (CSU), 14-4

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.