Men's Sports

Kysen Terukina named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

Photo Courtesy of Jacqueline Cordova / Cyclone Fanatic

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications

IRVING, Texas – Kysen Terukina has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. It marks Terukina’s first career weekly honor from the conference.

Terukina made a statement to open Iowa State’s 42-0 shutout of No. 18 Wisconsin. The Cyclone 125-pounder won by major decision, 14-3, against No. 5 Eric Barnett.

The pair met last season with Terukina prevailing over Barnett, 9-7, in sudden victory. The Ewa Beach, Hawaii native announced his return from last year’s season-ending shoulder injury and separated himself in the rematch with a four-takedown performance Sunday.

Terukina improved to 4-2 against top-10 foes and 3-1 against top-5 opponents in the last three seasons with the win.

Iowa State is back in action Sunday when it hosts in-state rival Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The dual is set for a 2 p.m. start time on ESPN.

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.