Men's Sports

Carr Wins 100th Match, Iowa State in First Place After Day One at Cliff Keen Invitational

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The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications

LAS VEGAS – Bonus points were the theme for Iowa State on Friday at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. The Cyclones won 19 matches with bonus points and sit in first place in the team standings with 88.5 points after the first day of competition.

David Carr won his 100th match as a Cyclone with a victory in the quarterfinals to become the 39th member of Iowa State’s century club. Among wrestlers with 100-plus victories, Carr ranks third in school history with a .971 win percentage behind only Cael Sanderson (1.000) and Dan Gable (.990).

ISU has seven wrestlers alive for day two, four in the semifinals and three in the wrestle-backs. Along with Carr, Evan FrostWill Feldkamp and Yonger Bastida punched their tickets into the semis.ADVERTISING

Anthony EchemendiaCasey Swiderski and MJ Gaitan are still alive on the back side in the Consolation Round of Eight.

Frost, Carr and Bastida rolled into the semifinals with major decisions in their quarterfinal matches. Feldkamp shocked the room with a fall over Oregon State’s No. 2 seeded and No. 4 ranked Trey Munoz while trailing 3-1 in the first period. Bastida announced himself as a legitimate heavyweight threat with a 13-5 major decision over Ohio State’s No. 7 Nick Feldman.

Echemendia and Swiderski both battled back after one-takedown losses in their quarterfinal bouts. Both secured major decisions in their consolation matches. Gaitan advanced in the wrestle-backs with a medical forfeit from top-seed Shane Griffith of Michigan.

Iowa State had 19 victories come with bonus points on day one – five pins, six tech falls, and eight major decisions.

Cody Chittum and Julien Broderson were both eliminated in Session II.

Up Next
The Cyclones are back in action at noon (CT) Saturday for Session III. All matches will be streamed live on FloWrestling.

ISU Results
No. 8 Kysen Terukina (125) – DNP

R32 – WBF vs. Massey Odiotti (NW), 3:26
R16 – L, dec. vs. #9 Nico Provo (STAN), 12-5
C16 #2 – L, dec. vs. Richard Sandoval (CSUB), 7-4 SV-1

No. 2 Evan Frost (133)
R32 – W, dec. vs. Micah Roes (BING), 5-0
R16 – W, maj. dec. vs. Julian Farber (UNI), 14-3
QF – W, maj. dec. vs. Zeth Romney (CALP), 16-3
SF – vs. Tyler Knox (STAN)

No. 8 Anthony Echemendia (141)
R32 – W, dec. vs. Devin Matthews (LIU), 7-3
R16 – WBF vs. #9 Cleveland Belton (ORST), 2:38
QF – L, dec. vs. #1 Lachlan McNeil (UNC), 9-6
C8 #2 – W, maj. dec. vs. #11 Jason Miranda (STAN), 17-3
C4 – vs. #5 Cael Happel (UNI)

No. 10 Casey Swiderski (149)
R32 – W, dec. vs. Jayden Scott (UNC), 7-2
R16 – W, dec. vs. #7 Jaden Abas (STAN), 14-11
QF – L, dec. vs. #2 Kyle Parco (ASU), 4-2
C8 #2 – W, maj. dec. vs. Dylan Gilcher (MICH), 16-4
C4 – vs. #12 Gabe Willochel (WYO)

No. 11 Cody Chittum (157) – DNP
R32 – W, dec. vs. Danny Nini (UNC), 11-5
R16 – L, dec. vs. #6 Daniel Cardenas (STAN), 9-8
C16 #2 – W, TF vs. Thomas Snipes (CIT), 21-2 (6:39)
C8 #1 – LBF vs. #3 Bryce Andonian (VT), 1:16

No. 1 David Carr (165)
R32 – W, TF vs. Evan Yant (UNI), 19-2 (3:00)
R16 – W, TF vs. Will Miller (APP), 20-3 (4:10)
QF – W, maj. dec. vs. #8 Garrett Thompson (OHIO), 15-3
SF – vs. #4 Julian Ramirez (CORN)

No. 6 MJ Gaitan (174)
R32 – WBF vs. Blake Bahna (LIU), 1:46
R16 – W, dec. vs. David Ferrante (NW), 15-10
QF – L, dec. vs. #3 Cade DeVos (SDSU), 10-2
C8 #2 – W, MFF vs. #1 Shane Griffith (STAN)
C4 – vs. #6 Austin Murphy (CAMP)

No. 7 Will Feldkamp (184)
R32 – W, dec. vs. Anthony D’Alesio (LIU), 7-5
R16 – W, TF vs. #10 David Key (NAVY), 22-7 (7:00)
QF – WBF vs. #2 Trey Munoz (ORST), 2:21
SF – vs. #14 Sam Wolf (USAF)

No. 13 Julien Broderson (197) – DNP
R32 – W, TF vs. Daniel Bittner (HARV), 20-3 (5:21)
R16 – L, dec. vs. #4 Luke Surber (OKST), 7-4
C16 #2 – WBF vs. Austin Starr (OHIO), 0:40
C8 #1 – L, dec.  #12 Wyatt Voelker (UNI), 6-1

No. 2 Yonger Bastida (285)
R32 – W, TF vs. Peter Ming (STAN), 21-6 (3:49)
R16 – W, maj. dec. vs. Jack Jessen (NW), 11-4
QF – W, maj. dec. vs. #7 Nick Feldman (OSU), 13-5
SF – vs. #3 Grady Griess (NAVY)

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.