Men's Sports

Frost, Feldkamp and Bastida to compete in Finals at Cliff Keen

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The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics

LAS VEGAS – Iowa State advanced three into the finals Saturday afternoon at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational while three other Cyclones secured their spots on the podium.

Evan Frost (133), Will Feldkamp (184) and Yonger Bastida (285) will wrestle in their respective championship matches this evening, while David Carrwill wrestle for third at 165 pounds. Anthony Echemendia (7th), Casey Swiderski (5th) and MJ Gaitan (8th) wrapped up their tournaments during Session III and finished on the podium.

It’s a tight team race entering the final session. Iowa State still sits atop the leaderboard with 125.5 points ahead of Ohio State (117.5), Nebraska (116.5) and NC State (104).

Frost squeaked out a tight one in his semifinal match against Stanford’s Tyler Knox. Trailing 1-0 entering the final period, Frost chose the bottom position and managed to reverse Knox and rode him out for a 2-1 victory.

Feldkamp rolled into the finals with a 10-0 major decision over Air Force’s Sam Wolf at 184 pounds. The Cyclone used a fireman’s carry for a five-point move in the first period and cruised to the win.

Bastida put on a takedown in his semifinal matchup against Grady Griess of Navy. Bastida wracked up five takedowns in an 18-3 tech fall.

David Carr suffered just the fourth loss of his career in his semifinal bout against Cornell’s No. 7 Julian Ramirez. Carr was much the aggressor in the match and got in on a shot late in the third, tied 1-1, but Ramirez forced a scramble situation and came out on top. Carr managed a reversal with less than 10 seconds left and nearly got a pair of near fall points, but came up short, 4-3.

Carr bounced back with a 15-0 tech fall against Harvard’s Hunter Garvin in the consolation semifinals to advance to the third-place match.

Echemendia posted a 4-2 record on the weekend with all four wins coming with bonus points. The Cuban put an exclamation point on his tournament with a 13-3 major decision against No. 8 Vince Cornella in the seven-place match.

Swiderski went 5-2 during the tournament with three major decisions. He picked up a 13-4 major over Oregon State’s Nash Singleton in the fifth-place match.

Gaitan couldn’t complete his comeback effort against Stanford’s Lorenzo Norman in his placing match. He fell 11-8 to Norman and placed eighth.

Up Next
Finals and third-place matches begin at 5 p.m. (CT) 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 – W, dec. vs. Tyler Knox (STAN), 2-1
Finals – vs. #1 Kai Orine (NCST)

No. 8 Anthony Echemendia (141) – 7th Place
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 – L, dec. vs. #5 Cael Happel (UNI), 9-3
7th-Place Match – W, maj. dec. vs. #7 Vince Cornella (CORN), 13-3

No. 10 Casey Swiderski (149) – 5th Place
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 – W, maj. dec. vs. #12 Gabe Willochel (WYO), 18-6
Cons. Semis – L, dec. vs. #4 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU), 13-10
5th-Place Match – W, maj. dec. vs. Nash Singleton (ORST), 13-4

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 – L, dec. vs. #4 Julian Ramirez (CORN), 4-3
Cons. Semis – W, TF vs. #12 Hunter Garvin (HARV), 15-0 (3:49)
3rd-Place Match – vs. #2 Cameron Amine (MICH)

No. 6 MJ Gaitan (174) – 8th Place
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 – L, dec. vs. #7 Austin Murphy (CAMP), 10-5
7th-Place Match – L, dec. vs. Lorenzo Norman (STAN), 11-8

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 – W, maj. dec. vs. #14 Sam Wolf (USAF), 10-0
Finals – vs. #1 Parker Keckeisen (UNI)

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 – W, TF vs. #3 Grady Griess (NAVY), 18-3 (4:25)
Finals – vs. #1 Lucas Davison (MICH)

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.