No. 4 Iowa State Drops Top-Five Road Battle at No. 5 Oklahoma State

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics

STILLWATER, Okla. – No. 4 Iowa State dropped its first Big 12 dual of the season to No. 5 Oklahoma State, 21-12, Saturday night inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Cowboys won six bouts compared to ISU’s four, including three matches by bonus points. Iowa State finished the evening 1-2 in one-score matches. Oklahoma State won the takedown battle, 15-8, marking the first time this season the Cyclones were outperformed on their feet in a dual.

Oklahoma State started the evening with three consecutive victories at 125, 133 and 141 pounds to take a commanding 10-0 lead in the dual. At 141 pounds, Anthony Echemendia was much the aggressor and had an opportunity to get the Cyclones on the board, but fell to No. 9 Tagen Jamison, 4-1, in sudden victory.

Casey Swiderski got Iowa State on the board at 149 pounds. The Cyclone tallied two takedowns and controlled the center of the mat in an 8-2 victory over No. 17 Sammy Alvarez.

The Cowboys got a decision at 157 pounds before the dual’s featured bout between No. 3 David Carr and No. 4 Izzak Olejnik. Carr was in control the entire match and amassed 2:07 of riding time in an 8-1 decision.

MJ Gaitan made it back-to-back victories for the Cyclones with a win in sudden victory against No. 25 Brayden Thompson. Gaitan secured a body lock on the edge of the mat and tallied the winning takedown to win, 6-3.

Oklahoma State sealed the contest with two consecutive bonus point wins at 184 and 197 pounds.

Yonger Bastida ended the night on a positive note for Iowa State. He improved to 17-0 on the year with a 7-2 decision over No. 9 Konner Doucet, his sixth victory of the season against a top-15 opponent.

Up Next
Iowa State returns home for the entire month of February. Next up, the Cyclones take on West Virginia Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

Match-by-Match Results
No. 5 Oklahoma State 21, No. 4 Iowa State 12
125: #20 Troy Spratley (OSU) dec. #25 Kysen Terukina (ISU), 4-2
133: #3 Daton Fix (OSU) maj. dec. #7 Evan Frost (ISU), 11-3
141: #9 Tagen Jamison (OSU) dec. #8 Anthony Echemendia (ISU), 4-1 SV-1
149: #10 Casey Swiderski (ISU) dec. #17 Sammy Alvarez (OSU), 8-2
157: #18 Teague Travis (OSU) dec. Jason Kriasser (ISU), 8-3
165: #3 David Carr (ISU) dec. #4 Izzak Olejnik (OSU), 8-1
174: #23 MJ Gaitan (ISU) dec. #25 Brayden Thompson (OSU), 6-3 SV-1
184: #2 Dustin Plott (OSU) maj. dec. #10 Will Feldkamp (ISU), 17-3
197: Jersey Robb (OSU) maj. dec. #30 Julien Broderson (ISU), 15-6
285: #3 Yonger Bastida (ISU) dec. #9 Konner Doucet (OSU), 7-2

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.