Iowa State Advances Six to Second Round at NCAA Championships

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The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Iowa State went 6-3 in First-Round action Thursday afternoon at the NCAA Championships. Four Cyclones – Anthony Echemendia, David Carr, Will Feldkamp and Yonger Bastida – secured bonus points for ISU during Session I inside the T-Mobile Center.

Feldkamp and Bastida each earned falls while Echemendia and Carr tallied tech falls. Evan Frost, Echemendia, Casey Swiderski, Carr, Feldkamp and Bastida advanced to the Second Round while Kysen Terukina, Cody Chittum, MJ Gaitan fell to the wrestlebacks.

Iowa State sits in fourth place with 13.0 points while Penn State sits atop the leaderboard with 15.5 after the opening session.

Frost got ISU on the board first at 133 pounds. Despite giving up the first takedown, Frost came back to secure an 8-5 decision over No. 25 Braden Basile (ARMY).

Echemendia tallied the Cyclones’ first bonus points of the tournament as he cruised to a 20-4 tech fall over Purdue’s Greyson Clark. Swiderski started his tournament with a gritty 2-1 decision over Army’s Matthew Williams thanks to a stall point in the third period.

Carr did what he does best and notched an 18-2 tech fall over the MAC Champion Evan Maag in 4:52. Feldkamp appeared to be back in his postseason form with a first-period fall over Nate Dugan (PRIN) in 2:29.

Bastida closed out the session on a positive note with ISU’s second fall of the tournament, and his third of the season, in 1:50 against Minnesota’s Bennett Tabor.

Up Next
Session II begins at 6 p.m. inside the T-Mobile Center and will air on ESPN. Second Round matches and consolation matches will be contested.

Match-by-Match Results
125: No. 24 Kysen Terukina 
First Round: L-D, 9-4 vs. No. 9 Patrick McKee (MINN)
Consis. Rd. 1: vs. No. 25 Ethan Berginc (ARMY)

133: No. 8 Evan Frost 
First Round: W-D, 8-5 vs. No. 25 Braden Basile (ARMY)
Second Round: vs. No. 24 Julian Chlebove (ASU)

141: No. 5 Anthony Echemendia 
First Round: W-TF, 20-4 (6:51) vs. No. 28 Greyson Clark (Purdue)
Second Round: vs. No. 21 Josh Edmond (MIZ)

149: No. 8 Casey Swiderski 
First Round: W-D, 2-1 vs. No. 25 Matthew Williams (ARMY)
Second Round: vs. No. 9 Ethan Fernandez (CORN)

157: No. 14 Cody Chittum 
First Round: L-MD, 17-6 vs. No. 19 Tommy Askey (APP)
Consis. Rd. 1: vs. No. 30 Colton Washleski (RID)

165: No. 4 David Carr 
First Round: W-TF, 18-2 (4:52) vs. No. 29 Evan Maag (GMU)
Second Round: vs. No. 20 Hunter Garvin (STAN)

174: No. 15 MJ Gaitan 
First Round: L-D, 18-11 vs. No. 18 Benjamin Pasiuk (ARMY)
Consis. Rd. 1: vs. No. 31 Michael Wilson (RID)

184: No. 17 Will Feldkamp 
First Round: WBF (2:29) vs. No. 16 Nate Dugan (PRIN)
Second Round: vs. No. 1 Parker Keckeisen (UNI)

285: No. 2 Yonger Bastida 
First Round: WBF (1:50) vs. No. 31 Bennett Tabor (MINN)
Second Round: vs. No. 15 Lewis Fernandes (CORN)

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.