ISU takes 4th, UNI 14th at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

One of the best open tournaments in the country took place over the weekend and the Cyclones and Panthers were right in the middle of it. The Cyclones placed five wrestlers and took home 4th place with 102 points UNI placed three and took home 14th place with 48.5 points. Minnesota won the event with 146 points but only one champion. The complete team standings can be found below.

Iowa State was led by 197 pounder Kyven Gadson, who took home first at 197. He had one pinfall and one major decision on the day. Gadson took down the sixth, third, and top seeded wrestlers at 197 to claim the title. The Cyclones also put four wrestlers in consolation finals, including Earl Hall, Gabe and Michael Moreno, and Tanner Weatherman. Both Moreno’s and Weatherman won their matches to take home third.

Overall it was a good day for ISU. They were in 4th place and had eight wrestlers still in it at the end of the first day. They had five guys make the quarterfinals and four make the semi’s. Although Gadson was the only one to make the finals, the other three wrestled back to the third place match with only one loss there. There is room for improvement though, as no wrestler except Earl Hall lost before the quarterfinals and made it through the wrestle back to the podium.

The Panthers were led by Dylan Peters, who would eventually take home 5th, Cooper Moore who took 4th, and Blaize Cabell, who took home 8th. They were the only three to medal for UNI. Both Peters and Moore were in the semifinals before dropping those matches. Moore would wrestle back for 4th, while Peters would injury default his next two matches for fifth.

The two squads met up in the final of the consolation bracket at 165. UNI’s Moore and Mike Moreno had a tight first period until Moreno got the pinfall for third place.

The complete results for both teams can be found below

UNI at Buena Vista Open:

Four Panthers grabbed titles at the Buena Vista Open yesterday. The field was mostly junior colleges and NCAA Division III schools but the Panthers had a nice showing. Winning titles were Josh Alber, Jake Koethe, Taylor Berger, and Adarios Jones. There were six Panthers in the finals (Gunnar Wolfensperger and Basil Minto in addition to the winners) and nine in the semifinals (Jesse Etherington, Chase Shedenhelm and Cody Krumwiede).

There was not a true third place winner, so if you dropped a match before the semifinals the best you could wrestle back for was fifth place, and UNI had three guys get to the 5th place match, with two victories in Bryce Meyer and Drew Foster.

Overall UNI placed all 13 wrestlers they brought, with all but one earning a place higher than eighth. The complete results for UNI can be found below.

125: Bryce Meyer – 5th
133: Josh Alber – 1st
141: Jake Koethe – 1st
141: Jesse Etherington – 3rd
149: Gunnar Wolfensperger – 2nd
165: Taylor Berger – 1st
165: Drew Foster – 5th
174: Chase Shedenhelm – 4th
184: Adam Drain – 6th
197: Basil Minto – 2nd
197: Cody Krumwiede – 4th
197: Christian DuLaney – 8th
285: Adarios Jones – 1st

Cliff Keen Invitational Results:

First Round Results for UNI:

125: Dylan Peters won 8-5 in SV over Ronnie Bresser form Oregon State
133: Leighton Gaul lost 9-8 in TB1 to Angelo Amenta from Columbia
141: Jake Hodges lost by pinfall (2:41) to Devin Carter of Virginia Tech
149: Zach Witte lost by pinfall (2:38) to James Dekrone of West Virginia
157: (Pigtail match) Jensen lost 3-2 to Brian Murphy of Michigan
165: Cooper Moore won by TF (6:17, no score given) over Hunter Riggs from Western Wyoming College
174: Maas lost 3-2 to Brian Harvey of Army
184: (Pigtail match) Lux lost 12-2 to Gabriel Dean from Cornell
197: Bartel lost 2-1 Marshall Haas from The Citadel
285: Cabel won 7-3 over Joseph Bexley from The Citadel

2nd Round Results for UNI:

125: Peters won 7-5 over Joe DeAngelo from NC State
165: Cooper Moore won by pinfall (6:20) over Richard Muniz from Brown
285: Cabell won 5-3 over Michael Kroells from Minnesota

Quarterfinal Round Results for UNI:

125: Peters won by pinfall (4:36) over Nathan Tomasello from Ohio State
165: Moore won by pinfall (6:20) over Richard Muniz from Brown
HWT: Cabell lost 4-1 to Nick Gwiazdowski (Defending NCAA Champion) from NC State

Semifinal Results for UNI:

125: Peters lost by pinfall (3:20) to Joey Dance from Virginia Tech
165: Moore lost 13-6 to Nicholas Sulzer of Virginia

First Consolation Round Results for UNI:

133: Gual lost 11-6 to Maverick Passaro from Hofstra
141: Hodges lost by pinfall (2:19) to Logan Everett from Army
149: Witte won by pinfall (4:23) over Cole Moseley from American
157: Jensen won 12-4 over David Wesley from Virginia Tech,
174: Maas won 9-4 over Scott Reilly from Air Force
184: Lux lost 5-2 to Sean Pollock from CSU Bakersfield
197: Bartel won 7-1 over Paul Head from California Baptist

Second Consolation Round Results for UNI:

149: Witte won 8-3 over Tyler Booth
157: Jensen won 10-3 over Steve Keogh from North Dakota State
174: Maas lost 3-2 from Phillip Bakuckas from Rutgers
197: Bartel won 11-4 over Derek Thomas from Utah Valley
Third Consolation Round Results for UNI:
149: Witte lost by pinfall (5:27) to Justin Arthur from Nebraska
157: Jensen won 7-4 over Aaron Walker from The Citadel
197: Bartel won 3-2 over Micah Barnes from Nebraska

Third Consolation Round Results for UNI:

157: Jensen won 9-4 over Rustin Barrick from Bucknell
197: Bartel lost 2-0 to Jake Smith of West Virginia
285: Blaize Cabell won by pinfall (3:25) over Michael Hughes from Hofstra

Consolation Quarterfinal Round Results for UNI:

157: Jensen lost 4-1 to Justin Staudenmayer from Brown
285: Cabell lost 3-2 to Nick Tavanello from Ohio State

Consolation Semifinal Round Results for UNI:

125: Peters medical default to Trey Andrews Northern Colorado
165: Moore won 5-1 over Peyton Walsh from Navy

Third Place Match for UNI:

165: Cooper Moore lost by pinfall (2:46) to Michael Moreno from Iowa State

Fifth Place Match for UNI:

125: Peters medical default to Martin Martinez from Air Force

7th Place Matche for UNI:

285: Cabell lost 4-1 to Evan Knutson from North Dakota State

First Round Results for ISU:

125: (Pigtail match) Kyle Larson won 12-1 over Connor Bolling from Nebraska-Kearney
125: Larson lost 7-4 (TB2) Joe DeAngelo from North Carolina State
133: Earl hall won 7-3 over Zachary Shank from Western State Colorado
141: Dante Rodriguez won 13-2 over Anthony Finocchiaro from Brown
149: (Pigtail match) Gabe Moreno won 8-7 over Coleman Hammond from CSU Bakersfield
149: Moreno won 11-0 over Ezekiel Mammals from Western Wyoming College
157: Daniel Woiwor lost 10-3 to Justin Staudenmayer from Brown
165: Michael Moreno won 701 over Ethan Orr from Rutgers
174: Tanner Weatherman won 6-3 over Scott Reilly from Air Force
184: Lelund Weatherspoon won 16-4 over Konner Witt from Air Force
197: Kyven Gadson won by pinfall (1:25) over Brett Dempsey from American
285: Quean Smith won by pinfall (0:15 or 0:11, conflicting reports) over David Dill from California Baptist

Second Round Results for ISU:
133: Hall won 11-9 over Ian Nickell from CSU Bakersfield
141: Rodriguez lost by Tech Fall (2:41, no score listed) to Logan Stieber of Ohio State
149: Moreno won 6-5 in SV over Andrew Mendel of Army
165: Moreno won 4-0 over Ross Renzi of West Virginia
174: Weatherman won 3-2 over Brian Harvey from Army
184: Weatherspoon lost 4-3 to Hayden Zillmer from North Dakota State
197: Gadson won 19-6 over Matt Idelson from Columbia
285: Quean Smith lost by pinfall (3:47) to Adam Coon from Michigan

Quarterfinal Round Results for ISU:

133: Hall lost 9-2 to George DiCamillo from Virginia
149: Moreno won 13-8 in SV over Ken Theobold from Rutgers
165: Moreno won 14-6 over Peyton Walsh from Navy
174: Weatherman won 3-2 over Zach Epperly from Virginia Tech
197: Gadson won 8-3 over Jared Haught from Virginia Tech

Semifinal Round Results for ISU:

149: Moreno lost 10-3 to Christopher Villalonga from Cornell
165: Moreno lost by pinfall (1:22) Tyler Walsh of Indiana
174: Weatherman lost 7-2 to Robert Kokesh of Nebraska
197: Gadson won 3-2 over Kyle Snyder of Ohio State

Final Round Result for ISU:

197 Gadson won 5-3 over Scott Schiller from Minnesota

First Consolation Round Results for ISU:

125: Larson lost 5-2 to Ronnie Bresser from Oregon State
157: Woiwor won by pinfall over Colton Peppelman from San Francisco State

Second Consolation Round Results for ISU:

141: Rodriguez won 10-6 over Mark Grey from Western Wyoming College
157: Woiwor lost by pinfall (2:37) to Colton Peppelman from San Francisco State
184: Weatherspoon won 4-3 TB2 over Cody Dixon from Boise State
285: Smith won 11-0 over Nate Keeve from Oregon State

Third Consolation Round Results for ISU:

133: Earl Hall won 13-3 over Michael Cook from Boise State
141: Rodriguez lost by TF (5:37, no score listed) to Geo Martinez from Boise State
184: Weatherspoon lost by medical forfeit to Kenny Courts from Ohio State
285: Smith lost 2-0 to Michael Hughes of Hofstra

Quarterfinal Consolation Round Results for ISU:

133 Hall won 5-3 over Kevin Norstrem from Virginia Tech

Semifinal Consolation Round Results for ISU:

133: Hall won 4-1 over Daniel DeShazer from Nebraska-Kerney
149: Moreno won 14-3 over Matthew Frisch from The Citadel
165: Moreno won 4-0 over Adam Fierro from CSU Bakersfield
174: Tanner Weatherman won 7-6 in SV over Dayonte Mahomes from Michigan

Third Place Match Results for ISU

133: Hall lost 9-0 to Johnni DiJulius from Ohio State
149: Moreno won 6-1 over Justin Arthur from Nebraska
165: Moreno won by pinfall (2:46) over Cooper Moore from UNI
174: Tanner Weatherman won by medical default over Logan Storley from Minnesota

Top 20 Team Results:
Minnesota 146 Points
Ohio State 118 Points
Virginia Tech 110 Points
Iowa State 102 Points
Cornell 93.5 Points
Nebraska 89 Points
Michigan 85 Points
Virginia 73 Points
North Carolina State 62 Points
Oregon State 56 Points
Rutgers 54 Points
Indiana 51.5 Points
North Dakota State 49.5 Points
Northern Iowa 48.5 Points
Northern Colorado 47.5 Points
West Virginia 44 Points
Arizona State 41 Points
Boise State 39.5 Points
CSU Bakersfield 37.5 Points
Brown 35.5 Points

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