In our season preview, we noted Northern Iowa’s depth at 165 pounds. According to Nic Ryder, The Panthers will utilize that depth and redshirt two-time NCAA qualifier Bryce Steiert. Schwab made headlines when he decided to wrestle Steiert as a true freshman, a first for Schwab. After competing at 157 pounds as a freshman, Steiert made a big progression in his sophomore season where he emerged as an All-American contender going 22-6.

Sophomore Isaiah Patton, along with junior Brody Beck and redshirt freshman Brandon Hass will all be vying for the starting position.

Patton competed in three tournaments and one dual at 165 pounds for the Panthers with a win over Richie Miranda of Nebraska-Kearney. Patton finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 11-6. Patton was a two-time state champion from Iowa and was recruited as the No. 18th wrestler in the nation.

Brody Beck was a three-time state qualifier for Grinnell high school and competed at five tournaments last season finishing with a 11-10 record.

From Dubuque, Iowa, Brandon Haas compete last season as redshirt placing fifth at the Grand View Open.

Could we see 157 pounders bump up or 174 pounders make a hero cut?

We will have more coverage from Northern Iowa’s media day right here on

Depth Chart

174 Starter
FR  Austin Yant – Redshirt
RFR Michael Kordek Justin Guilliams
SO Taylor Lujan

Depth Chart

165 Starter
RFR Brandon Haas
SO Isaiah Patton
JR Bryce Steiert *redshirting* Brody Beck


Depth Chart

157 Lineup Battle
FR  Patrick Schoenfelder
SO Paden Moore Danny Kelly
JR Logan Ryan Seth Stetzel
4 thoughts on “Two-time NCAA Qualifier Bryce Steiert to Redshirt”
  1. This is the most laughable example, but there are two doozies on there from admitted non-rasslin fans.

    “Is there more to this story or what?

    Willingly and knowingly not putting your best team on the mat makes absolutely no sense.”-44panther11 (or whatever his name is, as if it even matters).

  2. It’s amazing to read the comments on panther Nation from admitted numb skulls who don’t follow rasslin think that there’s some sort of hidden agenda behind this redshirt. Someone please clue them in that rasslers take redshirt years ALL OF THE TIME during years when they maybe “shouldn’t,” and that Steiert’s case is no different from all of the others.

    You can also let them know that if a team is banking on one guy to make a good season for the team, then maybe the team isn’t as strong as we think. We’ll do just fine without Steiert.

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