Iowa State handles Bucknell in opener

Cover photo by Cam Kramer

Courtesy of Iowa State Athletics

AMES, Iowa – The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) topped Bucknell (0-2, 0-0 EIWA), 24-15 in the dual season-opener. The Cyclones won six of the 10 bouts and were aided by bonus-point victories from Jarrett Degen (major decision), David Carr (technical fall) and Marcus Coleman (fall).

How It Happened
Alex Mackall put the Cyclones on the board to open the dual with a 10-3 victory over Brandon Siedman. Mackall tallied four takedowns, including three in the first period, to improve his season record to 4-0.

Iowa State separated themselves from the Bison when the Cardinal and Gold won three straight matches from 141-157, two that were of bonus-point variety. Ian Parker spurred the Cyclone run with a 6-2 decision over Noah Levett. Parker racked up over three minutes of riding time in his 2019-20 season opener.

At 149 pounds, Degen secured three third-period takedowns to distance himself from Matthew Kolonia. Degen gave up the first takedown of the match, but didn’t surrender another in his 15-5 major decision over Kolonia.

In what was a highly anticipated collegiate debut, Carr did not disappoint. The Junior World Champion jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Jaden Fisher in the first period with a takedown and a pair of turns. Carr showed that his freestyle prowess translated to folkstyle wrestling, turning Fisher a number of times and garnering nearly five minutes of riding time in an 18-3 technical fall victory.

At 174 pounds, Coleman provided the highlight of the night for the Cyclones. Leading 3-0 in the second period, Coleman went to work on top after a takedown. Bucknell’s Frankie Guida tried to roll through, but Coleman countered and pinned the Bison in 4:59.

Sam Colbray iced the Cyclone victory away with a workmanlike 7-3 decision over Brandon Stokes. Colbray scored on two takedowns and did well on top, riding Stokes for 1:59 of the match.

Next Up
Iowa State will turn around and host Iowa next Sunday in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Dual. The Cyclones and Hawkeyes are set to wrestle at 2 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. That dual will be available through Cyclones.tv and FloWrestling.

Match-by-Match
125: 
Alex Mackall (ISU) dec. Brandon Seidman (BU), 10-3 (3:06 RT).
133: Darren Miller (BU) dec. Todd Small (ISU), 3-1.
141: Ian Parker Noah (ISU) dec. Noah Levett (BU), 6-2 (3:13 RT).
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) maj. dec. Matthew Kolonia (BU), 15-5 (1:11 RT).
157: David Carr (ISU) tech fall Jaden Fisher (BU), 18-3 (7:00).
165: Zach Hartman (BU) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 4-3.
174: Marcus Coleman (ISU) pinned Frankie Guida (BU), 4:59.
184: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Brandon Stokes (BU), 7-3 (1:59 RT).
197: Drew Phipps (BU) dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 4-0.
285: Nathan Feyrer (BU) win by disqualification Gannon Gremmel (ISU), 2:03.

Hear more on this dual recap in our Potentially Dangerous podcast:

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