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Wrestlers Host Bucknell to Kick Off The Dual Season

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The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, which can only mean one thing. Wrestling season is back. The #12 Cyclones kick off the 2019-20 dual season today with a tune up dual against the unranked Bucknell Bison. Get ready to clear the mats and take your seat for what should be one of the best wrestling seasons in a a decade.

Where: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA

When: 1:00PM Sunday, Nov 17th

TV/Stream: Cyclones.TV / Flowrestling ($$)

Projected Lineups

Lineup

Weight ISU Wrestler Record - Bucknell Wrestler Record
Weight ISU Wrestler Record - Bucknell Wrestler Record
125 5/8/9 Alex Mackall 3-0 vs Brandon Seidman 3-3
133 Todd Small 3-0 vs Darren Miller 3-2
141 12/13/15 Ian Parker 0-0 vs Noah Levett 1-0
149 4/4/6 Jarrett Degen 3-1 vs Matthew Kolonia 3-2
157 11/20/6 David Carr 0-0 vs Jaden Fisher 3-2
165 20/UR/20 Chase Straw 3-0 vs Zach Hartman 5-2
174 UR/UR/18 Marcus Coleman 1-1 vs Frankie Guida 0-2
184 6/6/8 Sam Colbray 2-1 vs Brandon Stokes 2-2
197 Joel Shapiro 3-1 vs Drew Phipps 4-0
HWT 16/16/15 Gannon Gremmel 2-0 vs Nate Feyrer 0-2

Key Matches

157

Carr was a top recruit who won a Junior World Championship in freestyle during his redshirt season and is expected to compete for a national title this season. This one isn’t a key match because of the opponent - unless Hartman drops down from 165 it should be a one sided affair. This is a key match because this is the first time we’ll see David Carr in Hilton in a Cyclone singlet. Look for David Carr to dominate in what should be the first of many wins he gets in Hilton over the next four years.

165

This should be the most evenly matched tilt of the dual. Like Straw, Hartmann was an NCAA qualifier at 157 last season and while he is unranked currently, he was ranked as high as #8 last year and was the #14 seed at the weight at NCAAs. That makes this a great opportunity for Straw to get a solid win that shows that he can pick up where he left off last season and truly be a top 20 guy this year.

197

Like Carr at 157, Shapiro is a redshirt freshman making his first start for the Cyclones. But he’ll have a tougher opponent across from him in his debut match. Phipps is a returning NCAA qualifier who was eliminated from the NCAA tournament last year with a major decision loss to Willie Miklus - so he will be looking for some revenge against the Cyclones. Shapiro doesn’t enter his freshman season with the national title contender expectations of Carr but he did put together a very solid 25-5 redshirt campaign. A win today against a just outside the top 20 opponent like Phipps would be a great sign that Shapiro will be able to hold his own at 197 this season and also put him on track for an NCAA allocation in March.

Prediction

This should be a pretty one sided tune up dual. Barring injuries or freak pins I can’t see more than 2 or 3 matches being very competitive and there are multiple opportunities for bonus points. I think the Cyclones roll in this one with a score of around 30-6.

Next Up

Iowa State will host Iowa in Hilton next Sunday, November 24th, at 2PM.