No. 6 Iowa State beats No. 5 Cornell, 26-15, and goes 3-0 on day one of Collegiate Duals

by USA Wrestling

David Carr (Iowa State) twists up Benny Baker (Cornell) at 165 pounds. (Photo by Sam Janicki)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four NCAA Div. I teams competed in a round-robin on Monday at the Collegiate Duals.

No. 6 Iowa State finished the day with a 3-0 record, with No. 5 Cornell going 2-1. No. 13 Pittsburgh finished the day with a 2-1 record, while Little Rock was 0-3 for the day.

The meet was capped off with Iowa State’s 26-15 decision over Cornel, with the Cyclones winning seven of the 10 matches. After losing the opening bout by a pin from Cornell’s Greg Diakomihalis, Iowa State ran off six straight wins. Included was a pin by David Carr at 165, and major decisions from Anthony Echemendia (141) and Cody Chittum (157).

Day two of the Collegiate Duals will feature a round robin with No. 2 NC State, No. 10 Ohio State, No. 25 UNI and Lock Haven. The action is live on Rokfin.


At Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 18

No. 5 Cornell 32, Little Rock 8

125: No. 5 Brett Ungar (Cornell) dec. Jeremiah Reno 7-3

133: No. 2 Vito Arujau (Cornell) dec No. 21 Nasir Bailey 4-0

141: No. 16 Vince Cornella (Cornell) tech fall Brennan Van Hoecke 17-1

149: Ethan Fernandez (Cornell)  dec Kyle Dutton 14-13  

157: No. 15 Meyer Shapiro (Cornell) dec. No. 28 Matty Bianchi 8-1

165: No. 3 Julian Ramirez (Cornell) pin  Bilal Bailey by fall (43)

174: No. 15 Tyler Brennan (Little Rock) pin Benny Baker

184: Triston Willis (Little Rock) dec. Christian Hansen 5-0

197: No. 7 Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) pin No. 13 Stephen Little

285: No. 19 Lewis Fernandes (Cornell) dec. No. 27 Josiah Hill

No. 6 Iowa State 21, No. 13 Pittsburgh 14

125: No. 22 Kysen Terukina (ISU) dec. Colton Camacho (Pitt), 6-4 (ISU leads, 3-0)

133: No. 8 Evan Frost (ISU) dec. No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello (Pitt), 9-6 SV (ISU leads, 6-0)

141: No. 14 Anthony Echemendia (ISU) maj. No. 15 Cole Matthews (Pitt), 12-3 (ISU leads, 10-0)

149: No. 19 Finn Solomon (Pitt) dec. Zach Redding (ISU), 8-4 (ISU leads, 10-3)

157: No. 21 Cody Chittum (ISU) maj. Jared Keslar (Pitt), 13-2 (ISU leads, 14-3)

165: No. 4 David Carr (ISU) maj. No. 8 Holden Heller (Pitt), 9-1 (ISU leads, 18-3)

174: No. 17 Luca Augustine (Pitt) dec. No. 22 MJ Gaitan (ISU), 5-4 (ISU leads, 18-6)

184: No. 14 Reece Heller (Pitt) maj. No. 5 Will Feldkamp (ISU), 14-6 (ISU leads, 18-10)

197: No. 17 Mac Stout (Pitt) maj. Rowan Udell (ISU), 11-2 (ISU leads, 18-14)

285: No. 3 Yonger Bastida (ISU) dec. No. 10 Dayton Pitzer (Pitt), 6-3 (ISU wins, 21-14)

No. 5 Cornell 27, No. 13 Pittsburgh 12

125: Colton Camacho (Pitt) dec. No. 5 Brett Unger (Cornell), 3-1 (Pitt leads, 3-0)

133: No. 2 Vito Arujau (Cornell) tech. No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello (Pitt), 19-4 5:55 (Cornell leads, 5-3)

141: No. 16 Vince Cornella (Cornell) dec. No. 15 Cole Matthews (Pitt), 8-2 (Cornell leads, 8-3)

149: Ethan Fernandez (Cornell) dec. No. 19 Finn Solomon, 4-1 (Cornell leads, 11-3)

157: No. 15 Meyer Shapiro (Cornell) maj. Dylan Evans (Pitt), 14-3 (Cornell leads, 15-3)

165: No. 3 Julian Ramirez (Cornell) maj. No. 8 Holden Heller (Pitt), 11-1 (Cornell leads, 19-3)

174: No. 17 Luca Augustine (Pitt) dec. Benny Baker (Cornell), 5-1 (Cornell leads, 19-6)

184: No. 9 Chris Foca (Cornell) tech. No. 14 Reece Heller (Pitt), 18-1 (Cornell leads, 24-6)

197: No. 7 Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) dec. No. 17 Mac Stout (Pitt), 2-1 (Cornell leads, 27-6)

285: No. 10 Dayton Pitzer (Pitt) pins Ashton Davis (Cornell), 4:40 (Cornell wins, 27-12)

No. 6 Iowa State 31, Little Rock 9

133: #21 Nasir Bailey (LR) TF #8 Evan Frost (ISU), 15-0 (1:57)

141: #14 Anthony Echemendia (ISU) maj. dec. Brennan Van Hoecke (LR), 19-6

149: Zach Redding (ISU) maj. dec. Kyle Dutton (LR), 9-1

157: #21 Cody Chittum (ISU) dec. #28 Matty Bianchi (LR), 10-6

165: Connor Euton (ISU) dec. Joey Bianchi (LR), 10-7

174: #22 MJ Gaitan (ISU) maj. dec. Kodiak Cannedy (LR), 15-4

184: #5 Will Feldkamp (ISU) WBF Triston Wills, 3:21

197: #13 Stephen Little (LR) dec. Caleb Helgeson (ISU), 14-5

285: #3 Yonger Bastida (ISU) dec. #27 Josiah Hill (LR), 14-4

No. 6 Iowa State 26, No. 5 Cornell 15

125: Greg Diakomihalis (Cornell) pin No. 22 Kysen Terukina (Iowa State),

133: No. 8 Evan Frost (Iowa State) dec. Ethan Qureshi (Cornell), 12-5

141: No. 14 Anthony Echemendia (Iowa State) maj. dec. No. 16 Vince Cornella (Cornell), 13-4

149: Zach Redding (Iowa State) dec. Ethen Fernandez (Cornell), 5-1

157: No. 21 Cody Chittum (Iowa State) maj. dec. Cole Handlovic (Cornell), 20-6

165: No. 4 David Carr (Iowa State) pin Benny Rogers (Cornell)

174: No. 22 MJ Gaitan (Iowa State) dec. Benny Baker (Cornell), 10-7

184: No. 9 Chris Foca (Cornell) dec. No. 5 Will Feldkamp (Iowa State), 8-7

197: No. 7 Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) pin McCrae Haggerty (Iowa State)

285: No. 3 Yonger Bastida (Iowa State) dec. No. 19 Lewis Fernandes (Cornell), 6-3

No. 13 Pittsburgh 22, Little Rock 21

125: Colton Camacho (Pitt) maj. Reid Nelson (Little Rock), 20-7 (Pitt leads, 4-0)

133: No. 21 Nasir Bailey (LR) dec. No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello (Pitt), 12-8 (Pitt leads, 4-3)

141: Brennan Van Hoecke (LR) dec. No. 15 Cole Matthews (Pitt), 10-6 (LR leads, 6-4)

149: No. 19 Finn Solomon (Pitt) injury default Kyle Dutton (LR), 2:03 (Pitt leads, 10-6)

157: Matty Bianchi (LR) maj. Jared Keslar (Pitt), 8-0 (Tied, 10-10)

165: Brendon Abdon (LR) tech. Grant MacKay (Pitt), 15-0 (6:18) (LR leads, 15-10)

174: No. 17 Luca Augustine (Pitt) dec. No. 15 Tyler Brennan (LR), 3-1 (LR leads, 15-13)

184: Triston Willis (LR) pins No. 14 Reece Heller (Pitt), 2:31 (LR leads, 21-13)

197: No. 17 Mac Stout (Pitt) tech. Tanner Mendoza (LR), 18-1 (1:45) (LR leads, 21-18)

285: No. 10 Dayton Pitzer (Pitt) dec. No. 27 Josiah Hill (LR), 5-0 (Tied, 21-21)

Pitt wins on the third criteria of match points, 60-54

Iowa State press release

No. 6 Iowa State Goes 3-0 at Collegiate Duals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 6 Iowa State (6-1, 0-0 Big 12) ended 2023 on a high note with a 3-0 outing, including a pair of top-15 wins, at the Collegiate Duals. The Cyclones notched victories over No. 13 Pittsburgh, Little Rock and No. 5 Cornell Monday at Montgomery Bell Academy.

In the day's first contest, Iowa State took six of 10 matches from Pittsburgh as the Cyclones prevailed, 21-14. ISU trounced Little Rock, 31-9, before topping No. 5 Cornell, 26-15, in the day's final dual.

Anthony Echemendia highlighted the day with major decisions against two top-16 opponents. He defeated Pitt's No. 15 Cole Mathews, 12-3, and Cornell's Vince Cornella, 13-4.

Cody Chittum, a Cleveland, Tennessee native, returned to his home state and went 3-0 with a pair of bonus-point victories.

Heavyweight Yonger Bastida was the third Cyclone to go 3-0 on the day. All three of his victories were over ranked opponents and he improved his takedown ratio to 52:1 this season.

No. 6 Iowa State 21, No. 13 Pittsburgh 14

Kysen Terukina started the dual with a decision against Colton Camacho, 6-4, at 125 pounds. The Hawaii native used a third-period takedown to overcome a pair of reversals from Camacho.

No. 8 Evan Frost won a thriller in sudden victory against No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello at 133 pounds. The Cyclone earned an escape with one second left in the third period to tie the match, 6-6, before securing the winning takedown in sudden victory.

No. 14 Echemendia was prolific on his feet, using three takedowns and a feet-to-back move to pick up a 12-3 major decision against returning All-American No. 15 Cole Matthews.

At 157 pounds, No. 21 Cody Chittum began his return home with a dominant 13-2 major decision over Jared Keslar.

No. 4 David Carr earned another victory over a top-10 opponent with a 9-1 decision against No. 8 Holden Heller. Carr led, 7-1, late in the third but pushed the pace to earn two stall calls to pair with his riding time point and secure the bonus point.

Pitt rattled off three consecutive wins at 174, 184 and 197, including two with bonus points, to bring the team score to 18-14 with one match remaining.

The dual came down to a top-10 heavyweight bout between No. 3 Yonger Bastida and No. 10 Dayton Pitzer. Bastida earned a pair of takedowns and fended off a late Pitzer attack to seal the dual with a 6-3 decision.

No. 6 Iowa State 31, Little Rock 9

Ethan Perryman got the call at 125 pounds for the Cyclones. He defeated Little Rock's Jeremiah Reno, 10-9, to get ISU on the board.

Echemendia put on another takedown clinic at 141 pounds. He tallied six takedowns, including four in the third period, to win by major decision over Brennan Van Hoecke. 19-6.

Zach Redding picked up his first dual victory of the year for Iowa State with a 9-1 major decision against Kyle Dutton. Redding put on a tough two-minute ride in the second period to propel himself to the win.

Chittum won a spirited tilt against No. 28 Matty Bianchi at 157 pounds by a score of 10-6.

Gaitan got back in the win column with a 15-4 major decision against Kodiak Cannedy at 174 pounds before Will Feldkamp picked up his third fall of the year at 184. Feldkamp notched the pin in 3:21 to extend ISU's lead to 27-5 with two matches remaining.

Bastida put on another takedown clinic at heavyweight. He closed the ISU victory with a 14-4 major decision over No. 27 Josiah Hill.

No. 6 Iowa State 26, No. 5 Cornell 15

Terukina dug out of an early hole to lead Greg Diakomihalis, 9-8, late in the third period at 125 pounds. The Big Red wrestler countered a Terukina shot and put Cornell on top, 6-0, in the team score with a pin in 6:34.

After Terukina's defeat, Iowa State rattled off six consecutive wins to take control of the dual.

Frost got Iowa State on the board with a 12-5 decision against Ethan Qureshi at 133 pounds. Frost nearly had a major decision but a late reversal by Qureshi prevented the bonus point.

Echemendia earned a bonus point with his second win of the day against a top-20 opponent. The Cuban earned a major decision over No. 16 Vince Cornella, 13-4.

Chittum completed his perfect day in Tennessee with a dominant 20-6 major decision against Cole Handlovic before David Carr pinned Benny Rogers in 2:57.

At 174 pounds, Gaitan raced out to an early lead against Benny Baker before Baker closed the gap with a big move and tied the match, 6-6. Gaitan prevailed down the stretch, however, grinding out a 10-7 decision.

Cornell secured victories at 184 and 197 pounds before Bastida closed the dual on a high note with a 6-3 decision against No. 19 Lewis Fernandes.