Iowa defeats Iowa State, 18-14, in Cy-Hawk battle on ESPN and in sold-out Hilton Coliseum

by Samuel Basler, Iowa, and Andy Stubblefield, Iowa State

Real Woods (Iowa) battles Anthony Echemendia (Iowa State) at 141 pounds (Photo by Mark Lundy, Lutte Lens)

Iowa Press Release

Hawkeyes Win 19th Straight Against Cyclones

AMES, Iowa – The fourth-ranked University of Iowa men’s wrestling team won six matches in an 18-14 victory over No. 8 Iowa State on Sunday afternoon in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series dual at Hilton Coliseum. It was the Hawkeyes 19th straight victory over Iowa State.

The Hawkeyes won all six matches by decision.

“It’s good, credit our guys” said head coach Tom Brands. “Onward. Competitors focus on what they can control. We’ve got guys that have tremendous scoring ability and I’m not sure that showed out there. We got beat up in the stall call department, so we have a lot of work to do. That’s where I am at. We are moving forward.”

Iowa got the dual started as Drake Ayala won via a 7-2 decision over Kysen Terukina. After a scoreless first period Ayala notched a takedown in the second and third to pull away.

The Hawkeyes and Cyclones went back and forth over the next several weights. Evan Frost got the victory at 133 pounds for Iowa State over Brody Teske. A scramble in the third period led to a takedown with a little over a minute left and four near fall points with 29 seconds left in the match. Real Woods and Anthony Echemendia went to Sudden Victory tied 1-1 before Woods ended the match with a takedown.

“The intensity was high, but it wasn’t as high as I’d like it to be,” said Woods. “I wrestle at a much higher pace and there are adjustments to be made. The energy, the atmosphere it’s wonderful. I love the high energy whether it is at home or away. I feed off of it.”

At 149 pounds Victor Voinovich III was defeated as Casey Swiderski used two first period takedowns en route to a 6-3 win. Jared Franek ended the first half of the dual with a, 4-2, decision over Cody Chittum to give the Hawkeyes a 9-6 lead.

Iowa State regained the lead out of intermission with a major decision from David Carr over Michael Caliendo.

Iowa then rattled off three straight wins to clinch the dual. Patrick Kennedy won via decision in his season debut over MJ Gaitan. Kennedy had four takedowns in the first two periods and fended off a late push by Gaitan to win 14-13.

Gabe Arnold picked up his second ranked win in as many weeks defeating Will Feldkamp, 3-2, at 184 pounds before Zach Glazier clinched the dual with a 7-3 decision over Julian Broderson.

Bradley Hill and Yonger Bastida closed out the dual with Bastida winning via major decision, 17-6.


• The Hawkeyes now lead the all-time series 69-16-2. The Hawkeyes have won 19 straight, 34 of the last 35 and 58 of the last 62 meetings.

• Tom Brands improves to 18-0 against Iowa State.

• Iowa has won every meeting since the inception of the Dan Gable Traveling Trophy in 2010 (13-0).

Up Next

The Hawkeyes head to Philadelphia for a matchup with the University of Pennsylvania on December 1.

#4 Iowa 18, #8 Iowa State 14

125 -- #17 Drake Ayala (Iowa) dec. #8 Kysen Terukina, 7-2

133 – #19 Evan Frost (Iowa State) dec. #8 Brody Teske, 8-1

141 -- #1 Real Woods (Iowa) dec. #19 Anthony Echemendia, 4-1 SV1

149 -- #14 Casey Swiderski (Iowa State) dec. #9 Victor Voinovich III, 6-3

157 -- #2 Jared Franek (Iowa) dec. #18 Cody Chittum, 4-2

165 -- #2 David Carr (Iowa State) major dec. #5 Michael Caliendo, 16-4

174 -- #14 Patrick Kennedy (Iowa) dec. #21 MJ Gaitan, 14-13

184 -- Gabe Arnold (Iowa) dec. #6 Will Feldkamp, 3-2

197 -- #22 Zach Glazier (Iowa) dec. #24 Julian Broderson, 7-3

285 -- #7 Yonger Bastida (Iowa State) major dec. Bradley Hill, 17-6

Attendance: 14,267

Officials: Josh Briscoe and Curt Frost

Gabe Arnold (Iowa) returns Will Feldkamp (Iowa State) to the mat at 184 pounds. (Photo by Mark Lundy, Lutte Lens)

Iowa State press release

No. 8 Iowa State Drops Cy-Hawk Battle to No. 4 Iowa

AMES, Iowa – No. 8 Iowa State (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) dropped a hard-fought battle to No. 4 Iowa (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten), 18-14, Sunday afternoon in front of a sold-out Hilton Coliseum. It marked Iowa State's first wrestling sell out since 1982.

It was a landmark day for college wrestling as the dual was the first to be broadcast on ESPN's flagship station, and both squads delivered an entertaining Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Matchup.

Evan Frost, Casey Swiderski and David Carr highlighted the effort for Iowa State with wins against top-10 opponents. Carr and Yonger Bastida each delivered bonus-point performances for the Cyclones.

No. 19 Frost brought Hilton to its feet in an 8-1 victory over No. 8 Brody Teske at 133 pounds. With the match tied 1-1 in the third period, Frost got in on a leg for a takedown and put on a tough ride. The Louisiana native used a tilt with 30 seconds left to ice the match.

Swiderski took care of business against No. 9 Victor Voinovich III at 149 pounds. Swiderski used a pair of first-period takedowns to win, 6-3.

Iowa State won the takedown battle, 15-11, but ultimately went 1-4 in matches decided by a takedown or less. Tight, would-be match winning takedown decisions went against the Cyclones at 141 and 157 pounds.

Anthony Echemendia nearly secured three points on the edge of the mat in the third period against No. 1 Real Woods, but no takedown call was given and the match went to overtime. Woods secured a takedown in 27 seconds in the extra period to win the 141-pound matchup.

At 157 pounds, No. 18 Cody Chittum nearly had a takedown as time expired in the third period to defeat No. 2 Jared Franek, but the call on the mat stood as no takedown after an official review. Franek held on to win, 4-2, giving Iowa a 9-6 advantage at the intermission.

Out of the break, No. 2 David Carr was dominant in a 16-4 major decision over No. 5 Michael Caliendo. Carr used a four-takedown performance to secure his 97th career win.

Iowa would win the next three matches at 174, 184 and 197 to clinch the dual. At 174 pounds, MJ Gaitan's comeback effort came up just short, 14-13, to No. 14 Patrick Kennedy. Despite three third-period takedowns, Gaitan couldn't climb out of an early hole against the veteran Hawkeye.

Bastida closed the dual with a 17-6 major decision over Bradley Hill with five takedowns in the match.

Up Next

Iowa State heads to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invitational Dec. 1-2. The entire event will be streamed live on FloWrestling.