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Iowa State finishes second with two titles at the Big 12 Championships

Iowa State walked away with a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Championships with 116.5 team points, two Big 12 Champions and eight grapplers qualified for the 2020 NCAA Championships.

Final Team Scores:
1. Oklahoma State – 147.5
2. Iowa State – 116.5
3. UNI – 111.5
4. South Dakota State – 94
5. North Dakota State – 90.5
6. Oklahoma – 83
7. Wyoming – 75.5
8. Northern Colorado – 72.5
9. Fresno State – 57
10. West Virginia – 41
11. Utah Valley – 33
12. Air Force – 25.5

The day started with consolation matches where Iowa State solidified its eight NCAA qualifiers. Final placements went like this:

149: Jarrett Degen: Third Place
165: Chase Straw: Fourth Place
174: Sam Colbray: Fourth Place
184: Marcus Coleman: Fifth Place

When it came to the championship rounds David Carr and Ian Parker each secured their first individual titles.

No. 2 Ian Parker vs. No. 1 Dom Demas – 141 pounds

These two aren’t unfamiliar with each other. Demas walked into this match 2-0 against Parker this season so far.

The match went into a sudden victory two where Parker was able to get to Demas’ leg and secure a takedown to clinch the title.

No. 1 David Carr vs. No. 3 Wyatt Sheets – 157 pounds

There is nothing like winning your first Big 12 title but getting the job done against a Cowboy on their home turf is even better. Sheets was able to get an escape to take the lead 3-2 but Carr was able to work his magic and get a takedown to bring the score back in his favor. Carr ultimately won 6-4.

At 125 pounds No. 3 Alex Mackall went down against No. 1 Nick Piccininni of OSU in a 3-1 decision, walking away runner-up.

Heavyweight No. 2 Gannon Gremmel went up against No. 5 Brian Andrews of Wyoming and ultimately lost in a 3-2 decision also walking away runner-up.

Iowa State Match-by-Match
125: No. 3 Alex Mackall dec. No. 6 Danny Vega (SDSU), 13-6.
No. 3 Alex Mackall dec. Cody Phippen (Air Force), 7-3.
No. 1 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 3 Alex Mackall, 3-1.

133: Zach Price (SDSU) dec. No. 5 Todd Small, 11-10.
No. 7 Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI) dec. No. 5 Todd Small), 10-7.
No. 5 Todd Small maj. dec. Jared Van Vleet (Air Force), 11-3.
No. 1 Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley) dec. No. 5 Todd Small, 3-1 (SV1).

141: No. 2 Ian Parker dec. Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU), 7-2.
No. 2 Ian Parker dec. No. 7 Clay Carlson (SDSU), 8-4.
No. 2 Ian Parker dec. No. 3 Michael Blockhus (UNI), 4-0.
No. 2 Ian Parker dec. No. 1 Dom Demas (Oklahoma), 4-2 (SV2).

149: No. 4 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 5 Andrew Alirez (UNC), 4-3.
No. 1 Boo Lewallen (Oklahoma State) pinned No. 4 Jarrett Degen, 6:17.
No. 4 Jarrett Degen pinned No. 5 Greg Gaxiola (Fresno State), 4:20.
No. 4 Jarrett Degen dec. No. 5 Andrew Alirez (UNC), 5-3.

157: No. 1 David Carr dec. No. 8 Dewey Krueger (Wyoming), 11-5.
No. 1 David Carr dec. No. 4 Justin Thomas (Oklahoma), 4-1.
No. 1 David Carr dec. No. 3 Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma State), 6-4.

165: No. 6 Chase Straw dec. Jordan Robinson (UNC), 7-4.
No. 2 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) maj. dec. No. 6 Chase Straw, 15-2.
No. 6 Chase Straw dec. No. 5 Cole Moody (Wyoming), 9-5.
No. 4 Tanner Cook (SDSU) pinned No. 6 Chase Straw, 4:58.
No. 6 Chase Straw dec. No. 7 Adam Kemp (Fresno State), 10-8 (SV1).

174: No. 3 Sam Colbray dec. No. 6 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming), 3-2.
No. 2 Anthony Mantanona (Oklahoma) dec. No. 3 Sam Colbray, 6-5.
No. 3 Sam Colbray dec. No. 4 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley), 4-2 (SV2).
No. 5 Joe Smith won by injury default No. 3 Sam Colbray

184: No. 5 Marcus Coleman dec. No. 4 Alan Clothier (UNC), 4-3.
No. 1 Taylor Lujan dec. No. 5 Marcus Coleman, 4-0.
No. 2 Anthony Montalvo (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 5 Marcus Coleman, 10-4.
No. 5 Marcus Coleman pinned No. 7 Tate Samuelson, 5:47.

197: No. 2 Tanner Sloan (SDSU) maj. dec. Joel Shapiro, 9-0.
No. 5 Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State) dec. Joel Shapiro, 13-7.

285: No. 2 Gannon Gremmel dec. Josiah Jones (Oklahoma), 4-1.
No. 2 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 7 Brandon Metz (NDSU), 3-0.
No. 2 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 6 Dalton Robertson (UNC), 10-3.
No. 5 Brian Andrews (Wyoming) dec. No. 2 Gannon Gremmel, 3-2.

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Jacqueline Cordova

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Jacqueline graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism. She is currently the Iowa State Wrestling beat reporter, staff photographer and works closely with our social media. Jacqueline loves reading and watching trash reality TV shows when she's not watching sports.

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