Cyclones sneak away with win over No. 3 Arizona State


Owen Aanestad

Iowa State’s Yonger Bastida gets his hand raised after defeating Iowa’s Jacob Warner during the CyHawk wrestling dual on Dec. 4, 2022.

Anthony Hanson, Sports Reporter

AMES — No. 4 Iowa State wrestling used four bonus points and five wins to take down No. 3 Arizona State at Hilton Coliseum Sunday afternoon. 

The match was highlighted by five matches among nationally ranked wrestlers, two of which were determined by sudden victory. The Sun Devils defeated the Cyclones in four of the five ranked matchups, but Iowa State scored four bonus points early, allowing it to finish ahead 19-15 and secure the win. 

The final two matches of the afternoon ended tied after three periods and headed to sudden victory. Both Iowa State freshman Casey Swiderski and Paniro Johnson suffered a takedown and lost in the overtime period, falling to their ranked opponents. 

No. 10 Swiderski lost to No. 25 Jesse Vasquez and No. 3 Johnson fell to No. 7 Kyle Parco. 

“Ending that way isn’t what we wanted,” Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser said.

Iowa State began the dual with five straight wins over Arizona State wrestlers. In the second match, Iowa State senior No. 3 David Carr tallied the first two bonus points of the afternoon, winning by a tech fall over Arizona State’s Tony Negron.

“You win and you learn,” Carr said. “We’re all about greater later.”

Iowa State secured two more bonus points by way of major decisions. Both Julien Brodersen and Yonger Bastida tallied wins by 12 points.

Bastida trailed Arizona State’s Jonathon Fagen 8-6 at the end of the first period. The No. 5 ranked Bastida was favored but then tied 10-10 with 15 seconds remaining in the second. The Iowa State junior rallied to record a major decision win for Iowa State. 

Bastida finished ahead of his opponent 23-11, allowing Fagen to score only one point in the third period. Bastida scored 11 points in the third period. Brodersen took down his opponent Josh Hummer 17-5.

Iowa State’s Jason Kraisser began the dual by winning by a 7-0 decision over Arizona State’s Max Wilner. 

“We came out strong, set the tone,” Kraisser said after the dual. “When you’re the first one, you’re setting the tone. That means more than just how I wrestle but for the whole team.”

After Kraisser’s win at 157-pounds, Iowa State won four straight matches. The Cyclones led 19-0 after the five matches of the dual. 

At 184-pounds, Iowa State grabbed its only win over a ranked Arizona State wrestler. No. 4 Marcus Coleman defeated No. 19 Anthony Montalvo 7-2. 

At 285-pounds, the Hilton Coliseum crowd saw the first top-ten matchup. For Iowa State, No. 10 Sam Schuyler took on Arizona State’s Cohlton Schultz. No. 6 ranked Schultz was able to score a takedown in the first period and defeat Schyler by a score of 3-2. 

Caleb Fuessley got the start for Iowa State at the 125-pound weight class. The weight class has been hit with injuries for Iowa State. Kysen Terukina and Corey Cabanban are both sidelined for Iowa State at 125-pounds. 

Fuessley battled against Arizona State’s Richard Figueroa and lost by decision 7-5.