Northern Iowa Crowns 5 Champs at Harold Nichols

By Michelle Van Dorn, UNI Sports Information

Taylor Lujan

AMES, Iowa – UNI wrestling put nine Panthers in the finals of the Harold Nichols, and five champions emerged.

In the open division, Taylor Lujan (174 pounds) won his second consecutive Harold Nichols title. Drew Foster (184 pounds) also claimed a title. Bryce Steiert fell 3-2 to All-American Evan Wick of Wisconsin, who finished third at the 2018 NCAA championships. At 141 pounds, Josh Alber and heavyweight Carter Isley also grabbed a second-place finishes.

In the freshman/sophomore division,  Michael Blockhus (141 pounds), Cayd Lara (157 pounds) and Tyrell Gordon (197 pounds) won titles in their first outing as Panthers. Gable Fox took second at 149 pounds.

The Panthers finished with 11 falls. Kyle Biscoglia, Cayd Lara and Tyrell Gordon each had two pins. Jack Wagner, Michael BlockhusPaden Moore, Taylor Lujan and Izaak Shedenhelm added the final six falls to the team total.

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE DIVISION

125: Jay Schipper - DNP

  • L – Kevin Radcliff (Iowa Central Community College) 14-3 MD
  • W – Jaxson Roney (Iowa Central Community College) 10-5
  • L – Jeffery Williams (Central Baptist) 8-4

125: Kyle Biscoglia – tied for 5th

  • L – Ethan Rotondo (unattached) 3-0
  • W – Derrick Pendleton (Iowa State) 0:56 F
  • W – Brayan Balderrama (Pratt Community College) 2:00
  • L – Corey Cabanban (Iowa State) 6-4 SV1
  • DFF – Jeffery Williams (Central Baptist)

141: Michael Blockhus – 1st

  • W – Jeremy Schoenherr (unattached), 5-4
  • W – Carter Weeks (Iowa State Wrestling Club) 3:22
  • W – Damond Lockner (Iowa Central Community College) 10-2 MD

149: Gable Fox – 2nd

  • W – Trevor Anderson (Grand View) 6-5
  • W – Noah Neemer (Iowa State) 16-5 MD
  • L – Drew Scharenbrock (unattached) 15-5 MD

157: Cayd Lara – 1st

  • W – Dalton Jensen (unattached) 2:44 F
  • W – Lucas Bratland (Iowa State Wrestling Club) 3:28 F
  • W – Anders Lantz (Wisconsin) 12-11

197: Tyrell Gordon – 1st

  • W – Cannon Kelly (Iowa Central Community College) 4:04 F
  • W – Hunter Henning (Iowa State Wrestling Club) 3:15 F
  • W – Cordel Duhart (Missouri) 3-2
  • W – Hunter DeJong (Iowa State) 2-0

285: Bryce Esmoil – tied for 5th

  • L – Noah Broderson (Iowa Central Community College) 6:43 F
  • W – Ja'Quez Bostic (Iowa Central Community College) 9-2
  • W – Gunner Cash (Iowa Central Community College) 17-6 MD
  • L – Amari Latimer (Iowa Central Community College) 4-1
  • DFF – Jeremiah Fry (Prostyle Wrestling)

 

OPEN DIVISION

133: Jack Wagner – tied for 5th

  • W – Zachary Fuessley (Iowa State Wrestling Club) 1:35 F
  • L – Allan Hart (Missouri) 7-0
  • L – Dante Tacchia (Grand View) 6:20 F
  • DFF – Jens Lantz (Wisconsin)

133: Darren Eades - DNP

  • L – Todd Small (Cyclone Regional Training) 19-3 TF
  • L – Dante Tacchia (Grand View) 6-0

141: Josh Alber – 2nd

  • W – George Benoit (Grand View) 14-3 MD
  • W – Ryan Leisure (Iowa State) 10-2 MD
  • L – Tristan Moran (Wisconsin) 4:39 F

141: Triston Lara - DNP

  • W – Grayson Brenna (Grand View) 12-6 TB1
  • L – Tristan Moran (Wisconsin) 5:42 F
  • L – Ian Parker (Iowa State) 14-2 MD

149: Derek Holschlag - DNP

  • L – Cole Martin (Wisconsin) 4:00 F
  • W – Zachary Owens (Iowa State Wrestling Club) 17-0 TF
  • L – Josh Wenger (Grand View) 11-4

157: Paden Moore – 4th

  • L – Phyllip DeLoach (Missouri) 5-3
  • W – Patrick Spray (Wisconsin) 3:47 F
  • W – Patrick Schoenfelder (UNI) 9-1
  • W – Peyton Mocco (Missouri) MFF
  • L – David Carr (Iowa State) 3-1

157: Isaiah Patton - DNP

  • W – Patrick Spray (Wisconsin) 7-4
  • L – Jarrett Jacques (Missouri) 3-1
  • W- Tyson Dowler (Iowa Central Community College) 7-1
  • L – David Carr (Iowa State) 3:21 F

157: Patrick Schoenfelder - DNP

  • L – Peyton Mocco (Missouri) 5-3
  • W – Luke Fortuna (Missouri) 3-2
  • L – Paden Moore (UNI) 9-1 MD

157: Hunter Washburn - DNP

  • L – Steven Lawrence (Grand View) 15-0 TF
  • L – David Carr (Iowa State) 10-1 MD

165: Bryce Steiert – 2nd

  • W – Xavier Miller (Grand View) 16-1 TF
  • W – Izaec Quintanilla (Wisconsin) 18-0 TF
  • L – Evan Wick (Wisconsin) 3-2

174: Taylor Lujan – 1st

  • W – Blake Joiner (Grand View) 4:02 F
  • W – Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) 9-5
  • W – Marcus Coleman (Iowa State) 10-7

174: Austin Yant - DNP

  • L – Lawton Benna (Grand View) 5-3
  • L – Caleb Coleman (Grand View) 3:45 F

184: Drew Foster – 1st

  • W – Cullin Brendeland (Iowa State Wrestling Club) 16-0 TF
  • W – Mason Reinhardt (Wisconsin) 7-3
  • W – Sam Colbray (Iowa State) 14-0 MD

197: Izaak Shedenhelm – tied for 5th

  • L – Brady Wetter (Wisconsin) 7-6
  • W – Steven Gregory (Grand View) 5:15 F
  • W – Matthew Wenzel (Wolf Pack) 18-2 TF
  • L – Kaden Sauer (Iowa State) 10-4
  • DFF – Taylor Watkins (Missouri)

197: Justin Guilliams - DNP

  • L – Brady Wetter (Wisconsin) 2:11 F
  • L – Joe Teague (Iowa State) 2:00 F

285: Carter Isley – 2nd

  • W – Matt Kent (Grand View), Inj. 3:00
  • W – Ethan Anderson (Iowa State) 6-2
  • L – Trent Hillger (Wisconsin) 5-0