ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Iowa State's David Carr will wrestle for a national championship at 157 pounds on Saturday night. The two-time All-American and Big 12 Champion will take on Rider's Jesse Dellavecchia for the 157-pound crown.
After five sessions of action from the Enterprise Center, Iowa State sits in 13th place in the team race with 32.5 points.
The NCAA Wrestling Championships culminate tomorrow with the medal rounds and national finals. Session VI (medal round) will begin at 10 a.m. and be broadcast on ESPN2. The NCAA finals are set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Session V (Semifinals)
In the 157-pound semifinals, Carr toed the line with NC State's Hayden Hidlay. Carr scored a takedown in the first, and added an escape to begin the second to open a 3-0 lead. In the third period, Carr iced the match away with another takedown. Hidlay would score on a reversal, but it was too little, too late. The Canton, Ohio, native rolled to the NCAA finals behind a 6-4 victory.
Now two-time All-American Gannon Gremmel closed out the semifinals with a match against Mason Parris of Michigan. After two takedowns in the first, Parris turned Gremmel for the fall in 4:02. He'll begin wrestling back for third in the consolation semifinals tomorrow morning.
NCAA Finalist Notes
- David Carr is Iowa State's first NCAA finalist since 2015 (Kyven Gadson)
- Carr is Iowa State's first 157-pound finalist since 2007 (Trent Paulson)
- David Carr became Iowa State's 300th All-American in school history
- Gannon Gremmel is Iowa State's 301st All-American in school history
- Carr and Gremmel are Iowa State's 86th and 87th multi-time All-Americans
- Carr is Iowa State's seventh All-American at 157 pounds and the third multi-time All-American at the weight*
- Gremmel is Iowa State's ninth All-American at heavyweight and the third multi-time All-American at the weight*
- Iowa State's two semifinalists is the most since the Cyclones had three semifinalists in 2010
*Since the weight classes changed in 1998-99
141: No. 8 Chad Red (NEB) dec. No. 7 Ian Parker, 11-8.
157: No. 3 David Carr dec. No. 6 Brayton Lee (MINN), 4-2 (SV1).
No. 3 David Carr dec. No. 2 Hayden Hidlay (NC State), 6-4.
184: No. 29 Sam Colbray dec. No. 14 Caleb Hopkins (CAMP), 7-3.
No. 11 Dakota Geer (OSU) dec. No. 29 Sam Colbray, 9-4.
197: No. 21 Marcus Coleman pinned No. 11 Jay Aiello (UVA), 5:37.
No. 19 Thomas Penola dec. No. 21 Marcus Coleman, 3-2.
285: No. 6 Gannon Gremmel dec. No. 14 Trent Hillger (WIS), 2-1.
No. 2 Mason Parris (MICH) pinned No. 6 Gannon Gremmel, 4:02.