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#6 Iowa State takes vs Oregon State Wrestling Collegiate Duals Preview

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To kickoff the blue pool at the 2022-2023 Journeymen Collegiate Duals, #6 Iowa State will take on Oregon State at 10 a.m. Monday morning, inside of the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Both Iowa State and Oregon state are coming off losses in their last dual meet. Oregon State traveled to Happy Valley to face off against #1 Penn State last weekend, and dropped that dual 31-3. Similarly, Iowa State traveled to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes, and lost a close dual 18-15. Both teams are looking to get back into the win column on Monday morning, so here’s a breakdown of what each match could look like.

125 – #14 Kysen Turekina vs #10 Brandon Kaylor

Right away on Monday morning wrestling fans get a very interesting matchup at 125-pounds. Oregon State’s Brandon Kaylor has had a great start to the season (13-3), and is coming off Oregon State’s only win against #1 Penn State, where Kaylor defeated Gary Steen 4-0 in the first match of the dual. Kaylor also placed fourth at the Cliff Keen Invitational, and looks to get another win over a top-15 ranked opponent. For Iowa State, #14 Kysen Turekina (3-1) hopes to get back in the lineup for the cyclones. Turekina has been out of the lineup since Nov. 20th when Iowa State pummeled Grand View 40-0, and will make for a very exciting matchup at 125-pounds if he returns. If Turekina is absent, look for the Cyclones to send out Corey Cabanan as they did against Iowa’s Spencer Lee.

133 – #19 Ramazan Attasauov vs. #16 Jason Shaner

Beavers’ #16 Jason Shaner has had an impressive 14-4 start to his season, and picked up a fourth place medal at the Cliff Keen Invitational just a couple weeks ago. Although Shaner was not in the lineup against Penn State last weekend, his most impressive win this season came over Virginia Tech’s #11 Sam Latona by a score of 3-1. For the Cyclones, Ramazan Attasauov looks to keep his season undefeated, coming into the duals with a 5-0 record. Just recently, Attasauov took out Cullan Schriever at the Cy-Hawk dual in a close and exciting match. Look for this match to be the same at 133-pounds.

141 – #8 Casey Swiderski vs. Cleveland Belton

True Freshman Casey Swiderski just lost his first match of the season, however that was to Iowa’s #2 Real Woods in a very competitive match at the Cy-Hawk dual. Swiderski proved his potential, showing he can hang with anyone in the country at 141-pounds, and has a bright future ahead. However, Oregon State’s Cleveland Belton has also shown potential of wrestling close matches against ranked opponents. Last week Belton almost came away with a win over Penn State’s #5 Beau Bartlett, dropping that match 5-3. Belton almost had another ranked victory at the Cliff Keen Invitational, losing to Navy’s #17 Josh Koderhandt in a barn burner of a match (15-14). Although Belton is wrestling tough, Swiderski has the edge at 141-pounds.

149 – #5 Paniro Johnson vs. Noah Tolentino

Cyclone’s #5 Paniro Johnson (5-0) has continued the momentum he gained after taking out #2 Austin Gomez over a month ago. Since then, Johnson added another top-10 win to his resume when taking out #8 Max Murin at the Cy-Hawk Series dual and has found himself within the top-5 wrestlers at 149-pounds. For the Beavers, true freshman Noah Tolentino (8-7) has been a consistent option for Oregon State. Just last weekend, Tolentino made Penn State’s #13 Shayne Van Ness work for his 6-1 victory over Tolentino, and proved he could limit damage against some of the best wrestlers in the country.

157 – Jason Kraisser vs. Graham Gambrall

This matchup at 157-pounds seems to favor Iowa State’s Jason Kraisser (6-3), however Oregon State’s Graham Gambrall (7-7) has proved to hang in with very tough opponents. Gambrall dropped a 10-5 decision to Purdue’s #3 Kendall Coleman at the Cliff Keen Invitational, who has been on a huge roll since that tournament. For the Cyclone’s Jason Kraisser, he is coming off back-to-back falls, and could continue that into early next week.

165 – #3 David Carr vs. #18 Matthew Olguin 

In a very anticipated matchup at the Cy-Hawk Series Dual, Cyclone’s #3 David Carr (6-0) easily handled Iowa’s #16 Patrick Kennedy 9-4. Although Keenedy is only a true freshman, his potential made for a great matchup, and Carr did his thing. 165-pounds seems to be a very comfortable weight class for Carr, yet he has a tough opponent Monday morning in Oregon State’s #18 Matthew Olguin (13-3). Olguin took out a top-25 ranked opponent there, and came home with a third place medal. Just recently Olguin dropped a very close match to Penn State’s #17 Alex Facundo by a score of 3-2. Either way, this matchup at 165-pounds will be fun to watch.

174 – Julien Broderson vs. Aaron Olmos

Cyclone’s Julian Broderson (6-0) is unbeaten to start the year, and seems to have won the starting job for Iowa State at 174-pounds, after beating teammate Joel Devine in the Cyclone Open Finals. However Olmos matches up similarly against Broderson, and both are on the cusp of cracking the top-25 at 174-pounds. It feels like whoever wins this match, they will see a number next to their name.

184 – #5 Marcus Coleman vs. #8 Trey Munoz

Oregon State’s #8 Trey Munoz medically forfeited out of the Cliff Keen Invitational on Dec. 3rd, and has yet to return to the Beavers lineup. Although the Beavers coaching staff might have been resting Munoz against Penn State’s #1 Aaron Brooks, there is a chance Munoz may miss out on another top-5 opponent Monday morning. For the Cyclone’s, returning All-American #5 Marcus Coleman (6-0) stays hot after a big win over Iowa’s #7 Abe Assad at the Cy-Hawk Series Dual last weekend. Coleman and Munoz are familiar with each other, as they squared off in the consolation bracket at the NCAA Tournament last season, where Coleman dominated the match and won 13-2. If Munoz returns, be sure to watch the rematch and expect a much different result.

197 – #2 Yonger Bastida vs. #13 Tanner Harvey

Iowa State’s #2 Yonger Bastida (6-0) comes into the duals as the Cyclone’s highest ranked wrestler, which came after a huge win over Iowa’s #7 Jacob Warner at the Cy-Hawk Series Dual. Bastida had a really impressive NCAA Championship tournament last year, and carried that over into the 2022-2023 season and looks like he has improved his wrestling since last March. However Bastida will have another big test on Monday morning when he takes on Oregon State’s #13 Tanner Harvey (13-3). Harvey has looked really good to start the 2022-2023 season, especially after a silver medal at the Cliff Keen Invitational a couple weeks ago. Harvey also gave Penn State’s #1 Max Dean all he could handle, but dropped the match by a 6-3 decision. This 197-pound matchup will be interesting to see how it plays out and affects the team score.

285 – #9 Sam Schuyler vs. JJ Dixon

To wrap up this Monday morning dual, Cyclone’s #9 will face off against the Beavers’ JJ Dixon at 285-pounds. Schuyler started the season ranked #13, and has now found himself within the top-10 wrestlers at 285-pounds. Schuyler’s first loss of the season came to Iowa’s #3 Tony Cassioppi by a score of 9-2. For the Beavers, JJ Dixon has had a good start to the year, compiling a 8-3 record just eight weeks into the season. Although Dixon didn’t compete in the Cliff Keen Invitational, he wrestled against Penn State and was defeated by #1 Greg Kirkvliet. Expect Schuyler to have the advantage in this 285-pound bout.

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Cael Turnbull
Cael Turnbull
Journalism Major at Temple University Graduating in May of 2023

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