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#16 Northern Iowa defeats Lock Haven Wrestling 36-3 Match Breakdown and Recap


In the first round of the Journeymen Collegiate Duals, #16 Northern Iowa defeated Lock Haven 36-3 and notched their first dual win of the 2022-2023 season. The Panthers made their opening round look easy, winning all but one match. Northern Iowa is now set to take on #3 Ohio State next, at 3 p.m. EST.

125 –  #22 Anthony Noto over Kyle Golhoffer, 11-4

Lock Haven’s #22 Anthony Noto did not waste any time against the Panthers’ Golhoffer, as Noto was able to get to his attacks multiple times in the opening period. Noto finished every takedown he was in on, and nearly got the major for the Bald Eagles at 125-pounds, winning 11-4.

133 – #10 Kyle Biscoglia over Gable Strickland, 12-6

Northern Iowa’s #10 Kyle Biscoglia nearly had a huge fall for the Panthers, however it was overturned to back points late in the second period. Lock Haven’s Gable Strickland kept the match tied until he got put on his back, which seemed to swing all the momentum to Biscoglia. Biscoglia followed his backpoints with a tough ride in the third period, and accumulated almost three minutes of riding time to earn a major decision at 133-pounds.

141 – #7 Cael Happel over Tyler Dilley, 24-9

Panthers’ #7 Cael Happel showed why he belongs in the top-10 after a dominating performance over Lock Haven’s Tyler Dilley. Happel was unstoppable on his feet, scoring four takedowns in the first period, and continued to run up the score in the second. Happel’s swarming offense didn’t allow for Dilley to open up any offense of his own, as it seemed Happel was in on a shot for every second of the match. 

149 – #24 Colin Realbuto over Nick Stonecheck, 14-6

Panthers’ #24 Colin Realbuto made easy work of Lock Have’s Nick Stonecheck, and almost had the fall in the second period. Realbuto was in control the entire match, winning each position and dictating where the match went. Stonecheck wasn’t completely out of the match however, as he was able to get a reversal with less than :10 seconds to go in the second period. Realbuto got back to work in the third, putting up seven points in the last period to get the major decision.

157 – Derek Holschlag over Ashton Eyler, 6-4

Northern Iowa’s Derek Holschlag got the opening and only score of the first period, which was a clean single leg for two points. Holschlag kept the pressure on in the second, getting another takedown on Lock Haven’s Ashton Eyler to extend his lead in the third period. Eyler got one of his own however, to make it a 5-4 match with seconds to go in the third. Holschlag was able to hold on late in the third, getting another win for the Panthers. 

165 – #12 Austin Yant over Avery Bassett, 6-2

Panthers’ #12 Austin Yant is back in the lineup at 165-pounds, and didn’t look to miss any time after he scored just seconds into the opening period. Yant went to work on top, his most dominant position, and didn’t allow Bassett to his feet once in the first period. Bassett came close to scoring in a scramble late in the second, but Yant was able to hold on to his 3-0 lead with just two minutes left. Bassett got right back to it though, scoring his first takedown to make it 3-2 in the third. However, Yant shook off Bassett and got the reversal to extend his lead late in the third.

174 – #12 Lance Runyon over Tyler Stoltzfus, Fall

Northern Iowa’s #12 Lance Runyon steamrolled over Tyler Stoltzfus at 174-pounds, getting the fall in the opening period. Runyon locked up a super tight near-side cradle after a shot from Stoltzfus, and that was all she wrote for the Bald Eagles.

184 – #3 Parker Keckeisen over Colin Fegley, 16-4

#3 Panthers Parker Keckeisen made it look easy for Northern Iowa, as the top-5 ranked wrestler scored at will over the Bald Eagles. Keckeisen racked up 12 points after the first two periods, along with three minutes of riding time. Keckeisen continued his dominance into the third period, earning a big major at 184-pounds.

197 – Noah Glaser over Brad Morrison, 5-0

Even though it was expected for Northern Iowa to send out Wyatt Voelker, Noah Glaser made the start at 197-pounds. Glaser found his single leg in the first period, getting a clean takedown and a two-point lead going into the second period. Glaser was able to stay in great position and controlled the match wherever it went, to get the victory for Northern Iowa.

285 – #11 Tyrell Gordon over Ethan Miller, 18-3

Lock Haven’s #16 Isaac Reid did not step out for the Bald Eagles, and instead it was Ethan Miller. Panthers’ #11 Tyrell Gordon ended the first period with a 4-0 lead, after a takedown and a nice tilt for quick back-points. Gordon continued to score, and with ease to slam the door on Northern Iowa’s big win over Lock Haven.

FINAL: Northern Iowa over Lock Haven, 36-3

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

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