BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Five different Panthers recorded pinfalls as UNI swept the South Dakota State and North Dakota State 28-13 and 27-11 respectively to open the 2021 wrestling season Sunday at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D.
Panthers roll South Dakota State 28-13
The Panthers opened the day with a match against South Dakota State. At 125, Brody Teske appeared to be in trouble early when he fell behind to Daniel Vega 8-2, but Teske battled back to take a 10-9 lead before the end of the period. He held on to win 13-11 to put the Panthers up 3-0.
Kyle Biscoglia picked up the biggest upset of the day. Coming in unranked, he faced No. 13 Zach Price. Price led early, but Biscoglia earned a 5-4 lead with a takedown with just over a minute. He quickly turned his advantage into the first pin of the day to give UNI the 9-0 dual lead.
Clay Carlson topped Drew Bennett at 141, but the Panthers rebounded with a pin by Triston Lara at 149. Lara trailed his Hunter Marko 6-4 with just over a minute to wrestle, but got him in a headlock and threw him straight onto his back and earned the pinfall. UNI led 15-3 after four bouts.
Cayd Lara fell to his opponent at 157, but again the Panthers responded with a pinfall. Patrick Schoenfelder dominated his bout from the opening whistle, but late in the third, he caught his opponent with a single-leg and flipped him to his back for the pin to put UNI up 21-6.
Lance Runyon opened his varsity career with a 4-0 shutout at 174 and Keegan Moore won his bout 18-7 to put UNI up 28-6.
Tyrell Gordon fell in 14-1 to his opponent at 197 and John McConkey dropped his bout at 285 12-6, but it was not enough for the Jackrabbits to overcome the deficit and UNI won 28-13.
NO. 23 UNI 28, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 13
125: Brody Teske (UNI) dec. Danny Vega (SDSU), 13-11
133: Kyle Biscoglia UNI) def. #13 Zach Price (SDSU), by fall 6:22
141: #22 Clay Carlson (SDSU) dec. Drew Bennett (UNI), 8-2
149: Triston Lara (UNI) def. Hunter Marko (SDSU), by fall 5:42
157: Cade DeVos (SDSU) dec. Cayd Lara (UNI), 10-8
165: Pat Schoenfelder (UNI) def. Kenny O'Neil (SDSU), by fall 5:41
174: Lance Runyon (UNI) dec. Cade King (SDSU), 4-0
184: Keegan Moore (UNI) major dec. Nick Casperson (SDSU), 18-7
197: Tanner Sloan (SDSU) major dec. Tyrell Gordon (UNI), 14-1
285: Blake Wolters (SDSU) dec. John McConkey (UNI), 13-6
Panthers Pick Up 27-11 win over NDSU
The Panthers earned bookend pins from Brody Teske and Carter Isley to earn the win over NDSU.
Teske fell behind early to McGwire Midkiff, but after tying the bout up at 4-4 early in the second period, he turned Midkiff's attack into a cradle and a pinfall at 4:36. The win gave UNI a 6-0 lead.
Jack Skudlarczyk got the nod at 133 to start the second bout and earned a 4-0 shutout win over Kellyn March to extend the lead to 9-0.
NDSU's Dylan Droegenmueller picked up a major decision over Drew Bennett at 141. Triston Lara responded with his second win of the day, a 4-2 decision over Jaden VanMannen at 149 to extend the lead back to 12-4.
No. 15 Jared Frenak topped Cayd Lara 5-1 to cut the Panther lead to 12-7, but again UNI responded. Pat Schoenfelder won 7-2 before Lance Runyon earned his second shutout of the day, 7-0. Keegan Moore won his bout 6-2 to extend the lead to 21-7.
Michael Nelson topped Tyrell Gordon 10-1 to cut into the team lead 21-11.
The match closed with one of the most anticipated bouts of the day. No. 10 Carter Isley against No. 15 Brandon Metz. It was the lone bout of ranked opponents on the day, but it was not the slugfest many anticipated.
Just 30 seconds into the bout, Isley grabbed a single leg. Metz tried to pull up out of it, but Isley put him on his back and grabbed the pin just 41 seconds into the bout. It is the fasted pinfalls in Isley's career and it gave UNI the 27-11 win.
NO. 23 NORTHERN IOWA 27, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 11
125: Brody Teske (UNI) def. McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), by fall 4:36
133: #11 Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI) dec. Kellyn March (NDSU), 4-0
141: Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU) major dec. Drew Bennett (UNI), 12-2
149: Triston Lara (UNI) dec. Jaden VanMaanen (NDSU), 4-2
157: #15 Jared Franek (NDSU) dec. Cayd Lara (UNI), 5-1
165: Pat Schoenfelder (UNI) dec. Luke Weber (NDSU), 7-2
174: Lance Runyon (UNI) dec. Riley Habisch (NDSU), 7-0
184: Keegan Moore (UNI) dec. T.J. Pottinger (NDSU), 6-2
197: Michael Nelson (NDSU) major dec. Tyrell Gordon (UNI), 10-1
285: #10 Carter Isley (UNI) def. #15 Brandon Metz (NDSU), by fall 0:41
The Panthers also competed in other bouts on the side. Kyle Gollhoffer went 3-0, including a 7-3 win over SDSU starter Danny Vega. Cael Happel went 2-0 and earned a pinfall against SDSU's Rylee Molitor. Parker Keckeisen went 2-0 with a tech fall and a major decision.
Carter Isley, Kyle Biscoglia and John McConkey all wrestled in one dual, but all three picked up an additional bout and earned wins.
EXTRA MATCHES - UNI vs. SDSU
125: Kyle Golhoffer (UNI) dec. Tanner Jordan (SDSU), 4-2
125: Kyle Golhoffer (UNI) dec. Danny Vega (SDSU), 7-3
133: Kyle Biscoglia (UNI) dec. Trayton Anderson (SDSU), 5-0
141: Cael Happel (UNI) def. Rylee Molitor (SDSU), by fall 4:38
141: Ethan Basile (UNI) dec. Daniel Kimball (SDSU), 10-3
141: Rylee Molitor (SDSU) dec. Ethan Basile (UNI), 5-2
141: Cael Happel (UNI) dec. Daniel Kimball (SDSU), 7-1
157: Jack Thomsen (SDSU) dec. Derek Holschlag (UNI), 4-3
157: Colin Realbuto (UNI) dec. Jack Thomsen (SDSU), 8-2
157: Cade DeVos (SDSU) dec. Derek Holschlag (UNI), 8-4
165: Austin Yant (UNI) dec. Colten Carlson (SDSU), 3-2
174: Cade King (SDSU) dec. Noah Glaser (UNI), 5-3 [SV-1]
184: Parker Keckeisen (UNI) tech. fall Jacob Schoon (SDSU), 23-8 [7:00]
285: Carter Isley (UNI) dec. Bowen McConville (SDSU), 6-2
285: John McConkey (UNI) dec. Spencer Trenary (SDSU), 11-5
EXTRA MATCHES - UNI vs. NDSU
125: Kyle Golhoffer (UNI) dec. Ryan Henningson (NDSU), 9-3
149: Gable Fox (UNI) dec. Michael Weber (NDSU), 6-1
174: Noah Glaser (UNI) major dec. Noah Cressell (NDSU), 15-6
197: Parker Keckeisen (UNI) major dec. Cole Witzig (NDSU), 13-3
The Panthers next travel to Ames to take on Missouri and Arizona State in duals at Hilton Coliseum. The Panthers are scheduled to take on Arizona State at 2 p.m. before wrestling Missouri at 4 p.m. Mizzou is ranked 10th in the NWCA Poll while Arizona State is ranked 11th.