The wrestling world will be tuned into Ames, Iowa at 2 PM CST on Sunday. The Iowa-Iowa State dual meet will be center stage. ESPN will cover the meet live and that alone is big news. This is the first dual meet in ESPN history.

I would say this is the most hyped Iowa-Iowa State dual meet in years. Definitely in the Brands-Dresser era. This looks to be the best Iowa State team that Kevin Dresser has had in Ames.

The Hawks are 2-0 with dual meet wins over Cal Baptist and Oregon State. The Cyclones were very impressive in a 42-0 shutout of Wisconsin last Sunday. 

As a wrestling fan I do not know what more you could really ask for. 

For me the biggest matches are at 125, 149, 157, and 197. The team that scored the majority of points in those four matches will win the dual. This could also be a dual meet that comes down to bonus points. 

From what I have read online a clear majority including Hawkeye fans are expecting a Cyclone victory. I am taking the Hawks to find a way to win in a close and intense dual meet.

The hype is done. Let’s enjoy some great wrestling on Sunday here in the great state of Iowa.


Diamond Dental, PC (logo)


4 IOWA HAWKEYES (2-0) 2023-24 Overall

Wt. Rank^ Name Yr. Hometown/High School Record

125 13/17/21/17 Drake Ayala So. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge 6-0

133 8/8/8/9 Brody Teske Sr. Duncombe, Iowa/Fort Dodge 3-1

141 1/1/1/1 Real Woods R-Sr. Albuquerque, New Mexico/Montini Catholic (Ill.) 1-0

149 15/9/9/9 Victor Voinovich III So. Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville 5-1

157 2/2/2/2 Jared Franek Grad. Harwood, North Dakota/West Fargo 6-0

165 5/5/5/5 Michael Caliendo So. Geneva, Illinois/Batavia 6-0

174 17/–/18/18 Gabe Arnold Fr. Albany, Georgia/Iowa City 5-0

-or- Aiden Riggins R-Fr. Janesville, Iowa/Waverly-Shell Rock 6-1

184 –/30/–/– Brennan Swafford Grad. Mediapolis, Iowa/Mediapolis 6-0

197 –/22/26/18 Zach Glazier Sr. Albert Lea, Minnesota/Albert Lea 5-0

285 Bradley Hill R-Fr. Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf 5-1



8 IOWA STATE CYCLONES (3-0) 2023-24 Overall

Wt. Rank^ Name Yr. Hometown/Last School Record

125 18/8/10/12 Kysen Terukina Sr. Ewa Beach, Hawaii/Kamehameha 3-0

133 –/19/20/18 Evan Frost R-FR Metaire, Louisiana/Dowling Catholic 3-0

141 18/19/30/15 Anthony Echemendia R-Jr Cabaiguan, Cuba/Sunnyside (AZ) 3-0

149 14/14/13/13 Casey Swiderski So. Dundee, Michigan/Dundee 6-0

157 12/18/–/– Cody Chittum Fr. Cleveland, Tennesee/Cleveland 2-0

165 2/2/2/2 David Carr Sr. Canton, Ohio/Perry 3-0

174 –/21/29/– MJ Gaitan R-Fr. Temecula, California/Temecula Valley 3-0

184 6/6/6/5 Will Feldkamp Sr. Dexter Township, Michigan/Dexter 1-0

197 –/24/24/19 Julien Broderson Sr. Davenport, Iowa/Davenport Assumption 2-0

285 6/7/6/7 Yonger Bastida Sr. Trinidad, Cuba 3-0



#4 Iowa at #8 Iowa State – 2 PM CST Sunday, November 26.

Live on ESPN.

On the radio at 800 KXIC.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!