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#8 Wrestling Sweeps Final Duals of Regular Season

Feb 14, 2021

AMES, Iowa -- No. 8 Sun Devil Wrestling (6-0, 2-0 Pac-12) walks away with two victories to finish the 2020 regular season undefeated Sunday afternoon. ASU slammed in six individual wins and three bonus points in their 20-15 win over No. 13 Iowa State before dominating Northern Iowa 24-10.

"It makes it a good day when we put two wins on the board. Iowa State and Northern Iowa both came to fight which was good because we needed an old fashion battle," head coach Zeke Jones said. "We had huge wins by Cohlton Schultz, Brandon Courtney and Trey Munoz. We're excited to head back home and get to work for the Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA Tournament."

No. 3 Brandon Courtney, No. 6 Michael McGee, No. 4 Anthony Valencia, No. 3 Kordell Norfleet and No. 7 Cohlton Schultz all remain unbeaten headed into the Pac-12 Championships.

The day began at 10 a.m. with Arizona native Courtney stepping onto the mat against Aden Reeves of Iowa State at the 125 weight class and earning the first points with a quick takedown. Courtney and Reeves battled all match, but ultimately the redshirt junior would run the match with five takedowns and a bonus point for riding time in the 12-4 major decision victory.

Redshirt junior Michael McGee followed Courtney's momentum with a takedown and four-point near fall out of the gate for a 6-1 lead over No. 25 Zach Redding. The two would go scoreless in the second with McGee claiming his final points of the match in the third with a reversal. 

In his 9-4 decision victory over Redding, McGee claimed the riding time bonus point with over four minutes on Redding to put the Sun Devils up in the team score 7-0.

Iowa State answered back with three consecutive victories at 141, 149 and 157. 

Coming out of the break, the Cyclones put points on the board with Isaac Judge earning a quick takedown over No. 4 Anthony Valencia. Selecting bottom to begin the third, Valencia's agile escape cut Judge's lead down to 3-2. 

Valencia's escape was followed by a takedown and four-point near fall to push him ahead of his opponent for a 8-4 decision victory to cut the Cyclone team lead to 12-10.

After being held scoreless in the first period, redshirt freshman No. 15 Trey Munoz would earn an escape, takedown and four-point near fall in his 7-1 decision victory over No. 25 Julien Broderson. 

The Cyclones would regain the team lead after Cade Belshay was defeated in a 6-5 decision against No. 24 Samuel Colbray, forcing the final two weights to be the dual's deciding factor.

No. 3 Kordell Norfleet faced Yonger Bastida, earning the match's opening points with a takedown over the Cuban. Batisda escaped Norfleet's grip, but not long enough as the redshirt senior claimed a second takedown, a two-point and four-point near fall to conclude the first period to lead 10-1. 

The two went back-and-forth on the mat, but with four escapes, a third takedown and the riding time bonus point, Norfleet would be victorious by a 17-7 major decision.

With a 17-15 team lead over ISU, the heavyweight top-10 match would be the dual's deciding factor. 

No. 6 Gannon Gremmel gave No. 7 Cohlton Schultz the first point of the match as he was knocked for locked hands. Schultz decided to start the second on bottom and earned the escape point midway through to lead 2-0. Gremmel did the same to start the third which forced the 2-1 match into overtime after the riding time point was given.

The lone overtime point was awarded to the redshirt freshman when he escaped from Gremmel to lead ASU to a 20-15 team win over Iowa State.

The Sun Devils had a short break before returning to the mat against Northern Iowa beginning with a top-ten showdown between Courtney and No. 6 Brody Teske. In the first period, the two exchanged takedowns and escape points for a tied match.

Courtney handed Teske his first loss of the season in his 5-3 decision victory.

Northern Iowa bounced back, with Nicholas Raimo and Peter Lipari falling short to their opponents. Lipari's match with Ethan Basile went into overtime after UNI won a challenge that reversed takedown points given to Lipari. 

Down 6 to 3 in the team score, senior Cory Crooks and Tristan Lara went scoreless until Lara earned the first point in an escape to start the second period. Crooks began the third on the bottom to earn an escape point and he followed with a sneaky takedown over Lara in his 3-2 decision victory.

Teemer did not wrestle against ISU, but returned to the mat against UNI for a dominating 11-8 decision win over Derek Holschlag at 157. Teemer collected a takedown, two reversals, an escape and four-point nearfall.

Continuing the success on the mat for the Sun Devils, Valencia earned two takedowns before pinning Pat Schoenfelder in 4:27 extending the team lead for ASU to 15-6.

For the fourth consecutive win by ASU, Trey Munoz won by a 3-2 decision. Munoz started the match with a speedy takedown followed by Lance Runyon's escape. The redshirt freshman began the second on bottom, earning an escape point to regain the 3-1 lead. 

At 174, No. 6 Parker Keckeisen gave the Sun Devils their second loss of the dual against Cade Belshay. 

ASU wrestled right back into the win column with No. 3 Kordell Norfleet's defeat of No. 30 Keegan Moore at 197. Thirty seconds in Norfleet completed a takedown to lead 2-0 against the Panthers. Norfleet selected to start on the bottom for the second period and quickly escaped to extend his lead to 3-1. The senior made quick work to secure the 5-3 win. 

No. 7 Schultz closed out the showcase, facing No. 6 Carter Isley at heavyweight. Schultz earned a takedown to lead 2-0 over Isley heading into the second period. The redshirt freshman made the top-10 bout look easy, defeating Isley with a 4-0 decision.

Results: No. 8 Arizona State 20 , No. 13 Iowa State 15
125: #3 Brandon Courtney (ASU)(8-0) defeats Aden Reeves (ISU) MD 12-4, 4-0
133: #6 Michael McGee (ASU)(6-0) defeats #25 Zach Redding (ISU) Dec. 9-4, 7-0
141: #6 Ian Parker (ISU) defeats #17 Peter Lipari (ASU)(2-3) Dec. 8-3, 7-3
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) defeats Cory Crooks (ASU)(4-3) Dec. 5-0, 7-6
157: David Carr (ISU) defeats Hunter Balk (ASU)(0-2) Fall 1:50, 7-12
165: #4 Anthony Valencia (ASU)(7-0) defeats Isaac Judge (ISU) Dec. 8-4, 10-12
174: Trey Munoz (ASU)(2-1) defeats #25 Julien Broderson (ISU) Dec. 7-1, 13-12
184:#24 Samuel Colbray (ISU) defeats Cade Belshay (ASU)(3-3) Dec. 6-5, 13-15
197: #3 Kordell Norfleet (ASU)(6-0) defeats Yonger Bastida (ISU) MD 17-7 , 17-15
HWT: #7 Cohlton Schultz (ASU)(9-0) defeats #5 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) TB-1 3-2, 20-15

Results: Individual Matches with Iowa State 

141- Todd Small (ISU) defeats Julian Chlebove (ASU)(3-4) Inj. 2:17
149- Cam Robinson (ISU) defeats Jesse Vasquez (ASU)(2-2) MD 17-3
157- #12 Jacori Teemer (ASU)(4-1) defeats Carter Schmidt (ISU) Dec. 10-6
184- Joel Shapiro (ISU) defeats Cade Belshay (ASU)(3-4) Dec. 7-2
HWT- Francis Duggan (ISU) defeats Chad Porter (ASU)(0-3) Dec. 10-4

Results: No. 8 Arizona State 24 , Northern Iowa 10

125: #3 Brandon Courtney (ASU)(9-0) defeats #6 Brody Teske (UNI) Dec. 5-3, 3-0
133: Kyle Biscoglia (UNI) defeats Nicholas Raimo (ASU)(0-1) Dec. 9-3, 3-3
141: Ethan Basile (UNI) defeats #17 Peter Lipari (ASU)(2-4) TB-1 7-6, 3-6
149: Cory Crooks (ASU)(5-3) defeats Tristian Lara (UNI) Dec. 3-2, 6-6
157: #12 Jacori Teemer (ASU)(5-1) defeats Derek Holschlag (UNI) Dec. 11-8, 9-6
165: #4 Anthony Valencia (ASU)(8-0) defeats Pat Schoenfelder (UNI) Fall 4:27, 15-6
174: Trey Munoz (ASU)(3-1) defeats Lance Runyon (UNI) Dec. 3-2, 18-6
184: #6 Parker Keckeisen (UNI) defeats Cade Belshay (ASU)(3-5) MD 13-2, 18-10
197:  #3 Kordell Norfleet (ASU)(7-0) defeats Keegan Moore (UNI) Dec. 5-3, 21-10
HWT: #7 Cohlton Schultz (ASU)(10-0) defeats #6 Carter Isley (UNI) Dec. 4-0, 24-10

Results: Individual Matches with Northern Iowa

149- Jesse Vasquez (ASU)(3-2) defeats Gable Fox (UNI), Dec. 8-1
285- John McConkey (UNI) defeats Chad Porter (ASU)(0-4), SV-1 3-1


The Sun Devils will head to Corvallis, Oregon for the Pac-12 Championship on Sunday, Feb. 28 all day long. The matches will be streamed via Pac-12.