Big 12 Conference releases pre-seeds ahead of this weekend's Big 12 Wrestling Championships

Cody Goodwin
Des Moines Register

The Big 12 Conference announced the pre-seeds for the upcoming Big 12 Wrestling Championships, set for this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Iowa State had all 10 postseason starters earn top-eight pre-seeds, the only Big 12 school to do so. Ian Parker (141) and David Carr (157) were both pre-seeded first, and seven Cyclone wrestlers were pre-seeded fifth or better at their respective weights.

Northern Iowa had eight of 10 postseason starters earn top-eight pre-seeds. Parker Keckeisen, the returning Big 12 champion, was pre-seeded first at 184 pounds. In all, six Panther wrestlers were pre-seeded fifth or better.

Oklahoma State led all schools with three wrestlers pre-seeded first: Daton Fix (133) Kaden Gfeller (149) and Dustin Plott (174). West Virginia's Killian Cardinale (125), Missouri's Keegan O'Toole (165), Wyoming's Stephen Buchanan (197) and Air Force's Wyatt Hendrickson (285) were the other four top pre-seeds.

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A couple of former Iowa high-schoolers also earned Big 12 pre-seeds. Cade DeVos, from Southeast Polk, is pre-seeded second at 174 pounds. Tanner Sloan, from Alburnett, is also pre-seeded second at 197. Both represent South Dakota State.

Iowa State wrestling's Pre-Seeds for 2022 Big 12 Championships

  • Kysen Terukina, #6 at 125 pounds
  • Ramazan Attasauov, #5 at 133 pounds
  • Ian Parker, #1 at 141 pounds
  • Jarrett Degen, #3 at 149 pounds
  • David Carr, #1 at 157 pounds
  • Isaac Judge, #7 at 165 pounds
  • Joel Devine, #7 at 174 pounds
  • Marcus Coleman, #2 at 184 pounds
  • Yonger Bastida, #4 at 197 pounds
  • Sam Schuyler, #3 at 285 pounds

Northern Iowa wrestling's Pre-Seeds for 2022 Big 12 Championships

  • Brody Teske, #3 at 125 pounds
  • Kyle Biscoglia, #2 at 133 pounds
  • Cael Happel, #6 at 141 pounds
  • Colin Realbuto, #5 at 149 pounds
  • Derek Holschlag, #7 at 157 pounds
  • Austin Yant, #3 at 165 pounds
  • Lance Runyon, #4 at 174 pounds
  • Parker Keckeisen, #1 at 184 pounds
  • John Gunderson, unseeded at 197 pounds
  • Carter Isley/Tyrell Gordon, unseeded at 285 pounds

Full Pre-Seeds for 2022 Big 12 Wrestling Championships

125 pounds

  1. Killian Cardinale (WVU)
  2. Taylor LaMont (UVU)
  3. Brody Teske (UNI)
  4. Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU)
  5. Noah Surtin (MIZ)
  6. Kysen Terukina (ISU)
  7. Joey Prata (OU)
  8. Jace Koelzer (UNC)
  • Unseeded: Jared Van Fleet (AF), Lucas Rodriguez (NDSU), Tanner Jordan (SDSU), Jake Svihel (WYO)
Northern Iowa's Kyle Biscoglia warms up on Feb. 11 at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

133 pounds

  1. Daton Fix (OSU)
  2. Kyle Biscoglia (UNI)
  3. Gabriel Tagg (SDSU)
  4. Kellyn March (NDSU)
  5. Ramazan Attasaouv (ISU)
  6. Haiden Drury (UVU)
  7. Tony Madrigal (OU)
  8. Job Greenwood (WYO)
  • Unseeded: Sidney Flores (AF), Connor Brown (MIZ), Dyson Kunz (UNC), Garrett Lautzenheiser (WVU)

141 pounds

  1. Ian Parker (ISU)
  2. Clay Carlson (SDSU)
  3. Andrew Alirez (UNC)
  4. Allan Hart (MIZ)
  5. Carter Young (OSU)
  6. Cael Happel (UNI)
  7. Darren Green (WYO)
  8. Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU)
  • Unseeded: Cody Phippen (AF), Jacob Butler (OU), Ty Smith (UVU), Caleb Rea (WVU)

149 pounds

  1. Kaden Gfeller (OSU)
  2. Willie McDougald (OU)
  3. Jarrett Degen (ISU)
  4. Josh Edmond (MIZ)
  5. Colin Realbuto (UNI)
  6. Jaron Jensen (WYO)
  7. Chris Sandoval (UNC)
  8. Gaven Sax (NDSU)
  • Unseeded: Dylan Martinez (AF), Daniel Kimball (SDSU), Cameron Hunsaker (UVU), Jeffrey Boyd (WVU)

157 pounds

  1. David Carr (ISU)
  2. Jared Franek (NDSU)
  3. Wyatt Sheets (OSU)
  4. Jarrett Jacques (MIZ)
  5. Jacob Wright (WYO)
  6. Justin Thomas (OU)
  7. Derek Holschlag (UNI)
  8. Jaxon Garoutte (UVU)
  • Unseeded: Giano Petrucelli (AF), Nate Moore (UNC), Kenny O'Neil (SDSU), Alex Hornfeck (WVU)
Iowa State's David Carr looks to repeat this season as NCAA champion.

165 pounds

  1. Keegan O'Toole (MIZ)
  2. Peyton Hall (WVU)
  3. Austin Yant (UNI)
  4. Travis Wittlake (OSU)
  5. Luke Weber (NDSU)
  6. Tanner Cook (SDSU)
  7. Isaac Judge (ISU)
  8. Joe Grello (OU)
  • Unseeded: Trey Brisker (AF), Nick Knutson (UNC), Danny Snediker (UVU), Cole Moody (WYO)

174 pounds

  1. Dustin Plott (OSU)
  2. Cade DeVos (SDSU)
  3. Anthony Mantanona (OU)
  4. Lance Runyon (UNI)
  5. Hayden Hastings (WYO)
  6. Peyton Mocco (MIZ)
  7. Joel Devine (ISU)
  8. Austin Brenner (NDSU)
  • Unseeded: Sam Wolf (AF), Jackson Hemauer (UNC), Kekana Fouret (UVU), Dennis Robin (WVU)

184 pounds

  1. Parker Keckeisen (UNI)
  2. Marcus Coleman (ISU)
  3. Tate Samuelson (WYO)
  4. Dakota Geer (OSU)
  5. Cade King (SDSU)
  6. Jeremiah Kent (MIZ)
  7. Keegan Moore (OU)
  8. DJ Parker (NDSU)
  • Unseeded: Jake Thompson (AF), Xavier Vasquez (UNC), Jacob Armstrong (UVU), Anthony Carman (WVU)
Northern Iowa's Parker Keckeisen, right, wrestles Iowa State's Marcus Coleman at 184 pounds on Feb. 11 at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

197 pounds

  1. Stephen Buchanan (WYO)
  2. Tanner Sloan (SDSU)
  3. Jake Woodley (OU)
  4. Yonger Bastida (ISU)
  5. Rocky Elam (MIZ)
  6. Owen Pentz (NDSU)
  7. Alan Clothier (UNC)
  8. Evan Bockman (UVU)
  • Unseeded: Kayne Hutchinson (AF), John Gunderson (UNI), Gavin Stika (OSU), Jackson Moomau (WVU)

285 pounds

  1. Wyatt Hendrickson (AF)
  2. Zach Elam (MIZ)
  3. Sam Schuyler (ISU)
  4. A.J. Nevills (SDSU)
  5. Michael Wolfgram (WVU)
  6. Brandon Metz (NDSU)
  7. Luke Surber (OSU)
  8. Josh Heindselman (OU)
  • Unseeded: Jacob Seely (UNC), Carter Isley/Tyrell Gordon (UNI), Chase Trussell (UVU), Terren Swartz (WYO)

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.