Recap: NCAA Wrestling Championships Day 3 team scores, results, analysis and matchups

Cody Goodwin
Des Moines Register

DETROIT, Mich. — Greetings from Little Caesars Arena, and welcome to the final day of the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

The Hawkeyes, the 2021 NCAA team champs, secured a third-place team finish on Saturday morning after going 5-2 overall — 2-1 in wrestleback matches, then 3-2 in medal matches. 

Iowa has now won 13 team trophies (top-four finish) in 15 national tournaments under head coach Tom Brands. Penn State clinched the team title outright on Saturday morning, while Michigan secured second and Arizona State sits fourth.

Iowa State went 3-0 in medal matches, with David Carr (157), Marcus Coleman (184) and Yonger Bastida (197) all capping their respective tournaments with victories. Northern Iowa's Parker Keckeisen also took third at 184 pounds for his second All-American finish.

The Register's Cody Goodwin and Joe Cress are both in Detroit this week and will provide updates, commentary, photos, stories and analysis from the competition.

Below is the full list of tonight's championship matches, team scores entering the finals, as well as a match-by-match recap of Saturday's first session. Be sure to check back for updates as the night unfolds, and tune into ESPN to follow it live.

Previous NCAA Wrestling Coverage from the Des Moines Register

2022 NCAA Wrestling Finals Results

125: #1 Nick Suriano (Michigan) dec. #3 Pat Glory (Princeton), 5-3

133: #1 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) dec. #2 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State), 3-2

141: #1 Nick Lee (Penn State) dec. #15 Kizhan Clarke (North Carolina), 10-3

149: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) dec. #10 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska), 11-5

157: #2 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) dec. #5 Quincy Monday (Princeton), 9-2

165: #2 Keegan O’Toole (Missouri) dec. #5 Shane Griffith (Stanford), 6-5

174: #1 Carter Starocci (Penn State) dec. #2 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech), 5-5 (TB-RT)

184: #2 Aaron Brooks (Penn State) dec. #1 Myles Amine (Michigan), 5-3

197: #1 Max Dean (Penn State) dec. #6 Jacob Warner (Iowa), 3-2

285: #1 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) dec. #2 Cohlton Schultz (Arizona State), 6-2

Final NCAA Wrestling Team Scores 

1. Penn State, 131.5

2. Michigan, 95

3. Iowa, 74

4. Arizona State, 66.5

5. Nebraska, 59.5

6. Northwestern, 57.5

7. Cornell, 54.5

8. Virginia Tech, 52.5

9. Missouri, 49.5

10. NC State, 49

Iowa's Jacob Warner falls to Penn State's Max Dean in NCAA finals

Jacob Warner, a junior for the Iowa wrestling program, lost to Penn State's Max Dean, 3-2, in the NCAA finals at 197 pounds on Saturday night.

The Illinois native stormed to the championship as the 6-seed this week, beating Nebraska's Eric Schultz, the 3-seed, Wyoming's Stephen Buchanan, the 2-seed, and then Dean, the 1-seed. He outscored his first four opponents 19-5.

In Saturday night's final, Warner led 1-0 on an escape 14 seconds into the second period. Dean leveled the match with his own escape 16 seconds into the third, then countered a shot from Warner and scored a takedown with 36 seconds left in the match. That sequence held up as the match-winner for Dean.

Warner caps his season with a 21-6 overall record. He is now a three-time NCAA All-American. He took seventh in 2019 and fourth last season.

NCAA wrestling matchups and results for Iowa wrestlers

Austin DeSanto, 133 pounds

Wrestleback Semifinals: 10-6 over #7 Lucas Byrd (Illinois)

3rd-Place Match: 7-4 over #3 Michael McGee (Arizona State)

Austin DeSanto finishes 5-1 and takes third. He is a three-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 19-3 over Sidney Flores (Air Force)
  • Round 2: 5-2 over Micky Phillipi (Pittsburgh)
  • Quarterfinals: 9-0 over Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech)
  • Semifinals: 3-1 loss to Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

Alex Marinelli, 165 pounds

Wrestleback Semifinals: 10-4 loss to #1 Evan Wick (Cal Poly)

5th-Place Match: Winner by medical forfeit over #4 Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin)

Alex Marinelli finishes 5-2 and takes fifth. He is a three-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 7-2 over Evan Barczak (Drexel)
  • Round 2: 8-2 over Justin McCoy (Virginia)
  • Quarterfinals: 3-1 (SV) loss to Cam Amine (Michigan)
  • Bloodround: 6-2 over Philip Conigliaro (Harvard)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: 4-2 over Carson Kharchla (Ohio State)

Michael Kemerer, 174 pounds

Wrestleback Semifinals: 6-4 (SV) over #3 Logan Massa (Michigan)

3rd-Place Match: 12-4 loss to #4 Hayden Hidlay (NC State)

Michael Kemerer finishes 5-2 and takes fourth. He is a four-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 4-0 over Benjamin Pasiuk (Army West Point)
  • Round 2: 9-4 over Cade DeVos (South Dakota State)
  • Quarterfinals: 5-3 loss to Hayden Hidlay (NC State)
  • Bloodround: 5-2 over Michael O'Malley (Drexel)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: 3-1 (SV) over Mikey Labriola (Nebraska)

Jacob Warner, 197 pounds

FINALS: 3-2 loss to #1 Max Dean (Penn State)

Jacob Warner finishes 4-1 and takes second. He is now a three-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 8-0 over Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado)
  • Round 2: 3-1 over Thomas Penola (Purdue)
  • Quarterfinals: 2-0 over Eric Schultz (Nebraska)
  • Semifinals: 6-4 over Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming)

Tony Cassioppi, 285 pounds

7th-Place Match: 2-0 over #12 Christian Lance (Nebraska)

Tony Cassioppi finishes 4-2 and takes seventh. He is a two-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 4-0 over Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma)
  • Round 2: 12-3 over Luke Luffman (Illinois)
  • Quarterfinals: 3-1 (SV) loss to Jordan Wood (Lehigh)
  • Bloodround: 4-0 over Zach Elam (Missouri)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: 11-4 loss to Mason Parris (Michigan)

NCAA wrestling matchups and results for Iowa State wrestlers

David Carr, 157 pounds

Wrestleback Semifinals: 5-3 over #8 Will Lewan (Michigan)

3rd-Place Match: 7-2 over #10 Peyton Robb (Nebraska)

David Carr finishes 7-1 and takes third. He is a two-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 21-6 over Derek Holschlag (Northern Iowa)
  • Round 2: 2-1 loss to Hunter Willits (Oregon State)
  • Wrestlebacks: 3-2 over Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma State
  • Wrestlebacks: 5-3 over Kaleb Young (Iowa)
  • Bloodround: 4-3 over Jared Franek (North Dakota State)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: Medical forfeit over Austin O'Connor (North Carolina)

Marcus Coleman, 184 pounds

7th-Place Match: 8-3 over #11 Jonathan Loew (Cornell)

Marcus Coleman finishes 5-2 and takes seventh. He is an All-American for the first time.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 10-2 over Michael Battista (Virginia)
  • Round 2: Pinned by Zach Braunagel (Illinois)
  • Wrestlebacks: 6-1 over Travis Stefanik (Princeton)
  • Wrestlebacks: 18-13 over Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State)
  • Bloodround: 13-2 over Trey Munoz (Oregon State)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: 13-4 loss to Kaleb Romero (Ohio State)

Yonger Bastida, 197 pounds

Wrestleback Semifinals: 4-3 loss to #2 Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming)

5th-Place Match: Pinned #21 Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State) in 2:29

Yonger Bastida finishes 6-2 and takes fifth. He is an All-American for the first time.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 3-2 over Braxton Amos (Wisconsin)
  • Round 2: 1-0 loss to Rocky Elam (Missouri)
  • Wrestlebacks: 11-4 over Jaron Smith (Maryland)
  • Wrestlebacks: 4-2 over Kordell Norfleet (Arizona State)
  • Bloodround: 5-4 over Jake Woodley (Oklahoma)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: 4-3 over Greg Bulsak (Rutgers)

NCAA wrestling matchups and results for UNI wrestlers

Parker Keckeisen, 184 pounds

Wrestleback Semifinals: 7-5 (TB1) over #3 Trent Hidlay (NC State)

3rd-Place Match: 6-4 over #5 Bernie Truax (Cal Poly)

Parker Keckeisen finishes 6-1 and takes third. He is a two-time All-American.

Previously:

  • Round 1: 13-4 over Christopher Weiler (Wisconsin)
  • Round 2: 9-3 over Kyle Cochran (Maryland)
  • Quarterfinals: 6-5 loss to Bernie Truax (Cal Poly)
  • Bloodround: 7-5 over Taylor Venz (Nebraska)
  • Wrestleback Quarterfinals: 7-6 over Jonathan Loew (Cornell)

NCAA Wrestling updated brackets, results, mat assignments, matchups

Full brackets, bout numbers, mat assignments, statistics and results can be found on Trackwrestling. Printable brackets (that are updated!) can be found here.

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