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Carr finishes as NCAA Runner-Up
TULSA, Okla. – David Carr fell in the national finals, 8-2, to Missouri’s Keegan O’Toole Saturday night inside the BOK Center. It is Carr’s lone loss of the season, and only the third of his career, as he finishes the year with a 27-1 record.
The result flipped two regular season matches which Carr won.
Carr never found his offense in the match, rather, it was O’Toole who secured takedowns in the first and third periods. O’Toole also had an escape and two near fall points, as well as a riding time point, in the final period.
Carr is Iowa State’s first two-time NCAA finalist since Jake Varner did it four times from 2007-10.
Marcus Coleman placed fifth at the 2023 NCAA Championships Saturday morning inside the BOK Center. Coleman ends his career for the Cyclones with a 99-42 record and as a two-time All-American.
The Ames native fell, 5-2, to the No. 2 seed Trent Hidlay of NC State in the consolation semifinals. After a scoreless first period, Coleman earned a reversal on the edge of the mat to start the second. Hidlay escaped and took a 3-2 lead with a takedown and ride out to end the period. Coleman was penalized for a stalling point in the third and, after a Hidlay escape, couldn’t muster a takedown to get back into the match.
Coleman the received a medical forfeit from Trey Munoz in the fifth-place match.
Iowa State finished the tournament in 11th place with 47.0 team points. It is ISU’s best placement since 2013 and the Cyclones’ highest team score in the tournament since 2010.