Trent Paulson Wins; ISU Second
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – It was a very good year. Trent Paulson came from behind to win the NCAA 157-pound championship as Iowa State finished second to Minnesota at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in The Palace at Auburn Hills. In a year in which the Gophers were expected to win the national team title handily, the final outcome was not decided until American's Josh Glenn defeated ISU's Kurt Backes in sudden victory overtime at 197 pounds. Minnesota got a pin from heavyweight Cole Konrad in the final match of the night, which would have given his team the title even if all three Cyclone finalists had won their matches without bonus points. But Iowa State's run for the first-place trophy impressed all who saw it and that impression was affirmed when Sanderson was named the National Coach of the Year.