Trent Paulson Named ISU MVP
AMES, Iowa – Trent Paulson, the NCAA champion 157-pound wrestler, was named Iowa State's most outstanding grappler Tuesday at the ISU Wrestling Awards Banquet at Hickory Hall. Paulson, NCAA runner-up Cyclones Travis Paulson, Jake Varner and Kurt Backes were honored for their All-American performances which powered the Cyclones to a second-place NCAA Championships finish. Iowa State also won its first Big 12 Conference title March 3 in Columbia, Mo. ISU head coach Cael Sanderson was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year and the National Coach of the Year in his first season as Iowa State head coach.