Jake Varner Wins Midlands Title
EVANSTON, Ill. – In a battle of the Jakes, it was Iowa State's Jake Varner who avenged his 2007 NCAA Championship loss to former Northwestern NCAA 184-pound champion Jake Herbert with a 3-1 sudden victory win Sunday at the Midlands Championships in Welsh-Ryan Arena. Cyclone Jon Reader finished as the 165-pound runner-up. Placing third for the Cyclones were Nick Fanthorpe and Cyler Sanderson at 133 and 157 pounds, respectively. Iowa State finished second in the team race with 139 points. Iowa took home the team trophy with 185 points. Central Michigan was third was 117.5 points and Illinois fourth with 100 points.