Varner to Semis; Seven Clones Alive
ST. LOUIS – Iowa State's top-seeded Jake Varner advanced to the 184-pound semifinals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships with a 2-0 win over eighth-seeded rival Roger Kish of Minnesota. ISU sent six grapplers to the quarterfinals, but Varner was the only Cyclone to advance in the championship bracket. Cyler Sanderson rallied Friday morning to win two consolation matches at 157 pounds. The six Cyclones still alive in the consolation bracket must win their match Friday night in order to earn All-America honors. In the team race, Iowa State is tied for 10th with Michigan with 33 points. Iowa has opened a 20-point lead with 67 points to Nebraska and Oklahoma State's 47.5 points. Ohio State (44.5) and Central Michigan (43) round out the top-five teams.