ISU Wrestlers Lead After Semis, Six To Finals
NORMAN, Okla. – The journey for an Iowa State four-peat is alive at the 2010 Big 12 Championship at the McCasland Field House. But like two of the last three years, it could come down to the meet’s last match. The second-ranked Cyclones lead the event through the semifinals with 51 points six finalists. Oklahoma State trails with 49 points and has six finalists. Oklahoma totaled 33 points, with Missouri and Nebraska tied at 16 points to round out the team competition. ISU advanced six wrestlers to the finals, with four Iowa Staters competing in the consolation. The second session is set to begin at 4 p.m. Championship matches are at 7 p.m.
“We lost a couple matches against OSU that we thought we could win,” Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson said. “We need to be ready tonight as we are vulnerable in the team scoring.”
ISU’s Andrew Long scored big points with a semifinal stick of NU’s David Klingsheim at 125 pounds. The Cyclone freshman pinned the Husker at the 4:36 mark. ISU’s three-time NCAA finalist Jake Varner scored bonus points with a 14-3 major decision victory over Missouri’s Brent Haynes. The ISU 125-pounder advances to face OU’s Jarrod Patterson in the finals. Varner will meet Nebraska’s Craig Brester in the 197-pound final.
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Re: ISU Wrestlers Lead After Semis, Six To Finals
I hope Wards match doesnt come back to bite us. Z in the man... how he keeps beating that kid with every match being so close i dont know. But he just beat the defending national champ for the second time this year, and the 6-7 or 8th time in his career.