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Second ranked ISU pins #6 Minnesota 19-16

MINNEAPOLIS (KWWL) -- The second-ranked Iowa State wrestling team put up the points early and went on to beat No. 6 Minnesota, 19-16. Bonus points, including a last-second victory by fall from NCAA 197-pound champion Jake Varner, were the difference as Iowa State won for the second straight time on the Gophers' mat.  The last time that ISU claimed back-to-back wins at Minnesota was in victories in the 1982 and 1985 seasons. The Cyclones won despite missing All-Americans Nick Gallick at 141 pounds and David Zabriskie at heavyweight in the match at the Sports Pavilion.

"Overall, the effort was there," Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson said. "We've still got some areas we need to improve on. We've got some guys that need to get our tactical philosophy and once we've got that going we're going to be fine."

The Cyclones return to action at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The event, hosted by Northern Iowa, is  Jan. 9-10 with action beginning Saturday morning.

Online reporter Mark Woodley



174 pounds – Scott Glasser (UM) dec. No. 11 Duke Burk (ISU), 8-2

184 pounds – No. 12 Jerome Ward (ISU) dec. Kaleb Young (UM), 4-0

197 pounds – No. 1 Jake Varner (ISU) pinned Sonny Yohn (UM), 6:59

HWT – No. 10 Ben Berhow (UM) dec. Eric Thompson (ISU), 6-4

125 pounds – No. 13 Andrew Long (ISU) dec. No. 3 Zach Sanders (UM), 8-4

133 pounds – No. 2 Jayson Ness (UM) dec. No. 5 Nick Fanthorpe (ISU), 6-1

141 pounds – No. 6 Mike Thorn (UM) major dec. Dalton Jensen (ISU), 11-3

149 pounds – No. 14 Mitch Mueller (ISU) dec. David Zilverberg (UM), 6-3

157 pounds – Andrew Sorenson (ISU) major dec. Luke Mellmer (UM), 12-0

165 pounds – No. 4 Dustin Schlatter (UM) dec. No. 3 Jon Reader (ISU), 3-2

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