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2nd ranked Cyclones lose to #5 Missouri

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 2 Iowa State forfeited the 133-pound weight class to No. 5 Missouri and it proved to be the difference at the Hearnes Center Sunday, as the Tigers scored an 18-15 victory.  The win lifted Missouri to 18-4 in dual competition. ISU falls to 13-3. Iowa State held a 5-4 edge in the contested matches. The Cyclones were paced by the winning efforts of No. 2-ranked heavyweight David Zabriskie and No. 1 ranked 197-pounder Jake Varner, as well as victories at 125, 149 and 184 pounds.

"(ISU 133-pound All-American Nick Fanthorpe) could have wrestled today," head coach Cael Sanderson said.  "It's more important to have him ready to go for the NCAAs.  This is just a dual meet.  It still would have been nice to win though."

It was Zabriskie's second match this season against a No. 1-ranked heavyweight.  The Cyclone big man was victorious once again.  In a matchup against top-rated Mark Ellis of Mizzou, the second-ranked Zabriskie edged the Tiger in extra time, 2-1 (TB1).  Zabriskie was tireless in wearing down Ellis throughout the match and broke free from the Tiger's grasp in the first tie-breaker period to secure the victory.  Zabriskie is now 26-2 this season. Ellis falls to 25-2.

ISU's Varner notched another quality victory on his season slate by controlling Missouri's Maxwell Askren by a score of 9-4.  The top-ranked Cyclone used three takedowns in the first-period to power his way past the fourth-ranked Missouri wrestler.  Varner, a Bakersfield, Calif. native, improves to 23-1 this season.

The dual started at 125 pounds and the intensity was kicked up a notch early.  ISU's Tyler Clark fought off Troy Dolan of Missouri, 4-2 (TB1).  Clark used a pair of back points in his turn on top in double-overtime to secure the victory.

After giving the Tigers six forfeiture points from the 133-pound class, the Cyclones dropped another weight on a controversial stalling call against Nick Gallick in sudden victory against MU's Marcus Hoehn.  The Tiger took the match by decision, 4-3 (SV).

Redshirt freshman Iowa Stater Jerome Ward edged MU's Dorian Henderson by decision, 5-2.

Mitch Mueller, ranked 18th at 149 pounds, won over Missouri's Andrew Sherry 6-3 to net the decision.

Iowa State takes the mat next alongside the Cyclone gymnastics team for the second-ever Beauty and the Beast event at Hilton Coliseum Friday at 7 p.m.  ISU plays host to No. 11 Minnesota.  The Cyclones beat the Gophers, 18-15 last season in Minneapolis, Minn.

IOWA STATE 15, MISSOURI 18
125 - Tyler Clark (ISU) dec. Troy Dolan (MU), 4-2 (TB1)
133 - Todd Schavrien (MU) won by forfeit
141 - Marcus Hoehn (MU) dec. Nick Gallick (ISU), 4-3 (SV)
149 - Mitch Mueller (ISU) dec. Andrew Sherry (MU), 6-3
157 - Michael Chandler (MU) dec. Cyler Sanderson (ISU), 4-0
165 - Nicholas Marable (MU) dec. Jon Reader (ISU), 3-2
174 - Raymond Jordan (MU) dec. Duke Burk (ISU), 6-1
184 - Jerome Ward (ISU) dec. Dorian Henderson (MU), 5-2
197 - Jake Varner (ISU) dec.  Maxwell Askren (MU), 9-4
HWT - David Zabriskie (ISU) dec. Mark Ellis (MU), 2-1 (TB1)

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