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Clone Zone Classics: 1986 ISU vs. Iowa Wrestling

Release: 12/05/2008
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AMES, Iowa - When the top two programs in a sport are both located in the same state, you know you're in for a knock-down, drag-out battle. The epic wrestling duals between Iowa State and Iowa are no exception. These two titans of the sport have gone toe-to-toe for decades. As No. 2 Iowa State visits No. 1 Iowa on Saturday evening, the college wrestling world will stop to watch.

   Clone Zone Classics
   Wrestling: 1986 ISU vs. Iowa (Summit vs. Egeland, Courtesy  IPTV)
   Wrestling: 1986 ISU vs. Iowa (Tate vs. Alger, Courtesy  IPTV)


Clone Zone is proud to bring Iowa State wrestling fans a little prelude to this weekend's dual. For this week, we set the time machine for Feb. 23, 1986. Iowa was ranked No. 1 in the nation, riding a 36-dual winning streak. The Cyclones, ranked second nationally under first-year head coach Jim Gibbons, had only one blemish on their slate so far - a 25-9 loss to the Hawkeyes in Iowa City just five weeks prior. In that dual, Iowa State managed only one victory and two draws.

The regular-season finale featured decidedly different results. The two matches we bring you this week are at 118 pounds and 158 pounds. At 118, ISU's Perry Summit took the mat looking to avenge a 10-8 loss to Iowa's Matt Egeland. The 158-pound bout pitted ISU's Bill Tate against Iowa's Royce Alger. Alger beat Tate 11-7 in the first meeting between the two.

Enjoy this look back with "Clone Zone Classics: 1986 Iowa State-Iowa", and tune in to Clone Zone throughout the wrestling season for more classic Cyclone wrestling. Click the links above to watch both bouts courtesy of IPTV.

Stay tuned to and Clone Zone for additional featured matches throughout the 2008-09 season.

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