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Cyclones Finish 11th At NCAA Championships

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Release: 03/23/2013
         
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DES MOINES, Iowa – The young Iowa State wrestling team made drastic improvements in 2012-13, finishing in 11th place with 41.5 team points at the 2013 NCAA Championships, which ended Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

A bulk of Iowa State’s team points came from three All-Americans in sophomore Michael Moreno (sixth at 165), sophomore Kyven Gadson (sixth at 197) and Matt Gibson (eighth at 285).  The three went a combined 16-9 in the tournament en route to the All-America podium.

ISU started the year 1-3 in duals. But a patient head coach Kevin Jackson rallied his troops and the Cyclones won 10 of their last 12 duals, finishing second at the Big 12 Championships behind No. 2 Oklahoma State.

Iowa State heads into the offseason with much promise, as the Cyclones return eight starters from this year’s squad, including two All-Americans and five NCAA-qualifiers.

Final Team Standings:

1. Penn State - 123.5 (points)

2. Oklahoma State - 119.5

3. Minnesota - 103.0

4. Iowa - 73.0

5. Cornell - 65.0

6. Ohio State - 59.5

7. Missouri - 56.5

8. Oregon State - 48.5

9. Illinois - 45.5

10. Virginia Tech - 43.5

11. Iowa State - 41.5

12. Oklahoma - 38.5

13. Nebraska - 38.0

14. Edinboro - 37.5

15. Northern Iowa - 34.0

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