Olympic Sports

Varner wins gold!

A former Cyclone wrestler is an Olympic champion.

Jake Varner defeated Ukraine’s Valerii Andiitsev at 211 pounds on Sunday afternoon 1-0, 1-0 to win gold for the United States of America.

Varner’s coach at the Olympics is former undefeated four-time NCAA champion Cael Sanderson. Varner was a four-time NCAA Division I All-America and four-time NCAA finalist at Iowa State.

For more on Varner’s big win, CLICK HERE to visit Cyclones.com.

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.