Olympic Sports

Wrestling: Iowa State finishes 12th at NCAA Championships

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships wrapped up Saturday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena with Iowa State finishing just outside the top-10 in 12th with 42 points.

Three Cyclones earned All-American honors: Kyven Gadson (fourth at 197), Michael Moreno (fifth at 165) and Earl Hall (eighth at 125). 

Iowa State wrestlers have now earned All-America honors 287 times, good for No. 3 all-time in NCAA Division I wrestling.

Gadson and Moreno were both repeat All-Americans, each placing higher than last season at 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines. Hall is a first-time All-American.

All six NCAA-qualifiers return for the Cyclones next season. Kyle Larson (125), John Meeks (141) and Quean Smith all have starting experience. Talented freshman Daniel Woiwor, a top-100 recruit coming out of high school, will compete for a spot at 157 pounds.

Final team standings:

1. Penn State – 109.5 pts.
2. Minnesota – 104 pts.
3. Oklahoma State – 96.5 pts.
4. Iowa – 78.5 pts. 
5. Edinboro – 62 pts.
6. Ohio State – 57 pts. 
7. Cornell – 53 pts.
8. Virginia Tech – 49 pts.
9. Northwestern – 46 pts.
10. Oklahoma – 45 pts. 
11. Nebraska – 43.5 pts. 
12. Iowa State – 42 pts.
13. Illinois – 41 pts.
14. Missouri – 40.5 pts. 
15. UNI – 40 pts. 
16. Wisconsin – 36 pts. 
17. Michigan – 35 pts.
18. Lehigh – 29.5 pts. 
19. North Carolina State – 24 pts. 
20. Maryland – 21 pts.

Cyclone Fanatic

contributor