Reader, Varner to Midlands Finals
EVANSTON, Ill. – Iowa State redshirt freshman Jon Reader (165) and Cyclone sophomore All-American Jake Varner (184) each advanced into the championship match of the 45th Midlands Championships Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Nick Fanthorpe (133), Cyler Sanderson (157) and David Zabriskie (HWT) will contend for third-place honors. Wrestling for seventh place will be 149-pounder Mitch Mueller and David Bertolino at 197 pounds. Nick Gallick placed seventh for Iowa State, winning on a medical forfeit. ISU sits in second place heading into tonight's final session with 132 points behind Iowa, which has 165 points and leads five grapplers into the finals. Central Michigan is third with 113.5 points, followed by Illinois (93) and Northwestern (82.5).