ISU In Second At Midlands, Zabriskie Joins Varner
EVANSTON, Ill. – The Iowa State wrestling team stands in second place with six semifinalists after the first day of the Midlands Championships in Welsh-Ryan Arena Tuesday. At the conclusion of the second session of wrestling, ISU’s 92.5 points trails Iowa (100). Missouri is in third with 73.5 points.
ISU’s heavyweight, David Zabriskie, pulled off another stellar victory by defeating returning NCAA champion Mark Ellis by decision, 6-4, in the Midlands quarterfinals. The No. 3-seeded Cyclone fought off the larger, sixth-seeded Tiger opponent on several takedown attempts to prevail as the winner.
The victory puts Zabriskie at 100 wins for his Cyclone career. He joins his teammate Jake Varner (197) in the “100-Win Club” as the 34th member. The Branchville, N.J., native moves forward to the Midlands semifinals for the second time in his career.
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