Iowa State Championships

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  1. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    #1 jaretac, Mar 16, 2009
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    I've been doing allot of (fun) research this weekend and found out that ISU has won allot of championships I didn't know about. Thought I would share what I've found.

    These are all team titles:
    Men's basketball- 10 titles
    Big 6: 1935, 1941, 1944, 1945
    Big 7: 1955
    Big 8: 1959, 1996
    Big 12: 2000(2), 2001

    Wrestling- 14 titles
    Big 6: 1933, 1937, 1941, 1947
    Big 7: 1958
    Big 8: 1970, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987
    Big 12: 2007, 2008, 2009

    Track&Field- 26
    Big 6: 1944 (2), 1945 (2), 1946
    Big 8: 1974(2), 1975(2), 1976(2), 1977, 1978(2), 1979(2), 1981, 1983, 1984 (2), 1985, 1986 (2), 1988, 1990, 1991 (2), 1992, 1993 (2), 1994

    Cross Country- 10
    Big 8: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1994

    Women's Gymnastics- 4
    Big 8: 1975, 1977
    Big 12: 2000, 2006

    Golf- 4
    Big 6: 1940, 1947, 1953
    Big 8: 1993

    Baseball- 3
    Big 8: 1957, 1970, 1971

    Women's Basketball- 3
    Big 12: 2000(2), 2001

    Football- 3
    MVC: 1911, 1912
    Big 12: 2004 (North)
    82 Conference Titles (missing info on men's gymnastics and swimming)


    Wrestling- 1933, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1987

    Cross Country- 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1989, 1994

    Gymnastics- 1971, 1973, 1974

    Mascot-2007, 2009:jimlad:
    20 National Titles (not counting mascot)
     
  2. cyman1189

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    dont forget Cy's winning of the Capital One all american mascot award!!!!
     
  3. jaretac

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    How's that
     
  4. I think we need a Cardinal and Gold National Championship in Wrestling this year!
     
  5. jaretac

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    I say wrestling and women's basketball

    wrestling is probably more realistic- but I can dream
     
  6. KneeGusto

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    Not to be a nit-picker, but where are the Iowa State NCAA Boxing Championship Banners that once hung in Hilton Coliseum?

    Although it is no longer an NCAA sport, aren't we losing a bit of history by ignoring these NCAA Champions?
     
  7. CTAClone

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    Whatever happened to our cross country program? We used to be national powerhouses
     
  8. jaretac

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    I know, it is next to impossible to find info on former sports.
     
  9. CycloneJoe

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    So are we better than EIU no way that have more titles than that!

    They have a few wrestling titles but nothing like that list!!
     
  10. Dryburn

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    The men's gymnastics team won the National Championships in 1971. 1973 and 1974. I remember.....I was a student at ISU then, and working at Hilton Coliseum. They also won at least 10 Big 8 Conference Team Championships, not sure of the years. They had a great coach back then, Ed Gagnier. He even wrote a book on gymnastics.
     
  11. Drive4cy

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    This was a pretty damn good athletic department in the 70s. Almost every sport had success except basketball. Even football was rollin!
     
  12. Dryburn

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    You're right. ISU finally got to some bowl games in the 70's. Even Men's basketball was on the right path. Hard to say what might have happened there if Maury John had not taken ill at the start of the 73/74 season. I think he only coached like 4 or 5 games that year. Then we were stuck with several years of Ken Trickey and Lynn Nance until Johnny came along. I don't remember how strong the women's teams were then. They did not compete in Hilton. Back then it was Men's basketball and gymnastics, wrestling and hockey.
     
  13. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I have those, what I don't have is the Men's gymnastics conference championships.

    You do realize that the first list is conference. I have no clue how many conference titles EIU has, but I'm guessing it is more than you think.
     
  14. jaretac

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    According to wikipiedia, the hawks have around 103 Big10 titles, of course 32 of those were wrestling and that doesn't take into account any MVC titles they may have picked up before the Big10. For national titles, the hawks supposedly have 24 (however, one of them is debatable). Of our 20, 7 of them are non-NCAA, however, I feel they are just as legit since the NCAA didn't have a national title in that event at the time and actually took over the organization that gave us our title.
     

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