Jake Varner wins 96 Kg

Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by buf87, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. buf87

    buf87 Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    4,589
    57
    48
    Male
    Iowa
    #1 buf87, Jun 11, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
    Beats Hanke from Oregon State. That's 2 former Iowa State wrestlers out of 7 on the World team
     
  2. leroycyclone

    leroycyclone Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    866
    18
    18
    Retired and Happy
    Boulder, CO
    Reader was in the mix too, ousted by Cael. There was a photo of Reader over Cael's shoulder in an Eastern newspaper today.

    The new FB facility, as I understand it, will open up space for a dedicated wrestling facility in the Olsen Bldg.

    It's great to have Reader, Varner, Sanderson and the Paulsons competing for spots in World tournaments.

    It's great that a dedicated wrestling facility is in the near future.

    It seems that the added FB broadcast TV contracts from the 10 team Big 12 Conference is being put to use for football and the wrestling team gains too. We need to win the NCAA championship.

    ISU has the history of individual championships, 65. We need add the 9th team championship. Putting money into wrestling is putting money to good use.
     
  3. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
    Staff Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    29,940
    530
    113
    Writer
    Chicago, IL
    Great news!
     
  4. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    11,202
    304
    83
    Marshalltown
    I bet that was wierd for Reader and Sanderson. Didn't realize they were that close in weight. Thought Cael was much bigger. Closer to Varner
     
  5. CYKOFAN

    CYKOFAN Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    4,947
    116
    63
    Cael vs Varner would be a match worth seeing. I'd guess they went at it a few times in the wrestling room.
     
  6. whirlybirds

    whirlybirds Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    2,207
    79
    48
    Knoxville, IA
    they're both dead to me......
     
  7. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    2,799
    119
    63
    Ames via Sioux Falls, SD
    What's your problem with Varner? Were back to back NCAA titles not good enough for you?
     
  8. cloneswereall

    cloneswereall Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    3,159
    153
    63
    Cael was, until he decided it would be easier to go at 84KG than 96KG.
     
  9. WrestlingWatch

    Dec 6, 2009
    205
    9
    18
    In an interview he said that Varner was like a brother to him and he didn't want to have to wrestle him for a team spot.
     
  10. leroycyclone

    leroycyclone Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    866
    18
    18
    Retired and Happy
    Boulder, CO
    Varner won the NCAA championship on national TV. That was fun to watch. He was amazing. He is a beast on the mat.

    Z won too. Back to back champions for ISU that evening. I doubt if many schools can claim that honor.

    Reader was amazing this year. He's a beast. With more training at the international level, he'll do ISU proud.

    I'm so happy that wrestling gets a bigger and better training site.
     
  11. acqflisu

    acqflisu Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    240
    9
    18
    Engr / Business Analysis
    Davenport, Iowa
    I didn't realize Varner was wrestling for the PSU Club. Not sure how I feel about that, but not surprising with his history with Cael. Glad he was a Cyclone and won titles.
     
  12. leroycyclone

    leroycyclone Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    866
    18
    18
    Retired and Happy
    Boulder, CO
    Varner earned a $45,000/year salary to be on the PSU payroll. I wasn't told his exact tile or position of responsibility. He's training to wrestle ojn the international circuit. He's training in College Station with PSU wrestlers and that's a heck of a recruiting tool.

    This is probably an example of PSU having more money than many wrestling schools.
     

Share This Page