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WILLIAMS BLOG: Iowa State wrestling is now ranked 12th; changes Mizzou start time

In less than two years at the helm, Kevin Dresser has Iowa State wrestling relevant again.

I’m writing this for the casual fan – to get you to pay attention. I know that I am.

Entering this weekend’s road trip to Oregon State, Dresser has the Cyclones at 9-2 in dual competition with the two losses coming to elite programs Iowa and Oklahoma State.

The Cyclones most recently beat Big 12 opponents South Dakota State and Utah Valley by a combined 100-0.

Iowa State is currently the 12th ranked team in the country.

Dresser, who I have really come to appreciate, was on my radio show Monday night. He’s challenging 10,000 Iowa State fans to show up for the regular season finale against Missouri on Feb. 24. To accommodate that challenge, Iowa State announced on Tuesday that it has changed the start time vs. Missouri to 5 p.m. instead of 2.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.