AMES, Iowa ? Five Iowa State wrestlers are among the top eight Midlands Tournament preliminary seeds in their respective weight classes, as released Wednesday by the tournament committee. The Midlands will be contested Dec. 29-30 at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.

Iowa State two-time senior All-American Jon Reader is the top seed at 174 pounds. Junior Jerome Ward is seeded third at 197 pounds. Ward placed seventh at the 2009 Midlands Championships. At 165 pounds Cyclone junior Andrew Sorenson is the sixth seed.* Senior Chris Drouin is seeded sixth at 141 pounds. Iowa State?s other seeded wrestler is 149-pounder Nate Carr Jr.* The senior is seeded ninth.

The seeds are subject to change and do not include the ninth-12th seeded designations. For complete seed information, click here or visit the "links" slideout tab in the photo above.