No. 14 Cyclones Travel to Take on No. 18 Missouri
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State wrestling team will be traveling to Columbia, Mo. this weekend to take on No. 18 Missouri.* The Cyclones are ranked 14th in the country and will be looking to earn their first win in Big 12 competition.
Iowa State vs. Missouri
Sunday at 1 p.m. CST
Feb 13, Columbia Mo.
Live Stats available at cyclones.com
The Cyclones are 9-8 in dual competition this season, with victories over Virginia Tech, Kent State, Boston University, Old Dominion, Northern Illinois, American, Northern Iowa and Arizona State.
Iowa State placed eighth at the National Duals, Jan. 8-9 in the UNI-Dome.
Jon Reader (174-lbs.) has a 30-0 record this season, and has won titles at the Hokie Open, the Harold Nichols Open and the Midlands Championships. Reader is also the top-ranked wrestler in the country according to Intermat.com and WIN Magazine.
Chris Drouin (141-lbs.) and Chris Spangler (165-lbs.) joined Jon Reader on the stand at Midlands with fourth-and sixth-place finishes. Iowa State finished eighth as a team.
Iowa State boasts a line-up that includes four wrestlers rated in the top 20 of their respective weight classes.
The Cyclones defeated in-state rivals Northern Iowa 21-20. Junior heavyweight Kyle Simonson defeated Blayne Beale by a score of 3-2 to seal the victory for the Cyclones.
Matt Gibson (HWT) and Jon Reader were both crowned champions at the Hokie Open.
In his first appearance in Hilton Coliseum, sophomore Patrick Hunter (125-lbs) sent the crowd to its feet with a second-period pin against Boston University.
Iowa State vs. Missouri Notes
Iowa State leads the all-time series against Missouri 45-5.
The last meeting between the two teams was won by the Cyclones 28-10 in Ames, Iowa on Feb. 14, 2010.
Scouting the Tigers
Missouri has seven wrestlers ranked in the top 20, led by junior heavyweight Dom Bradley who is rated fourth in the country.
Missouri is currently 14-8 in dual meets and the Tigers also won the 2010 Midlands Championships for the first time in school history.
True freshman Alan Waters leads the Tigers with 35 victories in 39 matches.
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