Seven Cyclones Heading To 2013 NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Iowa State will be sending seven
wrestlers to the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships next week in Des Moines,
Iowa. Cyclone heavyweight Matt Gibson received one of five at-large bids available
at 285 pounds to the national tournament, NCAA wrestling officials announced
Gibson joins six other Cyclones who already punched their
tickets to Des Moines March 9 at the conference tournament in Stillwater, Okla.
The Vallejo, Calif. native is now a two-time NCAA qualifier
in three years of competition at Iowa State. Gibson, who finished second at
last week's Big 12 Championships behind No. 2 Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State,
is 17-9 overall on the year and 8-6 in duals.
Iowa State is the host school for this year's national
tournament, which is set to begin Thursday, March 21 at Wells Fargo Arena in
heading to the 2013 NCAA Championships:
141-Luke Goettl (ranked No. 19, 15-11 overall)
149-Max Mayfield^ (unranked, 14-12 overall)
165-Michael Moreno^ (ranked No. 13, 26-7 overall)
174-Tanner Weatherman^ (ranked No. 20, 18-7 overall)
184-Boaz Beard (ranked No. 15, 15-7 overall)
197-Kyven Gadson^ (ranked No. 6, 25-2 overall)
285-Matt Gibson* (ranked No. 18, 17-9 overall)
*denotes at-large selection
^first-time NCAA qualifier
Rankings last updated by InterMat on March 12.