Sunday afternoon, one of the most anticipated duals of the year takes place as Iowa will travel to Ames to take on Iowa State. Yesterday, we released our preview and predictions for the action that takes place. With Iowa slightly down and Iowa State looking very solid, this dual represents the Cyclones best chance to earn a victory in almost 20 years. The last time that Iowa State was able to defeat their in-state rival was December 5th, 2004, when they prevailed 19-16 in Iowa’s fabled Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
It’s been a long time since December 5th, 2004. Just how long? Below, we have some fun facts about how different the collegiate wrestling landscape was the last time Iowa State defeated the Hawkeyes.
- Head Coaches at the time were Bobby Douglas (Iowa State) and Jim Zalesky (Iowa)
- Stars for Iowa State in the dual win include Grant Nakamura (125 lbs) who won by fall, Nate Gallick (141 lbs) who beat Alex Tsirtsis in tiebreakers, Trent Paulson (165) who won a shootout over Joe Johnston, Nick Passolano (174 lbs) who also won a wild one over Luke Lofthouse, and Trevor Smith (197 lbs) who won via major decision.
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