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Wrestlers Face A Stacked Oklahoma State Lineup in Stillwater

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2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships

The grind continues for the #15 Cyclones as they make a quick turnaround from Friday’s 25-6 victory over Oklahoma to take on the #3 Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Where: Stillwater, Oklahoma

When: 2:00PM, Sunday, January 27th

Stream: Flowrestling ($$)

Projected Lineups

Lineups

Weight ISU Wrestler Record Seed # of Allocations at the Weight
Weight ISU Wrestler Record Seed # of Allocations at the Weight
125 #22 Alex Mackall 21-9 5 5
133 #10 Austin Gomez 18-4 2 5
141 #12 Ian Parker 21-5 2 6
149 #11 Jarrett Degen 23-5 3 7
157 Chase Straw 17-10 3 1
165 Logan Schumacher 15-11 US 5
174 #23 Marcus Coleman 24-10 4 4
184 #11 Sam Colbray 23-5 1 4
197 #5 Willie Miklus 19-2 2 7
HWT #26 Gannon Gremmel 24-11 3 6

*Rankings from the 1/22/19 Coaches Panel

Key Matches

141

Parker’s match against #10 ranked Demas on Friday night kicked off a gauntlet that it going to last through the end of the regular season. He goes straight from Demas to #12 ranked Kaid Brock on Sunday, then has #9 ranked Findlay of Utah Valley next Sunday, and then closes out the season with matches against #3 Eierman or Missouri and #6 Alber of UNI. Only in the duals against SDSU and Oregon State will he not get an opponent ranked in the top twelve. The 4-3 win he got over Demas on Friday cemented Parker in the top twenty so going forward all of these remaining matches are about setting himself up with as good a seed as possible for Big XIIs and NCAAs. If he can pick up a win over Brock on Sunday he’ll be looking at being no lower than a three seed in Tulsa and also will officially have moved in to the R12/low AA conversation.

197

Because he missed the Southern Scuffle Miklus has only had two matches against top twenty opponents. In those two matches he is 0-2. His best win so far this season was his 6-5 win over #25 Jake Woodley on Friday night. Right now Miklus’s ranking is based entirely on what he’s done in prior seasons, which is fair, he is a three time All American after all. But he can only coast on that for so long. If he doesn’t start picking up some quality wins that ranking is going to drop and he won’t get a high seed in Pittsburgh. He needs to show that he deserves to be in the top ten by picking up a win against #10 Greer. If he does then we can still consider him to be a serious contender to pick up a fourth All American award in March. But if he drops this one you have to start to wonder if the years are catching up to him.

Prediction

This one isn’t going to be as fun as the last six. I’m struggling to come up with any scenario that has Iowa State winning more than four matches and it’s entirely possible that the Cyclones could get blanked. But I think that at least one of Parker and Miklus will pick up a win to put Iowa State on the board. I’ve got the Cowboys wining this one 32-6.

Next Up

The Cyclones will host a pair of conference duals this coming weekend. South Dakota State will come to Ames at 7PM on Friday and Utah Valley will be in town at 2PM on Sunday.