Here’s a fact: the Iowa State Wrestling Team is bad.
Here’s another fact: Tom Brands is 12-0 against the Cyclones in dual meets.
So. Why are we even wrestling this meet? That’s a good question. Iowa State obviously hired Kevin Dresser, a former national champion for Iowa, to run the program, along with a number of former Iowa wrestlers to assist him.
It was good for the rivalry, they said. It’ll make things more interesting, they said.
Well, unfortunate for Iowa State, nothing is going to get better for this season. The Cyclones have just one ranked wrestler and their lineup is just... sad.
Ian Parker might beat Vince Turk, which is the only interesting thing that might happen in this dual. It’s hard to suggest even watching this match, which will be needlessly inaccessible as most things that have to do with Iowa State are.
WHERE WHAT HOW ETC:
Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IAsa
2 p.m. Central
Cyclones.TV (is that even a real thing??)
AM 800 KXIC and if you’re outside that, the audio will be streamed online at Hawkeye All-Access.