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46th Annual Big Eight Conference Wrestling Championships
February 24, 1979 - February 25, 1979 @ Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
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Cyclones Claim Crown
Iowa State shook off Oklahoma State's mild challenge with five of six victories in the finals Sunday night to claim the Big Eight Conference wrestling championship. SOURCE: The Daily Oklahoman, February 26, 1979. Click for larger image.




Varsity

Team Final

Iowa State University [IA] 81.75, Oklahoma State University [OK] 65.76, University of Oklahoma [OK] 54.5, University of Missouri, Columbia [MO] 45.25, University of Colorado [CO] 32.5, University of Nebraska [NB] 5.5

Outstanding Wrestler Award - Kelly Ward (ISU)

Championship Final (1st)

118  Don Finnegan (ISU) > Howard Aufleger (OSU) decision 9-2
126  Derek Glenn (UC) > Bryan Evans (UO) decision 14-11
134  Mike Land (ISU) > Lewis Sondgeroth (UC) decision 21-10
142  Lee Roy Smith (OSU) > Andre Metzger (UO) decision 9-7
150  Charles Shelton (OSU) > Brian Neitenbach (UC) decision 13-7
158  Kelly Ward (ISU) > Mike Pollock (UMC) fall 7:46
167  Dave Powell (ISU) > Fred Duell (OSU) decision 5-3
177  Jimm Darlington (UO) > Gary Germundson (OSU) decision 6-3
190  Eric Wais (OSU) > Mike Mann (ISU) decision 8-4
HWT  Tom Waldon (ISU) > Jeff Gillman (UMC) decision 5-3

Consolation Final (3rd)

118  Mike Monday (UO) > Khris Whelan (UMC) decision 13-9
126  Keith Whelan (UMC) > Rick Whitehead (UN) decision 10-3
134  Frank DeAngelis (UO) > Dane Ives (UMC) decision 7-4
142  Dave Brown (ISU) > Mike Pollock (UMC) decision 8-4
150  Paul Merritt (UMC) > Steve Peck (UN) decision 5-4
158  Ricky Stewart (OSU) > Isreal Sheppard (OSU) decision 6-2
167  David Miller (UMC) > Jim Hall (UO) decision 9-3
177  Dave Allen (ISU) > Brian Neitenbach (UC) decision 13-2
190  Edcar Thomas (UO) > Brad Moseley (UMC) decision 22-15 (1OT)
HWT  Steve Williams (UO) > George Rambour (UN) decision 3-2


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