ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Top-ranked Iowa is the heavy favorite to repeat in the NCAA wrestling championships. So heavy, the unbeaten Hawkeyes fielded questions the day before the meet, about what it would take not to win it all.
Iowa was 24-0 during the regular season, won the Big Ten championships by 27.5 points and has qualifiers in all but one of the 10 weight classes.
Iowa State, which shared the Big 12 title with Nebraska, qualified its entire lineup. Boise State, Cornell, Illinois, Ohio State and Oklahoma State also have nine wrestlers in the field.
The 157-pound weight class is perhaps the most loaded, with two NCAA champions, a national runner-up in Mike Poeta of Illinois, and seven All-Americans. Top seed Jordan Burroughs of Nebraska (30-0) is among nine unbeatens in the field.
Courtesy: Associated Press
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