Iowa puts dual-meet streak on the line

January, 14, 2011

UConn women's basketball saw its winning streak end at 90 in December. But another college dynasty still has a streak going: Iowa wrestling.

The Hawkeyes' streak of 69 consecutive dual-meet victories will be on the line Sunday against the program's archrival in collegiate success: Oklahoma State. The No. 6-ranked Cowboys are host to No. 10 Iowa (ESPNU, 5:30 p.m. ET) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

Oklahoma State has 34 NCAA team titles, while Iowa has 23, including the last three years in a row.

The Hawkeyes are chasing the Cowboys' dual-meet record; Oklahoma State won 76 consecutive duals from 1937-51. And the Cowboys program also has a pair of 69-match winning streaks to tie Iowa in second place, those coming from 1921-32 and 1996-99.

Iowa's current streak began three years ago -- Jan. 12, 2008 -- right after the Hawkeyes' last loss to Oklahoma State. The Cowboys lead the series 25-18-1.

Oklahoma State lost twice -- to Virginia Tech and Missouri -- in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals last weekend in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Hawkeyes didn't compete in that event. Iowa is 8-0 this season in dual meets, but finished fourth in the Midlands Championships in late December.



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