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Iowa, Iowa State fighting for title

Updated: March 19, 2009, 11:58 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The NCAA wrestling championships are fast becoming the Iowa Open.

Iowa State and defending champion Iowa were tied for the lead, both with 30 points, after the first day of the three-day meet Thursday night. The unbeaten Hawkeyes sent six of nine qualifiers to the quarterfinals with much better seeds than Iowa State, which had five qualifiers.

Ohio State was third, followed by Nebraska and Edinboro.

The Cyclones' best hopes are top-seeded heavyweight David Zabriskie, ...

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