Pretty big news out of Evanston, Illinois as it was announced by Northwestern University’s head coach that Iowa State is headed back to the Midlands championships. No official schedule has been released by the Cyclones, but hearing it from the tournament host’s mouth is as good as it gets this time of year (the only other news we have is Virginia Tech releasing their schedule, which happens to have Iowa State on it).
This is the first time since the 2012-2013 season that Iowa State will attend the Midlands. In lieu of attending the Midlands, Iowa State had been competing at the Southern Scuffle for the past two seasons where they took 8th in 2014, and 11th this past season.
The last time Iowa State was at the Midlands they finished 17th garnering 32.5 points. That year Kyven Gadson was the only Cyclone to finish on the stand (4th) at the tournament, but three other Cyclones finished in the round of 12.
Like a lot of Midwestern teams, the Cyclones have a storied history at the Midlands Championships, being one of only 11 teams to ever win the tournament team title, and have won that title on eight occasions, the most recent in 2006. The eight team titles ranks second all-time in the Midlands tournament history. This will be the Cylcone’s 31st trip to the Midlands, and they have crowned 46 individual champions in their prior 30 appearances.