It was State that really needed a break after Campbell's victory put Iowa ahead 19-8. The Cyclones had to get two pins in the remaining two bouts to win. The victories came, but only by decisions.
That left the members of State's team feeling a little like the three almost-made-it wrestlers pictured on Kurdelmeier's office wall. Their names are Kooda-Ben, Wooda-Ben and Shooda-Ben. Iowa and Iowa State have another dual meet in February, and they are sure to encounter each other in the NCAAs. But at least for the moment, it is the Hawkeyes who should finish the season thinking how extraordinary '75-'76 has-ben.