Gallick is now 6-1 all-time against Ware including a 3-1 decision at the NWCA All-Star Classic earlier this year. Ware's only win in the series came in last year's NCAA Championship bout – ruining Gallick's bid for an unblemished 2004-2005 campaign.
Though Gallick's win may have
provided the spark in the Cyclones' lineup, it was Trent Paulson at 157-pounds
who started a streak of four consecutive Cyclone victories to seal a 19-16 win
over No. 5 Oklahoma.
At 165-pounds, Travis Paulson earned an 8-1 decision over No. 14 Jarrod King and opened the door for 174-pounder David Bertolino to break the meet open. With the score 13-10 in favor of the Cyclones, Bertolino scored an escape late in the match to defeat No. 13 Wes Roberts 6-5.
Kurt Backes looked to be back to his old form with a 10-8 decision over No. 13 Justin Dyer. Though inconsistent throughout most of the season, Backes has managed to stay close in all of his matches and usually pull out a win in the end.
The win pushes the ninth-ranked
Cyclones to 10-4 overall and 1-0 in Big 12 competition. They will face No. 2 Oklahoma State at 2