COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Iowa State wrestlers Cyler Sanderson and Tyler Clark have been released from their scholarships and will leave the program, Coach Kevin Jackson confirmed Saturday.
Sanderson is planning a transfer to Penn State to finish his final year of eligibility alongside older brothers Cael and Cody. He will be able to compete next season.
Cael Sanderson left ISU in March to take the Nittany Lions’ job. Cody is an assistant coach.
Clark, a two-time NCAA qualifier at 125, has two years of eligibility remaining.
Jackson said he gave Clark a partial release, not allowing him immediate eligibility at Penn State, Iowa or other Big 12 Conference schools.
Seeing Cyler Sanderson follow his family out East wasn’t a huge surprise.
“It is his family. You have to go where your family is. I don’t blame him,” said ISU teammate Jon Reader.
The Cyclones were set to have all 10 NCAA tournament qualifiers return for Jackson’s first season. They are down to eight.
“It’s going to hurt a lot,” Reader said. “We are going to bounce back and try to fill those holes.”