COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 9 Mizzou Wrestling (7-0) continued its dominance to start the 2021 campaign Sunday afternoon with a pair of dual victories over nationally ranked foes. The Tigers opened their day with a 34-6 triumph over No. 20 Northern Iowa, followed by a 31-7 win against No. 10 Iowa State.
Mizzou simply overpowered the Panthers and Cyclones grapplers, winning 16-of-20 overall matches on the day. Five of the Tigers’ individual victories occurred against nationally ranked wrestlers, highlighted by 141-pound redshirt junior Allan Hart toppling No. 4 Ian Parker of Iowa State.
Additionally, eight of Mizzou’s wins Sunday resulted in bonus points. 165-pound freshman Keegan O’Toole tallied a technical fall and fall in his two victories, while 184-pound redshirt sophomore Jeremiah Kent produced a fall and major decision.
Hear From Head Coach Brian Smith
On the Tigers’ dominance over the Panthers and Cyclones…
“We wrestled two really good teams and we won a lot of tight matches. We gutted out some very tough wins. We had guys stepping up across the lineup and getting bonus points. We had guys finding a way to win and that’s important this time of the year. We’re going to continue to get better and have a lot of things to work on. To walk out of Hilton Coliseum with two ranked dual wins, that’s pretty big.”
Hear From 141-Pound Redshirt Junior Allan Hart
On his 2-0 afternoon, including triumph over No. 4 ranked opponent…
“It was really good. That first match against Northern Iowa, I got my pace going. In the second match versus Iowa State, it was really huge. He was ranked fourth in the country. I don’t like to play into the rankings, because anything can happen on any given day, but beating someone that highly ranked and established was really cool.”
No. 9 Mizzou over No. 20 Northern Iowa, 34-6
125: No. 20 Brody Teske (UNI) over No. 14 Connor Brown (MIZ) by 12-10 (SV1) decision
133: No. 10 Matt Schmitt (MIZ) over Kyle Biscoglia (UNI) by 4-3 decision
141: No. 10 Allan Hart (MIZ) over Drew Bennett (UNI) by 17-0 technical fall (4:23)
149: No. 3 Brock Mauller (MIZ) over Tristan Lara (UNI) by 5-3 decision
157: No. 12 Jarrett Jacques (MIZ) over Cayd Lara (UNI) by 19-4 technical fall (6:24)
165: No. 13 Keegan O’Toole (MIZ) over Pat Schoenfelder (UNI) by 20-4 technical fall (6:36)
174: No. 19 Peyton Mocco (MIZ) over No. 33 Lance Runyon (UNI) by 9-6 decision
184: No. 18 Jeremiah Kent (MIZ) over Keegan Moore (UNI) by fall (2:23)
197: No. 15 Rocky Elam (MIZ) over Tyrell Gordon (UNI) by 14-2 major decision
HWT: No. 10 Carter Isley (UNI) over No. 7 Zach Elam (MIZ) by 3-2 decision
No. 9 Mizzou over No. 10 Iowa State, 31-7
125: No. 14 Connor Brown (MIZ) over Kysen Terukina (ISU) by 5-4 decision
133: No. 10 Matt Schmitt (MIZ) over No. 30 Zach Redding (ISU) by 4-3 decision
141: No. 10 Allan Hart (MIZ) over No. 4 Ian Parker (ISU) by 7-4 decision
149: No. 3 Brock Mauller (MIZ) over Cam Robinson (ISU) by 7-3 decision
157: No. 3 David Carr (ISU) over No. 12 Jarrett Jacques (MIZ) by 14-1 major decision
165: No. 13 Keegan O’Toole (MIZ) over Grant Stotts (ISU) by fall (4:19)
174: No. 19 Peyton Mocco (MIZ) over No. 26 Julien Broderson (ISU) by fall (0:56)
184: No. 18 Jeremiah Kent (MIZ) over Tate Battani (ISU) by 10-0 major decision
197: No. 15 Rocky Elam over (MIZ) No. 19 Yonger Bastida (ISU) by 5-4 decision
HWT: No. 7 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) over No. 7 Zach Elam (MIZ) by 7-2 decision
125: Alex Mackall (ISU) over Dack Punke (MIZ) by 10-2 major decision
125: Kyle Gollhofer (UNI) over Dack Punke (MIZ) by 3-1 decision
141: Josh Edmond (MIZ) over Cael Happel (UNI) by 7-5 decision
174: Sean Harman MIZ) over Mac Southard (ISU) by 4-3 decision
174: Lance Runyon (UNI) over Duwayne Villalpando (MIZ) by 11-2 major decision
184: Parker Keckeisen (UNI) over Colton Hawks (MIZ) by 3-2 decision
197: Wyatt Koelling (MIZ) over Marcus Coleman (ISU) by 6-4 decision
197: Parker Keckeisen (UNI) over Wyatt Koelling (MIZ) by 6-1 decision
Mizzou has now outscored its opposition this season, 238-34. The Tigers have yet to allow an opponent to score double-digit points in a dual. Additionally, Mizzou has surpassed 30-plus points in six of its seven duals thus far this season.
The Tigers have now toppled Northern Iowa in eight of their past 11 historical meetings.
While Iowa State still holds an eye-opening 44-11 all-time series lead over Mizzou, the Tigers hold recent bragging rights behind a current six-dual winning streak following Sunday’s victory.
Following respective perfect 2-0 afternoons in Ames, Iowa, Mizzou’s Hart, 149-pound junior Brock Mauller, O’Toole, 165-pound redshirt sophomore Peyton Mocco, Kent and 197-pound freshman Rocky Elam all still possess unblemished records this season.
Mizzou returns to the friendly confines of the Hearnes Center next Saturday (Jan. 23) for a tri-dual against Mid-American Conference foes Northern Illinois and Ohio. Action kicks off in Mid-Missouri at noon CT.
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