Session IV (Semis/Blood Round): Mizzou

#12 Mizzou – 13th (40.0 Points)

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Missouri had a rough afternoon, going 2-4 in six matches. Josh Edmond and Colton Hawks both lost heartbreakers in the bloodround in razor close matches. Rocky Elam couldn’t keep up with powerhouse Aaron Brooks, and Keegan O’Toole lost late against David Carr to end his title shots. Zach Elam broke onto the podium and won two in a row to make the consolation semis in the morning. O’Toole, Rocky, and Zach are all still alive for tomorrow’s morning session. 

141lbs: #21 Josh Edmond – DNP

  • Champ. Round 1: #21 Josh Edmond Dec. #12 Wyatt Henson (LH) (SV 4-1)
  • Champ. Round 2: #5 Anthony Echemendia (ISU) Dec. #21 Josh Edmond (8-2)
  • Cons. Round 2: #21 Josh Edmond Dec. #22 CJ Composto (PENN) (10-5)
  • Round of 16: #21 Josh Edmond Maj. #20 Tom Crook (VT) (15-6)
  • Bloodround: #26 Vance Vombaur (MINN) Dec. #21 Josh Edmond (SV 8-5)

I’m gonna call it what it is, I think Edmond got hosed in his bloodround match. A 1-1 match where Edmond was the aggressor the whole match turned into a 10 minute review by the refs and it looked like they got it wrong. The final sequence: Edmond scored a takedown on the edge and it looked like he was quickly reversed. That would have made it 4-3 in favor of Edmond with 1 second left. After a 10 minute review the refs determined that Vombaur scored an escape and simultaneous takedown instead of a reversal and gave Vombaur a 5-4 lead. Edmond managed to escape to tie it with short time and take it to overtime. In OT Edmond once again got to a leg but Vombaur managed to create a scramble and get the takedown. Long reviews are bad enough, but that call was worse. 

165lbs: #1 Keegan O’Toole

  • Champ. Round 1: #1 Keegan O’Toole Fall #33 Jack Thomsen (UNI) (2:55)
  • Champ. Round 2: #1 Keegan O’Toole Fall #16 Will Miller (APP) (5:57)
  • Quarterfinals: #1 Keegan O’Toole Fall #8 Antrell Taylor (NEB)
  • Semifinals: #4 David Carr (ISU) Dec. #1 Keegan O’Toole (8-6)

Next Match: Consi. Semis – #20 Hunter Garvin (Stanford)

After an absolute absurd run to the semifinals, O’Toole fell to David Carr for his first loss this season. O’Toole was on him early and came close to a takedown, with Mizzou throwing a challenge brick but the call not being upheld. O’Toole took bottom in the second period and scored a point after Carr’s second stall followed by a quick escape. Carr scored a takedown with short time, but O’Toole escaped…

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Written by James Hackney

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