Mizzou 41 Purdue 3
Mizzou 22 Cornell 9
Overall: I thought Mizzou wrestled well overall. Cornell is a good team and Purdue is unaccustomed to getting beat like this. The team seemed to ride well all weekend and was able to score late in periods. Transition wrestling was another strength for the Tigers as they seemed to flow from takedowns and reversals to turns and from escapes to offense on their feet. An area to improve were sense of urgency when the major was in reach, because some guys did not push the pace late in bouts. I was also surprised that Erneste and Eierman in particular took so few shots. They are at their best when they are offensive. Mizzou’s win streak is now at 30 duals and counting. I’m looking forward to their next dual against Ohio on January 11th. All rankings utilized in this article are courtesy of Flowrestling. Thanks for reading!
#3 Jaydin Eierman Fall over Nate Limmex
#1 Yianni Diakomihalis Dec. #3 Jaydin Eierman 3-1
Thoughts: Eierman seemed reticent to shoot today for whatever reason. Limmex took several good shots and finished the first one for a takedown. Eierman took control of the bout with good counter offense off of Limmex’s shots and ended up pinning him with a cradle after a poor shot. Eierman rode Yianni really well and amassed 1:15 in riding time in the 2nd, but was not able to finish the rideout and lost the bout on a late takedown. The match featured a few interesting scrambles,