By Joe Noser and Langston Newsome | March 18, 2017
Missouri has three NCAA finalists in the same season for the first time in school history.
By Joe Noser and Langston Newsome | March 18, 2017
J’den Cox became the first wrestler in Missouri history to win three national championships in a career.
By Joe Noser and Langston Newsome | March 6, 2017
Cox becomes the second wrestler in program history to win four conference championships.
By Joe Noser and Langston Newsome | March 1, 2017
The team has won six straight conference titles, including five straight MAC Championships.
By Joe Noser | Feb. 16, 2017
The Tigers got bonus point wins from five wrestlers in Wednesday’s dual meet finale.
By Joe Noser | Feb. 12, 2017
Missouri wrestler J’den Cox: “I’m cool with wins and losses, and those things are going to happen, but I didn’t feel any fight [today] and that hurt for me as a person, as a senior, as a teammate.”
By Langston Newsome | Feb. 5, 2017
The Huskies made easy work for Missouri, a week before facing No. 21 Northern Iowa.
By Joe Noser | Jan. 28, 2017
The Tigers saw impressive efforts across the board, but fell to 9-3 on the season.
By Langston Newsome | Jan. 23, 2017
Mizzou stayed perfect in the MAC, dismantling CMU 24-8.
By Joe Noser and Langston Newsome | Jan. 20, 2017
The Tigers went 5-1 during winter break, including three MAC dual meet victories.
By Langston Newsome | Dec. 12, 2016
Mizzou bounced back Sunday from a loss to Ohio State earlier this week.
By Joe Noser | Dec. 9, 2016
The meet was the first in collegiate wrestling history to feature two Olympic medalists
By Langston Newsome | Nov. 21, 2016
Mizzou won six of 10 bouts to hang on to a 23-19 victory.
By Joe Noser | Nov. 15, 2016
His performance will be a factor in determining how far the Tigers go this year.
By Langston Newsome | Nov. 15, 2016
Jaydin Eierman: “You can’t do something wrong and expect to succeed.”
By Joe Noser | Nov. 13, 2016
Redshirt senior Lavion Mayes picked up his 100th career collegiate win in Mizzou’s victory.
By Joe Noser | Nov. 6, 2016
Woodley was a two-time All-American wrestler at Mizzou from 2001-05.
By Langston Newsome | Nov. 5, 2016
The meet was the first step in Mizzou wrestling’s highly anticipated season.
By Sean Mael | Sept. 27, 2016
The Tigers host No. 2 Virginia Tech at Jesse Hall on Nov. 20.
By Sean Mael | Sept. 7, 2016
Leeth: “None of us, coaches included, would be happy with anything less than a team title.”
By Peter Baugh | Sept. 6, 2016
Cox: “I am who I am because I have a heart to do what’s right and to do good and be the best that I can be.”
By Peter Baugh | Aug. 23, 2016
Askren was a two-time NCAA Champion at Missouri.
By Peter Baugh | Aug. 16, 2016
Terry Beckner and Cierra Porter highlight Mizzou athletes poised for a breakout year.
By Peter Baugh | July 12, 2016
A look at updates from around Missouri sports.
By Anne Rogers | May 7, 2016
Cox: “Go out, do your best, have fun and wrestle. I’m not going there to try and take third.”
By Alec Lewis | May 3, 2016
From national champions to emotional wins, Mizzou sports fans had plenty to cheer about.
By Anne Rogers | April 24, 2016
The two-time national champion is going to Rio with an undefeated qualifying tournament record.
By Chase Lynn | April 11, 2016
J’Den Cox: “I’ve done so much and gone through so much, and I knew I could really accomplish this goal if I tried and put my heart into it.”
By Anne Rogers and Chase Lynn | March 23, 2016
The Tigers left the national tournament with only four All-Americans and a finish that was two spots lower than what they achieved last year.
By Alec Lewis | March 22, 2016
Cathy Cox: “One of the big differences between last year and this year in wrestling is that J’den had fun all year long.”
By Anne Rogers and Chase Lynn | March 18, 2016 | Updated March 18, 2016 at 11:53 p.m.
Missouri in sixth place after two days of wrestling.
By Chase Lynn | March 17, 2016
Nine Missouri wrestlers take on the NCAA national tournament in New York City on Wednesday.
By Anne Rogers | March 17, 2016
Mizzou wrestling takes national championship mat with hopes to advance on Thursday.
By Chase Lynn | March 14, 2016
On Jan. 8, Barnes made his debut at 157 pounds in front of a home crowd.
By Anne Rogers | March 6, 2016
Five individual wrestlers won MAC titles, and Missouri will send eight wrestlers to nationals.
By Chase Lynn | March 4, 2016
Zach Synon, J’Den Cox, Blaise Butler and others look to clinch NCAA tournament spots with a win in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
By Chase Lynn | March 2, 2016
Alan Waters: “Barlow is doing all the right things to be where he wants to be, and he’s extremely motivated.”
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 23, 2016
Cox: “I always look to push myself in every way I can. That’s the way I’ve always been in anything I do. The accomplishment in itself is a testament to that hard work.”
By Alec Lewis | Feb. 22, 2016
Missouri women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton won her 100th game at Auburn on Sunday.
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 21, 2016
Junior J’Den Cox becomes 24th Tiger to win 100 matches, the fastest to 100 in Missouri program history.
By Chase Lynn | Feb. 21, 2016
In order to reclaim bragging rights, Missouri must do what they failed to do against the NC State Wolfpack, win matches they are favored in.
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 17, 2016
“I want to be a guy that when I come back to the room everyone looks up to and wants to wrestle with. I don’t really care as much about my face on the wall as much as I care about being a role model, and that would be enough for me.”
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 14, 2016
This is Missouri’s second dual loss of the season.
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 12, 2016
Missouri won’t have any easy breaks this weekend as they set to wrestle two solid teams in hopes of reaching the NWCA National duals.
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 12, 2016
The win was the Tigers’ highest dual point total since defeating Buffalo last season 43-6.
By Peter Baugh | Feb. 10, 2016
The Maneater looks into 13 Missouri Tigers with a chance to make the Olympics and the process to get there.
By Anne Rogers | Feb. 2, 2016
Willie Miklus: “The dark days of January and February are where all-Americans and national champs are made.”
By Anne Rogers | Jan. 31, 2016
Blaise Butler: “If you would have asked me a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have thought I would end my career here, but it was definitely a great place to be.”
By Katherine Knott | Jan. 11, 2016
The junior said his dual-winning match solidified his spot on the team.
By Katherine Knott | Jan. 11, 2016
Two wrestlers moved up a weight class to help the team.
By Anne Rogers | Dec. 13, 2015
Missouri coach Brian Smith: “You could feel the energy, the crowd and the guys had it tonight.”
By Anne Rogers | Dec. 9, 2015
Houdashelt: “I just want to help someone, somehow, every day.”
By Bruno Vernaschi | May 6, 2015
Said Cox: “I don't want to be valued as a wrestler. I want to be valued as a person. I enjoy people that care about my wrestling and all that, but if that’s all that people see in me, then I think that’s lacking on my part. That means I’m not doing someth
By Jason Lowenthal | May 6, 2015
1. Football loses to Indiana, blown out by Georgia Missouri may have finished the season with a second consecutive division title in hand, but the season had its rough patches. It’s hard to forget about giving up nearly 500 yards and losing to a lowly Indiana team on parents ...
By Quinn Malloy | May 5, 2015
Drake Houdashelt will stay and help the wrestling team as he pursues a master’s degree in positive coaching.
By Bruno Vernaschi | April 1, 2015
While many students went on exotic vacations or sat on the couch during spring break, Missouri athletes were hard at work. From wrestling and swimming national championship appearances to women’s basketball’s postseason efforts and baseball’s tough matchups, the week was filled with highs and lows in Mizzou ...
By Bruno Vernaschi | March 22, 2015
The senior took down Edinboro’s David Habat in overtime Saturday to claim an individual title.
By Katherine Knott | March 22, 2015
The 2014-15 season further established Missouri as a wrestling powerhouse.
By Quinn Malloy | March 21, 2015
Cox was 36-0 on the season before losing to Snyder.
By Katherine Knott | March 21, 2015
The No. 1 wrestler is the last Missouri Tiger still alive in the winner’s bracket.
By Bruno Vernaschi | March 18, 2015
Cox, Waters and Houdashelt combine for a total of nine individual conference championships.
By Quinn Malloy | March 18, 2015
Tony Deaver: “Brayden doesn’t run across too many people in day-to-day life that can communicate with him on that level.”
By Harrison Degrood | March 18, 2015
Smith: “I have parents coming up to me and they say, ‘We’re going to come back every year and make this a tradition.’”
By Bruno Vernaschi and Harrison Degrood | March 18, 2015
Catch up on some of the biggest matches awaiting the Missouri wrestling team's 10 qualified wrestlers this weekend.
By Bruno Vernaschi | March 18, 2015
Johnny Eblen has had three surgeries while at Missouri.
By Quinn Malloy | March 11, 2015
England: “We’re going to win the national title.”
By Bruno Vernaschi | March 9, 2015
The Tigers secure qualifying spots in all 10 weight classes for this month’s National Championships.
By Quinn Malloy | March 7, 2015
Missouri has already qualified seven wrestlers for the NCAA Championships.
By Harrison Degrood | Feb. 25, 2015
Senior 125-pounder Alan Waters: “We have a great chance for everyone on our roster to be national qualifiers, All-Americans and national champions.”
By Quinn Malloy | Feb. 25, 2015
Mayes was named Most Improved Wrestler at the end of last season. Now, he sits at 24-1.
Posted to Sports Blog by Harrison Degrood on Feb. 22, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.
Addressing one of its biggest goals of the season, the Missouri wrestling team came out of the 2015 NWCA National Duals as champions, something the program had never achieved. In its toughest match of the year, Mizzou went up against No. 1 Iowa in the championship Sunday afternoon. The two ...
By Quinn Malloy | Feb. 18, 2015
Willie Miklus: “It’s pretty special to have somebody wrestle with you from day one through all of college.”
Posted to Sports Blog by Quinn Malloy on Feb. 9, 2015 at 10:15 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team was crowned regular season Mid-American Conference champion for the first time in program history following its 31-7 victory at Eastern Michigan Sunday afternoon. The Tigers are now 20-0 on the season and 8-0 in conference play. Senior No. 1 Drake Houdashelt recorded his fifth pin of ...
By Quinn Malloy | Feb. 4, 2015
Missouri senior wrestlers have combined for 107 individual dual wins this season.
By Harrison Degrood | Feb. 4, 2015
Several wrestlers are ranked in the top-10.
By Quinn Malloy | Feb. 1, 2015
J’den Cox pushed his NCAA-leading streak to 44 straight dual wins.
By Harrison Degrood | Jan. 28, 2015
Alan Waters: “It’s not about gaining, but maintaining muscle.”
By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 26, 2015
Said Mayes: “It’s going to take an act of God to beat me.”
By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 24, 2015
The win puts the Tigers at 20-0 on the season.
By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 21, 2015
J'den Cox's 41-dual winning streak is the longest current streak in NCAA wrestling.
Posted to Sports Blog by Harrison Degrood on Jan. 19, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.
Missouri wrestling stayed on top of the Mid-American Conference, winning 23-12 over Central Michigan on Saturday at Hearnes Center. The Tigers improved to 4-0 in MAC duals while the Chippewas fell to 3-1. Mizzou stands at 14-0 this season, and have won 18 consecutive duals dating back to last season ...
Sports Blog: Tigers trump No. 4 Cornell
Posted to Sports Blog by Harrison Degrood on Jan. 10, 2015 at 6:11 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team cruised to 13-0 on the year and tallied its 17th straight win dating back to last season, defeating No. 4 Cornell on Saturday, 27-9. The Tigers handed the Big Red its first loss on the season with key victories in seven of their 10 matches. Sophomore ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Quinn Malloy on Dec. 14, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.
Missouri wrestling won its ninth straight duel to begin the season Sunday, edging Ohio State 20-19 by the criteria of most match points. “Wow. I love my team. That was special what we did today,” Coach Brian Smith said in a tweet. Missouri senior No. 3 Alan Waters (125) kicked ...
By Quinn Malloy | Dec. 4, 2014
Said Barnes: “You could say it’s like a bruise or a scar. It’s normal to us.”
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestling sweeps New England Duals
Posted to Sports Blog by Quinn Malloy on Nov. 29, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.
No. 6 Missouri went undefeated at the New England Duals Saturday, picking up four consecutive wins on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. The Tigers defeated Hofstra 33-9, Purdue 23-9, No. 19 Oklahoma 27-9 and Nassau Community College 43-6 on their way to a 7-0 ...
Sports Blog: Tigers take down Old Dominion in conference opener
Posted to Sports Blog by Harrison Degrood on Nov. 23, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.
No. 7 Missouri made a statement Sunday, taking eight of 10 duals from No. 14 Old Dominion en route to a 24-10 victory. The Tigers had a strong showing from every weight class, especially sophomore Lavion Mayes at the 141 class and redshirt freshman Willie Miklus at the 184. Mayes ...
By Quinn Malloy | Nov. 16, 2014
Tigers will face No. 19 Old Dominion next week.
Sports Blog: Cox looking to bounce back from first loss
Posted to Sports Blog by Harrison Degrood on Nov. 7, 2014 at 11:45 p.m.
A loss can make or break a wrestler. Sophomore J’Den Cox said he thinks it’s going to make him even better. A scary thought, considering he is the defending National Champion. Last weekend Cox started his season off by taking on Scott Schiller in the NWCA All-Star Classic ...
By Quinn Malloy | Nov. 2, 2014 | Updated Nov. 2, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.
They were teammates in both high school and college.
By Katherine Knott | April 2, 2014
Hickman grad is the first true freshman to win a national title at Missouri.
By Katherine Knott | March 26, 2014 | Updated March 26, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
Brandon Orr was in Oklahoma City with the team for the NCAA Championships.
By Katherine Knott | March 24, 2014
Hickman graduate brings home the first championship since 2010.
By Katherine Knott | March 24, 2014
Misery loves company as upsets abound on second day of tournament.
By Katherine Knott | March 24, 2014
Two Tigers remain alive in final day of tournament.
By Katherine Knott | March 19, 2014
The wrestling program has achieved more success than other sport at Missouri.
Sports Blog: Wrestling Notebook: Quick hits from MAC Championship
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on March 11, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.
The Magic Number: 3 That’s the number of conference championships Missouri has taken home in as many years. It’s also the number of individual titles for junior Drake Houdashelt. He is the third Tiger to reach the top of the podium three times at the conference championship. No ...
By Katherine Knott | March 11, 2014
Freshman takes conference belt and looks for more.
By Katherine Knott | March 10, 2014
Two wrestlers will come home with individual titles as well.
Sports Blog: All 10 Tiger wrestlers survive at MACs
Posted to Sports Blog on March 8, 2014 at 11:02 p.m.
The road to a third conference championship would not be easy, but coach Brian Smith and the rest of the Missouri wrestling team put themselves in a position to challenge Northern Iowa for the Mid-American Conference title Saturday. After two rounds of wrestling, the Tigers are eight points behind Northern ...
By Katherine Knott | March 5, 2014
Missouri has four wrestlers seeded second for this weekend’s championship tournament.
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 26, 2014
Lavion Mayes won the starting gig at 141 pounds last December and has quietly helped his team.
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team (10-2, 7-1 Mid-American Conference) wrapped up the regular season with a 24-9 win over Kent State. As the reigning MAC champions, the No. 9 Tigers had one of the best finishers in coach Brian Smith’s 16-year tenure. The Tigers stand second in the conference as ...
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 12, 2014
Junior’s one-loss season is the best of his career.
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 8, 2014
Devin Mellon’s victory at heavyweight decided the dual.
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 8, 2014
Event pitted both squads on same floor.
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 5, 2014
The program’s success makes scheduling non-conference opponents difficult.
Sports Blog: Tigers fall to No. 9 Oklahoma State
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Feb. 1, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.
No. 10 Missouri has found its Achilles’ heel in the Oklahoma State Cowboys. For the third consecutive time, the Tigers fell to their former Big 8 Conference foe 28-6 Saturday night in Stillwater, Okla. Coming off an upset against the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners, Missouri couldn't find a way ...
Sports Blog: Mizzou wrestling bests No. 6 Sooners on the road
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.
From the beginning, it was a give and take between two top-10 opponents. No. 10 Missouri (6-1, 3-1 MAC) went to Norman, Okla., to face the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners. With two ranked match-ups at 149 and 197, the Tigers and Sooners traded duals, heading into the final bout at ...
By Katherine Knott | Jan. 29, 2014
Three true freshmen have started this season.
Sports Blog: Tiger wrestling rebounds with dominating victory
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Jan. 26, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.
After traveling just under 500 miles in less than 24 hours to Northern Illinois from Cedar Falls Iowa, No. 7 Missouri shook off the previous night’s loss by shutting out the Huskies, 31-0. Coach Brian Smith said the quick turnaround is good for his players. The lightweights — 125, 133 ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Jan. 25, 2014 at 3:40 p.m.
One team had to fall. Undefeated No. 7 Missouri and No. 5 Northern Iowa had remained perfect in Mid-American Conference play, but the streak had to end for one of these two teams Friday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Panthers, the top-ranked team in the MAC, emerged victorious after taking ...
By Katherine Knott | Jan. 22, 2014
Freshmen have sparked team’s success.
Sports Blog: Tigers scrap for 6 titles at Northern Iowa Open
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Dec. 16, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.
Junior 149-pounder Drake Houdashelt knows how to make a statement. After dropping his first match of the season on Dec. 6 to Ohio’s Tywan Claxton, he roared back to win all five of his matches plus bonus points at the Northern Iowa Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Dec ...
By Katherine Knott | Dec. 7, 2013
Three freshmen extended the lead beyond the Bobcat’s grasp.
By Ryan Williamson | March 15, 2013
The Missouri wrestling squad won its conference for the second time in a row.
Sports Blog: Wrestling takes home MAC championship
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on March 11, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.
The fourth-ranked Missouri wrestling team emerged victorious from its first ever Mid-American Conference Championships on Sunday, snapping an 11-year streak for Central Michigan University. The Tigers entered this championship tournament with six top seeds and left with four individual titles at 125, 133, 149 and 285 along with the team ...
By Ryan Williamson | March 8, 2013
The No. 4 Missouri wrestling team looks to win its conference for a second consecutive year.
By Ryan Williamson | March 1, 2013
Senior heavyweight Dom Bradley still looks to win a heavyweight national championship after his first loss.
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 26, 2013
Junior Alan Waters is the only remaining undefeated wrestler on the Tigers' roster.
Sports Blog: Upsets key in Tigers’ opening round win
Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Williamson on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.
The last time the No. 6 Missouri wrestling team and No. 5 Ohio State were on the same mat, the Tigers finished a mere point behind the Buckeyes in Las Vegas. Friday’s first round of the NWCA National Duals went a little different as Missouri moved on to the ...
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 15, 2013
The seniors have their last dual at Hearnes Center on Sunday against Maryland, Wyoming and Purdue.
Sports Blog: No.5 Tigers thump SIUE
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.
The wrestling senior class was honored Wednesday night in front of almost 1,000 people at Hearnes Center and the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars were thumped . The No. 5 Tigers won nine of the 10 matches and eight of those wins brought in bonus points. Senior 184-pounder Mike Larson had the highlight ...
Sports Blog: Wrestling bounces back with win over No. 22 Oklahoma
Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Williamson on Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.
There was a short turnaround from Friday’s loss to Oklahoma State to Saturday night’s duel with Oklahoma for the No. 5 Missouri wrestling team. The Tigers rebounded nicely with a 26-8 win over No. 22 Oklahoma. Junior 125-pounder Alan Waters started the night off with his 20th victory ...
Sports Blog: No. 5 Wrestling falls to No. 2 Cowboys
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Feb. 2, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.
The No. 5 Missouri wrestling team failed to topple the undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys, losing 21-13, in Friday's sixth annual Beauty and Beast meet, a unique event that features simultaneous gymnastics and wrestling meets. Together, these two teams filled the Hearnes Center for a record attendance of 6,489 ...
By Katherine Knott , Katie Pohlman and Ryan Williamson | Feb. 1, 2013
Gymnastics and wrestling look for key wins in sixth annual Beauty and the Beast event.
By Katherine Knott | Jan. 25, 2013
The senior's will to improve has been an integral point of success for the wrestling team.
Sports Blog: Tigers fall in first conference duel and drop to 8-1
Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:57 p.m.
Missouri wrestling dominated in Saturday's duel against the North Dakota State Bison, winning 37-7. However, the No.6 Tigers did not follow up losing 17-16 in Sunday's match against No.11 Central Michigan Chippewas and Mid-American Conference defending champions. The Chippewas have won the conference for the past ...
By Connor Casey | Nov. 14, 2012
Missouri wrestlers came away with four major decisions in the win.
By Ryan Williamson | Nov. 6, 2012
The No. 7 wrestling team returns nine NCAA qualifiers with the season’s first meet approaching.
Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Williamson on Nov. 4, 2012 at 12:36 p.m.
After taking an Olympic redshirt to attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics, senior heavyweight Dom Bradley put himself back in the spotlight Saturday night at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic in Washington, D.C.. He prevailed in a 3-2 match win over Northwestern's Mike McMullan, who was ranked ...
Sports Blog: Houdashelt stands out in Black & Gold meet
Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Williamson on Nov. 3, 2012 at 7:07 p.m.
After receiving its highest ranking since 2008, the No. 7 Missouri wrestling team took to the mat in its annual Black and Gold meet Saturday afternoon. The day started with 14 preliminary and exhibition matchups, followed by nine finals matchups. Senior heavyweight Dom Bradley was not in attendance at the ...
By Connor Casey | Nov. 2, 2012
After missing a year during Olympic chase, Dom Bradley looks to dominate in his sixth year at MU.
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestling pegged No. 7 in preseason poll
Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Oct. 25, 2012 at 7:34 p.m.
With nine returning starters, an Olympic heavyweight and the reigning Big 12 Conference coach of the year, Missouri wrestling is already turning heads in the wrestling community. The Tigers have been pegged as the preseason No. 7 team in the country along with Cornell in the USA Today Coaches poll ...
By Brent Pearson | Sept. 19, 2012
Tigers to wrestle in conference tournament, become full members in 2013
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestling adds seven to recruiting class
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on April 30, 2012 at 4:24 a.m.
The Missouri wrestling program has added seven recruits to the 2012-13 class. Recruits Cole Baumgartner, Tyler Berg, Matthew Lemanowicz, Tanner Minder, Matt Ornoff, Blake Pepper and Zach Synon will ajoin a Tiger program fresh off its first-ever Big 12 Conference championship. “We’re very happy to add these seven student-athletes ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on April 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Missouri sophomore wrestler Kyle Bradley has been named the recipient of the 2012 Wilma Rudolph Award from the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, the organization announced Tuesday. The award honors athletes who have overcome personal, academic or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling program will send five current and former Tigers to the 2012 Olympic Trials this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa, for a chance to compete in this summer’s Olympic Game in London. All five wrestlers will be competing the men’s freestyle bracket. Volunteer assistant coach Joe ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on April 15, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team officially concluded a historic 2011-12 campaign highlighted by the program's first-ever Big 12 Conference championship with the annual banquet to recognize the team's most outstanding wrestlers Sunday in the Sells Dining Hall of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. Sophomore Alan Waters was awarded the ...
Sports Blog: Missouri's Smith named Big 12 Coach of the Year
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on March 22, 2012 at 4:41 p.m.
Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith was named the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year on Thursday, becoming the first coach in Missouri wrestling history to earn the honor. The Tigers captured their first ever Big 12 Championship this season, narrowly edging out defending champion Oklahoma State. Missouri also won ...
By Matthew Fairburn | March 16, 2012
Ten Tiger wrestlers will look to carry over momentum from the school’s first Big 12 championship.
By Matthew Fairburn | March 16, 2012
Mellon received a wild-card spot in this weekend’s NCAA Championships despite injuring his hamstring.
By Matthew Fairburn | March 9, 2012
Coach Brian Smith has coached four individual national champions in his 14 years with Missouri wrestling.
By Matthew Fairburn | March 3, 2012
Nine of 10 starters advanced to the NCAA Championships, including four individual Big 12 champions.
By Matthew Fairburn | March 2, 2012
Coach Brian Smith expects five wrestlers to be favorites in their Big 12 weight classes.
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Feb. 29, 2012 at 4:42 p.m.
After setting a program record with four Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week awards, the Missouri wrestling team tied for the second-most selections to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling team. The Tigers had one first-team selection and four second-team selections, the Big 12 announced today. Junior Nathan McCormick ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Feb. 24, 2012 at 11:22 p.m.
The No. 10 Missouri Tigers wrestling team dropped its final dual of the season Friday to No. 3 Oklahoma State by a score of 32-9. The Tigers finished the regular season with a 14-5 record. A forfeit at 125 pounds put the Tigers in an early 6-0 hole. Sophomore Alan ...
By Matthew Fairburn | Feb. 24, 2012
The junior holds a seven-match winning streak entering the team's final dual Friday.
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:47 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team finished with a 2-1 record Saturday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals. Before losing to No. 4 Minnesota, Missouri got the best of No. 11 Michigan and Cal Poly. Missouri started off the dual meet with a commanding 34-6 win over Cal ...
By Matthew Fairburn | Feb. 10, 2012
The sophomore joined former Missouri national champion Ben Askren in elite company this week.
By Matthew Fairburn | Feb. 7, 2012
Larson's victory was instrumental in the team's victory over No. 10 Oklahoma.
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Feb. 6, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Missouri sophomore Alan Waters was named Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week on Monday for the third time this season. Waters dominated a pair of top 15 conference opponents this weekend. The 125-pound grappler started off the weekend with a 4-0 decision over No. 13 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma ...
By Matthew Fairburn | Feb. 5, 2012
The win absolved a loss to No. 1 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
By Matthew Fairburn | Jan. 31, 2012
Missouri wrestlers Alan Waters, Nathan McCormick and Brent Haynes took top 10 rankings in the first coaches’ poll of the year.
Sports Blog: No. 15 Missouri dominates duel at SIU-Edwardsville
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 29, 2012 at 6:54 p.m.
The No. 15 Missouri Tigers wrestling team won all three matches at the quad meet hosted by Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Sunday to improve to 11-2. Missouri took down Eastern Michigan, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Truman State en route to a sweep of the quad meet. Eastern Michigan was the first team ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.
The Big 12 Conference league office named MU sophomore Alan Waters the Big 12 wrestler of the week Tuesday for the second time this season. Waters also received the honor on Dec. 12, and the Big 12 honored Missouri junior Brent Haynes last week. This season marks the first since ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 14, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
The No. 9 Missouri Tigers dropped their first dual since Nov. 18 on Saturday, as they were upset by No. 22 Kent State by a score of 18-14 in the finals of the Virginia Duals. The Tigers, who came into the Virginia Duals as the top seed, cruised to the ...
Sports Blog: Haynes honored as Big 12 wrestler of the week
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 9, 2012 at 10:40 p.m.
Junior Brent Haynes has been one of the hottest Missouri wrestlers to open up 2012, and on Monday he was recognized as the Big 12 Conference wrestler of the week for the first time in his career. Haynes joins sophomore Alan Waters as Tigers that have received the honor so ...
Sports Blog: Tiger wrestlers dominated Iowa State for second time
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team notched its fifth consecutive victory Sunday, improving its record to 6-1 with a commanding 24-11 win over Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. The clincher for Missouri came when junior Brent Haynes won his seventh consecutive match with his fifth technical fall of the season. Haynes dominated ...
Sports Blog: Tigers take third at Southern Scuffle
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 2, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team finished the Southern Scuffle in third place Monday with 136 points, trailing only Penn State and Minnesota, who had 191.5 and 177.5 points, respectively. Two MU wrestlers earned trips to the championship match of their respective weight classes. Sophomore Alan Waters was a finalist ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Jan. 1, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team is being put to the test at the 2012 Southern Scuffle, currently sitting in third place ahead of No. 4 Cornell and just behind No. 5 Penn State and No. 3 Minnesota. Five MU wrestlers are still alive in the championship bracket. Sophomores Alan Waters and ...
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestlers finish strong at St. Louis open
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:36 p.m.
The Missouri wrestling team put forth another strong effort Sunday at the Maryville Kaufman-Brand Open in St. Louis. Of the 34 wrestlers the team sent, 25 finished in the top six of their respective weight class. The Tigers took the top two spots in the 125-pound division. Sophomore Alan Waters ...
By Matthew Fairburn | Nov. 15, 2011
Dorian Henderson led the charge in the Tigers’ season opener.
By Matthew Fairburn | Nov. 11, 2011
The Tigers will be the only SEC school with a wrestling program.
By Matthew Fairburn | Nov. 1, 2011
Dom Bradley’s absence shouldn’t hurt an MU team returning seven wrestlers.
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestlers impress in Black and Gold match
Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Fairburn on Oct. 30, 2011 at 5:24 p.m.
The Missouri Tigers wrestling team took to the mat on Sunday in the annual Black and Gold wrestle-offs in front of 612 fans to prepare for their November 13 home meet against the Purdue Boilermakers. The seven returning national qualifiers from last year’s squad all picked up where they ...
By Ryan Hood | April 29, 2011
Dom Bradley’s first place finish in the heavyweight class marks the third straight year Missouri has had an individual champion.
Sports Blog: Wrestlers struggle at NCAA tournament
Posted to Sports Blog by Steve Cassidy on March 22, 2011 at 2:47 a.m.
The Missouri wrestlers had a tough time at the NCAA Wrestling Championship in Philadelphia, Pa. Only two Missouri grapplers placed in the tournament. Junior heavyweight Dom Bradley, and senior captain Todd Schavrien were the two Tiger finishers. Bradley dropped just one match to top ranked Zachery Rey from Lehigh, taking ...
By Steve Cassidy | March 15, 2011
Senior captain Todd Schavrien leads the team with a 26-6 record.
Sports Blog: Tiger wrestling takes second at Big 12 Championship
Posted to Sports Blog by Steve Cassidy on March 6, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.
Missouri had two grapplers take first in their respective weight classes. Senior captain Todd Schavrien and junior Dom Bradley both claimed Big 12 titles in the 141-pound and heavyweight classes respectfully. Sophomore Nick Gregoris took second in the 157 pound weight class and redshirt freshmen Kyle Bradley took second at ...
By Steve Cassidy | March 4, 2011
The Tigers will face a surplus of talent from four different Big 12 schools.
By Steve Cassidy | Feb. 15, 2011
Senior captain Todd Schavrien helped secure the 23-11 victory over the Cyclones with a win over No. 15 Chris Drouin.
By Steve Cassidy | Feb. 1, 2011
The Cornhuskers edged out the Tigers 17-16.
By Steve Cassidy | Jan. 28, 2011
The Tigers are 14-5 in duals this season heading into the matchup against Nebraska.
By Steve Cassidy | Jan. 25, 2011
The true freshman is currently 34-2 on the season.
By Zach Miller | Dec. 7, 2010
Missouri freshman Alan Waters upset Kent State’s Nic Bendelyon at the 125-pound weight class.
Sports Blog: Wrestling goes 3-1 in Northeast
Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Miller on Nov. 29, 2010 at 7:47 p.m.
The No. 16 Missouri wrestling team won three of four games in Albany, N.Y. on Saturday. Missouri beat American, No. 11 Lehigh and Maryland, but lost to No. 24 Rutgers. Missouri jumped out to big leads in all four matches following wins by freshman Alan Waters, sophomore Nathan McCormick ...
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestling takes two out of three
Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Miller on Nov. 24, 2010 at 12:52 a.m.
The Missouri wrestling team won two of three home dual meets on Sunday. 125-pounder Alan Waters and heavyweight Dom Bradley won all three of their matches. Missouri shut out Lindenwood 41-0 in its first match of the day. It was the first shutout by the Tigers since a 47-0 win ...
Sports Blog: Missouri wrestling loses to Illinois
Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Miller on Nov. 13, 2010 at 12:00 a.m.
The No. 11 Missouri Wrestling team lost its first dual of the season 18-13 to No. 10 Illinois on Friday night in Edwardsville, Ill. The Tigers beat the Fighting Ilini 18-16 in Columbia last season. Freshmen Alan Waters and Zach Toal and juniors Dorian Henderson and Dom Bradley won matches ...
By Zach Miller | Nov. 9, 2010
Three graduating seniors will be replaced in the Missouri line-up.
By Zach Miller | March 23, 2010
The senior became Missouri's third-ever national champion.
By Zach Miller | March 19, 2010
Senior Mark Ellis is looking to defend his heavyweight title.
By Zach Miller | March 5, 2010
The team hopes to see success in a tournament setting.
By Zach Miller | Feb. 9, 2010
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State spoiled MU's last home meets of the season.
By Zach Miller | Feb. 5, 2010
Missouri comes home to take on No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 4 Oklahoma State.
By Nick Forrester | March 31, 2009
Tigers finish seventh overall at NCAA Championships.
By Nick Forrester | March 18, 2009
The Tigers will have a home state advantage in the St. Louis tournament.
By Nick Forrester | Jan. 22, 2009
The team faced persistent difficulties with its lower weight classes.