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.