The Maneater

Adam Cole

The making of Montes de Oca (May. 11, 2018)
Dack Punke (right), freshman, wrestles with Barlow McGhee, senior, in a wrestling practice at the Student Center on Thursday Oct 19. (Oct. 20, 2017)
Jontay Porter, freshman, attempts to box out Kansas sophomore Lagerald Vick in the "Showdown for Relief" on Oct. 22. (Oct. 22, 2017)
Kansas and Missouri fans stand for the national anthem. Jayhawk and Tiger fans packed the same arena on Sunday to watch the two teams play for the first time since 2012 in the Showdown for Relief at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 23, 2017)
Freshman big man Jeremiah Tilmon shoots a free throw against Kansas on Oct. 22. (Nov. 07, 2017)
Michael Porter Jr. motions for a basketball prior to Missouri's exhibition scrimmage with Kansas on Oct. 22, 2017. (Nov. 21, 2017)
Jontay Porter boxes out Kansas guard Lagerald Vick on Oct. 22 during the Showdown for Relief. (Nov. 28, 2017)
Courtesy of Adam Cole (Nov. 28, 2017)
Graduate transfer Kassius Robertson watches his shot go in during the Showdown for Relief against Kansas on Oct. 22 (Dec. 05, 2017)
Forward Jontay Porter plays during the Showdown for Relief on Oct. 22, 2017. (Feb. 06, 2018)
The childhood wrestling mat of J'den Cox, Jaydin Eierman, Grant Leeth and many more, built into Mike Eierman's garage in 2005. (Feb. 21, 2018)
A walkway to the door of Mike Eierman's shed is marked by children's footprints and the words "Follow me." (Feb. 21, 2018)
Before he took the name of his adoptive father, current Missouri wrestling standout Jaydin Eierman went by his last name by birth, Clayton. He was never close with his birth dad though, instead finding a father figure in Mike. (Feb. 21, 2018)
Mike Eierman often ventures to his garage to reminisce over the names on the wall in his youth club wrestling room. (Feb. 21, 2018)
Featured on the wall of Eierman Elite alumni, a quote signed by Ben Askren, who went on to be a national champion at Missouri and have an undefeated MMA fighting career. (Feb. 21, 2018)
Mike Eierman recalls childhood wrestling stories of J'den Cox and Jaydin Eierman as he looks over a wall of signatures from his Eierman Elite alumni. Mike went on to become Cox's Olympic coach and Jaydin's father. (Feb. 21, 2018)
A small, makeshift locker room in Mike Eierman's now historic garage-turned-wrestling mat. (Feb. 21, 2018)
The gate to Mike Eierman's backyard is decorated with the Eierman Elite logo, his wrestling youth club that has used the mat in his garage for 13 years. (Feb. 21, 2018)
One of the walls in Mike Eierman's garage is adorned with the signatures of hundreds of kids who have wrestled in the room. Among them are an Olympic medalist, an MMA fighting champion and two current undefeated Mizzou wrestlers. (Feb. 21, 2018)
Forward Jordan Barnett reaches for the ball during the Showdown for Relief against the Kansas Jayhawks on Oct. 22, 2017. (Mar. 20, 2018)
Forward Kevin Puryear prepares for a pass during the Showdown for Relief at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on Oct. 22, 2017. (Mar. 20, 2018)
Graphic by Adam Cole (Mar. 20, 2018)
Missouri interim softball coach Gina Fogue addresses local media ahead of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, which kicks off in Norman, Oklahoma for the Tigers. (May. 18, 2018)
Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk introduces new Missouri softball head coach Larissa Anderson at a press conference on June 7, 2018. She will be the third to lead the program in as many seasons. (Jun. 08, 2018)
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