The Maneater

Adam Cole

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The making of Montes de Oca (May. 11, 2018)
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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)
Redshirt sophomore tight end Albert Okwuegbunam goes to block an opposing defender during an afternoon practice at Missouri football camp at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex on August 13, 2018. (Aug. 13, 2018)
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Micah Wilson takes reps during a fall camp practice at the Missouri Athletics Training Center on August 16, 2018. (Aug. 16, 2018)
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Lindsey Scott, Jr. throws to receivers at a fall camp practice at the Missouri Athletics Training Center on August 16, 2018. (Aug. 16, 2018)
Sophomore running back Larry Rountree III stretches out before a fall camp practice at the Missouri Athletics Training Center on August 13, 2018. (Aug. 16, 2018)
Senior safety Cam Hilton kneels while stretching before a Missouri training camp practice at the Mizzou Athletics Training Center on August 16, 2018. (Aug. 17, 2018)
Senior safety Cam Hilton kneels while stretching before a Missouri training camp practice at the Mizzou Athletics Training Center on August 13, 2018. (Aug. 17, 2018)
Mizzou football coach Barry Odom talks to players during stretches before a fall Mizzou camp practice at the Mizzou Athletics Training Center on August 13, 2018. (Aug. 21, 2018)
Missouri defensive coordinator Ryan Walters watches his defense work against the first team offense during a Missouri fall camp practice at the Mizzou Athletics Training Center on August 13, 2018. (Aug. 24, 2018)
Sophomore tight end Albert Okwuegbunam catches a pass during a drill at Missouri's fall camp practice at the Mizzou Athletics Training Center on August 16, 2018. (Aug. 27, 2018)
Senior wide receiver Emanuel Hall works against wide receivers coach A.J. Ofodile during drills at a Missouri fall camp practice at the Mizzou Athletics Training Center on August 16, 2018. (Aug. 28, 2018)
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throws a pass during drills at a Missouri fall camp practice on August 16, 2018. (Aug. 28, 2018)
Graduate transfer and starting safety Khalil Oliver speaks with members of the media after a football practice on August 28, 2018. (Aug. 28, 2018)
Missouri football coach Barry Odom speaks to members of the media after practice on August 28, 2018. (Aug. 28, 2018)
Linebacker Cale Garrett reaches for the leg of UT-Martin quarterback Dresser Winn during a 51-14 defeat of the Skyhawks at Farout Field on Saturday. (Sep. 01, 2018)
Wide receiver Nate Brown throws his hands up at an official after a flag wasn't thrown for defensive pass interference on a play late in the first half of Missouri's 51-14 win over UT-Martin on September 1, 2018. (Sep. 06, 2018)
Senior defensive tackle Terry Beckner, Jr. (left) celebrates a defensive stop with teammate Adam Sparks in the first quarter of Missouri's matchup with Wyoming on September 9, 2018. (Sep. 08, 2018)
Quarterback Drew Lock waits in the shotgun before a play call from the sideline in the first half of Missouri's matchup with Wyoming on September 9, 2018. (Sep. 08, 2018)
Drew Lock looks back after scampering into the endzone on a 12-yard touchdown rush with 5:32 left in the second quarter of play against Wyoming on August 9, 2018. Lock finished the game with 51 yards rushing. (Sep. 08, 2018)
MU senior Skyler Kramer has worked in 4 different labs researching various subjects. (Sep. 14, 2018)
Offensive coordinator Derek Dooley talks with members of the media after football practice on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. (Sep. 18, 2018)
Wide receiver Jalen Knox speaks to members of the media after a Tuesday practice on Sept. 18, 2018. Knox's five catch, 110-yard performance, which included a 59-yard touchdown, landed him SEC freshman of the week (Sep. 20, 2018)
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm calls for offensive adjustments before a play call deep in Missouri territory in the first half of Missouri's 43-29 loss to the Bulldogs on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sep. 22, 2018)
Defensive tackle Walter Palmore and linebacker Brandon Lee (right) tackle Georgia running back D'Andre Swift during Missouri's 43-29 loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Sep. 22, 2018)
Drew Lock walks onto the field with team captains before the start of Missouri's eventual 43-29 loss to Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Sep. 22, 2018)
Barry Odom looks to the field before leading his team to the sideline to take on Wyoming on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Sep. 22, 2018)
Senior safety Cam Hilton (left) celebrates with sophomore safety Joshuah Bledsoe after recording a tackle for loss late in Missouri's 43-29 loss to Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Sep. 22, 2018)
Freshman forward Julissa Cisneros fires a bicycle kick on goal in the 21st minute of Missouri's 2-1 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Cisneros finished the game with the lone shot. (Sep. 23, 2018)
Sophomore forward Jontay Porter talks with members of the media before a practice on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Mizzou Arena. (Oct. 01, 2018)
Senior pitcher Danielle Baumgartner meets with senior catcher Trevor Mallett in the circle before pitching the bottom of the first inning of the Tiger Pantry Exhibition game on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Oct. 01, 2018)
On Sept. 29, 2018, alt-country artist Sturgill Simpson performed at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival. (Oct. 02, 2018)
Kicker Tucker McCann lines up for an extra point attempt in the first quarter of Missouri’s matchup with UT-Martin on Sept. 1, 2018. (Oct. 10, 2018)
Kicker Tucker McCann lines up for an extra point attempt in the first quarter of Missouri’s matchup with UT-Martin on Sept. 1, 2018. (Oct. 10, 2018)
Missouri defensive coordinator Ryan Walters talks with members of the media after after a practice on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. (Oct. 17, 2018)
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throws warm up passes before Missouri's eventual 43-29 loss to then-No. 2 Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Oct. 17, 2018)
Missouri outfielder Connor Brumfield points to the stands after hitting a home run against the Missouri softball team in the annual Tiger Pantry game on Sept. 29, 2018. (Oct. 17, 2018)
Junior libero Riley Sents (center) celebrates with team members after winning the fourth set of Missouri volleyball's match with Auburn on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Oct. 19, 2018)
Senior safety Cam Hilton stretches out to defend a throw to junior wide receiver Mecole Hardman in Missouri's loss to Georgia on Sept. 22, 2018. (Oct. 19, 2018)
Junior running back Damarea Crockett jumps into the endzone for his only score of Missouri's 65-33 win over Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Oct. 20, 2018)
Missouri running back Damarea Crockett pretends to punch receiver Johnathon Johnson after he caught a touchdown pass in Missouri's week one win over UT-Martin on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Oct. 20, 2018)
Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam runs away from defenders and sprints into the endzone for his first of three touchdowns in a 65-33 win over Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Oct. 20, 2018)
Mizzou basketball coach Robin Pingeton smiles at her team during introductions at men's and women's basketball's annual Mizzou Madness event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Oct. 21, 2018)
Jontay Porter waves at teammates after introductions during Mizzou basketball's annual Mizzou Madness event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 (Oct. 21, 2018)
Missouri's Leketor Member-Meneh spikes the ball into two Auburn defenders during the Missouri's eventual four-set win on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Oct. 22, 2018)
Missouri volleyball player Kylie DeBerg smiles at teammate Andrea Fuentes after beat Auburn in four sets on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Oct. 22, 2018)
Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin greets his team during introductions at Mizzou Madness on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Oct. 22, 2018)
Missouri linebacker looks to his right after Kentucky fumbles the ball in the middle of the second quarter of an eventual 15-14 loss for Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 27. Garrett finished the game with 14 tackles. (Oct. 27, 2018)
Missouri coach Barry Odom hangs his head after watching the replay of a block in the back call after a 32-yard touchdown catch from freshman receiver Kam Scott gets called back on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Odom is 0-6 against ranked opponents in his time as head coach at Missouri. (Oct. 27, 2018)
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock takes a snap in the redzone and moves to his right during a play in the second quarter of Missouri's eventual 15-14 loss to Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Lock finished the game with 165 yards passing and no touchdowns. (Oct. 28, 2018)
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton looks to her team after calling a timeout in the fourth quarter of Missouri's 70-48 exhibition win over Missouri Western on Monday, Oct. 30, 2018. Pingeton, who had previous stints at Illinois St. and her alma mater, St. Ambrose, has found success in all of her coaching stops by building relationships with recruits and making an impact in the community. (Oct. 31, 2018)
Missouri forward Sophie Cunningham hones in on the hoop before a free throw attempt during Missouri's 70-48 exhibition win over Missouri Western, Monday, Oct. 30, 2018. Cunningham, who committed MU in eighth grade and is entering her senior season, used to shoot hoops at a brick instead of a basket. (Oct. 31, 2018)
Missouri forward Torrance Watson jogs out of the tunnel at Mizzou Arena during introductions at Mizzou Madness on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. A four-star recruit, Watson is expected to have an immediate impact on this year's Missouri squad. (Oct. 31, 2018)
Missouri guard Akira Levy holds the ball at the top of the key as time runs out in the first half of Missouri's 70-48 exhibition win over Missouri Western on Monday, Oct. 30, 2018. Levy, who was a top-70 recruit, is a possible starter for Missouri's 18-19 squad. (Oct. 31, 2018)
Missouri wideout Emanuel Hall (center) high fives teammate Jalen Knox after scoring a touchdown early in the third quarter of Missouri's 38-17 win over No. 13 Florida on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Nov. 03, 2018)
Larry Rountree breaks free for a 27-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Missouri's 38-17 win over No. 13 Florida on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Nov. 03, 2018)
Missouri center Jeremiah Tilmon (focus) watches his shot go up in a 68-55 win over Central Arkansas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Mizzou Arena. Tilmon finished the game with 16 points and 4 offensive rebounds. (Nov. 06, 2018)
Missouri guard Mark Smith boxes out CAU center Hayden Koval on a free throw during an eventual 68-55 win for the Tigers on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Mizzou Arena. (Nov. 06, 2018)
Missouri's Tyanna Omazic hits the ball over the net and into two LSU defenders in Missouri's three-set win on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Mizzou Arena. (Nov. 07, 2018)
Missouri running back Damarea Crockett points to the sky after scoring his first touchdown of Missouri's 33-28 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2018)
Missouri running back Damarea Crockett points to the sky after scoring his first touchdown of Missouri's 33-28 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2018)
Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow has been at the helm of coaching the program for about two decades, but his staff has always been a family affair, with his wife, Susan, coaching since he took over the program and his niece, Molly Taylor, helping coach the program the last two seasons. (Nov. 15, 2018)
Jemele Hill, a staff writer at The Atlantic, speaks to MU students and the general public in Stotler Lounge at Memorial Union on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Nov. 15, 2018)
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