NORFOLK, Va. -- No. 7 Missouri Wrestling (2-0,1-0) cruised past their first Mid-American Conference opponent Old Dominion on Sunday, with a final score of 40-3. This victory extended a 21-match regular season win streak that dates all the way back to February of 2017. The Tigers remain perfect against the Old Dominion Monarchs, moving to 7-0 in the all-time series.
The Tigers put on a near-perfect performance, holding the Monarchs to just three team points. Six Mizzou wrestlers recorded bonus points for the Tigers, including three pins. The team tallied a total of 40 points -- the Tigers did that only once against a conference opponent last season.
Redshirt freshmen Cameron Valdiviez (Kansas City, Mo.) and Allan Hart (Akron, Ohio) both earned their first victory of their Mizzou careers, and both did so in dominant fashion. Valdiviez landed a third period pin over his opponent for an early Mizzou lead, and Hart followed with a technical fall victory.
The rest of the team followed suit, including back-to-back major decisions by redshirt junior Connor Flynn (Dardenne Prairie, Mo.) and redshirt senior Daniel Lewis (Blue Springs, Mo.). Redshirt sophomore Wyatt Koelling (Kaysville, Utah) recorded the team's third pin of the day.
In his first match for the Tigers, Valdiviez recorded an imposing victory. He rebounded from two takedowns with two reversals of his own, eventually putting his opponent on his back and earning the pin. Valdiviez recorded seven falls in his redshirt season, but this was his first of his Mizzou career.
Redshirt junior Jaydin Eierman (Columbia, Mo.) continued the momentum for the Tigers, with an impressive performance of his own. He took a 5-1 lead into the third period, where he put his opponent into a cradle for a pin of his own, the 22nd of his career.
Flynn battled against his second ranked opponent of the season in No. 20 Seldon Wright, but Flynn took an early lead and carried it to the end. With a trio of takedowns and a few hands to the face calls, Flynn earned a 10-2 major decision for his first victory of the season.
Koelling put on a dominant performance of his own, rallying from a 3-2 deficit to land a second period pin over his opponent. Koelling recorded seven falls last season as a heavyweight.
Up next, the Tigers are slated to take on No. 10 Virginia at the Hearnes Center on Friday Nov. 16 for their first home meet of the season. The meet is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The Tigers defeated the Hokies 22-12 in their last meeting.
For all the latest on Mizzou Wrestling, stay tuned on MUTigers.com and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (MizzouWrestling).
125: Colin Valdiviez (Mizzou) fall over Killian Cardinale (ODU), 5:20
133: Allan Hart (Mizzou) TF over Steven Simpson (ODU), 16-0
141: #3 Jaydin Eierman (Mizzou) fall over #7 Sa'Derian Perry (ODU), (5:05)
149: #4 Grant Leeth (Mizzou) dec. over Kenan Carter (ODU), 6-3
157: #11 Larry Early (ODU) dec. over Lane Stigall (Mizzou), 12-5
165: #17 Connor Flynn (Mizzou) MD over #20 Seldon Wright (ODU), 10-2
174: #4 Daniel Lewis MD over Shane Jones (ODU), 10-1
184: Dylan Wisman (Mizzou) dec. over Antonio Agee (ODU), 9-4
197: Wyatt Koelling (Mizzou) fall over Tim Young (ODU), (4:25)
285: Zach Elam (Mizzou) dec. over Will Hilliard (ODU), 5-0