Jaydin Eierman notched a 9-2 win over Mitch Moore (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 7 Mizzou Wrestling (3-0, 1-0) earn an impressive victory over No. 10 Virginia Tech Friday night for their first match at the Hearnes Center this season with a final score of 21-8. This victory marked the Tigers' second victory over a top-20 team this season, and extends their regular season win streak to 23 matches. The Tigers move to 3-0 against the Hokies in the teams' last three meetings.
The Tigers got off to a strong start, capturing the first four matches of the day to take a 12-0 lead over the Hokies. Redshirt freshman Colby Smith earned his second victory of the season with a dominant 11-4 performance over his opponent. Smith opened all three periods with a takedown, securing the first points for the Tigers.
The following three matchups featured ranked wrestlers, with Mizzou earning victories in each pairing. Redshirt senior John Erneste defeated a No. 16 ranked Korbin Myers with a final score of 5-2 for his first victory over a ranked opponent this season.
No. 4 ranked Daniel Lewis, a redshirt senior, earned an exciting victory over No. 5 ranked Cody Lewis. With a pair of escapes and a third period takedown, Lewis outscored his opponent with a final score of 7-3.
Redshirt sophomore Connor Flynn defeated Virginia Tech's Mekhi Lewis with an exciting third period comeback, following a back and forth match between the pair. Flynn landed a pair of escapes in the third period to secure an 8-6 victory.
Freshman Zach Elam came into the match ranked in the top-20 for the first time in his career. The pair exchanged leads throughout the match, going into the third period with Elam leading 3-2. Borst tied it up to begin the third period, but Elam landed a takedown late in the third period to secure the victory.
The Tigers travel to St. Charles, Mo. to compete in the Lindenwood Open Saturday, Nov. 17. They look to repeat last year's dominant performance, where they captured 10 individual titles.
125: Colby Smith (Mizzou) dec. Kyle Norstrem (VT), 11-4
133: #10 John Erneste (Mizzou) dec. #16 Korbin Myers (VT), 6-2
141: #3 Jaydin Eierman (Mizzou) dec. Mitch Moore (VT), 9-2
149: #4 Grant Leeth (Mizzou) dec. Ryan Blees (VT), 3-1
157: B.C. LaPrade (VT) dec. Jarrett Jacques (Mizzou), 9-3
165: # Connor Flynn (Mizzou) dec. Mekhi Lewis (VT), 8-6
174: #4 Daniel Lewis (Mizzou) dec. #5 Cody Lewis (VT), 7-3
184: Zack Zavatsky (VT) dec. Dylan Wisman (Mizzou), 8-5
197: Tom Sleigh (VT) dec. Wyatt Koelling (Mizzou), 4-3
HWT: #20 Zach Elam (Mizzou) dec. John Borst (VT), 5-4