Missouri pushes dual win streak to 24 with win over SIUE

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 6 Mizzou Wrestling pushed its dual winning streak to 24 and won its 10th straight MAC dual with a 48-0 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Sunday afternoon (Dec. 9) at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou redshirt junior 141-pounder Jaydin Eierman opened the dual with his fourth pin of the season, SIU-E forfeited at 149 pounds and Mizzou dominated the dual from there, winning all 10 bouts. It was Mizzou's first shutout dual since blanking both Central Missouri (56- -1) and Missouri Valley (52-0) on Nov. 12, 2017.

"We wrestled five freshmen today and I can't remember if we ever wrestled five freshmen in a dual since I've been here, so I was pleased," head coach Brian Smith said. "Any time you can get a shutout, it's great. That's what you want to do is go out and win all 10 matches."

Eierman opened the dual with four straight takedowns before tallying his fourth fall of the season at the 1:16 mark of the first period.

In addition to Eierman, Mizzou picked up bonus point wins at 174 pounds after redshirt senior Daniel Lewis picked up his fifth pin of the season at the 0:35 mark of the first period. Redshirt junior Dylan Wisman made it back-to-back falls, pinning Sergio Villalobos at the 4:23 mark, extending Mizzou's lead to 30-0. Wyatt Koelling made if three straight bonus point wins with a 10-0 major decision, his first of the year, at 197 pounds.

Fresh off a third-place finish at the Cliff Keen Invitational last time out, true freshman Zach Elam earned an 11-1 major decision at heavy wieght. He has now won nine straight bouts.

At 125 pounds as the dual flipped back to the lighter weights, Cameron Valdiviez earned a technical fall and Allan Hart closed the dual with another technical fall, 16-0, this one coming during the first period after Valdiviez's came in the second. That completed the shutout for the Tigers.

141 - Jaydin Eierman (8-1) vs. Lucas Bernal - W, Fall (1:16) - 6-0
149 - Lane Stigall (5-4) vs. NA - W, Forfeit - 12-0
157 - Jarrett Jacques (12-4) vs. Justin Ruffin - W, Dec. 6-4 (SV) - 15-0
165 - Connor Flynn (8-3) vs. Nate Higgins - W, Dec. 9-7 - 18-0
174 - Daniel Lewis (9-1) vs. Kevin Gschwendtner - W, Fall (0:35) - 24-0
184 - Dylan Wisman (3-4) vs. Sergio Villalobos - W, Fall (4:23) - 30-0
197 - Wyatt Koelling (4-3) vs. Christian Dulaney - W, MD 10-0 - 34-0
HWT - Zach Elam (12-1) vs. Colton McKiernan - W, MD 11-1 - 38-0
125 - Cameron Valdiviez (8-22) vs. Austin Macias - W, TF 15-0 - 43-0
133 - Allan Hart (7-2) vs. Jake Blaha - W, TF 16-0 - 48-0

Mizzou returns home next Sunday after taking the week off for final exams. Mizzou will host Buffalo next Sunday (Dec. 16).


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coolbeans (1) about 9 months ago
Although a steak of 24 is actually quite impressive. Mizzou should wrestle the top 8 wrestling teams ..... it might be a different story.