Missouri tops Cornell to finish unbeaten at South Beach Duals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 6 Mizzou Wrestling capped a dominant weekend at the South Beach Duals by defeating No. 8 Cornell, 22-9, in a top-10 dual Sunday afternoon. The dual win improved Mizzou to a perfect 10-0 this season and extended its winning streak to 30 consecutive duals, dating back to 2016-17. In all, Mizzou defeated three ranked teams at the South Beach Duals, including a pair of top-15 opponents Sunday. Below are the match-by-match results for the weekend:

vs. Kent State - W, 44-0 (won all 10 bouts)
vs. No. 21 Lehigh - W, 21-12 (won six of 10 bouts)
vs. No. 13 Purdue - W, 41-3 (won nine of 10 bouts)
vs. No. 8 Cornell - W, 22-9 (won seven of 10 bouts)
Mizzou outscored its four opponents, 128-24, over the four duals on South Beach. Mizzou won 32 of 40 individual bouts over the weekend with 16 of the 32 wins earning team bonus points.

"I'm very proud of the way our young men competed this weekend," head coach Brian Smith said. "We wrestled some very good teams and won some big duals and got a lot big individual wins. Tomorrow we will go to the beach and have a great time as a team."

Against Cornell, Mizzou won bouts at 133, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184 and 197 pounds. Below is a match-by-match breakdown of the results:

125: #13 Vitali Arujau (Cornell) won by decision over Dack Punke (Missouri), 4-2 (sv1)
133: #9 John Erneste (Missouri) won by decision over #13 Chas Tucker (Cornell), 4-2
141: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) won by decision over #3 Jaydin Eierman (Missouri), 3-1
149: #13 Brock Mauller (Missouri) won by decision over Chris Schoenherr (Cornell), 6-1
157: Jarrett Jacques (Miissouri) won by decision over #18 Fredy Stroker (Cornell), 8-5
165: #13 Connor Flynn (Missouri) won by major decision over Milik Dawkins (Cornell), 10-0
174: #4 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) won by decision over #14 Brandon Womack (Cornell), 6-0
184: Dylan Wisman (Missouri) won by decision over #6 Max Dean (Cornell), 7-6
197: Wyatt Koelling (Missouri) won by decision over Jake Taylor (Cornell), 7-4
285: Jeramy Sweany (Cornell) won by decision over #13 Zach Elam (Missouri), 3-2

Mizzou will be off until Jan. 11 when it heads to Athens, Ohio, for a dual with the University of Ohio.


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