Missouri finishes MAC action undefeated after downing NIU

DEKALB, Ill. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling rounded out MAC competition with a perfect 7-0 record after downing Northern Illinois, 40-6, Friday evening at the Duke Ellington Ballroom at NIU's Holmes Student Center. Mizzou improved its winning streak to 34 consecutive duals, including an unblemished 14-0 in 2018-19. Dating back to 2014, Mizzou has won 71 of its last 72 duals. The Tigers finish the 2018-19 slate with a perfect mark in MAC action, marking the fourth time in seven seasons in the league that the Tigers have done so.

125: Dack Punke (MIZZOU) dec. Bryce West (NIU), 6-1
133: Alijah Jeffery (NIU) fall Cameron Valdiviez (MIZZOU), 4:51
141: Jaydin Eierman (MIZZOU) fall Drew West (NIU), 5:53
149: Brock Mauller (MIZZOU) tech fall McCoy Kent (NIU), 18-0 2:23
157: Jarrett Jacques (MIZZOU) dec. Mason Kauffman (NIU), 3-1
165: Connor Flynn (MIZZOU) maj. dec. Kenny Moore (NIU), 10-1
174: Luke Fortuna (MIZZOU) dec. Caden McWhirter (NIU), 8-2
184: Daniel Lewis (MIZZOU) maj. dec. Brit Wilson (NIU), 12-3
197: Wyatt Koelling (MIZZOU) fall Will Feldkamp (NIU), 1:33
285: Zach Elam (MIZZOU) fall Caleb Gossett (NIU), 0:39

Mizzou wrestling (14-0, 7-0 MAC) has next week off before returning to the road at head to Tempe, Ariz., to face Arizona State on Feb. 8. That dual is at 8 p.m. (CT). Arizona State is of course home to assistant coach Lee Pritts, who was an assistant under Mizzou Head Coach Brian Smith from 1998-2004 and then again from 2007-10.


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