Mayes, Lewis lead Missouri to win over Ohio

COLUMBIA, Mo. â€" Mizzou Wrestling (4-0) improved its dual-win streak to 32 following a 27-9 win over No. 21 Ohio (3-1) on Sunday. Redshirt junior 149-pounder Lavion Mayes (Mascoutah, Ill.) and redshirt freshman 165-pounder Daniel Lewis (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored bonus points in the dual for #TigerStyle, earning a major decision and technical fall, respectively.

The dual started at 149 pounds with Mayes and Cullen Cummings. The two battled evenly through the first two periods. The score was tied 8-8 heading into the third period before Mayes controlled the final two minutes, outscoring Cummings 12-4 to earn the major decision, 20-12. At 165 pounds, Lewis dominated Austin Reese for seven minutes, earning a 17-1 technical fall. Lewis scored a takedown in the final seconds to grab five points for Mizzou.

Next, redshirt senior 174-pounder Blaise Butler (Belvidere, Ill.) and redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Willie Miklus (Altoona, Iowa) scored decision wins, 5-4 and 9-3, respectively.

In the heavyweight match, freshman James Romero (Albuquerque, N.M.) earned the first dual win of his career when he beat Jesse Webb by way of decision, 9-4. The New Mexico freshman overcame an unnecessary roughness penalty from Webb in the second period to pick up the win.

Mizzou picked up three decision victories from redshirt sophomore 125-pounder Barlow McGhee (Rock Island, Ill.), redshirt junior 133-pounder Zach Synon (Cary, Ill.), and redshirt junior 141-pounder Matt Manley (Perry, Okla.) in the final three matches of the day to close out the scoring at 27-19.

The Tigers will return to action Sunday, December 20 when they travel to Kent, Ohio to face Kent State in a Mid-American Conference matchup.

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149: Lavion Mayes [Mizzou] def. Cullen Cummings [Ohio] by 20-12 major decision
157: Spartak Chino [Ohio] def. Luke Fortuna [Mizzou] by 4-3 decision
165: Daniel Lewis [Mizzou] def. Austin Reese [Ohio] by 17-1 technical fall
174: Blaise Butler [Mizzou] def. Cody Walters [Ohio] by 5-4 decision
184: Wille Miklus [Mizzou] def. Andrew Romanchik [Ohio] by 9-3 decision
197: Phil Wellington [Ohio] def. J'den Cox [Mizzou] by DQ
HWT: James Romero [Mizzou] def. Jesse Webb [Ohio] by 9-4 decision
125: Barlow McGhee [Mizzou] def. Shakur Laney [Ohio] by 3-1 decision
133: Zach Synon [Mizzou] def. Cameron Kelly [Ohio] by 9-4 decision
141: Matt Manley [Mizzou] def. Noah Forrider [Ohio] by 6-5 TB-1 decision


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