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Missouri defeats Wyoming, ODU on Day 1 of South Beach Duals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 17 Mizzou Wrestling closed its action at day one of the South Beach Duals with a 22-10 win over Wyoming Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, coupled with their 24-8 win over Old Dominion earlier Sunday, are now 5-2 on the season and have won five straight duals. The Tigers are also 2-0 at the South Beach Duals, which will resume tomorrow morning (Dec. 30) at 10 a.m. as the Tigers take on No. 24 Cornell and No. 14 Lehigh.

In all, Mizzou won seven of 10 bouts against Wyoming, including a bonus-point win from Wyatt Koelling at 197 pounds, as he earned a major decision over Stephen Buchanan, 10-1. The only weights that Mizzou lost were 133, 149 and heavyweight.

On the day, Mizzou won 14 of 20 bouts, and outscored its two opponents, 46-18, over the two duals.

Results:
125: Dack Punke (8-6) vs. Doyle Trout - W, 3-2 | 3-0
133: Cameron Valdiviez (12-6) vs. Montorie Bridges - L, 13-5 Major Decision | 3-4
141: #9 Grant Leeth (3-2) vs. Chase Zollman - W, 4-3 | 6-4
149: #2 Brock Mauller (12-1) vs. Jaron Jensen - L, 6-5 | 6-7
157: #14 Jarrett Jacques (15-1) vs Dewey Kruger - W, 10-5 | 9-7
165: Peyton Mocco (10-7) vs. Cole Moody - W, 10-5 | 12-7
174: Jeremiah Kent (15-2) vs. Casey Randles - W, 9-3 | 15-7
184: #22 Dylan Wisman (8-2) vs. Tate Samuelson - W, 3-1 | 18-7
197: #23 Wyatt Koelling (12-1) vs. Stephen Buchanan - W, 10-1 Major Decision | 22-7
HWT: Jacob Bohlken (9-3) vs. Brian Andrews - L, 4-1 | 22-10

Missouri downs Old Dominion in opening round

Mizzou Wrestling opened the South Beach Duals with a dominant 24-8 win over Old Dominion Sunday morning (Dec. 29). The Tigers won the dual's final seven bouts and Old Dominion was charged a team point for lack of mat control as Mizzou rallied from down 9-0 to claim the dual. The Tigers improve to 4-2 on the year with the dual win and is now 2-0 in MAC competition.

Mizzou got off to a slow start as Old Dominion claimed the morning's first three bouts, all via decision. However, Mizzou quickly righted the ship, thanks to its second-ranked grappler at 149 pounds - sophomore and 2019 All-American Brock Mauller. Mauller earned a hard-fought, 11-6 decision over ODU's Kenan Carter to improve to 12-0 on the year.

That bout flipped things in Mizzou's favor as No. 14 Jarrett Jacques followed that with a dominant 7-1 win over Larry Early at 157 pounds to pull the Tigers within a win of tying the bout. At 165, Peyton Mocco won a back-and-forth bout against Shane Jones, 10-6, tying the dual.

Then, at 174 pounds, Jeremiah Kent continued his dominant stretch with a 16-0 technical fall win over Alex Cramer to give Mizzou a 14-9 dual lead heading into the final three weight classes.

The Tigers picked up another bonus-point win, courtesy of senior 184-pounder Dylan Wisman, who tallied a 15-4 major decision over Antonio Agee. That extended Mizzou's lead and it was the fifth consecutive bout win in the dual.

Wyatt Koelling made it six straight bout wins, taking a dramatic 3-1 win in sudden victory over Timothy Young. That extended Mizzou's lead to 21-9 heading into the final bout.

At heavyweight, Rodrigo Diaz posted a 10-5 decision as Mizzou closed the dual winning the final seven bouts. Old Dominion was also docked a team point for lack of mat control, seeing its total drop from nine to eight as Mizzou rounded out the dual with a 24-8 win.

Results:
125: Dack Punke (7-6) vs. Kilian Cardinale - L, 4-3 | 0-3
133: Cameron Valdiviez (12-5) vs. Shannon Hanna - L, 12-9 | 0-6
141: #9 Grant Leeth (2-2) vs. Sa'Derian Perry - L, 7-3 | 0-9
149: #2 Brock Mauller (12-0) vs. Kenan Carter - W, 11-6 | 3-9
157: #14 Jarrett Jacques (14-1) vs. Larry Early - W, 7-1 | 6-9
165: Peyton Mocco (9-7) vs. Shane Jones - W, 10-6 | 9-9
174: Jeremiah Kent (14-2) vs. Alex Cramer - W, 16-0 Technical Fall | 14-9
184: #22 Dylan Wisman (7-2) vs. Antonio Agee - W, 15-4 Major Decision | 18-9
197: #23 Wyatt Koelling (12-1) vs. Timothy Young - W, 3-1 (SV-1) | 21-9
HWT: Rodrigo Diaz (10-7) vs. William Hilliard - W, 10-5 | 24-8 (ODU was charged a team point for mat control)

The Tigers will face a pair of top-25 opponents this morning in search of their sixth and seventh straight wins. Cornell defeated Michigan State and South Dakota State Sunday while Lehigh won against No. 5 Minnesota in dominating fashion, 29-10. Mizzou wrestled both teams on South Beach a year ago, downing Lehigh, 21-12, and Cornell, 22-9.

TrackWrestling.com will have both live video and stats of the bouts, which begin at 10 a.m. with the Tigers facing Cornell.

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