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Missouri holds off Central Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 18 consecutive duals with a Friday night win over Central Michigan, 25-13. The biggest win of the night came at 157 pounds as sophomore Jarrett Jacques won a top-15 bout over Logan Parks, 5-4, to tie the dual heading into intermission. Mizzou won seven of the 10 bouts with four major decisions. Mizzou won six straight bouts from 149 through 197. The Tigers improve to 7-5 on the season and 4-0 in MAC competition. The Tigers will be back in action Sunday at Kent State for an 11 a.m. (CT) dual.

After Central Michigan earned a pin at 125 pounds from its 12th-ranked Drew Hilderbrandt, Mizzou got on the board thanks to a huge major decision win by Allan Hart over Drew Marten. He had more than four minutes of riding time and earned a 10-1 win to improve to 11-6. More importantly he moved Mizzou within two points of the dual lead.

At 141, it was a battle of top-20 wrestlers as No. 19 Grant Leeth faced off against CMU's No. 13 Dresden Smith. Leeth fell behind early, 4-0, and never recovered as Simon earned a 12-3 major decision as CMU extended its lead to 10-4.

Reigning All-American and fifth-ranked Brock Mauller got Mizzou back in the dual with a 10-4 decision, narrowly missing a major, over Corbyn Munson. That pulled Mizzou within three points and then Jacques pulled off the biggest win in the dual in what was a huge swing match.

Facing 12th-ranked Parks, No. 14 Jacques earned a huge takedown at the end of the second period to take a 2-1 lead into the third. After an escape and another takedown, he was up 5-1 before a late Parks escape and takedown cut the lead to 5-4, as the bout was never quite as close as the final score. That tied the dual at 10-10 moving into the final five weights.

Peyton Mocco made it three straight bout wins for the Tigers with a dominant, 8-0 major decision over Tracy Hubbard. That gave Mizzou its first dual lead of the night at 14-10 moving to 174 pounds. Jeremiah Kent made easy work of Jake Lowell for a 14-3 major decision, Mizzou's third bonus-point win of the dual, second straight major and fourth straight win in the dual, extending the lead to 18-10.

At 184 pounds, Dylan Wisman made it five straight bout wins and three straight majors with a 12-4 win over Ben Cushman. That extended Mizzou's lead to 22-10. Wyatt Koelling made is six straight bout wins with a 3-2 win over Landon Phelam, extending the lead to 25-10.

Jake Bohlken had a spirited effort against No. 4 Matt Stencel at heavyweight, but fell 8-2.

Results:
125: Drew Hildebrandt (C) pinned Dack Punke, 4:40
133: Allan Hart (M) major dec. Drew Marten, 10-1
141: Dresden Simon (C) major dec. Grant Leeth, 12-3
149: Brock Mauller (M) dec. Corbyn Munson, 10-4
157: Jarrett Jacques (M) dec. Logan Parks, 5-4
165: Peyton Mocco (M) major dec. Tracy Hubbard, 8-0
174: Jeremiah Kent (M) major dec. Jake Lowell, 14-3
184: Dylan Wisman (M) major dec. Ben Cushman, 12-4
197: Wyatt Koelling (M) dec. Landon Pelham, 4-2
285: Matt Stencel (C) dec. Jacob Bohlken, 8-2

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