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Missouri dominates Iowa State

Missouri's Allan Hart lifts ISU's Todd Small at 133 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Wrestling closed its regular season with a 27-6 win over No. 21 Iowa State Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers extended their win streak against their former Big Eight and Big 12 rival, earning their fifth straight win over the Cyclones. Saturday's dual was Mizzou's final competition before beginning postseason action, ending the regular season with a 12-7 overall record and a 6-2 record at home. The Tigers won eight out of 10 bouts in the dominant win Saturday, its first over a ranked opponent this season. Mizzou lost at just 125 pounds and heavyweight, doing so to ranked opponents at both weights.

There was a large crowd on hand for Mizzou's win with 2,464 fans in the attendance at Hearnes. That is the 10th largest crowd in program history. The program's top 10 attendance records have all come with Brian Smith as head coach of the program.

Mizzou honored its 11 seniors prior to the dual, and had four seniors it the lineup against the Cyclones. Three of the four Tiger seniors won their final bouts inside the Hearnes Center as Mizzou ran away with Saturday's dual.

Hear From Coach Smith
"It was senior day, so going out with a win for those guys is always fun," head coach Brian Smith said. "They all put four or five years into the program and it was good to see Alex Butler, Wisman and Flynn just battling and getting wins for us. We beat a good team today."

Notable Tigers
  • At 133 pounds Mizzou's Allan Hart defeated the nation's No. 16 wrestler in Iowa State's Todd Small.
  • Senior 141-pounder Alex Butler defeated Noah Nemer, 4-3, in a close battle on his Senior Day.
  • Brock Mauller continued an impressive win streak with his 12th straight win, coming over ISU's Ryan Leisure. He finishes his regular season 24-1 and has not lost since the beginning of 2020.
  • Senior 184-pounder Dylan Wisman improved to 15-7 on the year when he pinned opponent Hank Swalla on his senior day. It was Wisman's third fall of the season.
  • Senior 174-pounder Connor Flynn recorded a win on his senior day with a 3-0 win over opponent Mack Southhard. Flynn improves to 17-7 on the season
  • Also earning wins Saturday were 157-pounder Jarrett Jacques, who finishes the regular season 22-6 overall, 197-pounder Canten Marriott who claimed a 3-2 decision, and 165-pounder Peyton Mocco, who defeated Iowa State's Chase Straw, 5-3.

    Results:
    125: Alex Mackall (ISU) dec. Cameron Valdivierz (MIZ), 9-5.
    133: Allan Hart (MIZ) dec. Todd Small (ISU), 4-0.
    141: Alex Butler (MIZ) dec. Noah Nemer (ISU), 4-3.
    149: Brock Mauller (MIZ) dec. Ryan Leisure (ISU), 4-2.
    157: Jarrett Jacques (MIZ) dec. Isaac Judge (ISU), 7-3.
    165: Peyton Mocco (MIZ) dec. Chase Straw (ISU), 5-3.
    174: Connor Flynn (MIZ) dec. Mac Southard (ISU), 3-0.
    184: Dylan Wisman (MIZ) pinned Hank Swalla (ISU), 3:44.
    197: Canten Marriott (MIZ) dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 3-2.
    285: Gannon Gremmel (ISU) dec. Jake Bohlken (MIZ), 6-2.
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