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."
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.