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Mark Ellis: National Friggin' Champion

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About 16 months ago, anybody who followed Mizzou Wrestling figured that heavyweight Mark Ellis was about to lose his starting role to incoming freshman Dom Bradley.  Now, he's a national champion.  Ellis won a crazy final match in OT over Duke's Konrad Dudziak, and he is Mizzou's second national wrestling champ.  Congrats to Mr. Ellis and congrats to Brian Smith for continuing to build a big-time national program.  Mizzou is alive and well in the post-Askren era.

UPDATE: For those with ESPN360, it's got the replay of the finals matches.  Tune to the 2:35 mark for Ellis.

UPDATE #2: I almost forgot...