It was a disappointing weekend in St. Louis for the Mizzou Wrestling team as a whole, but it ends on a happy note. Mizzou's Drake Houdashelt, the No. 1 seed at 149 pounds, took down No. 3 seed David Habat in sudden-victory overtime to take the national title. It is the first such title and third All-American finish (he was fifth in 2014 and sixth in 2013) for the senior from O'Fallon.
We don't know for sure where Mizzou will place in the team race, but we know that the Tigers finish with quite a bit of hardware: a National Duals title, another MAC title, five All-American finishes, and an individual championship, the sixth of the Brian Smith era for five different wrestlers: Ben Askren, Max Askren, Mark Ellis, J'Den Cox, and Houdashelt. For "disappointing," that ain't bad.
DRAKE. pic.twitter.com/IkJvp1UHV5— Jack Peglow (@JackPeglow) March 22, 2015
Badass. pic.twitter.com/NY4C50t94I— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) March 22, 2015
Know how you've built an elite program? When a national champ & top-5 team finish is a "disappointment." #Mizzou @MizzouWrestling #d1wrestle— Steven Keers (@stevenkeers) March 22, 2015