#TigerStyle extends its winning streak... again!
It started with a lull, but Missouri ultimately didn’t have much trouble winning its 25th straight dual match on Sunday against Buffalo.
Mizzou lost the first two bouts before rallying to win the final eight, including two exciting sudden-victory wins. After losing the first two bouts at 125 and 131, junior Jaydin Eierman flipped things back in Mizzou’s favor with a 24-9 technical fall... True freshman Brock Mauller then made his debut in the starting lineup at 149 pounds and earned an 8-2 decision with 2:12 of riding time over Jason Estevez. That cut Buffalo’s lead to 9-8 as the dual moved to 157 pounds.
There were several close bouts to follow, but Brian Smith’s well-oiled machine keeps on trucking.
(P.S. We have a new wrestling writer who previewed Sunday’s match in this piece. You should definitely check it out and how spot on his preview was for yourself.)
The Highlights #Mizzou downs Buffalo, 30-8, as win streak reaches 25#MIZ #TigerStyle ♂️ pic.twitter.com/8X5dnkMvlb— #TigerStyle (@MizzouWrestling) December 16, 2018
In this weekend’s edition of, “any news is bad news...”
We’re barely into the offseason, and we’ve already got the second instance of a football-related arrest. This time, it’s linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves, who was arrested because of a ticket from almost one year ago.
Hargreaves, 56, was cited for a traffic ticket in December 2017 in Miller County for operating a vehicle without insurance and failure to register the vehicle. Hargreaves, who moved to Columbia from Arkansas around that time, failed to appear at his January court date. A warrant was issued for his arrest at the time.
A team spokesman later said the program is aware of the situation and will move forward once their information gathering process is finished.
It’s hard to see how this situation would result in much more than maybe a suspension, fine and maybe a public apology, but it is worth monitoring. Hargreaves has overseen the growth of key players like Cale Garrett and Terez Hall, and has some pull on the recruiting trail as well. Let’s hope this is all the bad behavior we’re going to get from the Tigers the rest of this offseason.
More Football Notes
- PowerMizzou is doing regular updates from Liberty Bowl practices, and they’re stuffed with all sorts of good its about the team’s performance and personal anecdotes. The site is also still offering its Cyber Monday deal, so nows a good time to subscribe if you haven’t already.
- Congrats to several football players (and other Mizzou athletes) for graduating this weekend! Mizzou Athletics has a few neat graphics celebrating them all on their Twitter page.
- More wrestling stuff: ABC 17 Sports Director Andrew Kaufmann had a pretty cool guest on this week’s Sports Zone. It should be up on their website.
Tonight on #SportsZone, I sit down with @MizzouWrestling head coach Brian Smith (@mutigerstyle) to recap today's win over Buffalo and also look ahead to Thursday's dual against Virginia at @WeAreParkhill - Yes, you read that right.— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) December 17, 2018
: 9:30 on Fox 22
: 10:30 on ABC 17 pic.twitter.com/ArPfXhLDsU
- Peter Baugh at the Kansas City Star profiled Michael Chadwick, who had quite a showing at the 2018 World Swimming Championships. For all you Olympic sport fanatics out there, Chadwick is a name you’ll want to keep an eye on.