Four Tigerstyle wrestlers advance to the NCAA Wrestling Championships quarterfinals
After a loaded first day of action, four of Missouri’s nine wrestlers at the NCAA Championships have advanced to the quarterfinals, with four more still alive via wrestleback wins during Session II on Thursday.
- Penn State – 32.5
- Ohio State – 25.5
- Iowa – 24.0
- Minnesota – 20.0
- Oklahoma State – 20.0
- Missouri – 18.0
- Michigan – 17.5
Here’s who advanced to the quarterfinals:
133 pounds — John Erneste
- First round vs. No. 25 Derek Spann (Buffalo – 21-5) – W, 8-0 Major Decision (4:40 RT)
- Second round vs. No. 24 DJ Fehlman (Lock Haven) – W, 4-0 (2:00 Riding Time)
- Quarterfinals vs. No. 1 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) – Friday morning
141 pounds — Jaydin Eierman
- First round vs. No. 28 Chris Debein (Chattanooga – 24-12) – W, Fall (4:41)
- Second round vs. No. 12 Cameron Kelly (Ohio) – W, 10-8
- Quarterfinals vs. Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) – Friday morning
149 pounds — Brock Mauller
- First round vs. No. 29 Matthew Zovistoski (Appalachian St. – 26-14) – W, 10-2 Major Decision
- Second Round vs. No. 20 Thomas Thorn (Minnesota) – W, 5-1
- Quarterfinals vs. No. 5 Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton) – Friday morning
174 pounds — Daniel Lewis
- First round vs. No. 31 Travis Stefanik (Princeton – 19-13) – W, Fall (1:13)
- Second round vs. No. 15 Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) – W, Fall (2:42)
- Quarterfinals vs. No. 10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) – Friday morning
Four more wrestlers advanced via wrestlebacks and will wrestler Friday morning to advance:
157 pounds — Jarrett Jacques
- Will wrestle No. 19 Griffin Parriott (Purdue) – Friday morning
165 pounds — Connor Flynn
- Will wrestle No. 33 Joseph Smith (Oklahoma State) – Friday morning
184 pounds — Dylan Wisman
- Will wrestle No. 4 Emery Parker (Illinois) – Friday morning
285 pounds — Zach Elam
- Will wrestle Jacob Aven (Purdue) – Friday morning
Here’s what Brian Smith had to say after Day One:
It’s GAME DAY for the Missouri women against Drake
Missouri’s postseason run starts today as the seventh-seeded Tigers face tenth-seeded Drake in Iowa City.
Here’s the game info:
Time: 3 p.m CT (approximately)
Here’s some reading to get you ready for the game:
- The Columbia Missourian takes a look at Ciara Porter’s mid-season return and the impact it had on the team.
- The Columbia Daily Tribune says the team is confident and relaxed entering the tournament.
Finally, this is such a cool moment and gesture by the Missouri women for their coach, Robin Pingeton:
The #Mizzou women's basketball team surprised head coach Robin Pingeton by wearing bright colored socks at its NCAA Tournament practice. This was to show support for World Down Syndrome Day - Coach Pingeton's son Zach has down syndrome. pic.twitter.com/jHUgB6ylv9— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) March 21, 2019
Yesterday at Rock M
- What they’re saying about Drew Lock, Missouri’s pro day
- Larry Rountree and the immediate future of Missouri feature backs
- Missouri women’s swim and dive claimed 200 Free Relay All-America Honorable Mention Honors on Thursday; the women are in 24th place in the team standings at the NCAA Championships.
- Sports Illustrated took a look at how Drew Lock prepared for his impressive throwing performance on Thursday; specifically, how he settled on the script of throws he made.
- The Columbia Missourian goes in-depth on the man behind Missouri’s NCAA appeal — Mike Glazier.