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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.

Team standings:

  1. Penn State – 32.5
  2. Ohio State – 25.5
  3. Iowa – 24.0
  4. Minnesota – 20.0
  5. Oklahoma State – 20.0
  6. Missouri – 18.0
  7. 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)

TV: ESPN2

Online: WatchESPN/ESPN+

Radio: KTGR

Here’s some reading to get you ready for the game:

Finally, this is such a cool moment and gesture by the Missouri women for their coach, Robin Pingeton:


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