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No. 5 Mizzou Wrestling caps weekend on a high note

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Hey, we’re still really good at wrestling! Who would’ve guessed? Everyone!

Hey, it wasn’t a banner weekend for the Mizzou Hoops teams. Cuonzo Martin’s Tigers dropped their second consecutive game (and first ever Rally For Rhyan contest) on Saturday, while Robin Pingeton’s team once again failed to topple a ranked opponent. Both teams were missing arguably their best players. So it wasn’t the greatest few days on the hardwood. It happens.

What also happens — seemingly annually at Missouri! — is that Brian Smith and Mizzou Wrestling once again rule. The No. 5 Tigers took their individual talents to the Cowboy Challenge in Norman, OK on Sunday to compete with No. 6 Oklahoma State and a few other schools for individual titles. All in all, the Tigers took home three individual titles and a three first-place finishes. Coach Smith was pleased with the results.

“It was a good day. It was a very productive day. Starting with a two hour weigh-in and then a tournament format, we haven’t had that all season. Brock was unbelievable. We was our only starter going today. He wrestled a top five opponent in the country and gets three wins and a big win in the finals. I really liked the way Brock wrestled today. They were some of the best matches I’ve seen him wrestle in his career. I’m really happy for Dack in getting a tournament title today and of course Josh Edmond gets an injury default in the finals but he was winning before that. I’m really happy with how he’s improved throughout the season.”

The undefeated Tigers now have two weeks to rest up until the MAC Championships at the end of February. Here’s to hoping they can roll through that tournament (as usual) and position themselves for a big finish at the NCAA tourney in March.

Also, congrats on the Cowboy hats, guys. Way to commit to the bit.

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