COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 3-ranked Missouri wrestling team won their first dual competition on Sunday, Nov. 19, against No. 21 Arizona State, 39-6. The 33-point margin is the largest over the Sun Devils in program history.
Redshirt junior Noah Surtin (125) got the match off to a fast start, pinning his opponent in 1:38. Redshirt sophomore Josh Edmond (141) returned to dual competition with a major decision, 14-3. No. 7 redshirt senior Brock Mauller (157) broke the dual wide open, dominating his opponent in a 21-5 technical fall, giving the Tigers a 15-6 lead going into intermission.
Mizzou continued to lay it on after the break. Top-ranked and two-time defending national champion Keegan O’Toole (165) earned a 20-6 major decision victory. In his dual debut, no. 11 Clayton Whiting (184) earned a 15-3 major decision, clinching the dual victory. Redshirt sophomore Colton Hawks bumped up for the dual, dominating his true-197 opponent in a 19-4 technical fall. Redshirt senior Zach Elam pin in the final matches added to the dominant victory.
Mizzou moves to 3-5-1 all-time against Arizona State.
3,225 Tiger fans filed into the Hearnes Center for the home opener.
The Tigers picked up their largest victory over the Sun Devils in school history, besting the previous record of 18 (30-12) on Feb. 8, 2019.
MU has won two of the last three matches against Arizona State.
Surtin claimed his third pin of the year, all under 2:07.
Z. Elam got the fall over his opponent in under 90 seconds, the seventh consecutive such fall, dating back to his school record nine-second pin in the Dual on the Diamond last year.
Whiting claimed a major decision victory in his dual appearance.
No. 4 Missouri 39 | No. 21 Arizona State 6
125 | (16) Noah Surtin over Damien Moreno by fall (1:38)
133 | (11) Julian Chelbove over (28) Zeke Seltzer by dec. 6-4
141 | (16) Josh Edmond over Carter Oibert by MD 14-3
149 | (3) Kyle Parco over Logan Gioffre by dec. 8-2
157 | (7) Brock Mauller over Michael Kilic by TF 21-5 (6:23)
165 | (1) Keegan O’Toole over (33) Chance McLane by MD 20-6
174 | (8) Peyton Mocco over Max Wilner by TF 20-5 (4:25)
184 | (11) Clayton Whiting over (19) Tony Negron by MD 15-3
197 | Colton Hawks over Kai Argyros by TF 19-4 (6:31)
285 | (5) Zach Elam over Damion Schunke by fall (1:28)
*Rankings according to FloWrestling
The Tigers see their first conference action on Friday, Dec. 1, against No. 20 Oklahoma at the Hearnes Center. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. start and can be streamed on FloWrestling.
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