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No. 3 Wrestling Wins in Style Over No. 18 Oklahoma

Keegan O'Toole v. Oklahoma 2023-24

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 3-ranked University of Missouri wrestling team took care of No. 18 Oklahoma, 30-12, Friday, Dec. 1, in front of 2,454 fans inside the Hearnes Center. The Tigers improved to 2-0 (1-0, Big 12) in the young season, while the Sooners stumbled to 3-1 (0-1, Big 12).

The Tigers got things rolling with back-to-back decisions. First, redshirt senior Zach Elam (285) got Mizzou on the board by winning a tight 2-1 contest. Following the opening act, redshirt junior Noah Surtin (125) kept the momentum going with a 10-1 major decision, his fifth bonus-point victory of the year. Missouri took a step back as redshirt freshman Zeke Seltzer (133) fell short against Jace Koelzer, 4-1.

The Sooners attempted storm back after No. 14 Mosha Schwartz defeated redshirt sophomore Josh Edmond (141) in overtime. However, right before intermission, redshirt junior Logan Gioffre (149) upset No. 22 Willie McDougald with a 4-1 sudden-victory decision to give MU a 10-6 cushion at the halfway mark. The decision was the first win over a ranked opponent for Gioffre as a starter.

After the break, it was all Mizzou. Redshirt senior Brock Mauller (157) started the second half with a 12-4 major decision win, recording his fourth bonus-point victory of the season. Missouri put its foot on the gas with junior Keegan O’Toole (165) pinning his opponent in the second period. Back-to-back technical falls by redshirt senior Peyton Mocco (174) and redshirt freshman Clayton Whiting (184) truly separated the hosts from the opposition, leading them to a comfortable 30-12 victory over Oklahoma. 


  • With the win, Missouri moves to 16-42-0 against Oklahoma, marking Mizzou’s sixth win out of the last seven duals against the Sooners.
  • The Tigers have outscored OU 63-15 over the programs’ last two meetings.
  • Aside from today’s forfeit at 197, Mizzou hasn’t allowed a bonus-point victory yet this season.
  • Surtin records his fifth bonus-point win of the year, while Mauller claimed his fourth. 
  • Gioffre picked up his first ranked win of the season, with an upset of No. 22 McDougald. 


No. 3 Missouri 30 | No. 18 Oklahoma 12

285 | [5] Zach Elam (MIZ) over [14] Josh Heindselman (OU) by dec. 2-1 

125 | [17] Noah Surtin (MIZ) over Conrad Hendrikson (OU) by MD 10-1

133 | Jace Koelzer (OU) over [31] Zeke Seltzer (MIZ) by dec. 4-1

141 | [14] Mosha Schwartz (OU) over [16] Josh Edmond (MIZ) by dec. 11-4, SV-1

149 | Logan Gioffre (MIZ) over [22] Willie McDougald (OU) by Dec. 4-1, SV-1

157 | [7] Brock Mauller (MIZ) over John Wiley (OU) by MD 12-4

165 | [1] Keegan O’Toole (MIZ) over [13] Cael Carlson (OU) by fall (X:XX)

174 | [7] Peyton Mocco (MIZ) over [19] Tate Picklo (OU) by TF 16-1

184 | [8] Clayton Whiting (MIZ) over [30] Giuseppe Hoose (OU) by TF 19-4

197 | [3] Stephen Buchanan (OU) over Jesse Cassatt (MIZ) by forfeit

*Rankings according to FloWrestling


Mizzou returns to action against Wyoming on Friday, Dec. 8. The dual will begin at 7 p.m. CT inside the Hearnes Center and can be streamed on FloWrestling. 


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