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No. 5 Wrestling Drops Big 12 Match to No. 3 Oklahoma State


COLUMBIA, Mo. – After falling in an early hole, the No. 5 Missouri Tiger wrestling team fought but could not complete the comeback, dropping their final home dual of the season to the No. 3 Oklahoma State Cowboys at Hearnes Center on Sunday, Feb. 4 by a score of 24-10. OSU remains perfect (12-0, 6-0 Big 12) for their season, while Mizzou moves to 8-2, with a 4-1 record in Big 12 action.

6,207 fans, an all-time attendance record for a dual match, filled Hearnes for the squad’s senior day festivities as MU honored departing seniors Zach ElamSteve KolcheffBrock Mauller, and Peyton Mocco

The Tigers fell behind early, dropping four of their first five matches by decision and forfeiting their 133 dual, putting them in an 18-0 hole. 

Mizzou would attempt to climb back into the match, with No. 1-ranked junior Keegan O’Toole defeating No. 3-ranked Izzak Olejnik by decision, 5-1, at 165 pounds. 

Junior Rocky Elam and Z. Elam would both claim victories in the final two matches, with Rocky securing a major decision. Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome Oklahoma State’s early lead, as Mizzou dropped the match 24-10.


  • This matchup between Mizzou and Oklahoma State marked the 54th meeting between the programs with a record of 8-45-1. 
  • O’Toole picked up his eighth win of the season over a ranked opponent to stay undefeated at 14-0.
  • This marked the Tiger’s first back-to-back dual losses since February 2020 at Oklahoma State and Arizona State. 
  • Z. Elam continued to stay undefeated on the year while notching his 18th win against another ranked opponent. 


Mizzou travels to Fargo, N.D., to take on North Dakota State on Friday, Feb. 16, as Big 12 conference action continues.


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Oklahoma State 24, Missouri 10

125 | (11) Troy Spratley over (3) Noah Surtin by dec., 4-1

133 | Sam Smith over Missouri, forfeit

141 | (3) Daton Fix over (22) Josh Edmond by dec., 2-1

149 | Jordan Williams over Joel Mylin by dec., 10-3

157 |(15) Teague Travis over (8) Brock Mauller by dec., 4-2

165 | (1) Keegan O’Toole over (3) Izzak Olejnik by dec., 5-1

174 | (29) Brayden Thompson over (5) Peyton Mocco by dec., 8-1

184 | (2) Dustin Plott over (9) Clayton Whiting by dec., 8-2

197 | (8) Rocky Elam over Kyle Haas by MD, 8-0 

285 | (5) Zach Elam over (9) Konner Doucet by dec., 1-0

*Rankings according to FloWrestling

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics