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No. 5 Wrestling Takes On No. 3 Oklahoma State On Senior Day

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MATCH 10: #5 Missouri (8-1, 4-0 Big 12) vs. #3 Oklahoma State (10-0, 5-0 Big 12)
Match Details Sunday, Feb. 4 • 1 p.m. • Columbia, Mo. • Hearnes Center
Match Coverage FloWrestling 
Match Notes Missouri | Oklahoma State
Social Media Twitter: @MizzouWrestling | Instagram: @MizzouWrestling

COLUMBIA, Mo. — No. 5-ranked Missouri wrestling returns home for the final home dual of the season, taking on No. 3 Oklahoma State on Sunday, Feb. 4. The match is set to start at 1 p.m. CT and can be streamed on FloWrestling.


  • The Tigers dropped their first dual on the season, a 20-16 loss to No. 11 Cornell on Sunday, Jan. 28.
  • Redshirt junior Noah Surtin (125, Fall 2:18) and junior Keegan O’Toole (165, 14-4 MD) earned bonus-point wins for Missouri in the loss. 


  • The matchup between Mizzou and Oklahoma State will mark the 54th meeting between the programs. 
  • The Cowboys hold the all-time advantage over the Tigers with a 44-8-1 record, with the last two matches being decided by one point. 


  • In the last dual between the teams, Oklahoma State clinched a 17-16 win after criteria broke a 16-16 tie following the final bout.
  • The Tigers were led by Keegan O’Toole‘s major decision victory, and decision wins for Peyton Mocco, Zach Elam, and Noah Surtin.


  • Prior to the start of the Sunday dual, Missouri will honor four seniors: Zach Elam, Steve Kolcheff, Brock Mauller and Peyton Mocco
  • The combination of Elam, Mauller and Mocco have been in the starting lineup four seasons with five All-America honors and has totaled 297 wins, 127 of which were bonus-point victories. 


  • Redshirt junior Noah Surtin continues to energize the Tigers when kicking off duals at 125 pounds, going 2-0 last weekend.   
  • Surtin recently earned a technical fall at West Virginia over Jace Schafer, 17-2, before pinning No. 12 Brett Ungar at Cornell. 
  • The Edwardsville, Illinois native is 12-1 this season, with five ranked wins and a .692 bonus-point rate. 


  • Redshirt freshman Kade Moore is made for the big moments, holding a 6-1 dual record since taking the 133-pound spot. 
  • In those seven matches Moore has two pins, one over No. 5-ranked Sam Latona of Virginia Tech, and five bonus-point wins. 
  • Most recently, the No. 24-ranked 133 pounder put defending National Champion Vito Arujau of Cornell on his back and led the match 8-3 heading into the third period. Despite the strong showing, Moore lost the nail-biter 10-9 for his first dual loss of the season. 
  • Additionally, the loss ended his five-match bonus streak. 


  • Junior Keegan O’Toole is cooking this season, holding a 13-0 record and 11 bonus point wins. 
  • O’Toole recently defeated No. 3 Julian Ramirez of Cornell by major decision, 14-4.  
  • The junior has totaled eight ranked wins this season, with just two coming via decision. One was against No. 5 Edmond Ruth at 174 pounds against Illinois on Dec. 21, and the other was against No. 9 Peyton Hall against West Virginia on Jan. 26. 
  • Moreover, the No. 2-ranked pound-for-pound wrestler secured the fastest pin of his career (0:35) over Brett McIntosh of Wyoming on Dec. 8. 


  • Leading the team in wins with a 17-0 record this season, redshirt senior Zach Elam is taking advantage of his last year in Black and Gold. 
  • Of his 17 wins, 10 have been bonus-point victories: seven falls and three technical falls. 
  • The seven pins from the redshirt senior leads the team and marks a single-season high, besting the six he earned his freshman season (2018-19). 


  • Redshirt senior Brock Mauller picked up his 113th career win at No. 20 West Virginia on Jan. 26. Mauller’s win total is tied for 15th all-time in program history with Brent Haynes.  
  • The Columbia, Missouri native needs two wins to pass Joey Lavallee (114). With seven more victories, Mauller can move into the top 10 all-time with 120. 
  • Of the wrestlers currently in the top 10, the redshirt senior’s win percentage (.904) ranks fourth behind J’den Cox (.965), Ben Askren (.950) and Alan Waters (.907). 


  • Brock Mauller (113), Zach Elam (94), Peyton Mocco (90), Keegan O’Toole (76), Rocky Elam (64) and Noah Surtin (59). 


  • Missouri makes a trip north for a pair of duals, first with North Dakota State on Friday, Feb. 16. Then, a battle with No. 10 South Dakota State on Sunday, Feb. 18. 
This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics