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No. 7 Wrestling Overpowers NDSU, 32-6

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FARGO, N.D. – The No. 7-ranked University of Missouri wrestling team earned a road conference win, defeating North Dakota State, 32-6, in Fargo, N.D., on Friday, Feb. 16. The conference win moves Missouri to 9-2 this season and 5-2 in the Big 12, while NDSU falls to 3-10 and is 2-4 in league matches.

Redshirt junior Noah Surtin started the team off with a major decision at 125 pounds (20-8), and freshman Drew Stanfield followed with a win in his first dual start, finishing 12-5 at 133 pounds. In the 141-pound match, redshirt sophomore Josh Edmond added a major (15-2) to put Mizzou up 11-0 early. Redshirt senior Brock Mauller carried the Tigers into the break with a decision (2-0) at 157 pounds.

After the break, junior Keegan O’Toole picked up the fall in the third period at 165 pounds. Redshirt senior Peyton Mocco kept the bonus points coming with a major decision (17-3) of his own in the 174-pound match. Earning the first technical fall of the night was redshirt freshman Clayton Whiting, 20-3, at 184. Closing out the night, redshirt senior Zach Elam won by a 9-4 decision in the 285 bout.


  • Missouri’s record moves to 7-0 all-time against North Dakota State and has outscored the Bison 219-48 in those seven matches.
  • MU topped NDSU by 26 (32-6) in team points, marking the fifth time the Tigers have defeated an opponent by that margin or more this season.
  • Missouri totaled five bonus-point wins in the match, notching the sixth time this season the team totaled five or more in a dual.
  • Stanfield makes his Tiger Style debut in a dual, getting the nod at 133 pounds and earning the 12-5 win over Fernando Barreto.
  • Edmond defeated Gavin Drexler, ranked No. 29 at 141 pounds in the NCAA coaches poll, by major decision for his second ranked win of the season. 
  • Mauller’s decision win marked the 114th of his career, tying him with Joey Lavallee for 14th in program history. The redshirt senior is three wins from passing Nick Marable (116) to move into 13th.
  • The fall by O’Toole is the sixth of the season for the junior and the 12th bonus-point victory.
  • Elam secured his team-leading 19th win of the season and 96th of his career. The Kansas City native is one of two Mizzou wrestlers still undefeated (19-0) this season (O’Toole, 15-0).


The Tigers continue their road trip to Brookings, South Dakota, to take on South Dakota State on Sunday, Feb. 18. The match will begin at 2 p.m. CT and can be streamed on FloWrestling.


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Missouri 32, North Dakota State 6

125 | No. 7 Noah Surtin (MIZ) over Ryan Hennington (NDSU) by MD 20-8

133 | Drew Stanfield (MIZ) over Fernando Barreto (NDSU) by dec. 12-5

141 | No. 22 Josh Edmond (MIZ) over No. 29 Gavin Drexler (NDSU) by MD 15-2

149 | Max Petersen (NDSU) over Joel Mylin (MIZ) by dec. 4-2

157 | No. 11 Brock Mauller (MIZ) over Boeden Greenley (NDSU) by dec. 2-0

165 | No. 1 Keegan O’Toole (MIZ) over Brendan Howes (NDSU) by fall (5:46)

174 | No. 10 Peyton Mocco (MIZ) over Mason Gode (NDSU) by MD 17-3

184 | No. 13 Clayton Whiting (MIZ) over Adam Cherne (NDSU) by TF 20-3 (4:27)

197 | Spencer Mooberry (NDSU) over Jesse Cassatt (MIZ) by dec. 5-1

185 | No. 4 Zach Elam (MIZ) over Devon Dawson (NDSU) by dec. 9-4

*Rankings per NCAA coaches’ rankings

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics