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Wrestling Earns Dominant Win Over Big 12 Foe Wyoming, 40-6

Wresting vs. Wyoming

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 3-ranked University of Missouri wrestling team defeated the visiting Wyoming Cowboys 40-6, on Friday, Dec. 8. The Tigers move to 3-0 (2-0, Big 12) for the 2023 campaign, while the Cowboys drop to 3-2 (1-1, Big 12).

The match opened with No. 17 ranked Noah Surtin defeating No. 10 ranked Jore Volk, 7-4. After a Kade Moore victory by decision, the first of his collegiate career in a dual, Wyoming would tie the match at six all with a victory by fall. Following that, it would be all Missouri, as MU didn’t lose a single bout. Their victory streak included a pair of major decisions from Nate Pulliam, in an upset of No. 23 Gabe Willochell, and No. 7 Clayton Whiting. No. 1 Keegan O’Toole, No. 9 Peyton Mocco, and No. 6 Zach Elam would all post victories by fall in the match, with O’Toole (0:35) and Z. Elam (0:41) both doing so in less than 60 seconds.


  • With the win, Missouri improves their record to 9-2 against the Cowboys, taking the last eight duals. 

  • Mizzou has outscored Wyoming 68-16 over the past two meetings.

  • Moore recorded the first dual win of his career, after making his first start at Wyoming last season.

  • Pulliam collected his first-career dual win in his first appearance.

  • O’Toole’s 35-second pin is his fastest of the 2023 season, and keeps his bonus-point streak alive with seven-straight this year. 

  • Mauller earned his fourth technical fall of the season, and his fifth bonus-point victory of the season. This pushing his bonus rate to .833. 

  • Z. Elam recorded his seventh fall of the year, marking a season-high for the redshirt season. Additionally, the Kansas City native has a. 818 bonus rate. 


No. 3 Missouri 40 | Wyoming 6

125 | (17) Noah Surtin def. (10) Jore Volk by dec. 7-4 

133 | Kade Moore def. Cooper Birdwell by dec. 8-3

141 | Cole Brooks def. Owen Uhls by fall (2:40)

149 | Nate Pulliam def. (23) Gabe Willochell by MD 21-10 

157 | (9) Brock Mauller def. Cooper Voorhees by TF 19-4

165 | (1) Keegan O’Toole def. Brett McIntosh by fall (0:35)

174 | (9) Peyton Mocco def. Riley Davis by fall (5:07) 

184 | (7) Clayton Whiting def. Quayin Short by MD 12-4

197 | (7) Rocky Elam def. (18) Joey Novak by dec. 5-3

285 | (6) Zach Elam def. Mason Ding by fall (0:41)

*Rankings according to FloWrestling


Mizzou returns to the mat against Air Force on Sunday, Dec. 17. The dual will begin at 1 p.m. CT inside the Hearnes Center and can be streamed on FloWrestling. 


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