Mizzou wrestling redshirt sophomore Lavion Mayes was named the MAC Wrestler of the Week. Mayes improved to 24-1 this season after earning a pair of wins this past weekend, including a triumph over No. 18 Dean Heil of Oklahoma State. The Tigers have brought home five conference Wrestler of the Week awards in 2014-15.
Mayes won last Friday, Jan. 23 against No. 18 Dean Heil. His 8-4 decision victory over Heil helped Mizzou to a 22-10 win over No. 7 Oklahoma State. On Sunday, Jan. 25, Mayes had a 6-1 decision win over Tyler Argue (Northern Illinois). Overall this season, Mays has four wins over ranked opponents. He is currently ranked 6th in the country at 141 pounds.
No. 3 Mizzou wrestling closes out the month on Saturday, Jan. 31 against MAC foe Northern Iowa. Action at the Hearnes Center is set for a 7 p.m.