Mizzou Wrestling (12-1, 8-0 MAC) became the Mid-American Conference Regular Season Champions for the second consecutive season following a 26-14 victory over Northern Illinois (6-7, 1-4) on Sunday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill. The Tigers finished off its MAC dual schedule with an unblemished 8-0 mark, the second straight season Mizzou has finished the year with a perfect MAC record.
The Tigers have only lost two MAC duals since joining the conference in 2012.
165: Shaun’Qae McMurty (Northern Illinois) def. Matt Lemanowicz (Mizzou) by 15-5 major decision
174: Blaise Butler (Mizzou) def. Trace Engelkes (Northern Illinois) by fall (1:53)
184: Cody Johnston (Mizzou) def. Quinton Rosser (Northern Illinois) by fall (3:51)
197: J’den Cox (Mizzou) def. Shawn Scott (Northern Illinois) by 15-1 major decision
HWT: Arthur Bunce (Northern Illinois) def. James Romero (Mizzou) by 6-0 decision
125: Barlow McGhee (Mizzou) def. Alijah Jeffery (Northern Illinois) by 8-5 decision
133: Austin Eicher (Northern Illinois) def. Zach Synon (Mizzou) by 5-3 SV-2
141: Steve Bleise (Northern Illinois) def. Nick Nasenbeny (Mizzou) by 15-4 major decision
149: Lavion Mayes (Mizzou) def. Gabe Morse (Northern Illinois) by 5-4 decision
157: Le’Roy Barnes (Mizzou) def. Andrew Morse (Northern Illinois) by 11-2 major decision
The Tigers will finish off the regular season schedule next weekend with two road duals. First, the Tigers will wrestle Appalachian State on Friday, Feb. 12, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT. Then, Mizzou will finish the regular season schedule against No. 3-ranked and undefeated N.C. State on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. CT.