Mizzou Wrestling redshirt junior 149-pounder Lavion Mayes placed third at the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships, defeating Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State), 3-2, in the third place match. Mayes closes out the season with a remarkable 32-3 record, finishing with All-American status for the second straight season. Following the medal round session, Mizzou sits in sixth place with 70.5 team points.
Redshirt freshman 165-pounder Daniel Lewis and redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Willie Miklusplaced in the medal round for Mizzou, finishing fourth and sixth, respectively.
#3 Lavion Mayes (Mizzou) def. #5 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) by fall (2:49)
#3 Lavion Mayes (Mizzou) def. Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) by 3-2 decision
#4 Daniel Lewis (Mizzou) def. #6 Steven Rodrigues (Illinois) by fall (3:50)
#3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) def. #4 Daniel Lewis (Mizzou) by 9-7 decision
#8 Nolan Boyd def. #14 Willie Miklus (Mizzou) by 6-0 decision
#9 Matthew Miller (Navy) def. #14 Willie Miklus (Mizzou) by 4-2 decision
For the second time in three years, junior 197-pounder J’den Cox will wrestle for the 197-pound National Championship after securing a fall over Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) in the semifinal. No. 2-seeded Cox will face top-seeded Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) tomorrow at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.