Highlighted by five bonus points victories, No. 2 Mizzou wrestling cruised to a 34-3 win over American University Sunday afternoon at the Hearnes Center. The dominating victory pushed the Tigers unbeaten dual streak to 21 this season and 25 straight dating back to the 2013-14 campaign.
Sophomore J’den Cox stole the show in front of his hometown crowd, as he pinned Brett Dempsey to improve to 27-0 this season. Cox’s eighth fall of the season also pushed his NCAA leading match winning streak to 47 straight.
Match-By-Match Results vs. American
125: No. 1 Alan Waters (M) def. No. 17 David Terao (A) by 5-0 decision
133: Zach Synon (M) def. Josh Terao (A) by 2-1 decision
141: No. 5 Lavion Mayes (M) def. Michael Sprague (A) by 3-1 decision
149: Le’Roy Barnes (M) def. Tom Page (A) by 11-4 decision
157: John Boyle (A) def. No. 9 Joey Lavallee (M) by 3-2 decision
165: Mikey England (M) def. Brad Mutchnik (A) by 14-3 major decision
174: No. 4 Johnny Eblen (M) def. Nick Carey (A) by 12-2 major decision
184: No. 9 Willie Miklus (M) def. Jeric Kasvnic (A) by 13-5 major decision
197: No. 1 J’den Cox (M) def. Brett Dempsey (A) by fall (5:11)
HWT: No. 11 Devin Mellon (M) def. Chris McDermand (A) by 13-1 major decision
With today’s win, Mizzou moves onto the 2015 NWCA National Duals Finals next weekend. The event will be held from Feb. 21-22 at the University of Iowa. The eight winners of the NWCA Regionals will be reseeded according to next week’s USA Today / NWCA Division I Coaches Poll.