Drake Houdashelt
Drake Houdashelt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
O'Fallon, Mo.

High School:
Fort Zumwalt West

Weight:
149

Birthdate:
07/01/1992

Major:
Hospitality Management


04/18/2014

Wrestling Honored at State Capitol, Announces Season Awards

The Tigers paid a visit to the Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City Thursday to be honored for their third-consecutive conference title

04/03/2014

Wrestling Banquet Set for April 11

Fans can attend this year's celebration in the Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena

04/02/2014

Tiger Talk Top-10 Moments of 2013-14

Fans can vote for top moment of the year!

03/28/2014

Cox, Smith Collect MAC Postseason Hardware

Head Coach Brian Smith named Coach of the Year; J'den Cox named Freshman and Wrestler of the Year

03/22/2014

Mizzou's Houdashelt Takes Fifth at Nationals

Drake Houdashelt is a two-time All-American in his three trips to the NCAAs

03/22/2014

2014 NCAA National Championships Session V

2014 NCAA National Championships Session V

03/23/2013

NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session Five

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Five. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 23, 2013.

03/23/2013

NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session Six

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Six. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 23, 2013.

03/22/2013

NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session Four

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Four. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 22, 2013.

03/22/2013

NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session Three

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Three. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 22, 2013.

CAREER HONORS

• 2014 NCAA Nationals All-American (5th place, 149-pounds)
• 2014 MAC Champion (149-pounds)
• 2013 NCAA Nationals All-American (6th place, 149-pounds)
• 2013 MAC Champion (149-pounds)
• 2012 NCAA Nationals Qualifier (149-pounds)
• 2012 Big 12 Champion (149-pounds)
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013-14)

Houdashelt RS Junior
• Competed in four tournaments at 149 pounds as well as holding the starting spot on the lineup for the Tigers.
• Was crowned the champion at all four tournaments he competed in - Warren Williams/Daktronics, Joe Parisi, and UNI Opens, and the Souther Scuffle - including wins over No. 2 Josh Kindig (Oklahoma St.) and No. 1 Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) to close out the Southern Scuffle.
• Won all of his duals throughout the regular season except for a 6-3 loss against Ohio's Tywan Claxton.
• Represented the Tigers at the 2014 MAC Championships, where he defeated his three opponents, including No. 14 Alex Richardson (Old Dominion) in the finals, to finish first and earn an automatic qualification to Nationals.
• Won his first three matches at Nationals before losing to No. 5 Jason Tsirtsis (Northwestern) and No. 8 David Habat. Won 3-0 over No. 15 Mitchell Minotti (Lehigh) in the fifth-place match to All-American and take fifth place overall.
• Houdashelt went 38-3 this season and claimed two MAC Wrestler of the Week awards throughout the season.
• Was awarded both the Hap Whitney Coach's and Iron Man program awards.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2012-13)

Houdashelt RS Sophomore
• Moved down to 149 pounds on the Tiger starting lineup, additionally competing in four tournaments.
• Finished in second place at the Joe Parisi Open. His only loss came against the No. 1-seed, Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma St.) after wining four of his five previous matches by technical fall (3) or pin (1).
• Came in fourth at the Southern Scuffle.
• Went 13-4 in duals this season with all four losses coming against ranked opponents, two of which were No. 1 Jordan Oliver.
• Represented Missouri at the 2013 MAC Championships, where he took first place, earning his second-career automatic bid to the NCAA National Championships.
• Defeated No. 11 Andrew Alton (Penn State), No. 6 Dylan Ness (Minnesota) and Kevin Tao (American) before losing three straight matches to finish in sixth place and become an All-American.
• Houdashelt captured the MAC Wrestler of the Week for the week of January 23. Went 31-12 overall on the season.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011-12)

Houdashelt RS Freshman
• Earned a spot on the Tiger lineup at 157 pounds.
• Took first place at the Kaufman-Brand Open.
• Finished in third place at the Southern Scuffle, his only loss coming against Penn State's James Vollrath.
• Went 15-4 in duals, including two ranked wins (No. 9 and No. 19) over Albert White (Oklahoma St.)
• Represented Missouri at the 2012 Big 12 Championships where he defeated No. 19 White and No. 12 Matt Lester (Oklahoma) for a first place finish and an automatic qualification to the 2012 NCAA National Championships.
• Finished the season at 28-7. 13 of his wins were by major decision, technical fall, or pin.
• Finished third at the 2011 ASICS FILA Junior Nationals.
• Was awarded the Marshall Esteppe Most Outstanding Freshman program award.
FRESHMAN

Houdashelt Freshman
• Took his redshirt his first season on the team and competed in six open tournaments, placing in five of them.
• Picked up his first collegiate win against Adam Osmoe (Rend Lake) at the Lindenwood Open. Houdashelt won the match by technical fall at 2:57.
• At 157 pounds, took the titles at the UCM, Roger Denker, and MVC Opens. Houdashelt had three pins, four major decisions, and two technical falls between the three tournaments, with a total of 13 wins.
• Finished in third place at the Kaufman/Brand Open, his only loss coming against Nick Moore (Iowa) with a one-point 3-2 decision.
FORT ZUMWALT WEST HIGH SCHOOL (O'FALLON, MO)

• Helped his team to runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2009.
• Claimed individual state championships during his junior and senior years after finishing second his sophomore season.
• Had a perfect 51-0 senior season.
• In 2008, finished third in freestyle at the Super 32's, while also finishing second in freestyle at Junior Nationals.
• In 2010, he captured another third place finish, this one coming at the FILA Juniors.
PERSONAL

• Drake Houdashelt was born on July 1, 1992 in Wichita, Kan., to Andy and Kim Houdashelt.
• He has two older brothers and a younger sister.
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