Fans can attend this year's celebration in the Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena
Four seniors will be honored Sunday afternoon as Head Coach Brian Smith looks for career win No. 200
The Tigers had 13 Tigers place in two open tournaments over the weekend, eight of which are freshmen
Top-five Tigers honor seven seniors in home dual against SIU-Edwardsville.
A pair of major decisions for Chippewas proves to be too much for Tigers to overcome.
Missouri vs. Central Michigan - January 20, 2013
2013-14: As a senior, Wilson started in one dual (vs. Justin Scherkenbach of North Dakota State) and competed in seven tournaments. He earned first-place honors at the Kaufman-Brand Open and the UNI Open at 133-pounds. The finals match at the UNI Open came against Levi Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa) whom he had defeated by technical fall just three weeks earlier. Wilson took second place at the Grand View Open at the end of January and took third-place finishes at both the Harold Nichols Cylclone Open and Joe Parisi Open, losing one match each, to Matt Manley of Missouri and Jonathon Morrison of Oklahoma State respectively. With a season record of 24-7, Wilson picked up four major decisions, four technical falls, and two pins in his final season with the Tigers.
2012-13: Wilson, wrestling at 141 pounds, ended his fourth year at Mizzou with a record of 23-10 and placed in the top-five in four tournaments. Landing in second place at the Joe Parisi Open, Wilson took five of the six matches, including taking one by fall and one by major decision. His only defeat of the tournament was by Missouri's own redshirt freshman Trevor Jauch by one point in the finals. Dec. 1 brought the Kaufman-Brand Open where Wilson gained another four wins and ended up placing fifth overall. He took Matt Behr of Missouri Baptist by technical fall and Joel Olivas of Baker University by a fall at 2:22. In his third tournament of the season, the Southern Scuffle, Wilson won four more matches with a major decision against Alex Johnson of Navy. Jan. 13 brought on four more wins for Wilson at the Roger Denker Open. With a major decision against Josh Durham from Oklahoma and a win against Topher Carton of Iowa, Wilson took fourth place at the tournament. His final tournament of the season, the Grand View Open, brought him another fifth place title. A win by technical fall against Ernesto Escobar of Grand View brought his biggest win of the season and his start of the tournament with a score of 16-0. Wilson begins the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 60-32, with 11 major decisions, 15 falls and 6 technical falls.
2011-12: In his third year with the program, Wilson wrestled in five tournaments at 133 pounds, putting together a record of 25-10. The 25 victories were by far his most in a single season and tied him with Kyle Bradley and Ty Prazma for third-most on the entire squad. At the UCM Open on Nov. 13, Wilson won five of his six matches, including a fall with five seconds left in his first contest of the year. He captured fourth at the Lindenwood Open the following weekend, going 5-2 with a major decision, a technical fall and a pin, while his two defeats came at the hands of a pair of Iowa Hawkeye wrestlers. His first of two third place finishes came at the Kaufman-Brand Open, where he went 7-1 with all seven wins coming with bonus points. He scored two major decisions in his first two wins and then rallied off three consecutive falls before closing the tournament with a win by forfeit and an 18-0 technical fall in 3:54 over Wesley Dallas of Missouri Valley. He finished up the season by placing third again, winning five of his six bouts at the MVC Open in February. He started the tournament with a 9-0 major decision and picked up two more falls along the way. On the year, Wilson posted eight decisions, four majors, seven falls and two technical falls. His seven pins tied him for second-most on the team with Cody Johnston.
2010-11: Using his redshirt, Wilson placed in his first two tournaments of the season, wrestling at 133 pounds. He went 4-2 at the Lindenwood Open to start the year, good for a fourth place finish. He kicked things off with an 18-1 technical fall victory in 2:12, and followed that up with a win via fall in 6:24. He picked up two decisions at the tournament, one by a 10-5 score and another 3-1. By winning his first three matches at the UCM Open, Wilson took home a sixth place finish at the tournament. He pinned his first two opponents, Ben Cline of OBU in 3:58 and Casy Rowell of Central Oklahoma in 6:09, before taking a 6-0 win over Tyler Minder of Missouri Valley. He won twice at the Kaufman/Brand Open, opening with a 10-0 major before beating Iowa's Charlie Joseph by a 15-0 technical fall. In his first match at the UNI Open in December, Wilson defeated Luther's Louis Mazzetta by a 10-2 major decision. Of his 10 victories last year, Wilson won seven of them by bonus points.
2009-10: Wilson started much of his freshman season at 125 pounds for the Tigers, placing in the top-five of two tournaments while picking up some big victories in duals. He took second at the Lindenwood Open to start the year where he won three matches, one by fall and one by major decision. He finished fifth at the Missouri Open, picking up four wins on the day. Wilson defeated Hofstra's Jamie Franco by a 3-0 decision, helping the Tigers win by a 34-7 score. The next day, in the dual with Drexel, Wilson earned his biggest win of the year, recording a 20-8 major decision over Yi-Ming Law. In Mizzou's conference dual against Iowa State, Wilson knocked off opponent Trevor Dearden by a 6-3 decision.
High School: A four-time state qualifier and three-time Colorado State placer, Wilson finished first in the 112-pound weight class his junior (2007-08) season with the Wolves wrestling team. Coached by Greg Maestas at Grandview High School, Wilson notched a career-best 43 wins his senior season and took second at the State Championships. As a sophomore (2006-07), Wilson finished the state meet in third place while wrestling at 103 pounds. The four-time league champion and three-time regional champion helped his team to two top-10 finishes at the state championships, finishing as high as third his junior campaign. Competing at the Colorado State Championships in Junior Greco, Wilson took first in 2009. Wilson was named to the 2008 Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post All-Colorado Team and wrestled for Team Colorado in the 2008 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Showcase Classic in York, Pa. Wilson earned four letters in high school.
Personal: The son of Chuck and Karen Wilson, Eric was born May 19, 1991, in Englewood, Colo. Wilson has one sister, Angela (21). Wilson intends to major in civil engineering.
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