Action gets underway at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday in the Hearnes Center
Tigers add six grapplers to join next year's squad
MUTigers.com talks with head coach Brian Smith about each weight class going into the season
Nearly the entire team was in action at the annual intersquad competition
Mizzou will host the annual wrestle-offs at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30
2010-11: Starting the year at 165 pounds, Gregoris captured two straight open titles to kick off the season, winning his first 10 matches of the year. At the Lindenwood Open, Gregoris pinned his first opponent in 1:11 and his last opponent in 1:10, while also scoring a 12-1 major decision against Parker Madl of Oklahoma along the way. Two weeks later at the UCM Open, Gregoris won all five matches with bonus points, pinning his first two foes before rallying off three straight major decisions to capture another title. In December, Gregoris stepped in as the starter at 157 pounds. He won twice at the Midlands, beating Central Michigan's Adam Miller, 6-1, and majoring Jake Beechy of Illinois by a 10-1 score. Gregoris scored two big victories at the NWCA National Duals to open the 2011 portion of the schedule, winning 8-1 over Eric Cubberly of Central Michigan for his first career dual win. The following day, Gregoris pinned Neil Erisman of Oklahoma State in 2:35, the difference in Mizzou's 21-19 win. Gregoris closed out the regular season with a 7-4 win against Trent Weatherman of Iowa State. He finished in second place at the Big 12 Championships after picking up a 4-2 win against Chase Nelson of Oklahoma in the first round before falling to Erisman in the finals, 4-2. Gregoris finished the year with a 17-12 record, scoring six decisions, six major decisions and five wins via fall.
2009-10: Gregoris opened up his redshirt freshman campaign with a third place finish at the University of Central Missouri Open, wrestling at 157 pounds. Gregoris opened the tournament with back-to-back major decisions, winning 16-4 and 18-6, and followed that up with an 8-3 win. After dropping a match, Gregoris bounced back, defeating Oklahoma State's Alex Munoz by an 11-4 decision before knocking off Chase Nelson of Labette Community College in the third place contest. At the Missouri Open, Gregoris registered a sixth place finish, picking up wins against McKendree's Matt Beasley and Indiana's Ryan Konz.
2008-09: Only the second North Carolinian to compete on the Missouri wrestling team, Nick Gregoris wrapped up his redshirt campaign with an impressive 23-5 record that included five top four showings at tournaments across the Midwest. Gregoris kicked off the season with a win by fall in 1:14 over Carlton Dorsey of Oklahoma City, Nov. 1, at the Lindenwood Open. Gregoris went on to finish the all-day tournament in third place and set off on a 13-match win streak that extended through three tournaments. A first place finisher at the Missouri Open, Gregoris took second at the University of Central Missouri Roger Denker Open, Jan. 17 and third at the Missouri Valley College Open, Feb. 6. Gregoris' lowest tournament finish of the season was a fourth place showing at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Open, Dec. 7. Throughout the season, Gregoris managed five wins by fall and two by technical fall, winning four of his matches by major decision.
High School: Chapel Hill High School grappler Gregoris is a three-time North Carolina State Champion, earning titles his freshman (2005), sophomore (2006) and senior (2008) season. Gregoris, ranked 19th in the nation at 152 pounds and finished his high school career with a 183-7 record. The North Carolina native earned NHSCA Senior National All-America honors after finishing the tournament in fourth place. In addition, Gregoris was a Super 32 Finalist and Reno Tournament of Champions finalist. Coached by Wilson Diaz, Gregoris earned four letters and All-American honors with the Chapel Hill High Tigers' wrestling team.
Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1989, to Nicholas and Michelle Gregoris in Chapel Hill, NC, Giorgio plans to major in marketing at Mizzou.
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