Five of seven Tigers competing this weekend place in respective brackets
Seven Mizzou grapplers head west for premier offseason competitions
Coaches and student-athletes were honored on the house floor, and also received an exclusive tour of the building
Mayes & Miklus each win seventh place contests to round out strong Tiger showing
Redshirt senior Drake Houdashelt (149) competes for National Championships tomorrow
Missouri Wrestling at the National Championships
NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Five. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 23, 2013.
NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Six. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 23, 2013.
NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Four. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 22, 2013.
NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Three. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 22, 2013.
2015 MAC Champion (125 pounds)
2013 NCAA All-American (4th place, 125 pounds)
2013 MAC Champion (125 pounds)
2012 NCAA Championships Qualifier (125 pounds)
2012 Big 12 Champion (125 pounds)
2011 NCAA Championships Qualifier (125 pounds)
Recorded his highest NCAA Championships finish after placing third at 125 pounds.
At NCAA's, four of his five wins came against ranked opponents.
Won his third career conference title with his 3-0 weekend at 2015 MAC Championships. Also earned MAC Wrestling Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler Award following the tournament.
Opened up season with 125 pound title at 2014 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open.
Went 2-for-2 in tournament championships later in the season after taking home top honors at the 2015 Southern Scuffle.
At the Scuffle, defeated three consecutive nationally ranked foes to clinch the 125 pound championship.
Went 4-0 with three nationally ranked wins during NWCA / EAS National Duals, keying the Tigers' first ever National Duals Finals team championship.
Racked up 15 wins over 125 pound nationally ranked opponents during 2014-15 season.
Piled up 33 consecutive wins before dropping his only match of the season on March 20, 2015 (at NCAA's).
His 17 career Tech. Falls ranks second most in Tiger Style history, only trailing teammate Drake Houdashelt's 21.
Posted an incredible 69-4 career record in dual competitions, including a 14-3 mark in conference action.
Leaves the Tiger program with .907 career winning percentage (2nd highest all-time at Mizzou).
Final win at 2015 NCAA's was his 136th career victory (2nd most all-time in Mizzou wrestling history, only trailing Ben Askren's total of 153 victories).
Finished career as two-time NCAA All-American (2013 and 2015).
At 2015 ASICS U.S. Senior Open (61 kg/ 134 lbs.) in Las Vegas, Nev., went 3-3 overall and picked up 6th place honors.
Placed first at the Joe Parisi Open after defeating Jarrod Patterson (Okla.) in the finals.
Took another first-place finish at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational where he defeated Ohio State's No. 11 Nikko Triggas and Cornell's No. 10 Nahshon Garrett.
At the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals, Waters defeated all five of his opponents including Oklahoma State's Eddie Klimara and Iowa's No. 1-ranked wrestler, Matt McDonough.
Appeared at Mizzou's first MAC Championship and took first place in the 125-pound weight class with three-straight wins. He earned an automatic bid to Nationals with his first-place finish.
Waters was undefeated on the season all the way through his fourth match of Nationals where his second tie-breaker-period loss against No. 4 Nico Megaludis (Penn. State) snapped the 32-win streak.
Went 4-2 overall at Nationals for a fourth-place finish and All-American status honors, ending the season with a record of 33-2.
Waters made his way into Missouri's 100 Win Club with his win over No. 8 Matthew Snyder (Virginia) at Nationals.
Picked up the MAC Wrestler of the Week award for the week of Feb. 20.
Was named a NWCA Academic All-American.
Placed first at the Kaufman-Brand Open, defeating Missouri's Boomer Boyd in the finals by technical fall, 22-6 (5:55).
Waters finished in second place at the Southern Scuffle, defeating No. 7 Frank Perrelli (Cornell) before losing to No. 1 Zach Sanders (Minnesota) by a narrow 1-0 decision, breaking his 13 match winning streak.
Went 15-1 in duals with ranked wins over No. 2/4 Nic Bedelyon (Kent State), No. 10/12 Ryak Finch (Iowa State), No. 19 Trent Sprinkle (North Dakota State), No. 13 Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State) and No. 8 Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma).
Represented the Tigers at the Big 12 Championships where he took first place (defeated Morrison and Patterson yet again), earning an automatic qualification to the 2012 NCAA National Championships. His win helped the Tigers to their first Big 12 Conference Championship.
Went 3-2 in his matches at Nationals including a win over No. 11 Matthew Snyder (Virginia).
Waters finished the season with 29 wins and only four losses. Twelve of his wins were by either a technical fall or a pin.
Was picked as the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week three times this season - the weeks of Dec. 12, Jan. 16, and Feb. 6.
Named the Most Outstanding Wrestler program award as well as being named to the Academic All-Big 12.
His first collegiate win came against Paul Myers (SIUE) at the Lindenwood Open. Waters followed with four more wins to take the title at 125 pounds.
Competed in his first dual as a Tiger against Illinois where he defeated Logan Artis by decision, 8-3.
Took first place at the UCM Open with his first four wins coming via pin.
Won 24 straight matches before losing to Ryan Mango (Stanford) at the Midlands competition in late December.
Represented Mizzou at the Big 12 Championships, taking third place overall with wins over Brandon Jones (Iowa State) and Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State). His finish granted him an automatic qualification to Nationals.
Went 1-2 in his matches at Nationals to finish his season with a record of 39-7.
Of his 39 wins, 11 were by fall and another five were by either major decision or technical fall.
Waters went 20-3 in duals in his first season on the team and picked up the Marshall Esteppe Most Outstanding Freshman program award.
Finished in third place at the 2011 ASICS FILA Junior Nationals at 125 pounds.
Helped lead his team to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.
Had a perfect 47-0 senior season, helping him end with a career record of 182-4.
On the national level, was crowned national champion in both freestyle and Greco at the 2007 Fargo Wrestling Nationals.
In 2008, finished fifth in freestyle and second in Greco at nationals, and finished third in both style in 2009.
Was also a four-time KCU Champion in high school.
Both of his parents are teachers.
His father attended Northwest Missouri State, while his mother graduated from Missouri Western.
Has one older brother, Robb.
|Season||Overall||Duals (MAC)||Tournament (MAC/NCAA)||Major Dec.||Fall||Tech. Fall|
|2010-11||39-7||20-3 (2-3)||18-2 (2-1/1-2)||4||11||1|
|2011-12||29-4||15-1 (4-0)||14-3 (2-0/3-2)||5||6||7|
|2012-13||33-2||16-0 (3-0)||17-2 (3-0/4-2)||8||8||1|
|2014-15||35-1||18-0 (5-0)||17-1 (3-0/5-1)||1||2||8|
|CAEER||136-14||69-4 (14-3)||66-8 (10-1/13-7)||18||27||17|
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