Junior Drake Houdashelt picked up his 16th-consecutive win Friday night at Oklahoma State
Jan. 31, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. - Just a day removed from an 18-15 victory over No. 6 Oklahoma, the No. 10 Tigers fell short to the ninth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, 28-6. Junior Drake Houdashelt and freshman standout J'den Cox picked up the Tiger wins at Gallagher-IBA Arena Friday night, both over ranked opponents.
Down 10 points after the first three weights, Houdashelt put the Tigers on the board with a 4-0 decision over No. 7 Josh Kindig. Houdashelt's victory was his third over Kindig this season, with the previous coming by way of a 10-2 major decision at the Joe Parisi Open, followed by a 5-3 decision in the semis at the Southern Scuffle. His 27 victories on the season now ties him for the team high. The O'Fallon, Mo.-native, ranked No. 1 in the nation at 149 pounds, defeated No. 2 Kendric Maple of Oklahoma on Thursday to hold on to the top spot.
No. 5-Cox picked up his 16th win in his last 17 bouts with a 9-3 decision over Nolan Boyd, who replaced OSU's No. 10 Blake Rosholt in the starting lineup. Cox climbed out to an early 5-0 lead with a takedown and three backpoints in the first period, and added a third period takedown to seal the decision. Boyd ranks No. 19 by Intermat at 184 pounds.
Lavion Mayes nearly had his second win over a ranked wrestler in as many nights at 141 pounds, falling to No. 18 Anthony Collica in tie-breaker 1, 6-3. Mayes defeated 2012 All-American Nick Lester (Oklahoma) Thursday night, 6-4.
The Tigers fall to 6-2 on the season following the squad's second loss to a top-10 team. Oklahoma State picks up their sixth straight win over the Tigers, dating back to the 2010-11 season.
RESULTS: OKLAHOMA STATE 28, MIZZOU 6
125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) major dec. Barlow McGhee (MIZZ), 9-1
133: No. 5 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. Matt Manley (MIZZ), 6-1
141: No. 18 Anthony Collica (OSU) dec. Lavion Mayes (MIZZ) in tie breaker 1, 6-3
149: No. 1 Drake Houdashelt (MIZZ) dec. No. 7 Josh Kindig (OSU), 4-0.
157: No. 3 Alex Dieringer (OSU) dec. Joey Lavallee (MIZZ), 4-2
165: No. 5 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) major dec. Jordan Gagliano (MIZZ), 15-2.
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) major dec. Mikey England (MIZZ), 11-3.
184: Jordan Rogers (OSU) major dec. Cody Johnston (MIZZ), 13-3.
197: No. 5 J'den Cox (MIZZ) dec. No. 19 Nolan Boyd (OSU), 9-3.
HWT: No. 16 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. Devin Mellon (MIZZ), 6-3.
The squad will be back home for the first time in 2014 to compete against Buffalo on Feb. 7. The dual will be part of the annual Beauty and the Beast event, where the Missouri Wrestling and Gymnastics teams will compete simultaneously. Tickets for the event are on sale now at MUTigers.com/tickets.
Mizzou Wrestling will be right back in action at home on Feb. 8 against Eastern Michigan, looking to close out the weekend with two more conference wins under their belt.
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