Tigers Trump Cowboys, 27-9

MUTIGERS.COM Junior Mark Ellis, ranked No. 1 at heavyweight.
Junior Mark Ellis, ranked No. 1 at heavyweight.

Feb. 7, 2009

Stillwater, Okla. - Completing its sweep of Big 12 schools in the state of Oklahoma, fifth-ranked Missouri trumped No. 15 Oklahoma State (12-7, 0-4), 27-9, to improve to 17-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Big 12. Missouri's second ever road win against the Cowboys, it also marks the second time in program history that the Tigers beat both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in their respective home facilities. Missouri's win drops OSU to 0-4 in the league, marking the first time in Big 12 history the Cowboys failed to collect a conference win.

Missouri earned wins in eight of the 10 contested matches, with three decided in sudden victory. The third sudden victory win of the night, and most anticipated match of the dual, came at heavyweight where Missouri's Mark Ellis (Peculiar, Mo.) held true to his No. 1 ranking with a 5-3 win over third ranked Jake Rosholt. The grapplers were tied at three at the end of regulation and Ellis scored the takedown in 16 seconds for the two-point win, his 20th consecutive win of the season. The win is Ellis' first ever over Rosholt. The two have met six times throughout Ellis' collegiate career.

Senior Marcus Hoehn (Farmington, Mo.) started Missouri on its eight match win streak with his 3-1 win in sudden victory over 15th-ranked Jamal Parks. Eighteenth-ranked Hoehn and Parks were scoreless through the first period and Hoehn chose down to start the second. Escaping in 12 seconds, the two were on their feet for the remainder of the period. Parks chose down to start the third and escaped in 20 seconds tying the dual at 1-1. In Missouri's first sudden victory match in eight duals, Hoehn came through with a takedown in 24 seconds for the win.

Missouri's second sudden victory match of the day came at 149 pounds with senior Andrew Sherry (Sewickley, Pa.) earning an 8-6 win by decision of Cowboy Luke Silver. Sherry trailed the first two periods but tied the match at six with two reversals. All six of Sherry's regulation match points were scored by reversal. With one minute put on the clock for sudden victory and the wrestlers starting neutral, Sherry took Silver down in just 15 seconds for the win.



Collecting a third straight Missouri win, senior Michael Chandler (High Ridge, Mo.) won his bout at 157 pounds, 7-5, over Neil Erisman. Chandler, ranked eighth, took a two point lead in the second period over 10th-ranked Erisman with two reversals and a two-point nearfall at the buzzer. Erisman started down for the third and Chandler held him down for the win, falling just shy of the one minute needed for riding time.

Junior All-American, fifth-ranked Nicholas Marable (Collierville, Tenn.) gave the Tigers their first lead of the night with his 3-2 win over No. 10 Brandon Mason. A low scoring bout, neither grappler was credited with a point in the first, with Marable earning one in the second for his escape from the down position. Marable allowed Mason the third period escape in 10 seconds after taking the Cowboy wrestler's riding time below the one minute mark. A takedown by Marable with 12 seconds left in the bout secured the win and Mason was only able to manage an escape with three seconds left.

Fifth-ranked senior Raymond Jordan (New Bern, N.C.) held off No. 14 Newly McSpadden, 4-1 for the Missouri win at 174 pounds. His ninth consecutive win of the campaign, Jordan's match was the fifth of the dual in which the grapplers were scoreless through the first two minutes of action. Jordan, who chose down to start the second, escaped in four seconds and McSpadden was unable to capitalize on any of his attempted shots. McSpadden escaped from bottom in the third, but Jordan was quick to return him to the mat and tack on 1:09 of riding time for the win.

Redshirt freshman Dorian Henderson (Columbus, Ga.) shocked OSU fans with his fall, the first of his career, in 6:45 over Cody Hill at 184 pounds. Henderson trailed 1-0 entering the third period and escaped in one second. Henderson lifted Hill and returned him to the matt, sticking the Cowboy with 15 seconds left in the bout.

The Tigers will return home to host Central Michigan and Iowa State in their final two duals of the season. First up, Missouri will square off with No. 10 Central Michigan beginning at 7 p.m. (CT) Friday, Feb. 13, in the Hearnes Center. The evening dual is part of the third annual Beauty and the Beast event which also features Missouri's top-ranked gymnastics squad in a competition with border opponent Illinois. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and $3 for youth and can be purchased in advance of the meet by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS.

Missouri's seniors will wrestle their final dual in the Hearnes Center on Sunday, Feb. 15, when the Tigers take on second-ranked Iowa State beginning at 2 p.m. (CT). Prior to the dual, the University will recognize the six senior members of he 2008-09 squad.

Wt Wrestler vs. Wrestler (Result) MU OSU 125 No. 15 Obenson Blanc (OSU) fall Troy Dolan (MU):0:57 0 6 133 No. 14 Chris Notte (OSU) decision Todd Schavrien (MU): 3-2 0 9 141 No. 18 Marcus Hoehn decision (MU) No. 15 Jamal Parks (OSU): 3-1 (SV) 3 9 149 Andrew Sherry (MU) decision Luke Silver (OSU): 8-6 (SV) 6 9 157 No. 8 Michael Chandler decision No. 10 Neil Erisman (OSU): 7-5 9 9 165 No. 5 Nicholas Marable decision (MU) No. 10 Brandon Mason (OSU): 3-2 12 9 174 No. 5 Raymond Jordan (MU) decision No. 14 Newly McSpadden (OSU): 4-1 15 9 184 Dorian Henderson (MU) fall Cody Hill (OSU): 6:45 21 9 197 No. 4 Maxwell Askren (MU) decision No. 8 Clayton Foster (OSU): 4-0 24 9 HWT No. 1 Mark Ellis (MU) decision No. 3 Jared Rosholt (OSU): 5-3 (SV) 27 9

Wt Wrester Season Overall 125 Troy Dolan 15-19 15-19 133 Taylor Crane 24-12 24-12 133 Todd Schavrien 11-9 11-9 141 Marcus Hoehn 26-7 57-37 149 Andrew Sherry 13-11 51-41 157 Michael Chandler 24-5 92-39 165 Nicholas Marable 20-5 73-17 174 Raymond Jordan 28-2 116-26 184 Dorian Henderson 19-10 19-10 197 Maxwell Askren 22-3 76-10 HWT Mark Ellis 24-1 61-24 HWT Dominique Bradley 17-3 17-3

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