Nick Gregoris improved to 10-0 on the year after winning his second tournament
Nov. 14, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri wrestling team put on an unbelievable show at the annual University of Central Missouri Open on Saturday, as Mizzou grapplers claimed first place in all 10 weight classes during the all-day event. In total, 21 Tigers earned medals on the day.
Freshman Alan Waters continued his hot start, as the true freshman swept through the 125-pound class to claim his second tournament title. Waters pinned his first four opponents before securing an 18-3 technical fall in the championship, improving him to 11-0 on the season. Waters won the championship at the Lindenwood Open two weeks ago.
At 133 pounds, Nathan McCormick jumped out with a 17-2 technical fall in his opening match before pinning Brantley Pyle (OBU) in 3:48 during the quarterfinals. An 8-3 decision put him into the finals, where he pinned Central Missouri’s Cody Gillenwater in 4:13 for the championship.
Sophomore Cody Farinella kept it going for Mizzou, as he went 4-0 on his way to the 141 pound title. Farinella pinned his first three opponents, the fastest in 58 seconds, and then scored a 13-0 major decision in the finals.
Brandon Wiest, competing for the first time this season, took home first place at 149 pounds, as he scored five straight decisions on his way to the crown.
Freshman Drake Houdashelt took first place at 157 pounds, making it five-for-five for Mizzou. After a 10-4 decision in his first match, Houdashelt scored a 13-3 major over DW Bradshaw of Missouri Valley. He then outlasted OCU’s Chris Watson, 3-0, in the semi-finals before dominating the finals, winning by a 17-1 technical fall.
Nick Gregoris captured his second tournament championship of the year at 165 pounds, as another 5-0 weekend led him to the crown. Opening up with two straight wins by a fall, the first in a minute and the second in 4:03, Gregoris marched off three straight majors, winning 11-2, 10-1 and 10-1 during his last three matches.
Junior Dorian Henderson, who wrestled at 184 pounds against Illinois this past Friday, competed at 174 on Saturday and took first place. Henderson opened with a 15-0 win and an 18-3 win, and then secured a 21-7 major decision. A 3-1 decision over teammate Patrick Wright in the semifinals pushed him into the championship, where he pinned Missouri Valley’s Alex McKinney.
At 184, transfer Mike Larson got his first action of season and took advantage of it by winning all five of his matches on his way to the championship. After a fall in his first match, Larson won his next two by decisions to move on to the final four. From there, he picked up two major decisions, the first 13-4 and the second 10-2, to win the championship.
2010 NCAA qualifier Brent Haynes went 3-0 and won the crown at 197 pounds, as he pinned his first opponent in just 43 seconds before winning 9-6 and 7-0 in his final two matches.
Closing out the day was heavyweight Dom Bradley, who rolled to the championship with three straight technical falls – 18-2, 22-6 and 17-1, before defeating Missouri Valley’s Travis Ewart by a 10-2 major in the finals.
On top of the 10 champions, 11 other Tigers claimed medals during the day. Senior Luke Cherep, freshman Simon Kitzis, freshman Austin Lindsay, redshirt freshman Jordan Gagliano, junior Patrick Wright and sophomore Clarence Neely each took third place. Sophomore Nick Hucke placed fourth, sophomore Todd Porter, freshman Johnny Eblen and senior Tyler Perry each claimed fifth, and sophomore Eric Wilson took sixth.
Missouri competes at home for the first time this season on Sunday, Nov. 21 with a quad meet against Lindenwood, Hofstra and Oregon State. Action gets underway at 1 p.m.
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