No. 16 Mizzou Outlasts Kent State, 19-15

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Dec. 5, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The No. 16 Missouri Tigers wrestling team (6-3) pulled out a big 19-15 victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes on Sunday afternoon at the Hearnes Center.  The Tigers were able to win four of the last five matches on the day to secure the win, the team's third in a row.

No. 16 Missouri 19, Kent State 15

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Wt.
Result
MU
KSU
125 No. 11 Alan Waters (MU) dec. No. 5 Nic Bedelyon (KSU), 3-1 3 0
133 Tyler Small (KSU) dec. No. 17 Nathan McCormick (MU), 8-6 3 3
141 No. 13 Todd Schavrien (MU) major dec. Chase Skonieczny (KSU), 12-0 7 3
149 Marcel Clopton (KSU) dec. Brandon Wiest (MU), 4-1 7 6
157 No. 20 Matt Cathell (KSU) dec. Danny Gonsor (MU), 6-0 7 9
165 No. 12 Zach Toal (MU) dec. No. 24 Ross Tice (KSU), 7-4 10 9
174 No. 15 Dorian Henderson (MU) dec. Brandon Johnson (KSU), 5-4 13 9
184 Mike Larson (MU) dec. Casey Newburg (KSU), 4-3 16 9
197 No. 1 Dustin Kilgore (KSU) fall Jake Glore (MU), 3:35 16 15
HWT No. 5 Dom Bradley (MU) dec. No. 12 Brendan Barlow (KSU), 5-3 (SV) 19 15

Updated Records
Season
Dual
125 Alan Waters 19-0 9-0
133 Nathan McCormick 9-4 5-4
141 Todd Schavrien 7-2 7-2
149 Brandon Wiest 7-4 0-2
157 Danny Gonsor 8-5 3-5
165 Zach Toal 5-4 5-4
174 Dorian Henderson 11-2 6-2
184 Mike Larson 10-2 5-2
197 Jake Glore 1-4 1-4
HWT Dom Bradley 10-3 6-3
Starting off at 125 pounds, freshman Alan Waters, ranked No. 11 in the country, battled No. 5 Nic Bedelyon of Kent State in perhaps the most anticipated match of the day.  After a scoreless first period, Waters was able to turn Bedelyon on his back for a two-point nearfall late in the second.  Bedelyon escaped with six seconds left in the period, cutting Waters' lead to 2-1 heading to the third.  Waters scored an escape midway through the third, and held on for a 3-1 victory.  The win was improved Waters' record to 19-0 on the season, which includes a 9-0 dual record.  The true freshman has now defeated three nationally-ranked opponents, including two in the top-10 at 125.

After Kent State picked up a decision at 133, senior Todd Schavrien, ranked No. 13 in the country, put the Tigers back on top with bonus points.  The Poway, Calif., native defeated KSU's Chase Skonieczny by a 12-0 major decision.  Schavrien jumped out to a big lead early as he scored a takedown 46 seconds into the match.  Skonieczny was hit with two stall warnings, giving Schavrien another point, and he then scored a three-point nearfall for a 6-0 lead after the first.  A reversal and another nearfall put him up 11-0 after two periods, and riding time gave the senior the 12-0 win.

Kent State took the next two matches, as Marcel Clopton beat Brandon Wiest 4-1 and No. 20 Matt Cathell knocked off Danny Gonsor, 6-0, to give the Golden Flashes a 9-7 lead at the break.

Coming out of the intermission, the Tigers answered, as they would win the next three matches to jump out to a 16-9 lead.

Following the break, No. 12 Zach Toal faced off against No. 24 Ross Tice at 165.  After a scoreless first, action picked up in the second.  Tice, who chose bottom to start the period, picked up a quick escape and then took Toal down 20 seconds later.  Toal recovered and scored a reversal to cut the lead to 3-2.  After Tice escaped again, Toal took him down with 22 seconds left in the period, evening the score at 4-4 heading to the third.  The third period was all Toal, as he escaped in 18 seconds and scored a takedown a minute later to pick up the 7-4 victory.

No. 15 Dorian Henderson kept the momentum going for the Tigers at 174 pounds against Brandon Johnson.  Johnson held a 1-0 lead after two periods, as he escaped in the second.  However, Henderson picked up the pace in the third, reversing Johnson just five seconds into the period and then scoring a two-point nearfall for a 4-1 lead.  Johnson bounced back, getting an escape and a takedown late in the third, but Henderson's riding time gave him the 5-4 decision.

At 184, Mike Larson faced off with Casey Newburg, with Larson besting Newburg by a 4-3 score.  The two remained tied after two periods, as Larson scored a pair of escapes in the second to Newburg's takedown, leaving the match at 2-2 heading to the third.  With Newburg starting down, he picked up an escape in seven seconds, but Larson scored a takedown a minute later to give him the victory and extend Mizzou's lead to 16-9.

Kent State battled back though, as No. 1 Dustin Kilgore scored a win by fall over Jake Glore to cut the Mizzou lead to 16-15 heading to the final match.

The heavyweight battle pitted No. 5 Dom Bradley against No. 12 Brendan Barlow.  After a slow first period, Bradley started down in the second and immediately escaped.  He then took Barlow down 20 seconds later, though Barlow would work an escape before the period ended as Bradley led 3-1 heading to the third.  Barlow escaped to start the third, cutting the lead to 3-2.  With under 10 seconds left in the match, Barlow took shot in on a single on Bradley, and as Bradley attempted to escape the hold, he ran out of bounds and was hit for a fleeing-the-mat penalty with just seconds left, tying the match and sending it to sudden death overtime.  Bradley kept his composure, though, and scored a takedown just as overtime was about to end, giving him the 5-3 win and securing the 19-15 victory for Mizzou.

Next weekend the Tigers head to West Lafayette, Ind., for a top-25 battle against No. 23 Purdue.  Action gets underway at 11 a.m. CT and will be aired live on Big Ten Network.  Stay tuned to mutigers.com for more information.


 

 

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