No. 18 Tigers Sweep Indiana Duals



Dec. 19, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 18 Missouri wrestling team (8-4) swept through Eastern Michigan and Indiana at the Indiana Duals on Sunday afternoon, earning team victories of 32-6 over EMU and 26-12 over Indiana.

The theme of the day for Mizzou was the early-match bonus points, which helped guide the Tigers to two big victories.  Missouri scored two wins by major, a win by technical fall and a forfeit victory in the first four matches against EMU, and two pins at 133 and 141 against Indiana.

No. 18 Mizzou 32, Eastern Michigan 6

125 No. 6 Alan Waters (MU) major dec. Jared Germaine (EMU), 15-5 4 0
133 No. 27 Nathan McCormick (MU) wins by forfeit 10 0
141 No. 13 Todd Schavrien (MU) tech. fall Mike Leholm (EMU), 17-0 (2:50) 15 0
149 No. 23 Kyle Bradley (MU) major dec. Corey Phillips (EMU), 14-6 19 0
157 Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Nick Gregoris (MU), 6-3 19 3
165 No. 9 Zach Toal (MU) dec. Nicholas Hendrick (EMU), 11-5 22 3
174 Patrick Wright (MU) dec. Chris Eggert (EMU), 4-0 25 3
184 No. 23 Mike Larson (MU) major dec. Khodar Hoballah (EMU), 13-5 29 3
197 Nick Whitenburg (EMU) dec. No. 6 Brent Haynes (MU), 9-4 29 6
HWT No. 5 Dom Bradley (MU) dec. David Wade (EMU), 5-2 32 6

No. 18 Mizzou 26, Indiana 12

125 No. 6 Alan Waters (MU) dec. Justin Brooks (UI), 12-6 3 0
133 No. 27 Nathan McCormick (MU) fall No. 25 Matt Ortega (UI), 6:25 9 0
Mizzou deducted one team point for bench misconduct 8 0
141 No. 13 Todd Schavrien (MU) fall Mitchell Richey (UI), 4:50 14 0
149 No. 6 Kurt Kinser (UI) dec. No. 23 Kyle Bradley (MU), 4-0 14 3
157 No. 10 Paul Young (UI) fall Nick Gregoris (MU), 5:59 14 9
165 No. 9 Zach Toal (MU) dec. Ryan LeBlanc (UI), 2-1 17 9
174 No. 14 Dorian Henderson (MU) dec. Nick Avery (UI), 5-3 20 9
184 No. 23 Mike Larson (MU) dec. Eric Cameron (UI), 2-1 23 9
197 No. 8 Matt Powless (UI) dec. No. 6 Brent Haynes (MU), 8-5 23 12
HWT No. 5 Dom Bradley (MU) dec. No. 23 Ricky Alcala (UI), 1-0 26 12

Updated Records
125 Alan Waters 22-0 12-0
133 Nathan McCormick 11-5 7-5
141 Todd Schavrien 10-2 10-2
149 Kyle Bradley 6-5 6-5
157 Nick Gregoris 10-2 0-2
165 Zach Toal 8-4 8-4
174 Dorian Henderson 12-3 7-3
174 Patrick Wright 12-6 4-4
184 Mike Larson 12-3 7-3
197 Brent Haynes 12-2 0-2
HWT Dom Bradley 13-3 9-3
Missouri started their afternoon with Eastern Michigan, which began with Alan Waters, ranked as high as No. 6 in the country, up against Jared Germaine at 125 pounds.  Waters was taken down right off the bat but quickly reversed Germaine and scored two straight three-point near falls before allowing an escape to take an 8-3 lead.  Waters picked up another takedown before the end up the period, extending his lead to 10-3.  In the second, Waters scored his second reversal of the match, while a takedown and riding time in the third gave him a 15-5 victory.

Sophomore Nathan McCormick was awarded a win by forfeit at 133 pounds, extending the Mizzou lead to 10-0.  Todd Schavrien helped make it 15-0 as he won by technical fall, making quick work of Mike Leholm.  Schavrien picked up a quick takedown and rolled Leholm over for five straight three-point near falls in the first period, scoring the technical fall with 10 seconds left in the frame.

At 149, Kyle Bradley picked up the major decision with a 14-6 win to push Mizzou’s lead to 19-0.  Bradley scored a takedown in each of the first two periods for a 4-0 lead heading into the third.  From there, he picked up a quick escape and scored four takedowns around three cuts to extend his lead, and added another point with 2:52 of riding time.

After Eastern Michigan won at 157, Zach Toal put the Tigers back on the board with a decision at 165.  After giving up the initial takedown early in the first, Toal picked up an escape and a takedown to take a 3-2 lead into the second.  Toal escaped twice in the second and scored a takedown, while Nicholas Hendrick picked up a takedown of his own.   A three-point near fall in the third for Toal, plus 2:18 in riding time, helped him to an 11-5 lead.

Junior Patrick Wright picked up a 4-0 victory at 174 pounds to push the Tiger lead to 25-3.  After a scoreless first period, Wright rode out Chris Eggert in the second.  In the third, Wright picked up an escape and a takedown along with the riding time point.

Mizzou got bonus points again at 184, as Mike Larson defeated Khodar Hoballah by a 13-5 score.  A pair of takedowns in the first, along with three in the second, helped Larson go up 11-3 heading to the final period.

Junior Dom Bradley closed out the match with a 5-2 victory at heavyweight.  Bradley scored a takedown in the first and an escape in the second for a 3-0 lead.  In the third, after giving up an escape, Bradley scored another takedown, securing his 12th win of the year.

After their first win, the Tigers went right back at it with Indiana, a match that Missouri won by a 26-12 score.  Missouri jumped out to a 14-0 lead after three matches.

Waters started off against Justin Brooks and picked up an early takedown and a three-point near fall for a quick 5-0 lead.  After a Brooks escape, Waters scored one more takedown before the end of the first period for a 7-1 lead.  A reversal by Waters to start the second extended his lead to 9-1.  He increased his lead to 11-4 with another takedown, but Brooks picked up a takedown late in the match to avoid the major decision, as Waters went on to win 12-6.

At 133, McCormick was impressive on the attack and on top against No. 25 Matt Ortega, as he scored two takedowns in the first and picked up over three minutes of riding time by the middle of the second period.  With a 4-3 lead heading to the third, McCormick scored an escape to push his lead to 5-3.  After being hit for stalling, McCormick landed another takedown and put Ortega on his back for the fall at 6:25.  An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Missouri bench deducted a team point, giving the Tigers an 8-0 lead.

Missouri got their second straight pin when Schavrien picked up a defensive pin at the 4:50 mark against Mitchell Richey.  Schavrien had gone up 3-0 with a first period takedown and a second period escape before Richey attempted a cradle and got stuck flat on his back.

Indiana fought back in it with a decision at 149 and a fall at 157, cutting the Missouri lead to 14-9, but the Tigers clinched the match with three straight wins at 165, 174 and 184.

Toal knocked off Ryan LeBlanc by a 2-1 score at 165.  LeBlanc picked up his point on an illegal hold call, while Toal fought to an escape in the third and riding time.

At 174, No. 17 Dorian Henderson defeated Indiana’s Nick Avery, 5-3.  Henderson came out and scored an immediate takedown and picked up over 2:00 of riding time in the first before giving up a late escape.  The Columbus, Ga., native got up and out quickly in the second to push his lead to 3-1, but Avery scored a takedown to even the match with 38 seconds left in the second.  A late escape in the second gave him a 4-3 lead, and he rode Avery out in the third for the 5-3 win.

Up 20-9, Larson’s second win of the day at 184 secured the dual for the Tigers, as he defeated Eric Cameron by a 2-1 final.  An escape 10 seconds into the second, plus the riding time point, pushed Larson to the victory.

Dom Bradley closed the Indiana Duals with a 1-0 victory over No. 23 Ricky Alcala.  Bradley rode Alcala out for the entire second period and fought off Alcala’s shots in the third for the win.

After a week and a half off, Missouri will return to action when they head to the Midlands Tournament on Dec. 29-30.  For more information, stay tuned to



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