Tigers Win Midlands Team Title

MUTIGERS.COM Sophomore Brent Haynes was one of four Tigers to place fourth
Sophomore Brent Haynes was one of four Tigers to place fourth

Dec. 30, 2010

Bout-by-Bout Results | Final Brackets | Final Team Standings

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For the first time in program history, the Missouri wrestling team has won the Midlands Championships team title, as the Tigers finished the tournament with 103.5 points to beat out Wisconsin (95.5), Lehigh (93.0) and Iowa (91.0).  Missouri wins the Midlands title after finishing third in 2008 and fourth in 2009.

The Tigers entered the day in sixth place but had more wrestlers remaining than any other team in the tournament with eight.  Going into the championship session tonight, Missouri had moved up to first place, holding a 13 point edge over second place Wisconsin with five grapplers still alive in the wrestlebacks.

Mizzou ended up placing six wrestlers overall, with freshman Alan Waters leading the way with a third place finish at 125 pounds.  Redshirt freshman Zach Toal (165), sophomore Mike Larson (184) and sophomore Brent Haynes (197) each finished fourth.  Senior Todd Schavrien took fifth at 141, while junior Patrick Wright took eighth at 174.

After suffering his first career collegiate loss yesterday, Waters bounced back with four impressive wins to take third place.  The Kansas City, Mo., native didn’t give up a point in his first three matches on Thursday, winning 10-0, 3-0 and 2-0 to advance to the third place match.  Waters matched up against Stanford’s Ryan Mango, who eliminated Waters from the championship bracket yesterday for Waters’ first loss of the year.  Waters bounced back this time, however, edging Mango by a 3-2 decision.

Toal entered Thursday as the lone Tiger remaining in the championship round.  After falling to top seeded Andrew Howe, Toal won his first wrestleback match over Aaron Janssen of Iowa, besting the Hawkeye by an 8-6 score in overtime.  Toal fell to Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma in the third place match.

Larson came out and won his first three matches on Thursday to advance to the third place match.  Opening with No. 6 seed Eric Schmidtke of Oklahoma, Larson pulled out a 2-1 decision.  He then faced Nebraska’s James Nakashima, besting his Big 12 opponent, 6-1.  Larson was then matched up with Grant Gambrall of Iowa, the No. 1 seed at 184 pounds, and pulled out a big win, beating Gambrall by a 3-2 decision.  The win set Larson up with Robert Hamlin of Lehigh, the No. 2 seed, in the third place match.  Hamlin, who beat Larson yesterday, bested the sophomore again, winning 4-0.  Larson went up against four Big 12 opponents during the tournament and went 4-0 in those matches.

Haynes opened up action on Thursday with a 9-6 win over ninth seeded Jay Hahn of Bucknell, and followed that up with two bonus point victories to advance to the third place bout.  Haynes scored a technical fall on Michigan State’s Tyler Dickenson, winning 16-0, and then pinned No. 3 Joe Kennedy of Lehigh in 1:34, setting up a match with No. 1 seed Zac Thomusseit of Pittsburgh.  Thomusseit just barely edge out Haynes, winning 6-5, giving Haynes fourth place.

Schavrien came out and scored two major decision victories in his first two matches on Thursday, as he defeated ninth seeded Trevor Melde of Rutgers, 13-2 and Steve Dutton of Lehigh, 10-2.  After falling 3-2 to fifth seeded Chris Drouin (Iowa State), Schavrien secured his third major of the day, as he beat No. 4 seed Mark Ballweg (Iowa) in dominating fashion in the fifth place match, winning 14-2.

After going 4-1 on Wednesday, Wright came into Thursday needing to win his next match to guarantee a spot in the top-eight.  Wright opened with a 4-0 victory over Pitt’s Adam Counterman, but fell to ninth seeded Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) in his next match.  In the seventh place match, Wright was edged by Rutgers’ Alex Caruso, the No. 6 seed at 174, 3-1.

The 2010 Midlands champions return to action next weekend with the NWCA National Duals, which take place from Jan. 8-9 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Stay tuned to mutigers.com for more information.

Final Team Standings
1.    Missouri – 103.5
2.    Wisconsin – 95.5
3.    Lehigh – 93.0
4.    Iowa – 91.0
5.    Pittsburgh – 92.5
6.    Oklahoma – 92.0
7.    Central Michigan – 72.5
8.    Iowa State – 63.5
9.    Nebraska – 63.0
10.    Illinois – 60.5

Alan Waters: 125 Pounds (6-1) – THIRD PLACE
Alan Waters (MU) major decision Britain Longmire (Cal Poly), 11-0
Alan Waters (MU) fall John Sandoval (Arizona State), 3:41
Ryan Mango (Stanford) dec. Alan Waters (MU), 7-3
Alan Waters (MU) major dec. Shane Gentry (Maryland), 10-0
Alan Waters (MU) dec. Tyler Iwamura (Cal Bakersfield), 3-0
Alan Waters (MU) dec. Anthony Zanetta (Pitt), 2-0
Alan Waters (MU) dec. Ryan Mango (Stanford), 3-2

Luke Cherep: 133 Pounds (0-2)
Matt Fields (Purdue) tech. fall Luke Cherep (MU), 15-0 (5:13)
Lou Ruland (Maryland) major dec. Luke Cherep (MU), 11-3

Nathan McCormick: 133 Pounds (3-2)
Nathan McCormick (MU) dec. Cody Zimmerman (UW-Park), 16-11
Jordan Keller (OU) dec. Nathan McCormick (MU), 6-2 (TB1)
Nathan McCormick (MU) tech. fall Matt Sencenbaugh (Stanford), 19-2 (6:33)
Nathan McCormick (MU) wins by medical forfeit
Flip Novachkov (Cal Poly) fall Nathan McCormick (MU), 3:30

Cody Farinella: 141 Pounds (2-2)
Cody Farinella (MU) dec. Pat Greco (NU), 7-5
Jimmy Kennedy (Illinois) major dec. Cody Farinella (MU), 9-1
Cody Farinella (MU) dec. Joel Trombly (MSU), 7-0
Trevor Melde (RU) major dec. Cody Farinella (MU), 9-1

Todd Schavrien: 141 Pounds (5-2) – FIFTH PLACE
Todd Schavrien (MU) tech. fall Daniel Arnel (Wisconsin), 16-0 (5:12)
Todd Schavrien (MU) wins by forfeit
Tyler Nauman (Pitt) dec. Todd Schavrien (MU), 9-5
Todd Schavrien (MU) major dec. Trevor Melde (RU), 13-2
Todd Schavrien (MU) major dec. Steve Dutton (Lehigh), 10-2
Chris Drouin (ISU) dec. Todd Schavrien (MU), 3-2
Todd Schavrien (MU) major dec. Mark Ballweg (Iowa), 14-2

Nicholas Hucke: 149 Pounds (1-2)
Zac Cibula (Rider) dec. Nicholas Hucke (MU), 4-1
Nicholas Hucke (MU) dec. Jamal Lawrence (UNI), 7-4
Donnie Corby (CMU) dec. Nicholas Hucke (MU), 2-1

Kyle Bradley: 149 Pounds (2-2)
Kyle Bradley (MU) major dec. Chris Oster (Chicago), 18-4
Kyle Bradley (MU) dec. Nick Lester (OU), 5-4
Andrew Nadhir (NU) dec. Kyle Bradley (MU), 8-3
Eric Terrazas (UI) dec. Kyle Bradley (MU), 2-0 (SV2)

Drake Houdashelt: 157 Pounds-unattached (2-2)
Barret Abel (Cal Poly) fall Drake Houdashelt (MU), 5:00
Drake Houdashelt (MU) dec. Eric Cubberly (CMU), 3-2
Drake Houdashelt (MU) dec. Mike Kent (Stanford), 2-1
Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Drake Houdashelt (MU), 6-3

Nick Gregoris: 157 Pounds (2-2)
David Bonin (UNI) fall Nick Gregoris (MU), 4:49
Nick Gregoris (MU) dec. Adam Miller (CMU), 6-1
Nick Gregoris (MU) major dec. Jake Beechy (Illinois), 10-1
Dillon Bera (UW Park) fall Nick Gregoris (MU), 3:30

Zach Toal: 165 Pounds (4-2) – FOURTH PLACE
Zach Toal (MU) dec. Matt Mougin (NIU), 13-7
Zach Toal (MU) dec. Aaron Janssen (Iowa), 7-3
Zach Toal (MU) dec. Bubby Graham (American), 3-1
Andrew Howe (Wisconsin) major dec. Zach Toal (MU), 12-3
Zach Toal (MU) dec. Aaron Janssen (Iowa), 8-6 (SV1)
Tyler Caldwell (OU) major dec. Zach Toal (MU), 12-3

Dorian Henderson: 174 Pounds (2-2)
Dominic Kastl (Cal Poly) dec. Dorian Henderson (MU), 5-3
Dorian Henderson (MU) tech. fall Rich Tado (Unattached), 18-0 (5:00)
Dorian Henderson (MU) major dec. Paul Jackson (NU), 14-3
Andy Vaughan (Pitt) dec. Dorian Henderson (MU), 8-4

Patrick Wright: 174 Pounds (5-3) – EIGHTH PLACE
Patrick Wright (MU) dec. Mike Schmitz (UW-Lac), 2-1
Patrick Wright (MU) fall Steven McPeek (Bucknell), 2:14
Ben Bennett (CMU) major dec. Patrick Wright (MU), 10-0
Patrick Wright (MU) dec. Chris Eggert (EMU), 4-0
Patrick Wright (MU) major dec. Karl Deciantis (Pitt), 10-0
Patrick Wright (MU) dec. Adam Counterman (Pitt), 4-0
Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) major dec. Patrick Wright (MU), 11-2
Alex Caruso (RU) dec. Patrick Wright (MU), 3-1

Mike Larson: 184 Pounds (5-2) – FOURTH PLACE
Mike Larson (MU) dec. James Nakashima (NU), 9-5
Mike Larson (MU) dec. Cole Shafer (ISU), 8-4
Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) dec. Mike Larson (MU), 6-3
Mike Larson (MU) dec. Eric Schmidtke (OU), 2-1
Mike Larson (MU) dec. James Nakashima (Nebraska), 6-1
Mike Larson (MU) dec. Grant Gambrall (Iowa), 3-2
Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) dec. Mike Larson (MU), 4-0

Brent Haynes: 197 Pounds (6-2) – FOURTH PLACE
Brent Haynes (MU) major dec. Keldrick Hall (OU), 11-2
Andy Johnson (NU) dec. Brent Haynes (MU), 6-3
Brent Haynes (MU) major dec. Dallas Brown (Maryland), 9-0
Brent Haynes (MU) tech fall. Derrick Borlie (Wisconsin), 18-2 (6:49)
Brent Haynes (MU) dec. Jay Hahn (Bucknell), 9-6
Brent Haynes (MU) tech. fall Tyler Dickenson (MSU), 16-0 (4:16)
Brent Haynes (MU) fall Joe Kennedy (Lehigh), 1:34
Zac Thomusseit (Pitt) dec. Brent Haynes (MU), 6-5

Tyler Perry: Heavyweight (4-2)
Tyler Perry (MU) dec. David Wade (EMU), 3-2
Tyler Perry (MU) dec. Mike McClure (MSU), 2-0
Michael McMullan (NU) fall Tyler Perry (MU), 1:35
Tyler Perry (MU) dec. Patrick Walker (UI), 6-4
Tyler Perry (MU) fall Roger Bukobratovich (PU), 0:20
Christian Brantley (UNI) dec. Tyler Perry (MU), 10-5

Updated Season Records
Alan Waters: 28-1
Nathan McCormick: 14-7
Luke Cherep: 5-3
Cody Farinella: 9-4
Todd Schavrien: 15-4
Kyle Bradley: 8-7
Nicholas Hucke: 10-8
Drake Houdashelt: 14-5
Nick Gregoris: 12-4
Zach Toal: 12-6
Dorian Henderson: 14-5
Patrick Wright: 17-9
Mike Larson: 17-5
Brent Haynes: 18-4
Tyler Perry: 12-7



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