MUTIGERS.com
Tiger Wrestling To Be Televised Live on CSTV

MUTIGERS.COM Head Coach Brian Smith leads his team into action vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 22.
MUTIGERS.COM
Head Coach Brian Smith leads his team into action vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 22.
MUTIGERS.COM

Jan. 10, 2006

Columbia, Mo. - College Sports Television (CSTV) announced that it will televise the Jan. 22 home dual between No. 9 Missouri and No. 1 Oklahoma State, beginning at 2 p.m. CST.

This marks the second straight year that the Missouri wrestling squad has appeared on CSTV. The network channel 610 for Columbia residents also broadcasted the Tigers' matchup against Lehigh last season, in which then-No. 12 Missouri suffered its first loss of the 2004-05 campaign against the No. 6 Mountainhawks.

Promising to be an intense opening to the Big 12 Conference slate, the Tiger-Cowboy matchup will feature 16 wrestlers currently ranked among the top 20 at their respective weights. The three-time defending national champion, Oklahoma State boasts four returning national champions at the 149 pounds, 165 pounds, 197 pounds and heavyweight slots in the lineup. Both teams feature a grappler ranked No. 1 in the nation. Junior Ben Askren (Hartland, Wis.) possesses a 26-0 mark for the Tigers at 174 pounds, and senior Steve Mocco is 11-0 for the Cowboys at heavyweight.

The Missouri wrestling squad travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa, this weekend to compete at the National Duals Jan. 14-15. With seedings for the team tournament released today, the eighth-seeded Tigers could face No. 1 seed Oklahoma State this weekend, offering a preview of the Jan. 22 matchup.