Welcome Week: The Transfers



Oct. 3, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Complimenting the No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the nation, Mizzou Wrestling welcomes in two junior transfers in Mikey England and Le'Roy Barnes. England makes his way to the Tigers from former Big 12-rival, Iowa State, with Barnes joining the Tigers after being crowned the NJCAA Wrestling Champion at 133 pounds in his sophomore campaign at Neosho County Community College.

England transfers to Mizzou with a 32-20 career record in two seasons with the Cyclones. This past year, England was 16-9 in competition and was crowned champion of the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open at 174 pounds. England redshirted during the 2010-11 season.

A four-time Iowa state 2A placewinner, England posted a 174-26 career record at Centerville High. He finished with a record of 53-1 en route to the state title at 171 pounds during his senior season.

Barnes joins the Tigers from Neosho County Community College in Kansas. As a sophomore, Barnes won the NJCAA Wrestling Championship at 133 pounds. He was a two-time All-American as a Panther including a third place finish at the NJCAA Championships in his freshman season.

The Belton, Mo., native closed out his high school career at Belton High with a third place medal at the state tournament and a 51-3 record.

Stay tuned as Tiger Style wrestling wraps up 'Welcome Week' and officially begins the 2013-14 campaign in the coming weeks. For news, pictures, interviews, and plenty more behind the scenes content from Missouri Wrestling, follow us on Twitter (@MizzouWrestling) and like us on Facebook. Fans can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #TigerStyle all season long.



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