Coach Smith and the Tigers open the 66th season of Missouri wrestling on Sunday
Nov. 11, 2011
Missouri wrestling is kicking off the program's 66th season this weekend when they host the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT at the Hearnes Center. As the No. 9 Tigers open up the 2011-12 campaign, we want you to be able to keep up with anything and everything Mizzou Wrestling has to offer through the realm of social media. This week's #FF is two of the best ways to keep up with TigerStyle Wrestling onTwitter and Facebook.
To follow the wrestling team's recently-launched Twitter page, follow @MizzouWrestling and to like the team on Facebook check out facebook.com/MizzouWrestling.
Missouri opens up the season ranked ninth by the NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll and looks to build on a successful 2010-11 season that saw the program finished second at Big 12's and 19th at NCAA's. Missouri returns seven of their program record nine NCAA qualifiers from last year, including No. 5 Alan Waters at 125 pounds and No. 6 Dorian Henderson at 174.
This year's starting lineup features two seniors in Henderson and Brandon Wiest (141), three juniors in No. 15 Nathan McCormick (133), Mike Larson (184) and No. 11 Brent Haynes (197) and a trio of sophomores with Waters, No. 13 Kyle Bradley (149) and No. 13 Zach Toal (165). Also jumping into the lineup for the first time will be redshirt freshmen Drake Houdashelt (157) and Devin Mellon (HWT)
Mizzou Wrestling in 140 Characters
Ranked in the preseason top-15 for the 10th straight season ... seven returning NCAA qualifiers ... 10 straight top-20 finishes at NCAA's.
For More Mizzou Wrestling on Twitter, check out...
twitter.com/stevenkeers - Twitter account for Mizzou Wrestling SID Steven Keers
twitter.com/BenAskren - Twitter account for two-time Mizzou National Champion Ben Askren
twitter.com/DomBradley - Twitter account for heavyweight Dom Bradley, who is taking an Olympic redshirt this year
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