Tiger Wrestlers Stand Third at Midlands



Dec. 29, 2009


Evanston, Ill. – The Missouri wrestling team closed out the first session of the 47th annual Midlands Championships in third place with 41.5 team points, while No. 1 ranked Iowa stands in first with 46.5 points followed by Iowa State with 42.5 points.  Held in the Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University, session two is slated to begin at 7 p.m. (CT). 


Eight Tiger grapplers have advanced through the championship bracket of their respective weight class, seven seeded among the top-10.  Of the 17 Missouri wrestlers competing in the two-day tournament, all but three remain alive in either the championship or wrestle-back brackets.




No. 1 seeded, and ranked, senior Maxwell Askren (Hartland, Wis.) stands at 2-0 on the day in the 184 pound weight class.  Askren shut out his opening round opponent, Travis Rutt of Wisconsin, 4-0 and followed with a 17-3 win by major decision over Brice Arand of Oregon State. 


Two-time All-American Nicholas Marable (Collierville, Tenn.) extended his win streak to 18 straight after earning a win by default over Harvard’s Adam Hogue.  Marable, now with 94 wins on his career, is seeded fourth in the 165 pound bracket and will battle with Big 12 foe Mike Finch of Iowa State with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. 


Missouri’s heavyweight contingent of fourth-ranked and seeded Dominique Bradley (Blue Springs, Mo.) and sixth-seeded Mark Ellis (Peculiar, Mo,) each won their first matches of the morning by fall.  Together, the Missouri wrestling team won seven matches by fall, the fastest clocked by 197-pounder Brent Haynes (Kansas City, Mo.) in 1:07.  Haynes, a redshirt freshman, pinned Jeff Schuller of Cleveland State.


Competing unattached, Kyle Bradley (St. Peters, Mo.) suffered a first round loss, but rebounded with back-to-back victories including a win by major decision, 12-1, over DaMonte Riley of Lincoln.  Bradley collected his second win of the day by way of a 7-4 decision over Matt Bradley of Rider.


Nathan McCormick: 133 Pounds

Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) fall Nathan McCormick (MU): 1:42

Nathan McCormick (Missouri) fall Mark Ballweg (Iowa): 3:51


Luke Cherep: 141 Pounds

Luke Cherep (MU) decision Mike Mencini (Cleveland St.): 11-8

Jimmy Kennedy (Illinois) decision Luke Cherep (MU): 12-5


Kyle Bradley: 141 Pounds (unattached)

Alec Hoffman (Northern Iowa) decision Kyle Bradley (MU): 13-10 TB1

Kyle Bradley (MU) major decision DaMonte Riley (Lincoln): 12-1

Kyle Bradley (MU) decision Matt Bradley (Rider): 7-4


Nick Hucke: 141 Pounds (Final, 0-2)

Jake Fleckenstein (PU) major decision Nick Hucke (MU): 19-9

Cole Schmidt (Wisconsin) decision Nick Hucke (MU): 6-0


Todd Schavrien: 141 Pounds

Todd Schavrien (MU) tech. fall Garrett Drucker (Oregon State): 16-0 (3:28)

Ryan Prater (Illinois) decision Todd Schavrien (MU): 7-4


Brandon Wiest: 149 Pounds (Final, 0-2)

Brent Metcalf (Iowa) fall Brandon Wiest (MU): 3:32

Shawn Perry (Wisconsin) decision Brandon Wiest (MU): 5-3


Cody Farinella: 149 Pounds

T.J. Hepburn (Nebraska-Kearney) decision Cody Farinella (MU): 7-2

Cody Farinella (MU) fall Alex Hudson (Chattanooga): 4:19

Benny Garcia (Cal Baptist) decision Cody Farinella (MU): 2-1


Patrick Wright: 157 Pounds

Patrick Wright (MU) fall Danny Michaels (Clay State): 3:37

Patrick Wright (MU) decision Kyle Dooley (Illinois): 12-5


Nicholas Marable: 165 Pounds

Nicholas Marable (MU)win by default Adam Hogue (Harvard)


Zach Toal: 165 Pounds

Mike Galante (Lehigh) decision Zach Toal (MU): 4-2


Todd Porter: 174 Pounds

Duke Burke (Iowa State) decision Todd Porter (MU): 6-1


Dorian Henderson: 174 Pounds

Dorian Henderson (MU) major decision Phillip Barreiro (American): 14-5


Maxwell Askren: 184 Pounds

Maxwell Askren (MU) decision Travis Rutt (Wisconsin): 4-0

Maxwell Askren (MU) major decision Brice Arand (Oregon State): 17-3


Jake Glore: 197 Pounds

Jake Glore (MU) fall Lucas Munkeiwitz (St. Cloud): 4:45


Brent Haynes: 197 Pounds

Brent Haynes (MU) fall Jeff Schuller (Cleveland St.): 1:07


Dominique Bradley: HWT

Dominique Bradley (MU) fall Mingo Grant (American): 1:46


Mark Ellis: HWT

Mark Ellis (MU) fall Dakota Greenshaw (Northern Illinois): 6:56




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