#6 Missouri defeated #13 Northern Iowa 24-12 in an exciting dual that went back and forth throughout ten matches. In one of the most anticipated bouts of the dual, Missouri’s #9 Brock Mauller defeated Northern Iowa’s #14 Colin Realbuto 3-1 with just seconds left on the clock, and propelled the momentum to the Tigers’ bench. The Tigers now improve to 4-2 on the dual season, with consecutive wins over top-15 ranked opponents.
Here is a breakdown for each bout that went down in the Hearnes Center this evening:
125 – #14 Noah Surtin over Kyle Gollhofer, 16-0
Mizzou’s #14 Noah Surtin continued his hot start to the season with a 16-0 technical fall over Northern Iowa’s Kyle Gollhofer. Surtin was bombs away in the first period, throwing Gollhofer to his back twice and went into the second period with a 10-0 lead. Surtin continued to pour it on in the second, once again putting Gollhofer on his back with a hip-tip in short offense, which resulted in four more back points and a tech fall at 125-pounds to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead.
133 – #15 Kyle Biscoglia over Zeke Seltzer, 5-2
Northern Iowa’s #15 Kyle Biscoglia rebounded for a 5-2 win over Missouri’s Zeke Seltzer. Seltzer scored right off the whistle with a clean slide-by, and led the bout until the second period. Biscoglia’s offense didn’t open up until the third period, but did a great job controlling the pace and scoring off deep shots. Seltzer, a true freshman, was a 3x state champion from Indiana and accumulated a 161-3 record in high school. Seltzer has had a good start to the season, and looked good against a tough ranked opponent in Biscoglia.
141 – #9 Allan Hart over Julian Farber, 10-4
Mizzou’s #9 Allan Hart pulled out a 10-4 win over Northern Iowa’s Julian Farber. Hart put on a clinic on the feet, scoring four takedowns in the bout, however Farber was in the match the entire bout. Farber’s points all came off escapes, but he was close to scoring on multiple occasions that would have drastically changed the dynamics of the bout. Hart’s decision win put the Tigers up 8-3 through three matches.
149 – #9 Brock Mauller over #14 Colin Realbuto, 3-1
Missouri’s #9 Brock Mauller just needed one takedown to defeat Northern Iowa’s #14 Colin Realbuto 3-1. Mauller nearly scored twice at the end of both the first and second period, but the clock prevented him from doing so. After both Mauller and Realbuto earned escapes, the bout went down to the final seconds where Mauller out-scrambled Realbuto in an exchange to get another big win for the Tigers at 149-pounds.
157 – Derek Holschlog over Logan Gioffre, 3-1
In another bout decided by one takedown, Northern Iowa’s Derek Holschlog found a single-leg for a takedown with just 30 seconds to go and gave himself a 3-1 lead. Both wrestlers earned escapes when they had choice, and a hard-fought third period went Holshclog’s way. Gioffre was battling hard himself, and nearly scored a few times throughout the bout and almost reversed Holschlog with seconds remaining in the bout.
165 – #14 Austin Yant over James Conway, 4-0
Northern Iowa’s #14 Austin Yant cruised to a 4-0 win over Missouri’s true Freshman James Conway. Neither wrestler scored a takedown until the second half of the third period, where Yant opened up his offense and found a single-leg for a takedown. Yant wasn’t put in danger at any time during the bout, and was able to ride out Conway following his match-winning takedown.
174 – #9 Peyton Mocco over Carson Babcock, Fall
Missouri’s #9 Peyton Mocco put up big bonus points for the Tigers with a late fall over Northern Iowa’s Carson Babcock. Mocco was leading the entire bout, and was finding his offense off re-attacks. Leading 7-1 in the third period, Mocco defended off a shot by Babcock, and rolled him through to his back which he eventually worked for a fall with 20 seconds remaining in the bout.
184 – #2 Parker Keckeisen over Colton Hawks, 6-2
Panthers’ #2 Parker Keckeisen controlled his way to a 6-2 win over Missouri’s Colton Hawks. Keckeisen scored three takedowns en route to a decision win, and didn’t face much adversity doing so. However, Hawks did a great job preventing bonus points for the Panthers, as Keckeisen had a few opportunities to earn back points throughout the bout. Keckeisen was looking for his cradle on top, having it locked up a few times but unable to force Hawks to his back.
197 – #1 Rocky Elam over Noah Glaser, 10-2
Missouri’s #1 Rocky Elam faced no trouble in a 0-0 win over Northern Iowa’s Noah Glaser. Elam dominated on top, and with two takedowns in the third period he put the match out of reach. Elam controlled the match in every position, and locked up the dual for the Tigers at 197-pounds.
285 – #8 Zach Elam over #14 Tyrell Gordon, 3-1
#8 Zach Elam ended it for the Tigers in style with a 3-1 win in sudden victory over Northern Iowa’s #14 Tyrell Gordon. It came down to just one takedown to decide it, as the bout was tied 1-1 going into sudden victory. Gordon initiated the score with a shot on Elam, but Elam sprawled and scrambled through to come out on top.
Final: Missouri over Northern Iowa, 24-12