Tigers Complete Four Dual Sweep At Northeast Duals

Updated: November 29, 2014

TROY, N.Y. – Mizzou wrestling improved to 7-0 this season after claiming four consecutive wins Saturday on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College. The Tigers biggest victory came against No. 19 Oklahoma, as they tallied a 27-9 win over the Sooners.
On the day, Mizzou grapplers picked up three wins over nationally ranked wrestlers. In the second dual of the day against Purdue, redshirt senior Johnny Eblen defeated No. 8 Braden Atwood with a 3-0 decision. Against Oklahoma, sophomore Joey Lavallee (157) defeated No. 13 Justin DeAngelis with a 3-1 decision, while sophomore J’den Cox (HWT) defeated No. 12 Ross Larson with a 3-1 decision as well.
The Tigers kicked things off Saturday morning with a 33-9 dual win over Hofstra. Miklus and Cox highlighted the team’s victories with a 21-4 tech fall and fall (1:25), respectively. Redshirt sophomore Matt Manley also earned an impressive win, recording a 10-0 major decision win at 133 pounds.
Up next, Mizzou earned a 23-9 dual victory over the Purdue Boilermakers. Along with Eblen’s big ranked win, Cox and Miklus once against provided big points by each earning major decision wins. Cox finished with a 14-4 MD, while Miklus earned a 12-3 victory.
Against the lone ranked team of the day, No. 19 Oklahoma, the Tigers were led by a fall (4:13) from redshirt senior Drake Houdashelt. Redshirt senior Alan Waters also chipped in with a big opening dual 16-0 tech fall win.

In the tournament finale, Mizzou took care of business quickly over Nassau Community College with a 43-6 dual victory. Mizzou swept their individual matchups aside from a forfeit in the heavyweight matchup. Redshirt sophomore Lavion Mayes picked up an impressive fall (1:30) win at 141 pounds and was followed by a 21-6 tech fall by Houdashelt.
Redshirt junior Cody Johnston (3:24), redshirt senior Mikey England (4:02) and Eblen all recorded wins via fall to round out the team’s impressive day.
Mizzou competes next with back-to-back challenging duals in the state of Ohio. On Dec. 13, the Tigers head to Athens, Ohio to square off against Ohio. The following day on Dec. 14, Mizzou heads to Columbus, Ohio for a showdown with Ohio State.