Justin Bjorseth, 23 Sports

Monday, December 12—

On Sunday, Missouri faced a new test: rebounding from a loss. Their trip to the Buckeye State concluded with a trip to Athens, Ohio, to face the Ohio Bobcats. The resurgent Tigers turned in a dominant performance, winning eight of 10 matches Sunday morning. No. 5 Missouri won the meet by a dominating score of 35-7, a score that included bonus points from six Tigers’ wrestlers.

The most impressive stat of the afternoon was Missouri’s 3-0 performance against ranked opponents on the Ohio squad. Aaron Assad opened the meet with a win by technical fall over No. 14 Shakur Laney (125). This set the tone early and the Tigers would not look back. Missouri managed to win two more by technical fall in the match, including one by No. 4 Daniel Lewis over No. 16 Austin Reese (165). The most dominating win in the match came in the other match featuring two ranked opponents, when No. 8 Jaydin Eierman pinned No. 18 Cameron Kelly (133). J’den Cox (197) picked up his 15th career victory by technical fall, a mark that ties him for third all-time in school history.

The Tigers now get to rest up for eight days before returning to the Hearnes Center on Tuesday, Dec. 20, to face the Kent State Golden Flashes and Appalachian State Mountaineers back-to-back in what promises to be an epic day of wrestling.