Tiger Wrestling Gets Back to Its Winning Ways at Iowa State

Jonathan Friess, 23 Sports

The fifth ranked Missouri Tiger Wrestling team traveled to Ames, Iowa to take on the 11th ranked Iowa State Cyclones to wrap up the 2018-19 regular season. Missouri was able to take down the Cyclones 23-15. The Tigers came into this match wanting to get back to their winning ways after losing their home match to Oklahoma State 19-15.

The Tigers were led by redshirt Senior Daniel Lewis, who earned his 47th career pin as a Tiger. Lewis’s 47 career pins are tied for second most in Mizzou history. Fellow Redshirt Senior John Erneste tallied a technical fall over his opponent. Junior Jaydin Eierman also enjoyed a good day as he racked up his fifth straight pin; he now has a team-leading 14 on the season. Tigers freshman Brock Mauller lost to 13th ranked Jarrett Degen 11-4; this marks Degen’s second loss of the season and ended his personal 15 match win streak. At the 157-weight class freshman Jarrett Jacques won with a 5-2 decision, which he was able to score on a pair of takedowns. Tiger Dylan Wisman ended his match on the wrong end of a 3-2 decision in his highly anticipated top-20 matchup. This match rounded out the Tigers regular season. Overall, it was another great one for the Tigers, who finished 16-1 overall and are ranked fifth in the Nation.

Next up for the Tigers is a trip to Norfolk, Virginia, where they will begin their postseason and compete in the MAC Championship on March 8 and March 9.