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Mizzou wins tenth straight conference title

By Missouri Athletic Communications | Feb. 27, 2021, 7:50 p.m. (ET)

Photo courtesy of the Mid-American Conference's Twitter Account.

TRENTON, N.J. – Mizzou Wrestling secured its tenth straight conference championship and ninth straight MAC championship on Saturday. The Tigers set a new MAC Score record with 188.5 points, 59.5 points ahead of second-place Central Michigan.

133-pounder Matt Schmitt, 149-pounder Brock Mauller, 165-pounder Keegan O'Toole and 197-pounder Rocky Elam all secured individual MAC Champion titles.

125-pounder Noah Surtin, 157-pounder Jarrett Jacques, 174-pounder Peyton Mocco and 184-pounder Jeremiah Kent all finished in second place of their respective weight classes. 141-pounder Allan Hart and heavyweight Zach Elam both took third place. All 10 Tigers secured bids to the NCAA Championships.

HEAR FROM HEAD COACH SMITH

On Mizzou's MAC team title and four individual titles...

"The important thing is in the third place matches, we got the wins so that helped us qualify the ten wrestlers. We had some tough matches, some tough battles, but we ended up with four champions. I'm pleased with that and how those guys wrestled. Now the other guys have to get back in rothe and work on things. I'm pleased with where we're at. Having ten guys going to nationals, ten straight conference titles, winning never gets old. I'm really proud of the program and with the adversity that they've had to go through this year, the guys never flinched. This tournament, they showed up and got big wins, a lot of bonus points. We set the conference record for points. Every year it's a goal we want to beat the last Missouri team that set it. I enjoy this, I enjoy this team."

On winning MAC co-coach of the year…

"It's nice, but I think of it as a team. When you win a coaching award it represents a program that does things right. Tiger Style is about the great assistant coaches I have. I have a team doctor that took off since Monday and traveled with us. I have great trainers, great director of ops, great strength coaches and of course our administration for believing in this program and opening the room in September for us to start training and it showed. Our team was ahead of other teams in conditioning and ahead of other teams in where we're at so I'm really proud of everybody that contributed to this. I know it was tough on our parents back home that they couldn't be here, so hopefully they got to watch it on the streaming. We really missed hearing from them. We're bringing home the trophy to Missouri and we're proud of that."

Editor's Note: Central Michigan's Matt Stencel became the ninth four-time MAC champion and the first wrestler to do so at heavyweight.

125 pounds (4 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) won by decision over Noah Surtin (Missouri) (Dec 6-1)
3rd - Jake Ferri (Kent State) won by decision over Jonathan Tropea (Rider) (Dec 14-9)
5th -Luke Werner (Lock Haven) won by decision over Josh Jones (George Mason) (Dec 6-1)
7th - Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro) won by decision over Tristan Daugherty (Buffalo) (Dec 2-1)

133 pounds (5 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Matt Schmitt (Missouri) won by decision over Richie Koehler (Rider) (Dec 9-6)
3rd - Mario Guillen (Ohio) won by fall over Cole Rhone (Bloomsburg) (Fall 2:23)
5th - Bryce West (Northern Illinois) won by injury default over Aaron Schulist (SIU Edwardsville) (Inj. 0:00)
7th - Andrew Marten (Central Michigan) won by decision over Brendon Fenton (Kent State) (Dec 7-2)

141 pounds (4 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Dresden Simon (Central Michigan) won by decision over McKenzie Bell (Rider) (Dec 12-5)
3rd - Allan Hart (Missouri) won by major decision over Saul Ervin (SIU Edwardsville) (Maj 8-0)
5th - Gabe Willochell (Edinboro) won by fall over Derek Spann (Buffalo) (Fall 5:27)
7th - Josh Mason (Bloomsburg) won by fall over Kyle Schickel (Clarion) (Fall 4:04)

149 pounds (4 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Brock Mauller (Missouri) won by decision over Marcus Robinson (Cleveland State) (Dec 6-0)
3rd - Anthony Cheloni (Northern Illinois) won by decision over Kody Komara (Kent State) (Dec 1-0)
5th - Tyler Vath (Edinboro) won by decision over Wyatt McCarthy (Rider) (Dec 8-7)
7th - Corbyn Munson (Central Michigan) won by forfeit over Cardeionte Wilson (SIU Edwardsville) (FF)

157 pounds (4 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) won by decision over Jarrett Jacques (Missouri) (Dec 3-2)
3rd - Johnny Lovett (Central Michigan) won by major decisi on over Peter Pappas (Edinboro) (Maj 10-2)
5th - Michael Petite (Buffalo) won by fall over Daniel Patten (Cleveland State) (Fall 1:58)
7th -Daniel Segura (George Mason) won by decision over Alex Carida (Bloomsburg) (Dec 5-2)

165 pounds (2 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Keegan O`Toole (Missouri) won by decision over Izzak Olejnik (Northern Illinois) (Dec 6-2)
3rd - Alex Cramer (Central Michigan) won by decision over Riley Smucker (Cleveland State) (Dec 4-3)
5th - Jake Silverstein (Rider) won by decision over Kolby Ho (Clarion) (Dec 6-2)
7th - Colt Yinger (Ohio) won by decision over Neil Schuster (George Mason) (Dec 4-2)

174 pounds (3 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Andrew McNally (Kent State) won by decision over Peyton Mocco (Missouri) (Dec 8-7)
3rd - Jacob Oliver (Edinboro) won in SV1 over Mason Kauffman (Northern Illinois) (SV-1 5-4)
5th - John Worthing (Clarion) won by decision over Paul Pierce (George Mason) (Dec 5-4)
7th - Jake Lowell (Central Michigan) won by tech fall over Anthony Rice (Cleveland State) (TF 15-0)

184 pounds (3 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois) won by fall over Jeremiah Kent (Missouri) (Fall 4:33)
3rd - DeAndre Nassar (Cleveland State) won in SV3 over Max Wohlabaugh (Clarion) (SV-3 5-3)
5th - Ethan Ducca (Edinboro) won by decision over George Walton (Rider) (Dec 5-2)
7th - Ben Cushman (Central Michigan) won by decision over Ryan Yarnell (SIU Edwardsville) (Dec 13-6)

197 pounds (3 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Rocky Elam (Missouri) won by decision over Ben Smith (Cleveland State) (Dec 10-4)
3rd - Greg Bulsak (Clarion) won by major decision over Matt Correnti (Rider) (Maj 10-2)
5th - Gage Braun (Northern Illinois) won by decision over Jake Walker (Ohio) (Dec 8-2)
7th Place Match - Landon Pelham (Central Michigan) won by decision over Austin Stith (George Mason) (Dec 10-3)

285 (3 NCAA qualifiers)
1st - Matt Stencel (Central Michigan) won by decision over Ethan Laird (Rider) (Dec 8-2)
3rd - Zach Elam (Missouri) won by decision over Jon Spaulding (Edinboro) (Dec 3-0)
5th - Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) won by decision over Colton McKiernan (SIU Edwardsville) (Dec 7-5)
7th - Max Ihry (Northern Illinois) won by decision over Tyler Bagoly (Clarion) (Dec 5-2)

Team Standings
1.Missouri: 188.5
2.Central Michigan: 129.0
3.Rider: 120.5
4.Northern Illinois: 90.0
5.Edinboro: 80.0
6.Cleveland State: 68.0
7.Clarion: 57.5
8.Kent State: 54.0
9.Buffalo: 44.0
10.SIUE: 43.5
11.George Mason: 35.0
12.Ohio: 34.0
13.Bloomsburg: 28.5
14.Lock Haven: 15.0

NCAA Qualifiers

Missouri (10)
Noah Surtin (2nd at 125)
Matt Schmitt (1st at 133)
Allan Hart (3rd at 141)
Brock Mauller (1st at 149)
Jarrett Jacques (2nd at 157)
Keegan O'Toole (1st at 165)
Peyton Mocco (2nd at 174)
Jeremiah Kent (2nd at 184)
Rocky Elam (1st at 197)
Zach Elam (3rd at 285)

Rider (5)
Jonathan Tropea (4th at 125)
Richie Koehler (2nd at 133)
McKenzie Bell (2nd at 141)
Jesse Dellavecchia (1st at 157)
Ethan Laird (2nd at 285)

Central Michigan (4)
Drew Hildebrandt (1st at 125)
Dresden Simon (1st at 141)
Johnny Lovett (3rd at 157)
Matt Stencel (1st at 285)

Northern Illinois (4)
Bryce West (5th at 133)
Anthony Cheloni (4th at 149)
Izzak Olejnik (2nd at 165)
Brit Wilson (1st at 184)

Kent State (3)
Jake Ferri (3rd at 125)
Kody Komara (4th at 149)
Andrew McNally (1st at 174)

Cleveland State (3)
Marcus Robinson (2nd at 149)
DeAndre Nassar (3rd at 184)
Ben Smith (2nd at 197)

Edinboro (2)
Jacob Oliver (3rd at 174)
Peter Pappas (4th at 157)

Clarion (1)
Greg Bulsak (3rd at 197)

SIU Edwardsville (1)
Saul Ervin (4th at 141)

Ohio (1)

Mario Guillen (3rd at 133)

Bloomsburg (1)
Cole Rhone (4th at 133)

Semifinal results

125
Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) won by decision over Jonathan Tropea (Rider) Dec 3-2
Noah Surtin (Missouri) won by decision over Jake Ferri (Kent State) Dec 7-0

133
Matt Schmitt (Missouri) won by decision over Mario Guillen (Ohio) Dec 6-0
Richie Koehler (Rider) won by fall over Cole Rhone (Bloomsburg) Fall 6:05

141
McKenzie Bell (Rider) won by decision over Allan Hart (Missouri) Dec 8-6
Dresden Simon (Central Michigan) won by decision over Saul Ervin (SIU Edwardsville) Dec 8-4

149
Brock Mauller (Missouri) won by fall over Kody Komara (Kent State) Fall 6:23
Marcus Robinson (Cleveland State) won by decision over Anthony Cheloni (Northern Illinois) Dec 5-1

157
Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) won by fall over Peter Pappas (Edinboro) Fall 4:44
Jarrett Jacques (Missouri) won by major decision over Johnny Lovett (Central Michigan) Maj 14-4

165
Keegan O`Toole (Missouri) won by major decision over Alex Cramer (Central Michigan) Maj 13-2
Izzak Olejnik (Northern Illinois) won by decision over Riley Smucker (Cleveland State) Dec 9-3

174
Andrew McNally (Kent State) won by major decision over Paul Pierce (George Mason) Maj 12-2
Peyton Mocco (Missouri) won by major decision over Jacob Oliver (Edinboro) Maj 15-5

184
Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois) won by major decision over DeAndre Nassar (Cleveland State) Maj 12-3
Jeremiah Kent (Missouri) won by decision over George Walton (Rider) Dec 6-5

197
Ben Smith (Cleveland State) won by decision over Greg Bulsak (Clarion) Dec 12-5
Rocky Elam (Missouri) won by major decision over Jake Walker (Ohio) Maj 12-2

285
Matt Stencel (Central Michigan) won by decision over Jon Spaulding (Edinboro) Dec 2-0
Ethan Laird (Rider) won by decision over Zach Elam (Missouri) Dec 3-2
NCAA qualifiers