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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Mizzou Wins 3rd Straight MAC Wrestling Title

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Mizzou Wins 3rd Straight MAC Wrestling Title

COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 1 Mizzou wrestling continued its historic 2014-15 season Sunday afternoon at the Hearnes Center, as they were crowned 2015 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Wrestling Championships winners for the third consecutive season. Today’s crown also marks the fourth straight conference tournament win for Mizzou, dating back to the 2012 Big 12 Championship title. […]

Mizzou wrestler Drake Houdashelt after winning the MAC title at 149 pounds. (Image courtesy of Mizzou Athletics)

Mizzou wrestler Drake Houdashelt after winning the MAC title at 149 pounds. (Image courtesy of Mizzou Athletics)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 1 Mizzou wrestling continued its historic 2014-15 season Sunday afternoon at the Hearnes Center, as they were crowned 2015 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Wrestling Championships winners for the third consecutive season. Today’s crown also marks the fourth straight conference tournament win for Mizzou, dating back to the 2012 Big 12 Championship title.

The Tigers’ 139.5 team points this weekend set a new all-time mark for most points scored at a MAC Wrestling Championship. It surpasses the previous record of 136.0 team points set by the 2013 Mizzou wrestling squad.

Highlighting the weekend for Mizzou was redshirt senior Alan Waters, as he tallied the 125-pound MAC Championship and 2015 MAC Wrestling Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

Also of note, redshirt senior Drake Houdashelt was crowned the 149 pound MAC champion marking his fourth career conference championship. Houdashelt becomes the first ever Mizzou wrestler to garner four all-time individual conference titles.

Five Mizzou grapplers earned individual championship titles on the day. In all, each of the 10 Tiger competitors locked up automatic bids to the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

Taking home titles were Waters (125), redshirt sophomore Zach Synon (133), Houdashelt (149), sophomore J’den Cox (197), and redshirt senior Devin Mellon (HWT). For their victories, all five grapplers also received 2015 All-MAC First Team honors.

Waters ends his Mizzou wrestling career with three conference championships, Cox picked up second career conference title, while Synon and Mellon each received his first ever conference crown.

As runner ups at their respective weight classes, sophomore Joey Lavallee (157), redshirt senior Johnny Eblen (174), and redshirt freshman Willie Miklus (184) were named All-MAC Honorable Mention honorees.

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