Wrestling team takes out Sooners, history

It had already been an amazing season for Missouri's fifth-ranked wrestling team. But this weekend, the Tigers achieved a Big 12 first and set an attendance record in the process.

The Missouri wrestling team kept making history this weekend, and they were able to do it in their last regular season meet and they were able to do it at home.

The No. 5 Tigers beat No. 7 Oklahoma 21-15 on Sunday, and with that, Missouri became the first team in Big 12 history to beat both Oklahoma and Oklahoma state in the same season.

Although the focus of the night was on Missouri's five seniors playing in their final home match at Hearnes Center, junior Tyron Woodley and freshman Ben Askrew led the Tigers with convincing wins at their positions, and set up the rest of the team for the big win entering the Big 12 meet on March 6 in Ames, Iowa.

The meet also set a school record for attendance, with 1,324 in the crowd.


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