Mizzou Wrestling Looks To Take On Iowa State

Iowa State's Yonger Bastida (left) wrestles Missouri's Rocky Elam during an Iowa State vs. Mizzou. Missouri beat Northern Iowa 34-6, then the Cyclones at 31-7.
Iowa State's Yonger Bastida (left) wrestles Missouri's Rocky Elam during an Iowa State vs. Mizzou. Missouri beat Northern Iowa 34-6, then the Cyclones at 31-7. /

The Mizzou wrestling team is moving into their final dual of the season by welcoming in Big XII foe Iowa State.

The Brian Smith led Tiger Style wrestling team will be looking to cap off the season with a five dual win streak. The Tigers have been no team shy of taking on some of the top teams in the nation as this will be their ninth team ranked opponent this season. (Rankings via Intermat)

Mizzou currently holds an 11-3 dual record with ranked wins over Arizona State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State among others. After returning from Tempe Arizona with a victory, the Tigers finished the season with a 4-0 record on the road. Back in Columbia, Mizzou has fallen twice with an overall home record of 4-2. Rolling into another top ranked dual versus fifth ranked Iowa State Cyclones, Mizzou will be looking to take home Big XII dual team champs in their first year back into the conference.

Going back twenty two years, Mizzou and Iowa State have met up seventeen times with the Tigers edging out the Cyclones with nine wins to Iowa State eight while outscoring them 322 to 297. With the last meeting being during the previous 2020-21 season, Brian Smith’s Tigers will be looking to knock off the red and yellow for a seventh straight time.

Looking into this year’s meet, there are plenty of match ups to take center stage. First we start at the 125 lbs weight class in this matchup between the Tigers and the Cyclones:

125 lbs:

Mizzou: (18) Noah Surtin 16-5 vs. Iowa State: (19) Kysen Terukina 17-2

This will be the first contest between these two evenly matched wrestlers in their career. Both wrestlers are currently freshmen with Surtin in his third year and Terukina in his second. Surtin is coming in 3-2 in his previous five matches with close losses to top ranked opponents while Terukina is in the same boat with wins and losses against top ranked opponents including one loss to an opponent outside the top twenty five.

133 lbs:

Mizzou: (NR) Trey Crawford 10-10  VS.  Iowa State: (27) Ramadan Attasauov 12-6

Another contest between first time opponents, Mizzou will be looking to steal a win. Having extra years on Crawford at the collegiate level, Attasauov will have the experienced upper hand. Most notable common opponent between these two is top ranked Oklahoma State Cowboy Daton Fix which both lost too, Crawford by tech fall and Attasauov by decision.

141 lbs:

Mizzou: (11) Alan Hart 13-4  VS.  Iowa State: (5) Ian Parker 8-1

Our first top ranked matchup of the night comes at the 141 lbs weight class. This will be the third time these two wrestlers have matched up in their college careers. The first matchup was during the 2017-18 season where Parker topped Hart in a convincing 13-5 major decision. Turning the clock forward a few years to 2021, Hart took down Parker with a 7-4 decision. Parker, a two time NCAA Qualifier, brings in an eight match win streak to Columbia in what looks to be a thrilling bout.

149 lbs:

Mizzou: (22) Josh Edmond 13-6  VS.  Iowa State: (21) Jarrett Degen 15-3

The second year freshman looks to take down the sixth year senior in this close ranked bout. Mizzou’s Edmond comes into this matchup going 3-2 in his last five contests and a chance to bounce back from a tough loss to Arizona State’s eighth ranked Kyle Parco 3-2. Degen brings in a three match win streak looking to make it four against the Tigers.

157 lbs:

Mizzou: (21) Jarrett Jacques 15-9  VS.  Iowa State: (1) David Carr 16-0

This contest features the top ranked wrestler in the nation at 157, David Carr. Carr is a returning NCAA Champ, only losing two matches in his Iowa State career. Jacques and Carr will be meeting for the second time over their careers with Carr winning the first matchup by a 14-1 major decision in 2021. Coming off back to back close decision losses against Oklahoma State and Arizona State, Jacques will have a tough match to round out his 2021-22 dual season.

165 lbs:

MIzzou: (2) Keegan O’Toole 16-0  VS.  Iowa State: (31) Isaac Judge 16-10

Keegan O’Toole enters this matchup eyeing his twenty-first straight victory dating back to the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championship 9-6 quarter final loss to Pittsburg’s Jake Wentzel. Out of O’Tooles sixteen matches this year, thirteen of them have ended in bonus points and six have been by fall. Mizzou’s top wrestler will be looking to close out the schedule with another bonus point win for his team.

174 lbs:

Mizzou: (11) Peyton Mocco 11-4  VS.  Iowa State: (25) Joel Devine 9-6

Peyton Mocco enters the final dual of the season having wrestled only one match in the past forty five days in a recent match against Arizona State where he won by tech fall. Mocco and Devine will be meeting each other for the first time in their careers.

184 lbs:

Mizzou: (24) Jeremiah Kent 14-6  VS.  Iowa State: (7) Marcus Coleman 14-2

Jeremiah Kent looks to take on a top ten ranked and three time NCAA qualifier in Marcus Coleman. Kent and Coleman have yet to matchup against one another in their career until now. Coleman comes in winning four of his last five matches as Kent won just three in his last five appearances.

197 lbs:

Mizzou: (6) Rocky Elam 14-3  VS.  Iowa State (13) Yonger Bastida 16-3

Another big matchup that could sway the outcome of the dual, Elam versus Bastida will be a battle until the end. Bastida comes to Columbia on a four match winning streak taking bonus points in each match. Rocky Elam going just 3-2 in his last five will have his work cut out for him moving into the back end of the dual. Neither wrestler will have met prior to this matchup.

285 (HWT):

Mizzou: (19) Zach Elam 10-4  VS.  Iowa State: (21) Sam Schuyler 14-3

Following in behind his younger brother, Zach Elam will have another battle on his hands. Elam and Schuyler are coming into their second meeting with one another. First bout was during the previous season in which Elam took home a win by fall in the third period of the match. Having yet to knock off a top fifteen opponent this season, Schuyler will be coming in aggressive for revenge and a key victory.

The Missouri wrestling team will be looking to close out the dual season on a high note and keep momentum rolling into the post season where the will begin with the the Big XII Tournament at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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