Dec. 14, 2008

Courtesy of Missouri

San Luis Obispo, Calif..-The Missouri wrestling team extended its win streak to 10 duals after topping Cal Poly (36-6), Cal State Bakersfield (25-14) and Cal State Fullerton (34-5) at the Central Coast Duals held at the Madonna Inn Convention Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The 10 consecutive wins marks the first time since the 2003-04 campaign that the Tigers started out with a 10-0 record. Among the afternoon's victories, senior All-American Raymond Jordan (New Bern, N.C.) became the 15th Tiger grappler in program history to crack the 100 win club, finishing the day with a 3-0 record and improving to 102-24 on his career.

"The team wrestled well today," Missouri Head Coach Brian Smith said. "They had a long 24 hours of traveling and competing and I was pleased to see them come out and perform as well as they did today. Raymond wrestled tough in his matches. It was good for him to get his 100th win right off the bat. He's looking really good right now."

Jordan becomes Missouri's first grappler since Matt Pell to enter the century club. Pell won his 100th career match as a senior in 2007.

Wrestling at 174 pounds, Jordan recorded his 100th career victory by way of fall, pinning Fullerton's Todd Noel in 1:56. All three of Jordan's wins on the day came by fall, the second against Jason Points of Cal State Bakersfield in 2:50 and the final against Ryan Des Roches of Cal Poly in two minutes even. Jordan currently sits at 14-0 on the season and has won five of his matches by fall and one by technical fall.

In all, the Tigers racked up 24 wins including 13 bonus point victories. Ranked 17th in the latest InterMat poll, senior 141 pound starter Marcus Hoehn (Farmington, Mo.) added three wins to his name, improving to 13-2 on the year. Hoehn was one of nine Tiger grapplers to take on a ranked opponent and topped #20 Flip Novachkov of Cal Poly, 8-3, in his final match of the day.    

Redshirt freshman Dorian Henderson (Columbus, Ga.) pulled off the upset in Missouri's dual against Cal State Fullerton, besting 16th-ranked Tim Hawkins, 4-2, at 184 pounds. Henderson was one of six Missouri wrestlers to finish the all-day event with a spotless 3-0 mark.

In a heavyweight battle the featured third-ranked Mark Ellis (Peculiar, Mo.) and fourth-ranked Mitch Monteiro of Cal State Bakersfield, Missouri's Ellis proved dominant earning a 2-1 victory to seal the Tiger's 25-14 win over Bakersfield. Ellis blanked his first opponent, Kurt Klimek of Cal State Fullerton, 9-0 before holding off Monteiro, 2-1. In his final appearance, Ellis pinned Kelan Bragg of Cal Poly in 2:50. The stick was Ellis' ninth of his junior campaign.

Up next for Missouri, Smith and the Tigers will travel North to Oregon State and take on the Beavers in a 5 p.m. (CT) dual Sunday, Dec. 14, set in Corvallis, Ore.

Cal State Fullerton vs. University of Missouri Wt. Wrestler vs. Wrestler: Result MU CSF 125 Troy Dolan (MU) dec. Andre Gonzalez (CSF): 11-7 3 0 133 #17 TJ Dillashaw (CSF) tech fall Luke Cherep (MU): 19-0, 5:00 3 5 141 #17 Marcus Hoehn (MU) dec. Adin Duenas (CSF): 8-6 6 5 149 Andrew Sherry (MU) maj. dec. Nick Blackshaw (CSF): 11-0 10 5 157 Patrick Wright (MU) maj dec Steven DeLaFuente (CSF): 10-1 14 5 165 #8 Nicholas Marable (MU) dec. Devin Velasquez (CSF): 6-1 17 5 174 #4 Raymond Jordan (MU) fall Todd Noel (CSF): 1:56 23 5 184 Dorian Henderson (MU) dec. #16 Tim Hawkins (CSF): 4-2 26 5 197 #4 Maxwell Askren (MU) maj. dec. John Drake (CSF): 10-1 30 5 285 #3 Mark Ellis (MU) maj. dec. Kurt Klimek (CSF): 9-0 34 5

Final Score: University of Missouri 34, Cal State Fullerton 5

Cal State Bakersfield vs. University of Missouri Wt. Wrestler vs. Wrestler: Result MU CSB 125 #15 Brandon Zoetewey (CSB) fall Troy Dolan (MU): 3:24 0 6 133 #20 Thomas Kimbrell (CSB) maj. dec. Luke Cherep (MU) 14-4 0 10 141 #17 Marcus Hoehn (MU) maj. dec. Elijah Nacita (CSB) 12-3 4 10 149 Andrew Sherry (MU) dec. Sam Barnhart (CSB): 10-7 7 10 157 Trevor Hall (CSB) maj. dec. #4 Michael Chandler (MU): 14-5 7 14 165 #8 Nicholas Marable (MU) dec. Joey Granata (CSB): 8-4 10 14 174 #4 Raymond Jordan (MU) fall Jason Points (CSB): 2:50 16 14 184 Dorian Henderson (MU) dec. Ernesto Ancona (CSB) 8-3 UM 19 14 197 #4Maxwell Askren (MU) maj. dec. #11 Riley Orozco (CSB):11-4 22 14 285 #3 Mark Ellis (MU) dec. #4 Mitch Monteiro (CSB): 2-1 25 14 Final Score: University of Missouri 25, Cal State Bakersfield 14

Cal Poly University vs. University of Missouri Wt. Wrestler vs. Wrestler: Result MU CP 125 Troy Dolan (MU) forefit 6 0 133 Luke Cherep (MU)dec. Jake Tannebaum (CP): 5-4 9 0 141 #17 Marcus Hoehn (MU)dec. #20 Filip Novachkov (CP): 8-3 12 0 149 Eric Maldonado (CP) dec. Andrew Sherry (MU) 7-4 12 3 157 #13 Chase Pami (CP) dec. Patrick Wright (MU) 3-1 12 6 165 #8 Nicholas Marable (MU)maj. dec. Joel Shaw (CP) 13-5 16 6 174 #4 Raymond Jordan (MU) fall Ryan DesRoches (CP) 2:00 22 6 184 Dorian Henderson (MU) dec. Ryan Smith (CP) 9-4 25 6 197 #4 Maxwell Askren (MU) tech. fall Bo Lukehart (CP) 19-2 30 6 285 #3 Mark Ellis (MU) fall Kelan Bragg (CP): 2:50 36 6 Final Score: University of Missouri 36, Cal Poly University 6