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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Missouri's Josh Wagner named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri's 149 pound junior grappler Josh Wagner (Milton, Wis.) was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week as announced today by the league office. This marks Wagner's first-ever Big 12 Wrestler of the Week accolade. Missouri has received three Big 12 Wrestler of the Week/Month honors this season, with redshirt freshman Maxwell Askren (Hartland, Wis.) named November Big 12 Wrestler of the Month and senior Ben Askren (Hartland, Wis.) named December Big 12 Wrestler of the Month.

Wagner is 23-7 on the season and 4-0 against Big 12 opponents, Wagner recorded his biggest upset of the campaign after knocking off second-ranked Matt Storniolo of Oklahoma, 10-4, Sunday afternoon. The win was Wagner's 60th career victory. Earlier in the weekend, Wagner held off Oklahoma State's Dakota Simpson with a 15-4 win by major decision.

Wagner helped the Tigers earn back-to-back victories over fourth-ranked Oklahoma State (17-16) and No. 13 Oklahoma (24-14) on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The sweep of both schools on the road was Missouri's first in wrestling history. The wins also helped the Tigers to a 3-0 record, something that hasn't been done since the 2002-03 season.

Wagner and the Tiger wrestling team will host Northern Iowa Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. (CT) in the first-ever Beauty and the Beast Dual held in the Hearnes Center. While the Missouri wrestling team challenges UNI, the 19th-ranked Missouri gymnastics team will take on SEMO simultaneously on the Hearnes Center floor. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Those students interested in joining the Pinhead Club, Missouri premiere wrestling club, are encouraged to attend early in order to sign up and receive your free t-shirt.
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