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Wild Big 12 team race led by Missouri after day one, with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UNI and Iowa State in pursuit

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Jeremiah Kent (Missouri) with his arm raised. Photo courtesy of Missouri Athletics.


TULSA, Okla. – When the semifinals were completed at the Big 12 Championships this evening, the teams at the top were Missouri, Oklahoma State and Northern Iowa in order.


Then came the consolation rounds, and Oklahoma made a huge run, sitting in second place right behind Missouri.


Missouri’s four finalists are No. 4 Allan Hart (141), No. 1 Keegan O`Toole (165), No. 6 Peyton Mocco (174) and No. 6 Jeremiah Kent (184). Mocco and Kent both beat No. 2 seeds in the semifinals, with Mocco beating Cade DeVos of South Dakota State, 2-0, and Kent stopping Marcus Coleman of Iowa State, 8-4. Missouri also has three wrestlers in the consolation semifinals.


Missouri is making its return to the Big 12 after winning the MAC for nine straight years. The last time that Mizzou was in the Big 12 in 2011-12, it won the tournament.


Oklahoma only has one finalist, No. 2 seed Willie McDougald at 149, but all nine of the remaining Sooners have qualified for the consolation semifinals. This means all 10 team members will place in the top six at a minimum.


Missouri leads the team race with 109.5 points. Oklahoma has 93.5 points, Oklahoma State follows with 90 points in third. Northern Iowa has 85 points for fourth and Iowa State is fifth with 82.5 points.


Oklahoma State’s four finalists including three No. 1 seeds, Daton Fix (133), Kaden Gfeller (149) and Dustin Plott (174). No. 7 Luke Surber continued his clutch wrestling, beating No. 3 Sam Schuyler of Iowa State in the semifinals, 3-2. Oklahoma State has two wrestlers in the consolation semifinals.


Northern Iowa, which led after the first session, moved three into the semifinals, No. 3 Brody Teske (125), No. 2 Kyle Biscoglia (133) and No. 1 Parker Keckeisen (184).


Iowa State, which had the strongest dual meet season in the conference, has only one finalist, No. 1 seed and returning NCAA champion David Carr at 157 pounds.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Tulsa, Okla.


Finals pairings (with seeds)

125 - No. 1 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) vs. No. 3 Brody Teske (N. Iowa)

133 - No. 1 Daton Fix (OK State) vs. No. 2 Kyle Biscoglia (N. Iowa)

141 - No. 4 Allan Hart (Missouri) vs. No. 3 Andrew Alirez (N. Colorado)

149 - No. 1 Kaden Gfeller (OK State) vs. No. 2 Willie McDougald (Oklahoma)

157 - No. 1 David Carr (Iowa St.) vs. No. 2 Jared Franek (North Dakota State)

165 - No. 1 Keegan O`Toole (Missouri) vs. No. 2 Peyton Hall (West Virginia)

174 - No. 1 Dustin Plott (OK State) vs. No. 6 Peyton Mocco (Missouri)

184 - No. 1 Parker Keckeisen (N. Iowa) vs. No. 6 Jeremiah Kent (Missouri)

197 - No. 1 Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) vs. No. 2 Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State)

285 - No. 1 Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force) vs. No. 7 Luke Surber (OK State)


Team Standings

1 Missouri, 109.5

2 Oklahoma, 93.5

3 OK State, 90.0

4 N. Iowa, 85.0

5 Iowa St., 82.5

6 West Virginia, 56.0

7 North Dakota State, 54.0

7 South Dakota State, 54.0

9 Wyoming, 43.0

10 Air Force, 34.5

11 N. Colorado, 31.5

12 Utah Valley, 30.0

Semifinal results


125

No. 1 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) dec. No. 4 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OK State) (Dec 9-2)

No. 3 Brody Teske (N. Iowa) dec. No. 7 Joey Prata (Oklahoma) (Dec 6-3)


133

No. 1 Daton Fix (OK State) maj. dec. No. 5 Ramazan Attasauov (Iowa St.) (MD 13-3)

No. 2 Kyle Biscoglia (N. Iowa) dec. No. 6 Haiden Drury (Utah Valley) 18-5 (SV-1 7-5)


141

No. 4 Allan Hart (Missouri) maj. dec. No. 8 Dylan Droegemueller (North Dakota State) (MD 14-1)

No. 3 Andrew Alirez (N. Colorado) dec. No. 2 Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) (Dec 5-3)


149

No. 1 Kaden Gfeller (OK State) dec. No. 5 Colin Realbuto (N. Iowa) (Dec 11-5)

No. 2 Willie McDougald (Oklahoma) dec. No. 3 Jarrett Degen (Iowa St.) (Dec 5-4)


157

No. 1 David Carr (Iowa St.) dec. No. 5 Jacob Wright (Wyoming) (Dec 7-4)

No. 2 Jared Franek (North Dakota State) dec. No. 6 Justin Thomas (Oklahoma) (Dec 5-4)


165

No. 1 Keegan O`Toole (Missouri) maj. dec. No. 5 Luke Weber (North Dakota State) (MD 12-3)

No. 2 Peyton Hall (West Virginia) dec. No. 3 Austin Yant (N. Iowa) (Dec 4-1)


174

No. 1 Dustin Plott (OK State) dec. No. 4 Lance Runyon (N. Iowa) (Dec 3-1)

No. 6 Peyton Mocco (Missouri) dec. No. 2 Cade DeVos (South Dakota State) (Dec 2-0)


184

No. 1 Parker Keckeisen (N. Iowa) maj. dec. No. 4 Dakota Geer (OK State) (MD 19-7)

No. 6 Jeremiah Kent (Missouri) dec. No. 2 Marcus Coleman (Iowa St.) (Dec 8-4)


197

No. 1 Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) pin No. 4 Yonger Bastida (Iowa St.) (Fall 6:57)

No. 2 Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State) maj. dec. No. 6 Owen Pentz (North Dakota State) (MD 8-0)


285

No. 1 Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force) pin No. 4 AJ Nevills (South Dakota State) (Fall 2:05)

No. 7 Luke Surber (OK State) dec. No. 3 Sam Schuyler (Iowa St.) (Dec 3-2)