CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Sixteenth ranked UNI Wrestling overcame an early deficit and picked up a 20-13 win over No. 19 Missouri Sunday afternoon at West Gym.
Jay Schwarm earned a 3-0 win over Dack Punke to give the Panthers a 3-0 early lead, but Mizzou earned a major decision at 133 to take a 4-3 lead.
Michael Blockhus notched an early takedown en route to a 5-1 win to put UNI up 6-4 after three bouts.
In a battle of top-10 wrestlers at 149, Max Thomsen (7) fell to Brock Mauller (5) in overtime. The match was tied 1-1 after regulation, but Mauller grabbed a takedown early in SV-1 to pick up the 3-1 win.
Missouri extended its lead to 10-6 at the intermission with an 8-5 decision at 157.
At 165, Austin Yant went to double overtime with Peyton Mocco. He earned the escape in the first half of the overtime and rode his opponent for the entire 30 seconds of the second to earn the 4-3 win.
Bryce Steiert kept the train rolling and earned a 10-1 major decision to give UNI a 13-10 lead.
At 184, Taylor Lujan recorded five takedowns to earn the 13-8 win.
After a hard-fought loss at 197, the Panthers lead dwindled to 16-13 and it came down to Carter Isley at 285. Isley took control early and picked up the 11-1 major decision over Jose Diaz to close out the 20-13 win for the Panthers.
The Panthers head west for duals at Northern Colorado on Friday, Jan. 17 in Greeley and Air Force on Jan. 19 in Colorado Springs.
125: Jay Schwarm (UNI) over Dack Punke (MISS) (Dec 3-0)
133: Allan Hart (MISS) over Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI) (MD 14-2)
141: Michael Blockhus (UNI) over Alex Butler (MISS) (Dec 5-1)
149: Brock Mauller (MISS) over Max Thomsen (UNI) (SV-1 3-1)
157: Jarrett Jacques (MISS) over Keaton Geerts (UNI) (Dec 8-5)
165: Austin Yant (UNI) over Peyton Mocco (MISS) (TB-1 4-3)
174: Bryce Steiert (UNI) over Jeremiah Kent (MISS) (MD 10-1)
184: Taylor Lujan (UNI) over Dylan Wisman (MISS) (Dec 13-8)
197: Wyatt Koelling (MISS) over Noah Glaser (UNI) (Dec 6-2)
285: Carter Isley (UNI) over Jose Diaz (MISS) (MD 11-1)