Mizzou Wrestling Body Slams Purdue on its Way to Finals

After a deafening win over the Maryland Terrapins Sunday morning, the Tigers wanted nothing more then to wipe the mats with Purdue and get on with their Sunday.  Mizzou absolutely demolished the Purdue Boilermakers in the championship match Sunday afternoon, winning 27-15, and sending the Tigers on their way to Minnesota for the NWCA Championships next weekend.

 

Alan Waters came out of the gates still riding the adrenaline from his previous win, taking down No. 16 Camden Eppert for the second time this season in the 125 pounds bracket. The No. 4 ranked Waters gained the upper hand quickly, notching five take downs total during the match.   Just like before, Waters won by major decision, easily defeating Eppert 15-3.

 

Mizzou lengthened its lead to 10-0 with a forfeit happening at the 133 – weight class.  Nathan McCormick did not get to continue his dominating performance from earlier in the day, but a win is a win, and the Tigers moved on to the next match up.

 

Purdue finally slithered its way onto the score board with a win in the 141 weight class, with Brandon Nelsen defeating Nicholas Hucke, 8-4.  The Tigers immediately answered, and for the rest of the match, it was back and forth between the two teams.

 

Purdue was only down by six points going into the 149- weight class bout, but a technical fall by No. 15 Drake Houdashelt  along with six takedowns gave Mizzou complete control.   And try as Purdue might, it never stood a chance after that match.  The Boilermaker’s fate was sealed.

 

It wasn’t a pretty one.

 

Moving on to the big matchup of the night, No. 1 Dom Bradley continued his undefeated and total dominance of his senior season by defeating Alex White.  Bradley completely conquered White, 21-7, totaling nine takedowns during the match.  This win puts the senior at 30-0, another undefeated season, and just four  wins away from the 100- win club as a Tiger.

 

Come to think of it, the last time that Bradley lost in Columbia was when he was a freshman in high school, in 2004.

 

The Tigers head to St. Paul, Minnesota Feb. 22 to take on Minnesota, Oklahoma State, and Ohio State as they continue on their hunt to be crowned champions.

 

 

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