Mizzou Wrestling Suffers Setback in Semifinals

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, March 23 2013 Mar 23, 2013 Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:38:31 AM CDT March 23, 2013 in Tiger Talk

DES MOINES, IA - After an elating Friday morning, the Mizzou Wrestling program faltered in the night session. The Tigers sent three to the semifinals, including two No. 1-seeds, however no Tigers will be featured in Saturday night's Championship round. Mizzou added two more All-Americans to give them five on the year, tying a program record set in 2009 when the team finished seventh. Mizzou sits in sixth with 47.5 team points after the second day.

No. 1 Alan Waters fell to Penn State's No. 4 Nico Megaludis in the semifinal at 125 pounds Friday night. After the two traded a couple of escapes, the match went into tiebreaker 2, where it was finally decided. Waters found his way out of Megaludis' grasp to tie the match at 2-a-piece, however an 18-second ride time advantage through two tiebreaker rounds was in favor of Megaludis, and the Nittany Lion's grappler advanced to Saturday night's final against No. 2 Jesse Delgado of Illinois.

The heartbreak-loss marked Waters' first of the year. He will face No. 9 Trent Sprenkle of North Dakota State Friday morning as he now competes for third place. Sprenkle defeated the defending champion Matt McDonough in the All-American round of the wrestleback bracket.

After two upsets and a win over Kevin Tao in the quarterfinals, sophomore Drake Houdashelt suffered his first loss of the NCAAs to second-seeded Jason Chamberlain of Boise State. Chamberlain accumulated three takedowns throughout the seven-minute bout, and moves on to the 149-pound championship after a 7-3 win.

Houdashelt will compete for 3rd thru 6th place tomorrow, starting with a rematch of Thursday's upset against No. 6 Dylan Ness of Minnesota. Houdashelt has already upset Ness 5-2, which advanced him to the Quarterfinal round.

In one of thebiggest upsets of the night, No. 5 Michael McMullan of Northwestern handed top-seeded Dom Bradley his second loss of the season. McMullan and Bradley went to sudden victory, where McMullan was able to free a foot and circle around on top for the winning takedown. The two were in a near stalemate call, but McMullan was able to rip his foot loose from Bradley's hands.

Bradley had anear takedown late in the second on the edge of the mat that would have given him a 2-1 lead, but the redshirt senior couldn't pull McMullan back to the center and gain control. Bradley will face No. 10 Jarod Trice Saturday with the chance to advance to the third place bout.

Senior-captain Nathan McCormick responded from his loss to No. 3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin with a pin over Northern Iowa's No. 9 Levi Wolfensperger to claim All-American status for the first time in his career. McCormick hit Wolfensperger with aquick takedown just over 20 seconds in and then finished his new conference foe with a pin at 4:54.

McCormick then met with No. 7 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State and fell by major decision, 10-2. He will compete for 7th place Saturday morning.

No. 11 Mike Larson was the fifth Tiger to become an All-American after defeating Max Thomusseit of Pittsburgh, 4-2. Larson hit a big takedown at the end of the second, and wouldn't get scored on in the third after a neutral start. He will battle No. 6 Ryan Loder for seventh place tomorrow night after losing by decision to Iowa's Ethen Lofthouse, 3-0.

Senior Todd Porter fell in the All-American round to No. 3 Mike Evans of Iowa, 8-0.

The 2013 NCAA Championships resume Saturday morning at 10 a.m. CT with the third, fifth, and seventh place matches. The Championship round will be featured on ESPN Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.

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