Missouri wrestling tied for fifth at NCAA Championships

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, March 20 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Friday, March 20, 2015 7:02:00 AM CDT March 20, 2015 in Mizzou Xtra
By: KOMU 8 Digital Staff & The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ohio State carried the momentum of a strong start to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships into the evening session Thursday.

Ohio State leads the team points with 23, followed by Iowa (21), Oklahoma State (19.5), Penn State (18.5), Missouri (18) and Nebraska (18).

The Buckeyes went 5-2 in the second round in front of 18,414 at Scottrade Center and 6-4 for the entire session.

Three Missouri wrestlers advanced to Friday morning's quarterfinals: redshirt senior Alan Waters (125 pounds), redshirt senior Drake Houdashelt (149 pounds) and sophomore J'Den Cox (197 pounds). Four Tigers picked up their first loss during session No. 2 on Thursday but still remain in action for Friday. Sophomore Zach Synon (133 pound) was the only Tiger to be eliminated.

The 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships continue on Friday with session No. 3 at 10 a.m. CT and session No. 4 at 7 p.m. CT. Both sessions can be see on ESPNU.

[Editor's Note: this story has been edited to include more information relevant to wrestlers from the University of Missouri.]

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