No. 6 Mizzou Wrestling wins fifth straight conference title

3 years 3 months 1 week ago Sunday, March 06 2016 Mar 6, 2016 Sunday, March 06, 2016 7:29:00 PM CST March 06, 2016 in Sports
By: Hannah Husmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

YPSILANTI, Mi. - No. 6 Mizzou Wrestling won its fifth straight conference title today at the 2016 MAC Championships.

With the help of five wrestlers winning individual championships, the Tigers finished with 127.5 points. Redshirt sophomore Barlow McGhee, redshirt senior Le'Roy Barnes, redshirt freshman Daniel Lewis, redshirt senior Blaise Butler and junior J'Den Cox all collected wins in their respective weight classes.

McGhee, Barnes, Lewis and Butler captured their first MAC titles while Cox won his third, and was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament.

Redshirt junior Matt Manley earned All-MAC Honorable Mention after a second place finish and redshirt junior Lavion Mayes finished fourth.

The Tigers are back in action for the 2016 NCAA Championships on March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden. McGhee, Barnes, Lewis, Butler, Cox, Manley and Mayes have all secured their spot in the tournament and will find out their opponents when the brackets are announced on March 9.

For more on Mizzou Wrestling, visit MUTigers.com or follow their social media (Mizzou Wrestling).

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