SOONERS MAKE A STATEMENT The No. 18 Oklahoma wrestling team knocked off No. 5 Missouri, 24-18, on Sunday afternoon inside McCasland Field House.

“It’s exciting to get any win,” OU Head Coach Lou Rosselli said. “They (Missouri) weren’t at full strength, but I think it’s still a reflection of where we’re headed."

125 pounds

The contest started out at 125 pounds with OU’s Christian Moody recording a 6-4 decision over No. 14 Barlow McGhee.

Moody's win gave the Sooners a 3-0 lead to start off the dual meet.

141 pounds

At 141 pounds, junior Mike Longo snagged a 2-1 decision over Mizzou’s Zach Synon. Longo's win knotted the team scores at 6-all.

165 pounds

In his first match as a Sooner, junior Yoanse Mejias knotched an 8-4 decision over Phyllip DeLoach to give the Sooners a 12-9 lead.

184 pounds

Andrew Dixon gave the Sooners three points with a 6-0 decision over Matt Lemanowicz at 184 pounds. Oklahoma took an 18-15 advantage into the final two bouts of the contest.

285 pounds

With the dual knotted at 18, redshirt senior Ross Larson put an exclamation mark on a stellar Sooner performance, registering a win by fall in 5:59 over Austin Myers to clinch the win for OU.

FINAL SCORE: No. 18 Oklahoma 24, No. 5 Missouri 18

“This shows our guys that they can compete with everybody,” Rosselli stated. “It’s showing that you’re a competitive team and that you can go out there and do a nice job and compete with the best. It gives us an opportunity to see some of these tough guys, so you should be a little more settled and be able to compete better when you get to nationals.”

The Sooners return to McCasland Field House on Sunday, Jan. 22 at noon for a Big-12 matchup with West Virginia.

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