Missouri (4-4) defeated Hofstra, 34-7, before 782 fans at the David S. Mack Sports Complex. The Tigers are currently ranked 17th in the nation and were paced by All-American Nick Marable (26-2) and Brent Haynes (21-8) at 197 pounds. Sixth-ranked Marable opened the scoring with a strong double leg takedown against sophomore P.J. Gillespie (24-9) and later added another snap/spin takedown en route to a 7-4 verdict at 165 pounds. Haynes applied a tight spiral/half to record a fall at the 2:38 mark of his 197-pound bout.

     Hofstra got on the scoreboard as senior Jonny-Bonilla Bowman (11-3) was aggresive with his single leg takedowns and opened up a 10-4 lead midway through the match. After an escape and a series of snap/spin takedowns, Bowman rolled to a 21-10 tech fall at 157. The other Pride winner was sophomore Ben Clymer (20-4) who scored  the winning takedown on a single leg scramble and emerged with an excting 4-3 victory at 184 pounds.

Mat Notes...
   The dual started with a Missouri forfeit win at 285 and then the Tigers won the next four matches and claimed eight of the ten bouts contested in the dual. The Tigers have seven wrestlers ranked amongst the best in the nation. Hofstra's lone ranked grappler is Jonny Bonolla-Bowman, an NCAA qualifier last season, who is currently rated 17th in his respective weight class. Hofstra's Ryan Patrovich, a 2009 NCAA qualifier, had knee surgery this past week and was 16-7 at the time of his season-ending injury. The Pride has lost three starters this season, Steve Bonanno (125), Justin Accordino (149) and now Patrovich. Under coach Tom Shifflet, Hofstra is 46-25-6 and since the start of the 2001-02 season have an impressive 110-55-5 mark. Next up for the Pride is a home match against Pennsylvania on Sunday, January 31st at 1:00 PM...
                 MISSOURI    34   HOFSTRA  7

125- Eric Wilson (Miss) dec. Jamie Franco, 3-0.
133- Brad Wisdom (Miss) major dec. Jeff Rotella, 13-5.
141- Todd Shavrien (Miss) major dec. Luke Vaith, 14-3.
149- Scott O'Donnell (Miss) dec. Tyler Banks, 5-2.
157- Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (Hof) tech fall Pat Wright, 21-10.
165- Nick Marable (Miss) dec. P.J.Gillespie, 7-4.
174- Dorian Henderson (Miss) tech fall Jon Rothman, 19-2.
184- Ben Clymer (Hof) dec. Todd Porter, 4-3.
197- Brent Haynes (Miss) pinned Anthony Tortora, 2:38.
285- Mark Ellis (Miss) won by forfeit.
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Hofstra's Jonny Bonilla-Bowman takes Missouri's Patrick Wright to the mat. The 17th ranked Bonilla-Bowman won this 157 pound bout by a score of 21-10 but the Pride dropped the dual meet to the Tigers 34-7.  Click here for more photos...