Wrestling wins Big 12 title, heads to NCAA tournament

A photo of Mizzou sophomore Rocky Elam on the podium.
Mizzou sophomore Rocky Elam on the podium.

Mizzou Wrestling earned their twelfth-straight conference title at the Big 12 tournament in Tulsa. One of many highlights was Rocky Elam, who won the conference championship at 197 pounds after a tiebreaker. All ten Tigers finished on the podium.

With their victory, head coach Brian Smith now has the most league titles in Mizzou Athletics history – surpassing Norm Stewart. He was also named Big 12 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

On March 16, the entire team will be back in Tulsa for the NCAA tournament – the same day Men’s Basketball begins March Madness in Sacramento. Good luck to all our student-athletes.

— Mun