Final match victory lifts Tiger wrestling team in opener

Senior Nick Marable won the final bout of the night to ensure a Tigers victory.
Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 9:19 p.m. CST; updated 9:34 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Missouri wrestling team entered the final match of its season opener against Illinois on Thursday at Hearnes Center trailing 16-15. But senior and two-time All-American Nick Marable defeated Conrad Polz 3-2 at 165 pounds to lift the Tigers to a 18-16 victory.