The Missouri wrestling team opened its season by winning the CMSU Open in Warrensburg on Sunday with 460.50 points.
Lindenwood finished second with 263.50 and Central Oklahoma was third with 186.
Five Tigers went 5-0 at the tournament. Chris McCormick (141 pounds) scored five straight decisions. Tyron Woodley (165) had three technical falls and defeated MU freshman Raymond Jordan 9-3 for the title.
Ben Askren (174) recorded five straight falls, including the fastest of his career when he pinned Dana College’s Bret Richardson in 21 seconds.
Matt Pell (184) had three falls, a technical fall and an 11-0 major decision. Jeff Foust (197) beat Kevin Lochner of Central Oklahoma 5-1 in his final.
The Tigers open the dual portion of their schedule against Purdue at Meramec College in St. Louis at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
MU VOLLYEBALL: The Tigers are ranked for the first time this season at No. 25 in the USA Today/ CSTV coaches’ poll.
Missouri defeated then-No. 9 Texas on Sunday at the Hearnes Center for its fourth victory against a ranked opponent. The Tigers also beat Texas A&M, Wisconsin and Colorado.
The Tigers will go for a fifth victory against a ranked team when No. 3 Nebraska visits the Hearnes Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
MU CROSS COUNTRY: Junior Tim Ross was selected as an at-large qualifier for the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships set for Monday in Terre Haute, Ind.
Ross finished eighth at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday.