DETROIT — Missouri freshman Keegan O’Toole became the Tigers’ ninth individual champion on Saturday night inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit at the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships. O’Toole defeated returning title-holder Shane Griffith of Stanford in a close 6-5 decision to become the 165-pound weight class champion.
Missouri finished ninth in the overall standings with 49.5 points while Penn State took the team title with 131.5 points. Three more Big 12 squads earned a spot in the top-20 as Oklahoma State finished in 14th, Iowa State in 17th and Northern Iowa in 20th.
OSU’s Daton Fix was the runner-up at 133 pounds, dropping a 3-2 decision in the final seconds of the match to Penn State’s Roman Bravo Young.
Iowa State’s David Carr took third place in the 157-pound consolation bracket, picking up a 7-2 decision over Nebraska’s Peyton Robb.
UNI’s Parker Keickeisen finished third at 184 pounds, defeating Cal Poly’s Bernie Truax in a tiebreaker, 7-5.
Wyoming’s Stephen Buchanan and Mizzou’s Rocky Elam battled it out in the 197-pound consolation final with Buchanan claiming third in a 1-0 decision.
2022 Big 12 All-Americans
Daton Fix, R-Jr., Oklahoma State, 133
David Carr, R-Jr., Iowa State, 157
Keegan O’Toole, R-Fr., Missouri, 165
Peyton Hall, So., West Virginia, 165
Dustin Plott, So., Oklahoma State, 174
Parker Keckeisen, Fr., Northern Iowa, 184
Marcus Coleman, R-Sr., Iowa State, 184
Stephen Buchanan, Jr., Wyoming, 197
Rocky Elam, Fr., Missouri, 197
Yonger Bastida, So., Iowa State, 197
9 Missouri 49.5
14 Oklahoma State 38.5
17 Iowa State 37.0
20 Northern Iowa 28.5
23 Wyoming 21.0
29 Oklahoma 11.0
32 West Virginia 8.5
34 North Dakota State 7.5
36 Air Force 5.0
T-44 Northern Colorado 3.5
T-44 South Dakota State 3.5
52 Utah Valley 2.0