"We are looking forward to getting this behind us," said head coach Doug Schwab. "We can get this turned around. These are the guys we will face at the national level, so we will look to get ready for this kind of competition in the weeks ahead."
UNI moved into 21st in the rankings this week after beating then-ranked No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 21 Northwestern last week.
Lazor pinned Trevor Jauch in 3 minutes, 45 seconds to get the Panthers on the board.
"He got the control early, and Missouri had a plan on top," said Schwab. "Some younger, less-experienced guys may have lost with the move Trevor Jauch used, but he rode it right through. Lazor is a guy who can wrestle out of it. He got the pin, and that was huge."
Loder upset Mike Larson, who is ranked one spot ahead of Loder.
"It took him until the end, but he was awarded," said Schwab. "It was a good win for him. We'd like him to widen that gap even more."
Missouri's top-ranked wrestlers were unable to win bonus points when facing Ryan Jauch at 125 pounds and Blayne Beale at heavyweight.
"They hung right in there," Schwab said. "Missouri wasn't
able to widen the gap in the matches they probably expected."
Ryan Jauch lost by decision to No. 3 Alan Waters, and Beale faced the top-ranked wrestler in the nation. Dom Bradley, Missouri's heavyweight, took an Olympic redshirt last year.
The Panthers head to South Dakota State Feb. 1.
FINAL RESULTS: MU 27, UNI 9
125 - #3 Alan Waters (MU) dec. Ryan Jauch (UNI), 5-2; 133 - #6 Nathan McCormick #10 maj. dec. Levi Wolfensperger (UNI), 11-1; 141 - #14 Joey Lazor (UNI) pins Trevor Jauch (MU), 3:45; 149 - #18 Drake Houdashelt (MU) maj. dec. Bart Reiter (UNI), 12-3; 157 - Kyle Bradley (MU) dec. #17 David Bonin (UNI), 6-4; 165 - #19 Zach Toal (MU) dec. Jarrett Jensen (MU), 4-2; 174 -#15 Todd Porter (MU) dec. Cody Caldwell (UNI), 8-2; 184 - #9 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. #8 Mike Larson (MU), 3-0; 197 - #11 Brent Haynes (MU) maj. dec. Blaize Cabell (UNI), 9-0; 285 - #1 Dom Bradley (MU) dec. Blayne Beale (UNI), 3-1
GRAND VIEW OPEN
On Saturday, one UNI wrestler was crowned a champion, and seven others medaled at the Grand View Open in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cooper Moore beat out teammates Kyle Lux and Riley Banach to win the 165-pound weight class. Lux and Banach tied for fifth.
Cody Krumwiede took second in the 285-pound weight class. Dylan Peters, wrestling unattached, and Clay Welter both had two pins en route to their second-place finishes.
- 125 - Dylan Peters 2nd unattached (3-1); Mark Jolcover unattached (2-2).
- 133 - Tyler Willers unattached (1-2)
- 141 - Tyler Patten 3rd unattached (5-1); Ryan Hall unattached (1-2); Adam Perrin (2-2)
- 149 - Clay Welter 2nd (4-1); Jared DeGeeter unattached (0-2)
- 157 - Taylor Berger (2-2); Curt Maas unattached (2-2); Zach Witte unattached (0-2)
- 165 - Cooper Moore 1st unattached (5-0); Riley Banach 5th (3-2); Kyle Lux 5th (3-2)
- 174 - Austin Gelbach 6th unattached (3-1)
- 197 - Jared Bartel unattached (1-2); Kyle Beale unattached (0-2)
- 285 - Cody Krumwiede 2nd (4-1)