John Erneste


2017 MAC Champion (133 pounds)
2017 NCAA Championships Qualifier (133 pounds)
2017 NWCA All-Academic Individual
2017 Academic All-MAC Team

Captured the MAC Championship at 133 pounds and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career.
Posted a career high 25 wins with a record of 25-8 and among team ranks, ranked second in falls (7) and second in dual falls (3).
Went 7-2 in duals, including a 5-1 mark in MAC duals.
Won 13 of 25 matches by way of bonus points, racking up seven falls, one technical fall and five major decisions.
Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships (March 16-17), defeating Jeffrey Ott (Harvard), 8-4 in the opening bout, and now-teammate Colby Smith (Appalachian State), 13-3, on the backside.
Helped Mizzou win its sixth consecutive conference title by taking home the title at 133 pounds at the MAC Championships (March 4-5), defeating No. 24-ranked Anthony Tutolo (Kent State) by fall (3:51) in the semifinals and No. 11-ranked Bryan Lantry (Buffalo) by 6-2 decision in SV-1 in the finals.
Defeated No. 19-ranked Corey Keener (Central Michigan), 11-6 (Jan. 22).
Upended No. 17-ranked Bryan Lantry (Buffalo), 8-5 (Jan. 12).
Took fifth place at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2), going 5-2 at the tournament with a fall and a 9-0 major decision over No. 14-ranked Mitchell McKee (Minnesota) in the fifth place match.
Placed third at the UNI Open (Dec. 3) following a 5-1 performance at the tournament which included two wins by fall, one by major decision and one by technical fall.
Finished second at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 19), winning three matches, including a 13-0 major decision over Daniel Rogers (McKendree) in the opening round.
In a spot start to open the season, pinned Alex Madrigal (Old Dominion) at 3:35 to lead Mizzou to victory over the Monarchs (Nov. 13).


Wrestled to a 17-6 record in first year as an attached wrestler, placing in the top-five in four open tournaments, wrestling at 133 pounds.
Earned a victory in dual debut over Blake Caudill (Eastern Michigan) via major decision, 13-2 (Jan. 15).
Took fifth at Edinboro Open (Feb. 6), finishing 4-1 with two falls and a technical fall.
Finished second at the Roger Denker Open (Jan. 24), earning a fall, a technical fall and a major decision in the tournament.
Took third at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) and Maryville Brand Kaufman Open (Nov. 14).

FRESHMAN (2014-15)

Redshirted during his first year as a Tiger, and tallied a 23-7 overall record. His 23 wins was tops among all first-year Mizzou grapplers.
Competed in five tournaments at 133 pounds as an unattached wrestler, and placed in each of them (T-1st among all Mizzou wrestlers).
Named the 133 pound champion at the 2014 Kaufman-Brand Open, going 4-0 on the day.
First collegiate win came via fall in just 0:29 against Sebastian Lara-Avil (Midland).
Took fifth place at the 2014 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, 2014 UCM Open, and 2014 UNI Open, recording a 14-6 record throughout the three tournaments.
Finished third in the freshman/sophomore division at the 2014 Joe Parisi Open with four of his wins coming by fall, major decision, or technical fall.
10 of his 23 season victories came via fall, making him only one-of-six Tigers to produce double digit pins.
Of his 10 pins this season, his fastest came in just 15 seconds against Jacob Igartua (Ellsworth CC).


Finished in second place at state during his sophomore and senior years at 113 pounds and 132 pounds, respectively.
Took third place at state his freshman and junior years at 103 pounds and 120 pounds, respectively.
Was a member of the Missouri Cadet National Dual Team.
Member of the Missouri Junior National Dual Team.
Was a three-time 1st Team All-Conference.
Cadet Folkstyle All-American at 105 pounds.
Lettered all four years in high school and lettered one year in baseball.
Academically, was a three-time academic All-State member and was a part of the National Honor Society.

John Erneste was born to Bill and Patti Erneste on February 16, 1996 in Kansas City, Mo.
His father also wrestled in college.

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