Blue Springs High School graduate Daniel Lewis has garnered another honor.
Following a dominating performance at the Lindenwood Open this past weekend, the Missouri wrestling redshirt junior 174-pounder was named the Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week, announced by the league office Wednesday. Lewis captured the title at 174 pounds following a 4-0 performance at the tournament, posting two falls and a major decision in the process.
Lewis opened the tournament with a first period fall over the Mladen Vasilev of Maryville. He then defeated Ritchie Guillaume of Limestone in a 10-0 major decision to advance to the semifinals, in which he beat Dalton Tipton of Missouri Valley by fall in 2:43. In the final, Lewis defeated No. 7-ranked Yoanse Mejias of Oklahoma 6-0 to claim first.
Lewis, a two-time MAC Champion and two-time NCAA All-American, is no stranger to winning matches by bonus points, as he has recorded bonus points in 45 of 65 (69.2 percent) of his victories for Mizzou. In his third year as an attached wrestler, Lewis is nearing the top-10 among program ranks for falls, technical falls and major decisions, as he currently has 24, five and 16, respectively. Three more falls, four more technical falls and eight more major decisions will secure Lewis’ spot among the best wrestlers in program history.
Mizzou visits No. 10 Virginia Tech on Saturday at 5 p.m. (CST) and Virginia at noon (CST) Sunday. Both duals will be streamed through the ACC Network Extra.