Missouri Wrestlers are headed to Las Vegas

      The No. 7-ranked Missouri Tigers fly to Las Vegas this weekend for the 31st Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational.

      The 32-team tournament is annually one of the nation's premier wrestling events.

      This year's field includes seven of the nation's top-25-ranked wrestling programs, a bevy of All-Americans, and four grapplers ranked No. 1 at their respective weight class.

      Overall, 85 of the tournament's wrestlers are ranked in the top-20 nationally.

      Missouri enters the weekend as the second-highest ranked team in the Cliff Keen Invitational, with No. 5 Ohio State leading the way.

      The Tigers last competed in this tournament in 2007, earning second place overall. Missouri won the Cliff Keen title in the 2006-07 season for the first time in school history.

      The opening rounds of the tournament begin Friday, Nov. 30 at 11:00 a.m. CT.

      The event will conclude Saturday, Dec. 1 with the semifinal rounds at 12:00 p.m. CT and championship finals at 5:00 p.m. CT.

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