Johnston Named NSIC Wrestler of the Week

MANKATO, Minn. — Senior Zach Johnston earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week honors after earning a pair of individual wins in the Mavericks’ wins over U-Mary and No. 23 Minot State.

Johnston, a Waukee, Iowa native, improved to 13-4 on the season. The 174-pounder, who holds the No. 10 ranking, posted a 6-2 upset win over No. 7 Phillip Springsteen of U-Mary in the Mavericks’ 29-12 win over the Marauders. He also cruised to a 19-4 technical fall win over Joey Lopez of Minot State as the Mavericks topped the Beavers 27-13.

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Ohio State 22 Minnesota 13

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Wrestling program fell 22-13 to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday night in Dinkytown. The Gophers got their hand raised in four bouts on the evening, including a pair of times against ranked opponents.

Ryan Thomas got the Gophers on the board to start the dual at 157-pounds in his Maturi Pavilion debut. Thomas needed only one takedown of Ohio State’s Elijah Cleary to get Minnesota on the board with an early three team points.

In a battle of ranked wrestlers, No.18 Owen Webster took care of No.23 Rocky Jordan by 5-4 decision. Webster got on the board first with a takedown and turn for the early 4-0 lead. The Shakopee native’s escape to begin the second period proved to be the difference as he earned team points for the Gophers.

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South Dakota State 23, Oklahoma 16

Jackrabbits oust Sooners in Sunday dual

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State came up with four bonus-point victories to defeat Oklahoma, 23-16, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits, who entered the week 24th in the Intermat dual rankings, improved to 7-4 overall and 4-1 against league foes. Oklahoma dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the Big 12.

Each of the first four matches of the dual resulted in bonus points, with each team winning two. The Sooners got things started as Justin Thomas, ranked 19th at 157 pounds, opened with a 16-3 major decision over Colten Carlson, while 10th-ranked Anthony Mantanona followed two bouts later with a pin of Cade King in the 174-pound bout.

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Upper Iowa 38, MSU Moorhead 6

Dragon Wrestling Falls to No. 10 Upper Iowa, 38-6

FAYETTE, Iowa — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team dropped a 38-6 dual at No. 10 Upper Iowa in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action on Sunday in Fayette, Iowa.

MSUM fell to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the NSIC with the loss while Upper Iowa improved to 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the league.

Senior Zach Scott recorded his second win by fall of the week for MSUM, pinned Upper Iowa’s Jacob Nichel in 6:46 to account for the six Dragon points.

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High School Milestones – Saturday, January 25, 2020

  • 150th Win – Carter Sorenson, Fosston/Bagley, 11th, 152 pounds
  • 150th Win – Pedro Velazquez, Chaska/Chanhassen, 11th
  • 75th Pin – Ethan Hendrickson, Jackson County Central, 12th, 152 pounds
  • 75th Pin – David Platt, Hibbing, 11th, 138 pounds
  • 125th Win – Kyle Boeke, Princeton, 11th, 132 pounds
  • 50th Pin – Noah Arneson, Orono, 11th, 160 pounds
  • 100th Win – Caleb Whipps, Tri-City United, 10th, 138 pounds
  • 100th Win – Jaxen Klinkner, Blue Earth, 12th, 138 pounds
  • 100th Win – Max Ehrich, Blue Earth, 11th, 160 pounds
  • 100th Win – Pedro Castillo, Forest Lake, 12th, 220 pounds
  • 75th Win – Nolan Campbell, Virginia Area, 9th, 120 pounds
  • 75th Win – Khrystiyan Mullen, Park, 12th, 195 pounds
  • 75th Win – Cole Decker, Forest Lake, 11th, 138 pounds
  • 75th Win – Malachi Johnson, Edina, 145 pounds
  • 60th Win – Andy Heckman, Sartell-St. Stephen, 12th, 120 pounds
  • 60th Win – Landon Nebel, Edina, 120 pounds
  • 60th Win – Jake Wagner, Canby, 11th, 120 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Cameron Wilkes, Mille Lacs, 9th, 113 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Daniel Miller, Mille Lacs, 10th, 145 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Shane Noyes, Canby, 11th, 220 pounds
  • 50th Win – Mathew Gerner, Burnsville, 12th, 152 pounds
  • 50th Win – Christian Lopez, Burnsville, 11th, 132 pounds

High School Results – Saturday, January 25, 2020

Arcadia Raider Challenge
1 Cadott 541.5
2 Gale-Ett-Tremp/Melrose-Mind. 487.0
3 Medford Area 464.0
4 Minnetonka 403.0
5 St. Croix Central 293.0
6 Prescott 286.0
7 GETMM reserves 263.5
8 Eau Claire Memorial 228.0
9 Independence/Gilmanton 208.0
10 Ladysmith 204.5
11 Minnetonka 2 200.0
12 Mosinee 175.5
13 Arcadia 171.5
14 Onalaska 148.0
15 Brookwood 139.5
16 Cochrane-Fountain City 138.5

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