Dickinson State 28 MSU-Moorhead 16

MSUM Falls to Dickinson State to Begin 2012

Dickinson, N.D. – Four Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestlers earned victories Wednesday in their first action of 2012. The Dragons ultimatley fell, 28-16, to the Blue Hawks of Dickinson State in Dickinson, N.D.

Corey Ulmer, second ranked in the NCAA Division II 125-weight class, gave the Dragons an early lead on the night. The redshirt-senior pulled out a 7-4 decision over Bryden Lazaro. In three duals on the season, Ulmer is 3-0. The early lead could not be kept though as three Blue Hawk wrestlers won the next three matches.

Senior Matt Wuorinen started for the Dragons in the 133-weight class, taking on Austin Frazier. Frazier took the decision in the match with a final score of 16-11. Redshirt senior Tyler Steinwand, in the 141-weight class, fell in a 10-1 major decision to the Blue Hawks’ Adam Orton. Freshman Derek Lee faced off with Brad Steele in the 149-weight class match. Lee lasted 3 minutes and 42 seconds before Steele put him on his back to earn a pin victory.

The Dragons answered the three-match streak with victories of their own. Three wins, all coming in different fashions, allowed MSUM to regain the lead. Redshirt junior Kerron Williams earned a pin victory over Jake Sherburne. Williams, 157-pounds, took 5 minutes and 38 seconds to secure the pin. Fellow redshirt junior Jacob Bennett grabbed the second Dragon win in a row over Manny Reyes. Bennett grabbed the 165-pound match win with a 10-3 decision. Redshirt senior Trent Sovde would be the final Dragon to see a win on the night. Sovde grabbed a 14-5 major decision over Kenny Finlayson in the 174-pound match.

Freshman Eric Lehman started in the 197-pound match against Jesse Hellinger. Hellinger defeated Lehmann with an 8-4 decision to even both squads in wins with only the heavyweight match left. Redshirt sophomore Gerad Fugleberg was taken to the mat and pinned by Jose Lopez in 3 minutes and 29 seconds. The final score on the night was 28-16, in favor of the Blue Hawks.

MSUM’s next action comes this Tuesday, Jan. 17 against Augusburg University. The fourth dual of the season will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. with matches starting at 7 p.m.

Dickinson State 28 MSU-Moorhead 16
125: Corey Ulmer, MSUM, dec. Bryden Lazaro, 7-4
133: Austin Frazier, DSU, dec. Matt Wuorinen, 16-11
141: Adam Orton, DSU, major dec. Tyler Steinwand, 10-1
149: Brad Steele, DSU, pinned Derek Lee, 3:42
157: Kerron Williams, MSUM, pinned Jake Sherburne, 5:38
165: Jacob Bennett, MSUM, dec. Manny Reyes, 10-3
174: Trent Sovde, MSUM, major dec. Kenny Finlayson, 14-5
184: Clayton Steinmetz, DSU, open
197: Jesse Hellinger, DSU, dec. Eric Lehmann, 8-4
Hwt: Jose Lopez, DSU, pinned Gerad Fugleberg, 3:29

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