Strong Start Sparks Mavericks over Marauders
Bismark, N.D. — Minnesota State didn’t lose a match until 184-lb en route to a 21-9 win in conference dual action. In the marquee match of the night at 149-lb, junior Jesse Westphal defeated No. 2 Trevor Johnson in a 7-4 decision.
Sophomore David Demo got the Mavericks on the board early defeating Hunter Menendez in a 16-1 tech fall. Senior Brian Reisenauer followed up the tech fall with a 5-3 decision win of his own over Kyle Larson. Both teams were open at 141-lb resulting in a double forfeit.
In the 149-lb showdown, Johnson recorded a first period takedown to take a 2-0 lead. Following an escape, Westphal recorded an escape, takedown and a three-point near fall to close out the first period. Johnson recorded an escape in the second period and received a point via Westphal stalling early in the third. Westphal closed out the match with an escape to seal the 7-4 win.
Senior Tel Todd defeated Collin Engelhardt 2-1 in a triple overtime thriller at 157-lb. Freshman Cody Quinn defeated Taylor Nagel 6-0 in the 165-lb showdown. Sophomore Brendan Eichmann closed out the scoring for MSU by defeating Brock Krumm in a 11-2 major decision. MSU lost the last three bouts all by decisions to end the night with a 21-9 win.
Minnesota State will be in action Thursday, February 16 as they host No. 1 St. Cloud State at Bresnan Arena. The action will kick off at 7 p.m.
Minnesota State University 21 Mary 9
125: David Demo (MSU) technical fall over Hunter Menendez (U-Mary) 16-1
133: Brian Reisenauer (MSU) 5-3 decision over Kyle Larson (U-Mary)
141: Double forfeit
149: Jesse Westphal (MSU) 7-4 decision over Trevor Johnson (U-Mary)
157: Tel Todd (MSU) 2-1 decision in 3 OTs over Collin Engelhardt (U-Mary)
165: Cody Quinn (MSU) 6-0 decision over Taylor Nagel (U-Mary)
174: Brendan Eichman (MSU) 11-2 major decision over Brock Krumm (U-Mary)
184: Brady Anderson (U-Mary) 5-2 decision over Brandon Pederson (MSU)
197: John Devito (U-Mary) 5-3 decision over Derek Hahn (MSU)
285: Martin Patron (U-Mary) 3-2 decision over Nate Haynes (MSU)