Ulmer and MacGregor Pull Out Wins in Fayette
FAYETTE, Iowa – Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestlers Corey Ulmer and Connor MacGregor earn victories Friday night while visiting Upper Iowa University. The Dragons (2-6, 1-4 NSIC) fell 37-7 in Fayette, Iowa to the Peacocks (9-1, 5-0 NSIC).
Graelin Garlington (0-9) opened action for the Dragons in the 133 class. Garlington took Trevor Franklin 1 minute and 30 seconds into the first period before Franklin put the Dragon on the mat and earned a pin victory.
Sophomore Connor MacGregor (4-14) started in the 141-weight class and brought the Dragons within two points of the Peacocks. MacGregor showed his dominance over Blake Hilmer by winning the match in a 14-5 major decision.
The next seven matches were won by the Peacocks which set the scoring spread at 37-4. Nationally ranked number two Corey Ulmer (19-2, 125-class) took the mat in the final match of the night, taking on Kyle Pedretti who now holds a 16-3 record. Of the nine points scored in the match, Ulmer was able to score five, narrowly escaping with the decision victory. The second Dragons win on the night concreted the final score at 37-7 in favor of the home Peacocks.
The MSUM wrestlers take the mat again on Feb. 10 when they will face Northern State. The Dragons and Wolves will meet in Aberdeen, S.D. with matches beginning at 7 p.m.
Upper Iowa 37 MSU-Moorhead 7
133 Trevor Franklin, UPIO, pinned Graelin Garlington, MSM, 1:30
141 Connor MacGregor, MSM, maj. dec. Blake Hilmer, UPIO, 14-5
149 Jordan Rinken, UPIO, maj. dec. Tyler Steinwand, MSM, 10-2
157 Winston Robbins, UPIO, pinned Derek Lee, MSM, 4:27
165 Blake Sorensen, UPIO, dec. Jacob Bennett, MSM, 7-2
174 Wade Gobin, UPIO, dec. OT Trent Sovde, MSM, 5-1
184 Mitch Schultz, UPIO, maj. dec. Kody Kalkbrenner, MSM, 16-4
197 Carl Broghammer, UPIO, tech. fall Eric Lehmann, MSM, 3:12 16-0
285 Zach Rosol, UPIO, pinned Gerad Fugleberg, MSM, 0:31
125 Corey Ulmer, MSM, dec. Kyle Pedretti, UPIO, 5-4