Dragons to Host Dickinson State, Head to Finn Grinaker Open This Week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team makes its 2012-13 home debut on Friday when it hosts Dickinson State in a dual at 3 p.m. at Alex Nemzek Hall.

Following Friday’s dual, MSUM will send wrestlers to the Finn Grinaker Open hosted by Concordia-Moorhead on Saturday. This weekend’s action will be the Dragons’ final before the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Dragons lost to Dickinson State 28-16 a year ago in Dickinson, N.D., but recorded a 22-13 win on Feb. 14, 2011.

Friday’s match is the first dual meet of the season for both teams. Dickinson State wrestled at the Dakota Wesleyan Open on Nov. 10.

MSU-Moorhead DragonsLast time out: Dragons Start Well at Bison Open
MSUM opened the season on Nov. 10 at the Bison Open. Sophomore Gerad Fugleberg placed fifth at heavyweight. After opening with a bye and falling to Anthony Nelson of Minnesota, Fugelberg rebounded with a pin of Mike Dyer of Concordia in 2:19, and followed with a 9-2 win over SMSU’s Todd Klemz. He fell to Minnesota’s Michael Kroells before rebounding with a 9-2 win over NDSU’s John Gusewelle in the fifth-place match to finish 3-2 on the day.

Sophomore Phillipe Walker finished sixth at 133 pounds. He lost his first match but came back with a 15-0 tech fall win over Minot State’s Matt Ruby. After moving on by injury default, Walker fell to Minnesota’s Randy Hanson 7-4 and fell 3-2 in the fifth-place match.

Senior Kerron Williams won his first match at 165, beating Race Heitkamp of Concordia, 7-4. He dropped his next match before topping Dylan Hanson of Concordia, 7-4. Willams fell to Mary’s Collin Engelhardt to finish the day 2-2.

Next action
After this weekend, MSUM hosts Jamestown College in a dual on Nov. 28.

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