BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team has been picked to finish fifth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, according to a poll of the league’s coaches released on Friday.
The Dragons finished with 18 points in the poll, trailing fourth-place Augustana by seven. Upper Iowa was picked to win the NSIC with 64 points. The nine-team league welcomes newcomer Minot State to the ranks in 2012-13.
MSUM’s top returner is senior Jacob Bennett, who won 20 matches a year ago and advanced to the national championships at 157 pounds. He was All-NSIC second team a year ago. The team will also look for several newcomers to be in the mix this season.
MSUM opens the 2012-13 season at the Bison Open on Nov. 10.
2012-13 NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
2.,St. Cloud State,51
8.,Southwest Minnesota State,11