Minnesota State Mankato 21, Upper Iowa 15

Running’s Takedown Propels No. 13 Mavericks over No. 6 Peacocks

Mankato, Minn. — Junior Corby Running’s takedown at 7:21 gave the junior a 3-1 sudden-victory win over Jeremy Brazil and gave No. 13 Minnesota State a 21-15 win over No. 6 Upper Iowa. MSU moves to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in NSIC action.

MSU-Mankato MavericksAfter alternating wins to open the dual, sophomore Drew Lexvold (141 lbs) landed a reversal at 4:19, which eventually led to a pin at 4:40. Lexvold’s pin gave MSU a 9-3 lead that it would never surrender.

After dropping back-to-back decisions at 149-lbs and 157-lbs, MSU would win four of the final five matches – two of which came against ranked Peacock opponents.

No. 3 Cody Quinn started a three-bout winning streak by defeating No. 4 Wade Gobin 2-1. No. 6 Brendan Eichmann recorded takedowns in each of the first two periods, along with an escpe in the third to defeat No. 8 Blake Sorenson in the 174-lbs bout. Senior Aaron Norgren (184 lbs) completed the streak with a 10-4 win over Brock Gobin.

Junior Nathan Haynes fell to No. 1 Carl Broghammer at 2:07 to pull UIU within 3, as it trailed 18-15 entering the heavyweight showdown.

MSU will travel to No. 19 Augustana Saturday, Jan. 26.

To view a compete play-by-play of tonight’s dual click HERE.

Minnesota State Mankato 21, Upper Iowa 15
125 David Demo (MSM) dec. Chris Paulus (UI) 1-0
133 Trevor Franklin (UI) dec. Alphonso Vruno (MSM) 4-3
141 Drew Lexvold (MSM) pinned Matt Paulus (UI) 4:40
149 Jordan Rinken (UI) dec. Thomas Allen (MSM) 5-2
157 Bryce Lumzy (UI) dec. Sawyer Hoffman (MSM) 8-1
165 Cody Quinn (MSM) dec. Wade Gobin (UI) 2-1
174 Brendan Eichmann (MSM) dec. Blake Sorensen (UI) 5-2
184 Aaron Norgren (MSM) dec. Brock Gobin (UI) 10-4
197 Carl Broghammer (UI) pinned Nathan Haynes (MSM) 2:07
285 Corby Running (MSM) sv-1 Jeremy Brazil (UI) 3-1

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