MANKATO, Minn. — The 18th-rated Minnesota State wrestling squad embarks on its first duals of the season this weekend as it squares off at Minot State today (7 p.m.) and at the University of Mary Saturday (1 p.m.).
This is MSU’s first NSIC action of the season. The team has competed in four different open tournaments. The Mavericks are led by top rated Cody Quinn at 165-weight class and fourth rated Alphonso Vruno at 141-weight class.
Many young freshmen showed they could handle the college circuit in the opens earlier this season to show they deserve a spot in the lineup including: Trevor Schultz, Tanner Mills, and Darick Vancura.
Sophomore Scott VanDeLoo will get his second career start as he finished the open season with one third-place finish and two fourth-place finishes.
MSU’s Probable Starters for the Weekend
125 – Trevor Schultz
133 – Tanner Mills
141 – Alphonso Vruno
149 – Mitchell Hartwig, Jeremy Kelly, or Weston Droegemueller
157 – Adam Cooling or Sawyer Hoffman
165 – Cody Quinn
174 – Darick Vancura
184 – Scott VanDeLoo
197 – Michael Kessler or Chris Zimmer
285 – Corby Running
MSU opens its home schedule home Saturday, Jan. 8, as it hosts #4 Newberry College, at 7 p.m.