MSU-Moorhead 30, Minot State 12

Four Pins Help Dragon Wrestlers Down Minot State, 30-12

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Four pins helped the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team earn a 30-12 win over Minot State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Thursday night in Moorhead, Minn.

MSUM improved to 6-8 overall and 3-3 in the NSIC with the win, while Minot State fell to 1-12 overall and 0-6 in the league.

MSU-Moorhead DragonsFreshman Blake Bosch, junior Shawn Porter, junior Conner Monk and junior Gerad Fugleberg all earned wins by fall for the Dragons. MSUM lost four matches on the night, but all were by decision and by two points or less.

Bosch got the Dragons started quickly, pinning Minot’s A.J. Patterson in just 1:09 to give MSUM a 6-0 lead in the dual.

A late takedown helped freshman Shane Novak earn a 3-1 win over Minot State’s Joshua Douglas at 133 pounds to give the Dragons a 9-0 lead in the dual. Senior Connor MacGregor picked up his second win of the week with a 6-0 win over Minot State’s Zachary Cummings at 141 as the Dragons took a 12-0 lead.

Minot State got on the board with a win at 149. Junior Jon Wilson battled Dragon freshman Garret Hoffner tough for three periods. The score was deadlocked at 8-8, but because Wilson had a riding time he prevailed 9-8 to put Minot State on the board.

The Beavers cut the lead to 12-6 as Ricard Avakovs edged Dragon redshirt freshman Dan Murakami, 6-5 at 157.

MSUM regained the momentum at 165 as junior Shawn Porter recorded a win by fall. Porter led the whole way and got Don Williams to his back in the third period, finishing the fall in 6:17 to push MSUM’s lead to 18-6.

The Dragons’ third fall of the night came at 174 pounds when senior Conner Monk took control in the second period against Tiger Paasch. Monk built an 11-6 lead and then finished the fall in 6:00 to give MSUM a comfortable 24-6 advantage.

Minot State came back within decision wins at 184 and 197 to cut the Dragon lead to 24-12, but Fugleberg put an emphatic finish on the match with a win by fall in 4:51 to clinch a 30-12 Dragon win.

MSUM is back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at home against Augustana. The dual begins at 7 p.m. at Nemzek Fieldhouse.

MSU-Moorhead 30, Minot State 12
125-Blake Bosch (MSUM) pinned AJ Patterson, 1:09
133-Shane Novak (MSUM) dec. Joshua Douglas, 3-1
141-Connor MacGregor (MSUM) dec. Zachary Cummings, 6-0
149-Jon Wilson (Minot) dec. Garret Hoffner, 9-8
157-Ricard Avakovs (Minot) dec. Dan Murakami, 6-5
165-Shawn Porter (MSUM) pinned Don Williams, 6:17
174-Conner Monk (MSUM) pinned Tiger Paasch, 6:00
184-Matt Fetterley (Minot) dec. Matt Lewellen, 5-3
197-Mitch Eull (Minot) dec. Tyler Schlosser, 3-1
285-Gerad Fugleberg (MSUM) pinned Bobby Bartz, 4:51

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