Abdullatif Leads Dragon Wrestlers at Bison Open

FARGO, N.D. – Sophomore Nader Abdullatif finished fifth to lead the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team at the Bison Open hosted by North Dakota State on Saturday at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D.

MSUM had three wrestlers compete attached on the day with several competing unattached.

MSU-Moorhead DragonsAbdullatif had a solid debut weekend for MSUM. He opend with a 3-2 win over Mitchell Eull of Minot State and then pinned Alex Macki of South Dakota State in 3:54 to reach the semifinals. He lost to Michael Kroells of Minnesota 13-0 and then fell into the consolation bracket. He lost to Eull, 3-1 in sudden victory but rebounded to beat Macki for a second time, 1-0 in the fifth-place match.

Junior Chris Bascon, competing at 184 pounds, opened with a 9-0 win over Faris Karabomi of Minnesota and then fell to Hayden Zilmer of NDSU by fall in 1:15. He was pinned by Dalton Lunde of Minnesota in 1:56 to finish the day 1-2.

Sophomore Dan Murakami finished 0-2 at 165 pounds. He fell to Nicholas Wanzek, 18-3 and lost to Charley Popp, 6-2.

MSUM opens its dual season Wednesday at crosstown rival Concordia College. The dual begins at 7 p.m. at Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium.

Bison Open results

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