Nov 182015

Dragon Wrestlers Edged by Rival Concordia, 16-15

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team won five of the 10 matches, but a win by major decision at 125 pounds proved to be the difference as Concordia edged the Dragons, 16-15 in a nonconference dual Wednesday at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn.

MSUM fell to 0-1 on the year while Concordia improved to 1-0. Four of the five matches the Dragons lost came by one point

MSU-Moorhead DragonsThe Dragons won at 133, 157, 174, 184 and 285 in the match.

Concordia took a 4-0 lead in the dual when Jakob Stageberg beat Dragon redshirt freshman Jonathan Lewis 13-3 at 125. MSUM junior Blake Bosch improved to 7-4 on the season with a 9-4 win over Concordia’s Gabe Foltz to cut the lead to 4-3.

Concordia won by decision at 141 and 149 – both victories came by one point — to push the advantage to 10-3.

Senior Garret Hoffner got the Dragons back in the win column at 157 with a 6-2 win over Ben Cousins. Concordia pushed the lead to 13-4 with another one-point win at 165.

The Dragons won the next two matches to cut the lead to one. Freshman Brayden Kuntz beat Concordia’s Dane Ringquist by an 18-12 score at 174, while freshman Austin May edged Jake Johnson, 6-4 in overtime at 184 to bring the Dragons within 13-12.

Concordia pushed the lead to 16-12 at 197 as Hunter SantaMour edged MSUM junior Austin Warren 3-2.

Senior Mike Urban, normally a 184-pounder, moved up because of injuries and came up with a win for MSUM, topping Jacob Briggs at 285 by a 3-2 decision as the Cobbers held on for a one-point win in the dual.

Concordia will host the annual Finn Grinaker Cobber Open on Saturday, Nov. 21 starting at 9 a.m. The Dragons will be there as well.

Concordia Recap, Interviews, and Photos

Concordia 16, MSU-Moorhead 15
125-Jakob Stageberg (CC) maj. dec. Jonathan Lewis, 13-3
133-Blake Bosch (MSUM) def. Gabe Foltz, 9-4
141-Adam Presler (CC) dec. Kristian Vazquez, 6-5
149-Ty Johnson (CC) dec. Isaac Novacek, 6-5
157-Garret Hoffner (MSUM) dec. Ben Cousins, 6-2
165-Parker Jackson (CC) dec. Adam Blees, 3-2
174-Brayden Kuntz (MSUM) dec. Dane Ringquist, 18-12
184-Austin May (MSUM) dec. Jake Johnson, 6-4, sudden victory
197-Hunter SantaMour (CC) dec. Austin Warren, 3-2
285-Mike Urban (MSUM dec. Jacob Briggs, 3-2

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