Dragons Dominate Jamestown in Nonconference Dual, 43-3
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Pins from juniors Blake Bosch and Isaac Novacek led the way for the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team in a 43-3 rout of Jamestown in a nonconference dual Tuesday night in Jamestown, N.D.
MSUM improved to 5-4 in duals this season while Jamestown fell to 3-9.
The Dragons also got bonus points from freshman Austin May, who won by major decision at 184, and earned 18 points off of three forfeits.
The dual started at 197, and the Dragons won by forfeit at both 197 and 285 to establish a 12-0 lead. Jamestown won at 125 to cut the lead to 12-3.
Bosch, ranked No. 2 at 133 pounds, improved to 22-5 on the season with a pin of Jamestown’s Phillip Johnson in 1:20 to push the lead to 18-3.
MSUM won by forfeit at 141 to make it 24-3, and Novacek improved to 13-13 on the year with a pin of Jamestown’s Brandon Aragon in 6:03 as the Dragons built a commanding 30-3 lead.
MSUM won the next three matches by decision, and all were close. Freshman Dylan Connell edged Zachary Pickering, 12-10 at 157.
Freshman Adam Blees picked up another big win for the Dragons, edging Michael Nord – who was second at the NAIA national tournament in 2014-15 – by an 8-7 score at 165 to make it 36-3.
MSUM freshman Brayden Kuntz won a hard-fought match at 174, edging Matthew Hernandez 2-1. May capped off the dual for MSUM with a 17-3 major decision victory over Daniel Tomaszewski at 184 to make the final score 43-3.
The Dragons host No. 2 St. Cloud State at 7 p.m. on Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match.
MSU-Moorhead 43, Jamestown 3
197-Cody Anderson (MSUM) won by forfeit
285-Nader Abdullatif (MSUM) won by forfeit
125-Jesse Barajas (J) dec. Jared Goldsmith, 11-6
133-Blake Bosch (MSUM) pinned Phillip Johnson, 1:20
141-Kristian Vazquez (MSUM) won by forfeit
149-Isaac Novacek (MSUM) pinned Brandon Aragon, 6:03
157-Dylan Connell (MSUM) dec. Zachary Pickering, 12-10
165-Adam Blees (MSUM) dec. Michael Nord, 8-7
174-Brayden Kuntz (MSUM) dec. Matthew Hernandez, 2-1
184-Austin May (MSUM) maj. dec. Daniel Tomaszewski, 17-3