SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three members of the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team remained alive at the Super Region 3 tournament which began Saturday in at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Junior Blake Bosch advanced to the semifinals at 133 pounds for MSUM while freshman Jared Goldsmith (125) and junior Isaac Novacek (149) remain alive in the consolation bracket of their respective weight classes.
Bosch, ranked No. 2 in the nation at 133, had an opening-round bye, and then followed with a dominant 19-4 technical fall win over Augustana’s David Potratz in the quarterfinals. Bosch will face Matt Paulus of Upper Iowa in the semifinals on Sunday. Bosch is now 29-5 on the year and has won 21 straight matches.
Goldsmith (16-14) went 2-1 at 125 to remain alive in that division. The freshman edged Weston Cronan of Ouachita Baptist, 5-4 in the opening round before losing by technical fall to Jaret Singh of Maryville in the quarterfinals. Goldsmith came back with 6-1 win over Minot State’s Trevor Schultz to advance in the consolation bracket. Goldsmith will face Taylor Curtis of Southwest Minnesota State on Sunday.
Novacek (18-17) beat Mary’s Jakob Weisbrod by a 10-7 decision in the first round before being pinned by John Hagerty of Maryville in the quarterfinals of 4:28. Novacek came back to beat Minot State’s Cody Haugen, 9-3 to remain alive. He will face Damian Penichet in the consolation bracket on Sunday.
Junior Garret Hoffner (157), freshman Adam Blees (165), freshman Austin May (184) and senior Mike Urban (197) all went 1-2 in their respective weight classes but were eliminated in the consolation round.
Redshirt freshman Kristian Vazquez (141), freshman Brayden Kuntz (174) and junior Nader Abdullatif (285) each went 0-2 and were eliminated.
2016 NCAA Super Region Three Championship Website
Sunday’s competition begins at 11 a.m.
MSUM Wrestlers/Super Regional 3
125-Jared Goldsmith (2-1)
—dec. Weston Cronan (Ouachita Baptist), 5-4
—lost by tech. fall to Jaret Singh (Maryville), 21-2
—dec. Trevor Schultz (Minot), 6-1
Next: vs. Taylor Curtis, SMSU, consolation bracket
133-Blake Bosch (1-0)
Opening round bye
—tech. fall David Potratz (Augie), 19-4
Next: vs. Matt Paulus, Upper Iowa, semifinals on Sunday
141-Kristian Vazquez (0-2)
—lost by maj. dec. to Alphonso Vruno (Minnesota State), 14-6
—lost to Caleb Crabtree (Central Missouri), 11-8, eliminated
149-Isaac Novacek (2-1)
—dec. Jakob Weisbord (Mary), 10-7
—pinned by John Hagerty (Maryville), 4:28
—dec. Cody Haugen (Minot), 9-3
Next: vs. Damian Penichet, Upper Iowa, consolation bracket
157-Garret Hoffner (1-2)
—dec. Patrick Kelley (SMSU), 6-1
—lost to Terrel Wilbourn (Lindenwood), 4-2)
—lost to Sawyer Smith (OBU), 3-1 (SV), eliminated
165-Adam Blees (1-2)
—lost to Allan Person (Central Missouri), 8-7
—dec. Grant Steen (Northern), 3-2
—lost to Mitchell Rechzigel (Augie), 4-1, eliminated
174-Brayden Kuntz (0-2)
—pinned by Kyle Begin (SMSU), 2:07
—lost to Riley Nagel (Mary), 8-5, eliminated
184-Austin May (1-2)
—lost to Dalton Westerlund (Upper Iowa), 2-1
—pinned Jacob Green (Mary), 4:29
—lost to Scott VanDeLoo (Minnesota State), 7-3, eliminated
197-Mike Urban (1-2)
—lost to Clayton Wahlstrom (Augie) 8-5
—dec. Ashton Bartlett (SMSU), 6-2
—lost to Samuel Reeves (Truman), 7-4, eliminated
285-Nader Abdullatif (0-2)
—lost to Coltyn Pease (McKendree), 8-2
—lost to Jacob Borgmeyer (Lindenwood), 5-1, eliminated