Five Pins Propel MSUM Wrestlers Past Pioneers, 54-0
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team used five pins to record a 54-0 win over Northland Community and Technical College in a nonconference dual Tuesday in Moorhead, Minn.
MSUM is now 1-1 in duals this season.
The Dragons got pins from sophomore Kristian Vazquez (141), sophomore Dylan Connell (149), senior Isaac Novacek (157), sophomore Cody Anderson (197) and senior Nader Abdullatif (285).
“Scott has been there all four years and has done a good job filling his roster and getting his team to see good competition in our area,” MSUM head coach Kris Nelson said. “It is good to see colleges adding wrestling programs and giving high school wrestlers opportunities to continue their careers.”
MSUM won by forfeit at 125 and 133 to take a 12-0 lead. Vazquez picked up a win by fall at 141 for the Dragons, beating Anthony Vizcaino in 2:25. Connell followed with a pin at 149 over Rashidi Kikopi in 2:26 as the lead grew to 24-0.
Novacek rolled to a win at 157, pinning Anthony Priestly in just 57 seconds.
MSUM won by decision at 165 as sophomore Jonathan Hoffner beat Tanner Schreifels, 6-2. Sophomore Adam Blees beat Mitchell Zachman, 6-2 at 174 to push the lead to 36-0.
After winning by forfeit at 184, MSUM finished strong with back-to-back pins. Anderson pinned Michael Lambert in 1:15 at 197 and Abdullatif pinned Desmond Bradford in 40 seconds at 285 to complete the win.
“I felt our wrestlers were aggressive tonight and ready to go,” Nelson said. “Northland competed well at 165 and 174 and it is important for our individuals to be ready to compete no matter what division or level the opposing school is from.”
MSUM-Moorhead will host the Dragon Open on December 4th. Northland will be there as well.
MSU-Moorhead 54, Northland CTC 0
125-Jared Goldsmith (MSUM) won by forfeit
133-Blake Bosch (MSUM) won by forfeit
141-Kristian Vazquez (MSUM) pinned Anthony Vizcaino, 2:25
149-Dylan Connell (MSUM) pinned Rashidi Kikopa, 2:26
157-Isaac Novacek (MSUM) pinned Anthony Priestley, 0:57
165-Jonathan Hoffner (MSUM) dec. Tanner Schreifels, 6-2
174-Adam Blees (MSUM) dec. Mitchell Zachman, 6-2
184-Austin May (MSUM) won by forfeit
197-Cody Anderson (MSUM) pinned Michael Lambert, 1:15
285-Nader Abdullatif (MSUM) pinned Desmond Bradford, 0:40