Mavericks Win First Two Duals of the Season
Mankato, Minn— The Minnesota State wrestling team (2-0, 1-0 NSIC) competed in their first two duals of the season at the Taylor Center Sunday. Facing off against Truman State and Minot State in the afternoon, the Mavericks were able to claim two decisive victories on the day.
The Mavericks first took the mat against Truman State. Minnesota State fell behind early by six points but would win the next nine matches to defeat Truman State by a score of 49-6. A 7-2 decision by Paul Selman (So., 141 lbs.) over Caleb Osborn would put the Mavericks on the board and a pin in 1:46 by Louie Sanders (R-Fr., 141) against Rafael Lopez helped the Mavericks overcome the early deficit.
Daniel Close (So., 149 lbs.) was next, and recorded a 18-0 tech fall over Ethan Rentschler, and Logan Saltou (Fr., 149) pinned Zach Taylor in 3:27. At the 174 weight class Adam Cooling (Sr., 174) won by a 16-1 tech fall over Shane Gallagher. The last three matches of the dual saw Matthew Blome (Fr., 184) and Chris Zimmer (Jr., 285) pin their opponents to help the Mavericks win their first dual of the Season.
Against Minot State the Mavericks traded results in the first four matches of the contest. A 10-1 major decision by Selman and an 8-1 decision by Close, kept the match within reach for the Mavericks early on. The Mavericks then won the next six matches against Minot State to finish with a score of 36-6.
Saltou won his 15th match of the season by pinning Shane Sheppard in 6:23. Zach Johnston (Fr., 165) won by injury default against Parker Osterman. Adam Cooling collected his second major decision of the day, winning 17-1 over Carlos Toledano. Corey Abernathy (Jr., 184 lbs.) won his first dual match of the season by outscoring Keegan Berry 12-4. Darick Vancura (Sr., 197) had a quick pin over Andrew Helfrich in 1:15, and Logan Linderbaum (R-Fr., 285) wrapped up the victory for the Mavericks with a 5-3 decision against Jake Belland.
The Mavericks have a short break before traveling to Gunnison, Colo., on January 7 to compete in the Tracy Borah Duals. At those duals Minnesota State will wrestle against host Western State, Colorado Mesa, New Mexico Highlands, and California Baptist.
Minnesota State 49, Truman State 6
125- JJ Dorrell, TS, pinned Trevor Schultz, 3:47 (3-7)
133- Paul Selman, MSU, def. Caleb Osborn, 7-2 (5-6)
141- Louie Sanders, MSU, pinned Rafael Lopez, 1:46 (6-3)
149- Daniel Close, MSU, won by technical fall over Ethan Rentschler, 18-0 (9-5)
157- Logan Saltou, MSU, pinned Zach Taylor, 3:27 (14-6)
165- Zach Johnston, MSU, won by forfeit (7-7)
174- Adam Cooling, MSU, won by technical fall over Shane Gallagher, 16-1 (16-1)
184- Matt Blome, MSU, won pinned Brandon Petit, 1:38 (15-1)
197- Darick Vancura, MSU, won by forfeit (11-5)
HWT- Chris Zimmer, MSU, pinned Ken Kugel, 2:12 (4-4)
141 Tanner Mills (Minnesota State) fall Willie Jackson (Truman State) 4:26
184 Corey Abernathy (Minnesota State) fall Jules Joseph (Truman State) 2:45
Minnesota State 36, Minot 6
125- Hayden, Minot, def. trevor Schultz, 3-6 (3-8)
133- Paul Selman, MSU, won by major decision over Dean Arevalo, 10-1 (6-6)
141- Jaren Sublet, Minot, def. Louie Sanders, 3-6 (6-4)
149- Daniel Close, MSU, def. Cody Haugen, 8-1 (10-5)
157- Logan Saltou, MSU, pinned Shane Sheppard, 6:23 (15-6)
165- Zach Johnston, MSU, won by injury default over Parker Osterman, 3:00 (8-7)
174- Adam Cooling, MSU, won by major decision over Carlos Toledano, 19-7 (17-1)
184- Corey Abernathy, MSU, won by major decision over Keegan Berry 12-4, (12-3)
197- Darick Vancura, MSU, pinned Andrew Helfrich, 1:15 (12-5)
HWT- Logan Linderbaum, MSU, def. Jake Belland, 5-3 (8-5)
133 Dakota Welsh (Minnesota State) fall Shane Williams (Minot State) 1:32
157 Dylan Herman (Minnesota State) fall Zach Berry (Minot State) 2:21
165 Brad Maas (Minnesota State) dec. Anthouny Raupp (Minot State) 7-5