No. 23 (DII) Msu-Mankato spoils SJU Wrestling’s home opener
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – No. 23 (Division II) MSU-Mankato won the dual’s first eight matches in a 38-3 win over Saint John’s on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Collegeville’s Guild Hall (Old Gym).
The Mavericks (4-3 dual record) won three matches by two points or less and recorded six bonus-point victories.
Senior Robert Tait (Faribault, Minn./Bethlehem Academy) improved to 6-1 on the year for SJU (5-1 dual record) with the Johnnies’ lone win at 197 pounds, 6-4.
SJU started the dual with a pair of close losses by freshmen. Anthony Hennen (Cologne, Minn./Norwood-Young America) suffered a 4-3 defeat, with the deciding point recorded due to riding time in the third period, at 125 pounds and Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) scored a late reversal but could not get back points in a 7-5 defeat at 133.
Senior Colin Fisher (Eagan, Minn.) lost his first match of the season (4-1 record), a 3-1 decision, at heavyweight.
The Mavericks will continue their busy stretch of matches Saturday when they travel to Moorhead Minnesota. Minnesota State will take on the Moorhead Dragons at the Alex Nemzek Hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday January 14th in their first NSIC action since the holiday break.
The Johnnies return to action with a 7 p.m. dual at Ridgewater next Thursday, Jan. 19, in Willmar.
MSU-Mankato 38, Saint John’s 3
125: Trevor Schultz (MSU) dec. Anthony Hennen, 4-3 [0-3]
133: Paul Selman (MSU) dec. Noah Becker, 7-5 [0-6]
141: Louie Sanders (MSU) pinned Andrew Smith, 2:54 [0-12]
149: Daniel Close (MSU) major dec. Branden Schorr, 12-2 [0-16]
157: Logan Saltou (MSU) tech. fall Jake Fernholz, 16-0/4:46 [0-21]
165: Dylan Herman (MSU) pinned Dan Gainer, 0:41 [0-27]
174: No. 3 Adam Cooling (MSU) major dec. Teddy Erickson, 13-5 [0-31]
184: Matt Blome (MSU) major dec. Glenn Castro, 11-2 [0-35]
197: Robert Tait (SJU) dec. Chaydon O’Fallon, 6-4 [3-35]
285: Chris Zimmer (MSU) dec. Colin Fisher, 3-1 [3-38]