Dragons Dominate Pioneers in Opener, 52-0
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team began the 2017-18 season with an 52-0 win over Northland Community and Technical College on Wednesday night in Thief River Falls.
The dual started at 125 pounds, where freshman Cole Jones won a forfeit to put the Dragons up 6-0. Redshirt Freshman Aaron Sistrunk followed with a 19-2 tech fall win at 133 for MSUM. Redshirt freshman Seth Hutchison won a 12-4 major decision at 141 pounds to set up junior Zach Scott for a win via fall at 149 pounds.
The Dragons kept the winning going at 157 pounds, as redshirt freshman Nick Erbes won a 14-8 decision. Sophomore Weston Dobler won a 14-3 major decision at 165 pounds for MSUM, which was followed by a first period pin from junior Adam Blees at 174. The Dragons took home a forfeit at 184 pounds and picked up two consecutive pins to round out the night as Jaxon Seufzer (197) and Cody Anderson (285) recorded falls.
The Dragons (1-0) will be back in action on Saturday when they compete at the Bison Open hosted by NDSU. They will host their first home dual next Tuesday when they welcome cross-town rival Concordia to Nemzek Fieldhouse.
MSU-Moorhead 52, Northland CTC 0
125-Cole Jones (MSUM) won by forfeit
133-Aaron Sistrunk (MSUM) tech. fall Ryan Ford, 19-2
141-Seth Hutchison (MSUM) maj. dec. Jenmario Jones, 12-4
149-Zach Scott (MSUM) pinned Rashidi Kikopa, 2:48
157-Nick Erbes (MSUM) dec. Kyle Fowler, 14-8
165-Weston Dobler (MSUM) maj. dec. Richard Dralu, 14-3
174-Adam Blees (MSUM) pinned Melek Robinson, 1:13
184-Mitch Kotschevar (MSUM) won by forfeit
197-Jason Seufzer (MSUM) pinned Devante Ryans, 3:26
285-Cody Anderson (MSUM) pinned Tavarous Davis, 1:39