Augsburg 35, MSU-Moorhead 9

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team dropped a 35-9 nonconference dual to nationally-ranked Augsburg in action Thursday in Minneapolis.

Augsburg (5-1) is ranked No. 2 in the nation in Division III. The Dragons are now 1-2 overall.

The dual started at 197 pounds, where Preston Lehmann dropped a 5-3 decision for MSUM to Sebastian Larson. The Dragons picked up their first win of the night at heavyweight where redshirt freshman Jordan Magnuson won a 3-2 decision over Augsburg’s Tim Mandyck. Freshman Cole Jones lost an 8-0 major decision at 125 pounds, which was followed by redshirt freshman Seth Hutchison losing via fall at 133.

Senior Tommy Walton picked up a win for MSUM at 141 pounds, where he pinned Charlie DesMarais in 3:54.

Augsburg would go on to win the final five matches, with four of them being bonus point wins.

Next up for the Auggies is the St. Cloud State Husky Open on December 9th.

The Dragons will next be in action on Dec. 16 when they travel to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Midwest Classic.

Augsburg 35, MSU-Moorhead 9

(Dual started at 197)
197 – Sebastian Larson (AUG) dec. Preston Lehmann (MSUM) 5-3
285 – Jordan Magnuson (MSUM) dec. Tim Mandyck (AUG) 3-2
125 – Victor Gliva (AUG) maj. dec Cole Jones (MSUM) 8-0
133 – Sam Bennyhoff (AUG) pinned Seth Hutchison (MSUM) 4:52
141 – Tommy Walton (MSUM) pinned Charlie DesMarais (AUG) 3:54
149 – Alex Wilson (AUG) tech. fall Zach Scott (MSUM) 21-2
157 – Bryce Zdanovec (AUG) pinned Jonathan Hoffner (MSUM) 4:42
165 – Lucas Jeske (AUG) maj. dec Weston Dobler (MSUM) 13-5
174 – Tanner Vassar (AUG) maj. dec Adam Blees (MSUM) 13-2
184 – Jackson Graham (AUG) dec. Mitch Kotschevar (MSUM) 5-3

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