Upper Iowa 30, MSU-Moorhead 6

Dragon Wrestlers Fall 30-6 to No. 10 Upper Iowa in NSIC Opener

FAYETTE, Iowa – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team dropped its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener 30-6 to Upper Iowa on Thursday night in Fayette, Iowa.

The lone wins for MSUM (1-3, 0-1 NSIC) on the night came at 165 pounds, where sophomore Weston Dobler won a 5-3 overtime decision, and at 141 pounds, where junior Zach Scott won a 10-6 decision.

moorlogoThe dual started at 157 pounds, where Upper Iowa’s Mac Spotts won a 14-4 major decision over Nicholas Erbes. After Dobler won at 165 pounds over Tucker Black, the Peacocks won the next six matches, with four decisions, a major decision, and a tech fall. After Scott won at 141 pounds, freshman Riley Byklum lost a technical fall at 149 pounds to end the night.

The Dragons will next be in action on Friday night when they take on the Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks in Mankato, Minn. The dual is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Upper Iowa 30, MSUM 6 (Dual started at 157 pounds)
157 – Mac Spotts (UI) maj. dec. Nicholas Erbes (MSUM) 14-4
165 – Weston Dobler (MSUM) dec. Tucker Black (UI) 5-3
174 – Josh Gundrum (UI) dec. Adam Blees (MSUM) 12-6.
184 – Dalton Hahn (UI) dec. Mitchell Kotschevar (MSUM) 6-0
197 – Nick Baumler (UI) maj. dec. Preston Lehmann (MSUM) 14-4
285 – Logan Hopp (UI) dec. Jordan Magnuson (MSUM) 5-3
125 – Maleek Williams (UI) dec. Cole Jones (MSUM) 16-10.
133 – Josh Walker (UI) tech fall Seth Hutchison (MSUM) 16-0
141 – Zach Scott (MSUM) dec. Hunter Slifka (UI) 10-6
149 – Damian Penichet (UI) tech fall Riley Byklum (MSUM) 16-0

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