Mankato, Minn. – The Mavericks will conclude their NSIC Dual schedule this week with matchups against Northern State Thursday and Southwest Minnesota State Friday.
Minnesota State enters its last two duals with an overall record of 5-4 and is 3-3 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals. The Mavericks’ 3-3 record in the NSIC places them in the middle of the table, tied for fourth in the conference standings. They trail St. Cloud State, Augustana and Upper Iowa, and are currently topping their next two opponents, Northern State and Southwest Minnesota State.
The Mavericks will first travel to Aberdeen, S.D., to take on the Northern State Wolves, Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. The Wolves hold an overall record of 1-11 and are 0-5 in the NSIC. Northern State is in the middle of a five-dual homestand that included matchups against St. Cloud State, Upper Iowa and MSU Moorhead. NSU senior Tanner Olson, 157-pounds, was named NSIC Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 29th, for upsetting No. 1 Larry Bomstad of St. Cloud State. The Northern State wrestling team is coached by Rocky Burkett in his third season as head coach.
Minnesota State will conclude its dual schedule in Marshall, Minn., against the Mustangs. Southwest Minnesota State holds an overall mark of 7-6 and is 2-4 in the NSIC. The Mustangs narrowly defeated Minot State 23-17 in their last time out on the mats. The Mavericks won the last encounter between the two schools by a score of 38-6 a season ago. Minnesota State won 8 out of 10 weight classes in the dual including five bonus-point victories. The Mustangs are coached by Jesse Nelson in his 11th season holding a career record of 81-85-1.
The Mavericks will have a short break after this week’s duals, and will not wrestle again until the Division II Super Region 3 Tournament Feb. 23-24, in St. Cloud, Minn.
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