Pins from Blees and Lehman Lift Dragon Wrestlers Past Minot State 27-10 in Regular Season Finale
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team finished their NSIC dual schedule with a 27-10 win over the Minot State Beavers on Thursday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. The Dragons were led by junior Adam Blees and sophomore Preston Lehmann, who both won their matches via fall.
Prior to the dual, the Dragons honored their lone senior Tommy Walton. A native of Fargo, N.D., Walton is 5-2 on the season, and was the lone Dragon to make the second day of the Midwest Classic back in December. Injury cut short Walton’s 2017-18 campaign.
“Cole wrestled great,” MSUM head coach Kris Nelson said. “He came out and set the tone, and the guys fed off that tonight.”
At 133 pounds, redshirt freshman Seth Hutchison won an 8-6 decision over Marco Ramirezlazos, while Zach Scott followed that up with a 10-5 win over Jered Sublet. Sophomore Joe Schumacher won his match over Tanner Crissler in overtime, 4-2 at 149.
Minot picked up a win at 157 pounds when Zach Berry won a major decision over Patrick Freeman, but junior Weston Dobler came back and won a 3-2 decision at 165 pounds for MSUM. Blees picked up six bonus points with a pin of Parker Osterman, while Preston Lehmann also won by pin at 197 pounds to help ice the dual for MSUM.
This was the final home dual for the Dragons, who will next turn their attention to the Super Region 3 tournament next weekend, which is being hosted by St. Cloud State.
The top four finishers in the region at each weight class will advance to the national tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
MSU-Moorhead 27, Minot State 10
125 – Cole Jones (MSUM) dec. Dean Arevalo, 7-3
133 – Seth Hutchison (MSUM) dec. Marco Ramirezlazos, 8-6
141 – Zach Scott (MSUM) dec. Jered Sublet, 10-5
149 – Joseph Schumacher (MSUM) dec. Tanner Crissler, 4-2 (TB-1)
157 – Zach Berry (MINOT) maj. dec. Patrick Freeman,10-2
165 – Weston Dobler (MSUM) dec. Carlos Toledano, 3-2
174 – Adam Blees (MSUM) fall Parker Osterman, 6:45
184 – Keegan Berry (MINOT) dec. Mitchell Kotschevar, 8-2
197 – Preston Lehmann (MSUM) fall Briley Crissler, 4:33
285 – Mitchell Eull (MINOT) dec. Jordan Magnuson, 4-1