Three Dragons Advance to Semifinals at Super Region 3 Tournament

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will have three athletes competing in the semifinals on Saturday at the Super Region 3 tournament. Freshman Cole Jones, junior Zach Scott and sophomore Joe Schumacher all advanced to the semifinals from Friday’s competition.

Competing at 125, Jones (19-11) started his tournament with a fall over Tyler Kreith of Maryville University and went on to defeat Andrew McFall of Minnesota State 5-3 to book his spot in the semifinals. Jones will face Brett Velasquez (24-2) of St. Cloud State in the semifinals on Saturday.

moorlogoScott also won his first match via pin at 141, defeating Seth Otis of Drury University in 1:28. Scott (16-13) also won his second match via fall, beating Will Roark of Maryville University in 6:05 to advance to the semifinals. Scott will face Jarred Oftedahl (26-2) of St. Cloud State in the semifinals on Saturday

Schumacher (5-0) will join Jones and Scott in the semifinals, having started the tournament with a bye. In his only match of the day he defeated James Krischke from Maryville University, who entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed via a 13-6 decision. Schumacher will face Isaiah Kemper of McKendree in the semifinals on Saturday.

Two other Dragons won the their first-round matches. Junior Adam Blees opened with a pin at 174 but was eliminated with two wrestle back losses. Junior Preston Lehmann also won his first match at 197 but suffered two losses and was eliminated.

NCAA DII Super 3 Regional Update

The final day of the tournament begins on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the semifinals and last wrestleback rounds. The place matches will begin at 4 p.m.

NCAA DII Super Regional Central Results for Minnesota State University Moorhead
125-Cole Jones (2-0)
Champ. Round 1 – Cole Jones (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 19-11 won by fall over Tyler Kreith (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 17-12 (Fall 2:23)
Quarterfinal – Cole Jones (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 19-11 won by decision over Andrew McFall (Minnesota State Mankato) 16-6 (Dec 5-3)

133-Seth Hutchison (0-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Walker (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Hutchison (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Fall 1:49)
Cons. Round 2 – Brayden Curry (Augustana University) won by major decision over Hutchison (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (MD 13-4)

141-Zach Scott (2-0)
Champ. Round 1 – Zach Scott (Minnesota State University Moorhead) won by fall over Seth Otis (Drury University) 12-18 (Fall 1:28)
Quarterfinal – Zach Scott (Minnesota State University Moorhead) won by fall over Will Roark (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 20-6 (Fall 6:05)

149-Joe Schumacher (2-0)
Champ. Round 1 – Joseph Schumacher (Minnesota State University Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Joseph Schumacher (Minnesota State University Moorhead) won by decision over James Krischke (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) (Dec 13-6)

157-Patrick Freeman (0-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Tanner Olson (Northern State University) won by fall over Patrick Freeman (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Fall 2:09)
Cons. Round 1 – Patrick Freeman (Minnesota State University Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Matt Pratt (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) won by fall over Patrick Freeman (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Fall 2:42)

165-Weston Dobler (1-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Austin Stofer (Lindenwood University) won in sudden victory – 1 over Weston Dobler (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (SV-1 7-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Weston Dobler (Minnesota State University Moorhead) won by decision over Nick McGhee (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Phillip Springsteen (University Of Mary) won by decision over Weston Dobler (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Dec 3-1)

174-Adam Blees (1-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Adam Blees (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 17-10 won by fall over Luke Komotos (Truman State University) 0-2 (Fall 6:36)
Quarterfinal – Zach Johnston (Minnesota State Mankato) 20-5 won by decision over Adam Blees (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Allan Person (University Of Central Missouri) 1-1 won by decision over Adam Blees (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Dec 7-4)

184-Mitch Kotschevar (0-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State University) won by major decision over Mitchell Kotschevar (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (MD 20-10)
Cons. Round 1 – Keegan Berry (Minot State University) won by decision over Mitchell Kotschevar (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Dec 7-2)

197-Preston Lehmann (1-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Preston Lehmann (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 9-12 won by fall over Diego Gallegos (Northern State University) 1-2 (Fall 1:15)
Quarterfinal – Nick Baumler (Upper Iowa University) 29-8 won by decision over Preston Lehmann (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 9-12 (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Jared McKindley (Lindenwood University) 11-17 won by decision over Preston Lehmann (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 9-12 (Dec 10-3)

285-Jordan Magnuson (1-2), eliminated
Champ. Round 1 – Logan Hopp (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Jordan Magnuson (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Jordan Magnuson (Minnesota State University Moorhead) won by decision over Ashton Mutuwa (Truman State University) (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Andrew Petersen (Southwest Minnesota State University) won by decision over Jordan Magnuson (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (Dec 10-3)

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