Cobbers Edge MSUM Wrestling Team, 19-18
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team lost a tough 19-18 dual to crosstown rival Concordia on Tuesday night at Memorial Auditorium on the Concordia campus. The Dragons won five of the matches on the night but a win by fall at 133 proved to be the difference.
Sophomore Cole Jones started the night at 125 pounds with a major decision win over Jake Nohre, 12-1, to put MSUM up 4-0. Benjamin Bogart pinned Seth Hutchison in 5:58 at 133 to give the Cobbers the lead that they never relinquished.
At 157-pounds, freshman Braydon Ortloff won a 15-4 major decision over Adam Jaeger to cut the Cobber lead to 12-8.
The Dragons picked up another win at 174 pounds when senior Adam Blees won a 13-5 major decision over Kaden Spindler.
The dual ended with two straight Dragon wins, with Logan Rhode winning 4-2 at 197 pounds and Sam Erckenbrack winning a 7-6 decision at 285-pounds, but the Dragons came up one point short.
The Dragons will open their home schedule on Nov, 30 when they host NSIC foe Northern State before hosting the Dragon Open on Dec. 1.
The Cobbers compete next at the MSU-Moorhead Dragon Open.
Concordia 19, MSU-Moorhead 18
125: Cole Jones (MSUM) maj dec. Jake Nohre (CM) 12-1
133: Benjamin Bogart (CM) fall Seth Hutchison (MSUM) 5:58
141: Bret Wilson (CM) SV-1 Mason Schulz (MSUM) 8-6
149: Ty Johnson (CM) dec. Joey Schumacher (MSUM) 3-1.
157: Braydon Ortloff (MSUM) maj dec. Adam Jaeger (CM) 15-4
165: Travis Deegan (CM) maj dec. Justin Dravis (MSUM) 10-0
174: Adam Blees (MSUM) maj dec. Kaden Spindler (CM) 13-5
184: Nick Gravdahl (CM) dec. Evan Foster (MSUM) 5-4
197: Logan Rhode (MSUM) dec. Jacob Arends (CM) 4-2
285: Samuel Erckenbrack (MSUM) dec. Noah Carter (CM) 7-6