Dragons drop 2 duals in California

SAN FRANCISCO — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team dropped two nonconference duals on Friday afternoon in San Francisco, losing to No. 23 Colorado Mesa 36-12 and losing to San Francisco State 25-18.

Against Colorado Mesa, the Dragons (1-4 duals) only managed to pick up two wins, with sophomores Cole Jones (125) and Sam Erckenbrack (285) both winning via fall. Colorado-Mesa won three decisions, one major decision, one tech fall, one fall and one win via injury default.

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Against San Francisco State, the Dragons lost the first two matches before sophomore Mason Schulz won via tech fall at 141 pounds. After forfeiting at 149 pounds freshman Braydon Ortloff won via fall at 157 pounds. Adam Blees won via decision at 174 pounds and Erckenbrack won via major decision but it wasn’t enough for the Dragons to pull out a win.

The Dragons will be back in action on Saturday morning when they compete at the Menlo (CA) Invitational. They will resume NSIC play on Jan. 11-12 when they travel to Bismarck to face the University of Mary and Minot to face the Minot State Beavers.

No. 23 Colorado Mesa 36, MSU-Moorhead 12
125: Cole Jones (MSUM) pinned Tim Romero (CM) 5:00
133: Bracken Lovell (CM) dec. Seth Hutchison (MSUM) 3-2
141: Eduardo Penha (CM) maj. dec Mason Schulz (MSUM) 11-3
149: Daniel Van Hoose (CM) inj. def Joseph Schhumacher (MSUM) 6:29
157: Payton Tawater (CM) fall Braydon Ortloff (MSUM) 1:24
165: Jason Buhr (CM) TF Justin Dravis (MSUM) 22-3
174: Seth Lathem (CM) dec Adam Blees (MSUM) 5-1
184: Nolan Krone (CM) fall Evan Foster (MSUM) 2:09
197: Anthony Lodermeier (CM) dec Mitchell Kotschevar (MSUM) 4-0
285: Sam Erckenbrack (MSUM) pinned Hunter Mooring (CM) 2:59

San Francisco State 25, MSU-Moorhead 18
125: Brandon Vu (SFSU) dec. Cole Jones (MSUM) 4-3
133: Jordan Gurrola (SFSU) maj. dec Seth Hutchison (MSUM) 11-0
141: Mason Schulz (MSUM) tech. fall Christian Ramos (SFSU) 17-0
149: Isiah Alva (SFSU) won via forfeit
157: Braydon Ortloff (MSUM) pinned Romeo Medina-Ontiveros (SFSU) 1:48
165: Maxamillian Schneider (SFSU) pinned Justin Dravis (MSUM) 1:16
174: Adam Blees (MSUM) dec. Kurtis Clem (SFSU) 6-4
184: Justin Pichedwatana (SFSU) dec. Evan Foster (MSUM) 9-2
197: Andrew Herrera (SFSU) dec. Mitchell Kotschevar (MSUM) 6-3
285: Sam Erckenbrack (MSUM) maj. dec Kevin Henry (SFSU) 13-4

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