MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will wrap up the regular season with a home dual against No. 10 Minnesota-State Mankato on Saturday. Prior to the dual the Dragons will recognize seniors Adam Blees and Dylan Connell.
The Dragons last competed on Saturday night when they lost to Southwest Minnesota State 24-16. The Dragons won four matches on the night, including Cole Jones, who won his 125 pound match via forfeit. Also picking up wins for MSUM were Jordan Magnuson (285), Mason Schulz (141) and Adam Blees (174).
Jones leads the Dragons with a 22-7 record this season, including a win over No. 1 Brett Velasquez on Thursday against St. Cloud State. Evan Foster is another Dragon to have over 20 wins, bringing a 22-12 record into the dual. Schulz is right behind with a 20-16 record while Braydon Ortloff has a 17-12 record this season. Blees is 15-8 at 174.
About the Mavericks
The Mavericks, who are ranked 10th in the latest NCAA DII Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 poll, will bring an 8-1 record into the dual. Prior to facing MSUM they will face St. Cloud State on Saturday.
The Mavericks have three wrestlers ranked as individuals, led by sophomore Kyle Rathman, who is ranked second at 149 pounds. At 174 pounds, Zach Johnston is ranked fourth while George Farmah is ranked seventh at 133 pounds.
Jim Makovsky is in his 26th season as head coach. He picked up his 300th career win on Jan. 31.