Ortloff and Foster Lead Dragon Wrestlers at Finn Grinaker Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Runner-up finishes from sophomore Braydon Ortloff and sophomore Evan Foster led the way for the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team at the Finn Grinaker Open hosted by Concordia College on Saturday in Moorhead.

Ortloff went 3-1 at 157 pounds, highlighted by pins over Northern State wrestlers Bryan Burnett and Walker Carr. He suffered a tough 8-7 loss to Braydon Huber of Mary in the finals.

Foster also went 3-1 at 174 pounds. He pinned Minot’s Isaac Bertalotto in 4:19 in the opening round and won his next two matches by decision before losing to St. Cloud State’s Devin Donovan, 7-3 in the finals.

Sophomore Mason Schulz went 4-1 at 141 for the Dragons, recording two pins, including a pin of Northern State’s Wyatt Turnquist in 33 seconds in the third-place match. Junior Mitch Kotschevar went 3-1 at 184 to take third, beating Grant Litke of Mary in the third-place match by a 5-3 decision.

Senior Zach Scott went 3-2 at 149 to take fifth while redshirt freshman Cameron Williams went 3-2 at 125 to take fifth.

2019 Finn Grinaker Cobber Open Results

MSUM Wrestlers:

125-Cameron Williams (3-2, 5th)
—pinned Riley White (Minot), 1:41
—pinned Jonathan Austin (Minot), 1:33
—lost to Jeremy Leintz (Mary), 21-2
—pinned by Lincoln Turman (Mary), 1:47
—def. Dean Arevalo (Minot), injury default

141-Mason Schulz (4-1, 3rd)
—pinned Andre Smith (Saskatchewan), :58
—def. Marco Ramirezlazos (Minot), injury default
—lost to Joey Bianchini (SCSU), 3-1
—dec. Trevor Fauver (Mary), 4-3
—pinned Wyatt Turnquist (Northern), 0:33

149-Zach Scott (3-2, 5th)
—maj. dec. Nick Harris (NCTC), 13-4
—pinned Kellen Schauer (Concordia), 4:30
—lost to Jake Mandt (SCSU), 7-3
—lost by tech fall to Anthony Velazquez (Mary), 16-1
—def. Chandler Mooney (Mary), injury default

157-Braydon Ortloff (3-1, 2nd)
—pinned Bryan Burnett (Northern), 3:13
—tech. fall Ezekial Williamson (SCSU), 21-5
—pinned Walker Carr (NSU), 5:14
—lost to Braydon Huber (Mary), 8-7

Ryan Stenson (0-2)
—lost to Spencer Miller (SCSU), 9-1
—lost to Zachary Berry (Minot), 13-6

Josh Irwin (0-2)
—pinned by Gabe Allen (Conc), 4:08
—pinned by Tanner Eischens (SCSU), 3:00

174-Evan Foster (3-1, 2nd)
—pinned Isaac Bertalotto (Minot), 4:19
—dec. Jake Flakus (Northern), 9-4
—dec. Josh Barzowski (SCSU), 4-2
—lost to Devin Donovan (SCSU), 7-3

184-Mitch Kotschevar (4-1, 3rd)
—dec. Jake Arends (Conc), 9-2
—dec. Gabe Anderson (Mary), 3-2
—lost to Marcus Placide (Northern), 11-2
—pinned Arends (Con), 5:35
—dec. Grant Litke (Mary), 5-3

Tyler Farless (1-2)
—pinned Bryce Bickerstaff (MWCT), 6:05
—lost to William Pitzner (SCSU), 10-9
—lost to Arends (Conc), 7-3)

197-Jordan Urbach (1-2)
—dec. Je-Mario Jones (Minot), 8-1
—lost to Gabriel Zierden (Conc), 10-2
—pinned by Riley Vanek (SCSU), 1:20

Cory Schmidt (2-2)
—pinned Kolby Carson (Minot), 0:31
—lost to Ty Moser (NDSU), 5-3
—maj. dec. Dale Grindahl (NCTC), 14-4
—lost to Matt Kaylor (Mary) , 5-3

285-Jaden Oestren, unattached (2-2, 5th)
—bye
—pinned Jackson Sema, 0:35
—lost to Caleb Lefferdink (Northern), 14-1
—lost to Jacob Phillips (Sask), 3-2
—def. Belland (Minot), forfeit

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