MSUM Crowns 3 Champions at Dragon Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team crowned three champions at the annual Dragon Open which was held Sunday at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn. Senior Zach Scott (149), sophomore Ryan Stenson (157) and sophomore Justin Dravis (165) all picked up titles for MSUM.

Scott went 3-0 at 149, opening with a pin of Northland’s Jerimiah Pierre in 1:49, and following with a pin of Dylan Hanson in 2:49 in the semis. In the finals he recorded an 11-2 major decision win over Northern State’s Adam DeBoer.

Stenson also went 3-0 at 157. He pinned Itasca’s Davion Barnes in 4:24 to open the tournament and then topped Minot’s Brody Mohr 6-2. In the finals, he beat freshman teammate Josh Irwin by an 11-3 major decision. Irwin went 2-1 to finish second.

Dravis was the third Dragon champion of the day. He pinned Northland’s Kaven Blazek in 2:36 and then pinned Riley Mitchell of Mary in 3:13. In the finals he edged Mary’s Evan Frisque 4-2.

Sophomore Evan Foster continues to wrestle well, going 3-1 and placing second. He won two matches by major decision and one by fall to reach the finals before falling to NDSU’s Austin Brenner 8-3.

Junior Cory Schmidt (197) and sophomore Joey Nerdahl (133) each went 1-1 and took second. Junior Mitch Kotschevar (184) and freshman Jaden Oestren (285) were each third.

2019 MSU-Moorhead Dragon Open Results

MSUM competes at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis on Dec. 14-15.

Dragon Open/MSUM Wrestlers

125-Cameron Williams (2-2), 4th
Quarterfinal – Austin Thompson (Northland) won by fall over Cameron Williams (MSU – Moorhead) (Fall 1:34)
Cons. Round 1 – Cameron Williams (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Tyrese Hicks (Northland) (Fall 2:34)
Cons. Semi – Cameron Williams (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Isaiah Arredondo (Northland) (Dec 10-4)
3rd Place Match – Logen Fischer (Minot State (N.D.)) won by major decision over Cameron Williams (MSU – Moorhead) (Maj 21-8)

133-Joey Nerdahl (1-1), 2nd
Round 1 – Joey Nerdahl (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Payton Jackson (Northland) (Dec 9-6) Round 3 – Ryan Ripplinger (North Dakota State University) won by fall over Joey Nerdahl (MSU – Moorhead) (Fall 4:13)

141-Mason Schulz (3-2), 5th
Champ. Round 1 – Mason Schulz (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Nick Harris (Northland) (Fall 3:49)
Quarterfinal – Mason Schulz (MSU – Moorhead) won by tech fall over Brandon Sharkey (Northern State) (TF 18-0)
Semifinal – Sam Hampton (North Dakota State University) won by fall over Mason Schulz (MSU – Moorhead) (Fall 1:08)
Cons. Semi – Wyatt Turnquist (Northern State) won by fall over Mason Schulz (MSU – Moorhead) (Fall 0:50)
5th Place Match – Mason Schulz (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Brandon Sharkey (Northern State) (Fall 1:32)

149-Zach Scott (3-0), 1st
Quarterfinal – Zachary Scott (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Jerimiah Pierre (Northland) (Fall 1:49) Semifinal – Zachary Scott (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Dylan Hanson (St. Johns University) (Fall 2:49) 1st Place Match – Zachary Scott (MSU – Moorhead) won by major decision over Adam DeBoer (Northern State) (Maj 11-2)

149-Ethan Kiehm (3-1), 5th
Quarterfinal – Dylan Hanson (St. Johns University) won by decision over Ethan Kiehm (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 13-7)
Cons. Round 1 – Ethan Kiehm (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Jerimiah Pierre (Northland) (Fall 2:29)
Cons. Semi – Maxwell Dascher (MSU – Moorhead) won by tech fall over Ethan Kiehm (MSU – Moorhead) (TF 20-2)
5th Place Match – Ethan Kiehm (MSU – Moorhead) won by injury default over Jacob Morgan (Univ of Mary) (Inj. 0:00)

149-Maxwell Dascher (unattached) (3-1), 3rd
Quarterfinal – Maxwell Dascher (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Jacob Morgan (Univ of Mary) (Dec 7-0)
Semifinal – Adam DeBoer (Northern State) won by decision over Maxwell Dascher (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Semi – Maxwell Dascher (MSU – Moorhead) won by tech fall over Ethan Kiehm (MSU – Moorhead) (TF 20-2)
3rd Place Match – Maxwell Dascher (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Dylan Hanson (St. Johns University) (Dec 7-6)

157-Josh Irwin (2-1),2nd
Quarterfinal – Joshua Irwin (MSU – Moorhead) won by injury default over Elijah Hackman (Jamestown) (Inj. 6:01)
Semifinal – Joshua Irwin (MSU – Moorhead) won by major decision over Tyler Olsen (Minot State (N.D.)) (Maj 10-2)
1st Place Match – Ryan Stenson (MSU – Moorhead) won by major decision over Joshua Irwin (MSU – Moorhead) (Maj 11-3)

157-Ryan Stenson (3-0), 1st
Quarterfinal – Ryan Stenson (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Davion Barnes (Itasca ) (Fall 4:24)
Semifinal – Ryan Stenson (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Brody Mohr (Minot State (N.D.)) (Dec 6-2)
1st Place Match – Ryan Stenson (MSU – Moorhead) won by major decision over Joshua Irwin (MSU – Moorhead) (Maj 11-3)

165-Justin Dravis (3-0), 1st
Quarterfinal – Justin Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Kaven Blazek (Northland) (Fall 2:36)
Semifinal – Justin Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Riley Mitchell (Univ of Mary) (Fall 3:13)
1st Place Match – Justin Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Evan Frisque (Univ of Mary) (Dec 4-2)

165-Cody Dravis (unattached) (2-2), 5th
Quarterfinal – Cody Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Nick Stafford (Unattached) (Fall 1:46)
Semifinal – Austin Brenner (North Dakota State University) won by tech fall over Cody Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Semi – Luis Alvarado (Univ of Mary) won by decision over Cody Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 11-8)
5th Place Match – Cody Dravis (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Jacob Scherber (St. Johns University) (Dec 13-8)

174-Evan Foster (3-1), 2nd
Champ. Round 1 – Evan Foster (MSU – Moorhead) won by major decision over Carston Toedter (Ridgewater College) (Maj 12-2)
Quarterfinal – Evan Foster (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Luis Alvarado (Univ of Mary) (Fall 6:06)
Semifinal – Evan Foster (MSU – Moorhead) won by major decision over Jacob Scherber (St. Johns University) (Maj 12-3)
1st Place Match – Austin Brenner (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Evan Foster (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 8-3)

184-Mitch Kotschevar (3-1), 3rd
Quarterfinal – Mitchell Kotschevar (MSU – Moorhead) won in sudden victory – 1 over Dalton Bernett (Itasca ) (SV-1 3-1)
Semifinal – Noah Cressell (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Mitchell Kotschevar (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Semi – Mitchell Kotschevar (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Darius Mynar (Univ of Mary) (Fall 1:52)
3rd Place Match – Mitchell Kotschevar (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Dalton Bernett (Itasca ) (Dec 5-2)

197-Cory Schmidt (1-1), 2nd
Round 1 – Cory Schmidt (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Gerardo Jaime (Univ of Mary) (Dec 7-6)
Round 2 – Matt Kaylor (Univ of Mary) won by decision over Cory Schmidt (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 10-4)

285-Jaden Oestren (unattached) (2-1), 3rd
Quarterfinal – Jaden Oestren (MSU – Moorhead) won by fall over Levi Malcolm (Univ of Mary) (Fall 5:59) Semifinal – Dan Stibral (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Jaden Oestren (MSU – Moorhead) (Dec 9-2) Cons. Semi – Jaden Oestren (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Quantay Person (Northland) (Dec 5-0) 3rd Place Match – Jaden Oestren (MSU – Moorhead) won by decision over Emmitt Brooks (Univ of Mary) (Dec 4-2)

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