Minnesota State 19, Western Colorado 24

Mavericks Come Up Short Against Western Colorado

MANKATO, Minn. – The No. 15 Minnesota State wrestling team fell to No. 23 Western Colorado, 24-19, Saturday afternoon at Taylor Center.

With the loss, the Mavericks fall to 1-1, while the Mountaineers improve to 2-1 on the year.

The Mavericks fell behind 6-0 after Anthony Heng was pinned in 4:00 by Jason Hanenberg at 141 lbs. An 11-2 major decision win by Kyle Rathman at 149 lbs., closed the deficit to 6-4 after two matches.

At 157 lbs., Cooper Siebrecht defeated Cole Mortensen by an 8-6 decision to give the Mavericks a 7-6 lead. The Mountaineers regained the lead at 9-7 after Michael Thelen secured a 7-4 win over Logan Saltou at 165 lbs.

Jimmy LaConte, who holds the No. 11 rating at 174 lbs., won by pinfall in 5:45 over MSU’s Zach Johnston, who holds the No. 7 ranking at 174 lbs., to increase the WCU lead to 15-7.

Back-to-back big-time wins by MSU allowed the Mavericks to take a 16-15 lead. First, Trevor Turriff defeated Hunter Mullin by a 13-8 decision at 184 lbs. Matthew Blome followed with a pin in 1:46 over Kris Davis at 197 lbs., to give the Mavericks the lead.

At heavyweight, WCU’s Sammy deSeriere won by a 17-2 tech fall over MSU’s Max Villnow to take a 20-16 lead. At 125 lbs., Trenton McManus defeated Colby Duncan by an 8-4 decision to draw within a single point at 20-19, but that’s as close as the Mavericks would get, as 11th-rated Cody Fatzinger came away with an 18-6 major decision win over Cole Gille at 133 lbs.

The Mavericks will now travel to San Francisco to participate in the San Francisco Duals on Friday.

Minnesota State 19, Western Colorado 24
141: Jasosn Hanegan (WCU) wins via fall at 4:00 vs. Tony Heng (MSU) | 6-0 WCU
149: Kyle Rathman (MSU) wins an 11-2 major decision vs. Giovanni Cassioppi (WCU) | 6-4 WCU
157: Cooper Siebrcht (MSU) wins an 8-6 decision vs. Cole Mortensen (WCU) | 7-6 MSU
165: Michael Thelen (WCU) wins a 7-4 decision vs. Logan Saltou (MSU) | 9-7 WCU
174: Jimmy LaConte (WCU) wins via fall at 5:45 vs. Zach Johnston (MSU) | 15-7 WCU
184: Trevor Turriff (MSU) wins a 13-8 decision vs. Hunter Mullin (WCU) | 15-10 WCU
197: Matthew Blome (MSU) wins via fall at 1:46 vs. Kris Davis (WCU) | 16-15 MSU
285: Sammy DeSeries (WCU) wins via a 17-2 tech fall at 5:17 vs. Max Villnow (MSU) | 20-16 WCU
125: Trenton McManus (MSU) wins an 8-4 decision vs. Colby Duncan (WCU) | 20-19 WCU
133: Cody Fatzinger (WCU) wins an 18-6 major decision vs. Cole Gille (MSU) | 24-19 WCU

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