Minnesota State 31, Minot State 12

Mavericks Open Season with 31-12 Win at Minot State

Minot, N.D. — #13 Minnesota State opened the 2020-21 season with a dominating 31-12 road victory at Minot State Thursday.

The Mavericks won seven of ten matches in securing the road Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory.

Senior Trenton McManus got the ball rolling with a 2-1 win over Oscar Nellis to get the Mavericks out to a 3-0 lead. Junior Brock Luthens downed Kelby Armstrong 6-4 at 133 and junior Kolbe O’Brien pinned Lincoln Stormer at 141. Senior All-American Kyle Rathman upped his career record to 78-19 when he pinned Shadi Mitwalli at 149. Junior Cooper Siebrecht dropped a 3-1 overtime decision to Nathan Baca in his match at 157. Sophomore Mike Smith pinned Austin Frantzich and junior Trevor Turriff beat Noah Gallardo 12-1. Following a Keegan Berry (Minot State) win over junior Dylan Butts at 184, senior Matt Blome picked up a 7-0 decision over Dustin Swisher at 197. Minot State’s Jordan Will closed out the dual with a 3-1 victory over junior David Griffit.

Next action for the Mavericks (1-0, 1-0 NSIC) is next Thursday when Augustana visits Taylor center.

Minnesota State 31 Minot State 12
125: Trenton McManus (MSM) over Oscar Nellis (MINOT) (Dec 2-1)
133: Brock Luthens (MSM) over Kelby Armstrong (MINOT) (Dec 6-4)
141: Kolbe O’Brien (MSM) over Lincoln Stormer (MINOT) (Fall 2:44)
149: Kyle Rathman (MSM) over Shadi Mitwalli (MINOT) (Fall 4:51)
157: Nathan Baca (MINOT) over Cooper Siebrecht (MSM) (SV-1 3-1)
165: Michael Smith (MSM) over Austin Frantzich (MINOT) (Fall 2:27)
174: Trevor Turriff (MSM) over Noah Gallardo (MINOT) (MD 12-1)
184: Keegan Berry (MINOT) over Dylan Butts (MSM) (Fall 4:23)
197: Matt Blome (MSM) over Dustin Swisher (MINOT) (Dec 7-0)
285: Jordan Will (MINOT) over David Griffet (MSM) (Dec 3-1)

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