Dragons Host Two Top 10 Teams This Weekend

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will wrap up its home season this weekend with a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals. MSUM hosts No. 10 Augustana a 2 p.m. on Saturday and Wisconsin-Parkside at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Sunday is Senior Day for the Dragons.

The Dragons are 0-4 on the dual season and 0-3 in the NSIC after losing to No. 21 ranked Northern State 21-18 last week. Junior Cole Jones pinned his opponent at 133 pounds while sophomore Hunter Hayes won a decision victory at 141 lbs. Senior Braydon Ortloff won a major decision victory at 165.

Jones is 7-6 at 133 for MSUM while Ortloff is 4-2. Junior Samuel Grove is 8-8 at 285.

Kris Nelson is in his 13th season as head coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Watch Augustana and Wisconsin-Parkside at MSU-Moorhead

About Augustana
The No. 10-ranked Vikings are 4-3 on the dual season after defeating #25 ranked SMSU last week. Freshman Jaxson Rohman won a majority decision at 125 lbs. Junior Jack Huffman pinned his opponent at 133 lbs. Senior Brayden Curry won by decision at 141 lbs. Junior Tyler Wagner won a majority decision at 157 lbs. Freshman Miles Fitzgerald, Senior Dylan Schuck, Senior Daniel Bishop, and Junior Steven Hajas also got victories for the Vikings. Jason Reitmeier is in his 18th season as head coach at Augustana.

About Parkside
The No. 8-ranked Rangers are 2-2 on the dual season after defeating UMary last week. Junior Shane Gantz got his twenty-first win of the season and remains undefeated at 165 lbs. Senior Job Ayala, Freshman Reece Worachek, and Senior Rodsean Graham won by decision over their opponents. Senior Joseph Arroyo and Junior Nathan Hensley won their bouts by majority decision. Nick Becker is in his second year as head coach at Parkside.

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