MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team led 13-10 after six weights, but No. 21 Northern State rallied for a 21-18 dual win over the Dragons in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Sunday in Moorhead.
MSUM fell to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the NSIC while Northern State improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the league.
The Dragons were down 3-0 after 125 but junior Cole Jones put the Dragons in front with a pin of Northern’s Ty Althoff in 5:46 at 133. That gave the Dragons a 6-3 lead.
Sophomore Hunter Hayes pushed the Dragon lead to 9-3 with a 7-5 win over Northern’s Robert Coyle III at 141. The Wolves won the next two matches, including by major decision at 149, to take a 10-9 lead.
Senior Braydon Ortloff put the Dragons back in front with a 13-4 major decision win over Northern’s Tyson Stoebner at 165 to give the Dragons a 13-10 lead.
The Wolves won a tight match at 174 as Kelby Hawkins edged MSUM’s Justin Dravis 9-8, and then added a win at 184 and a pin at 197 to build a 21-12 lead.
MSUM won by forfeit at 285 and the final score was 285.
The Dragons host Augustana on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
Northern State 21, MSU-Moorhead 18
125-Landen Fischer (NSU) dec. Clayson Mele, 11-4
133-Cole Jones (MSUM) pinned Ty Althoff, 5:46
141-Hunter Hayes (MSUM) dec. Robert Coyle III, 7-5
149-Kolton Roth (NSU) maj. dec. Gunnar Mogen, 12-2
157-Wyatt Turnquist (NSU) dec. Jacob Thomas, 7-1
165-Braydon Ortloff (MSUM) maj. dec. Tyson Stoebner, 13-4
174-Kelby Hawkins (NSU) dec. Justin Dravis, 9-8
184-Treyton Cacek (NSU) dec. Gage Roaldson, 8-3
197-Marcus Placide (NSU) pinned Steven Abbott, 5:54
285-Samuel Grove (MSUM) won by forfeit
Each team lost one team point unsportsmanlike conduct