Minnesota State Places Sixth at NCAA Regional; Two Mavericks Advance to Nationals

Moorhead, Minn. — The Minnesota State wrestling team qualified two individuals to the NCAA Division II National Championship as the 14th-rated Mavericks finished in sixth place in the team standings at the 2022 NCAA Division II Super Region V tournament held in Moorhead, Minn. Saturday.

Earning trips to the national meet claiming the regional title was junior Darrell Mason (285 lbs.), and senior Trevor Turriff (174 lbs.) who finished second place.

Mason, rated eighth in NCAA Division II coming into the weekend, is now 18-0 on the year after picking up four consecutive wins for the regional championship. The Chicago, Illinois native picked up a 13-6 decision over Samuel Grove (MSU Moorhead) and a 16-6 major decision over Joshua Trumble (Northern St.). In the Semifinal Mason won by 5-2 decision over Jacob Dykes (Southwest Minn. St.) before gaining a 2-1 tiebreaker – 1 win in the championship match vs. St. Cloud State’s #2 Kameron Teacher.

Turriff, who stands 18-3 on the year and entered the regional rated #3 in the country, finished the regional going 3-1, lost in the championship match to Augustana’s #2 Cade Mueller by a 3-1 sudden victory – 1.

Isaiah Mlsna placed fifth at 133 lbs., Brock Luthens placed fifth at 141 lbs., Kyle Rathman finished fourth at 149 lbs., and Cooper Siebrecht finished fourth at 157 lbs.

As a team, Minnesota State finished the tournament with 71.5 points in finishing sixth. No. 2-rated St. Cloud State totaled 136.5 points standing atop the ten-team field.

NCAA Division II Super Region 5 Qualifier Results

The Mavericks will compete in the NCAA Division II National Championships in St. Louis, Mo., March 11-12.

Minnesota State Individual Results:

125 – Trenton McManus (3-3) DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Jaxson Rohman (Augustana) decision over Trenton McManus (Minnesota St.) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Trenton McManus (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Landen Fischer (Northern St.) won by decision over Trenton McManus (Minnesota St.) (Dec 5-3)

133 – Isaiah Mlsna (7-2) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa) won by decision over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota St.) (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Brandon Meikel (Minot St.) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Semi – Garrett Vos (St. Cloud St.) won by major decision over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota St.) (MD 8-0)
5th Place Match – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Joey Roti (Wis-Parkside) (MD 16-2)

141 – Brock Luthens (4-6) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brock Luthens (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Brock Luthens (Minnesota St.) decision over Justin Sampson (Southwest Minn. St.) (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal – Keaten Schorr (Augustana) won by decision over Brock Luthens (Minnesota St.) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Semi – Kolton Roth (Northern St.) won by decision over Brock Luthens (Minnesota St.) (Dec 10-3)
5th Place Match – Brock Luthens (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Laken Boese (Mary) (Dec 5-3)

149 – Kyle Rathman (4-1) placed 4th and scored 12.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Rathman (Minnesota St.) tech fall over Ethan Kiehm (MSU Moorhead) (TF-1.5 4:22 (16-0))
Quarterfinal – Kyle Rathman (Minnesota St.) tech fall over Nathan Hensley (Wis-Parkside) (TF-1.5 4:49 (17-0))
Semifinal – Hunter Burnett (Augustana) won in sudden victory – 1 over Kyle Rathman (Minnesota St.) (SV-1 6-4)
Cons. Semi – Kyle Rathman (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Eric Faught (Upper Iowa) (Dec 7-2)
3rd Place Match – Wyatt Turnquist (Northern St.) won by decision over Kyle Rathman (Minnesota St.) (Dec 5-0)

157 – Cooper Siebrecht (7-7) placed 4th and scored 10.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa) decision over Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota St.) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota St.) major decision over Lucas Hodges (Southwest Minn. St.) (MD 10-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa) (Dec 6-2)
3rd Place Match – Braydon Huber (Mary) won in tie breaker – 1 over Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota St.) (TB-1 3-2)

165 – Mike Smith (9-7) DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Kelby Hawkins (Northern St.) won by decision over Mike Smith (Minnesota St.) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Mike Smith (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Mike Smith (Minnesota St.) won by fall over Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa) (Fall 3:58)
Cons. Round 3 – Braydon Ortloff (MSU Moorhead) won by fall over Mike Smith (Minnesota St.) (Fall 3:55)

174 – Trevor Turriff (15-2) placed 2nd and scored 13.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Trevor Turriff (Minnesota St.) decision over Anthony Castro (MSU Moorhead) (Dec 11-4)
Quarterfinal – Trevor Turriff (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Colter Bye (Upper Iowa) (Dec 9-4)
Semifinal – Trevor Turriff (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Job Ayala (Wis-Parkside) (Dec 11-4)
1st Place Match – Cade Mueller (Augustana) sudden victory – 1 over Trevor Turriff (Minnesota St.) (SV-1 3-1)

184 – Gavin Christoffersen (6-8) DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Caden Steffen (Southwest Minn. St.) major decision over Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota St.) (MD 18-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Gage Roaldson (MSU Moorhead) won by decision over Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota St.) (Dec 12-9)

197 – Dylan Butts (7-10) DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Rodsean Graham (Wis.-Parkside) won by decision over Dylan Butts (Minnesota St.) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Dylan Butts (Minnesota St.) received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Dylan Butts (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Dustin Swisher (Minot St.) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Dillon McEachran (Southwest Minn. St.) decision over Dylan Butts (Minnesota St.) (Dec 8-5)

285 – Darrell Mason (14-0) placed 1st and scored 16.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Darrell Mason (Minnesota St.) decision over Samuel Grove (MSU Moorhead) (Dec 13-6)
Quarterfinal – Darrell Mason (Minnesota St.) major decision over Joshua Trumble (Northern St.) (MD 16-6)
Semifinal – Darrell Mason (Minnesota St.) won by decision over Jacob Dykes (Southwest Minn. St.) (Dec 5-2)
1st Place Match – Darrell Mason (Minnesota St.) tie breaker – 1 over Kameron Teacher (St. Cloud St.) (TB-1 2-1)

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