Dragons Prep for Weekend Duals With Vikings, Mustangs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Dragon wrestling enters their NSIC dual schedule this weekend with a pair of match-ups against conference foes. MSUM will wrestle Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D. at 7 p.m. on Friday before traveling to Marshall, Minn., to take on Southwest Minnesota State at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

MSUM is coming off competition at their annual Dragon Open where the team had one unattached champion. Senior heavyweight Andre Baguma finished runner-up after picking up a huge major decision victory at the open. Clayson Mele leads the Dragons with 10 wins so far this season after finishing the Dragon Open 2-2. Mele has four falls, which is tied for the team lead (not including unattached competitors) with Parker Benz and Caleb Vacura. 165-pounder Jonas Anez leads MSUM with three major decisions while five Dragons have a technical fall on their ledger so far this season.

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The Dragons are 1-1 in dual competition this season with a win over Jamestown and a loss to Concordia College. MSUM has also competed at two other open tournaments in 2022-23.

Kris Nelson is in his 14th season as the head coach of the Dragons.

Probable Dragon Lineup
125 – Clayson Mele (10-5)
133 – Thomas Carrillo (9-7)
141 – Parker Benz (4-7) or Hunter Hayes (1-5)
149 – Gunnar Mogen (6-7) or Jacob Davis (1-2)
157 – Peyton Ringling (3-6)
165 – Jonas Anez (9-11) or Jacob Reinardy (6-5)
174 – Anthony Castro (7-3)
184 – Caleb Vacura (4-6) or Brett Graham (1-3)
197 – Samuel Grove (4-5)
285 – Andre Baguma (2-3) or Airin Spell (2-1)

Probable Viking Lineup (Friday)
125 – Jaxson Rohman
133 – John Babineau
141 – Kage Lenger or Kade Sammons
149 – Kyle Boeke
157 – Miles Fitzgerald
165 – Tyler Wagener
174 – Jacob Tvinnereim or Kolby Kost
184 – Cade Mueller
197 – Zach Peterson
285 – Edward Hajas

Probable Mustang Lineup (Saturday)
125 – Ben Emrich (1-4)
133 – Hunter Pfantz (5-4)
141 – Hayden Straumann (0-6)
149 – Luke Peterson (6-3)
157 – Sean Howk (7-3)
165 – Lucas Hodges (5-4)
174 – Elijah Sterner (1-5) or Jace Paplow (3-3)
184 – Caden Steffen (8-1)
197 – Carter Marx (3-2)
285 – Jacob Dykes (6-2)

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