Minnesota State Travels to #20 Northern State and MSU Moorhead
Minnesota State hits the road this weekend for a pair of NSIC duals. Friday, the Mavericks travel to Aberdeen for a 7 p.m., before traveling to MSU Moorhead Saturday a for a 3 p.m. dual. Minnesota State is 4-2 on the season, 1-2 in the NSIC.
About Northern State: Northern State sits 2-2 in NSIC duals, with a 7-3 dual record overall. Currently ranked 20th in the Jan. 20, NWCA Poll, the Wolves’ two ranked wrestlers: #7 Wyatt Turnquist at 149 lb. and #3 Cole Huss at 197 lb. Head coach, Rocky Burkett, is in his 8th year with the Wolves and has an overall record of 51-58.
About MSU Moorhead: MSU Moorhead is 1-6 in overall duals with a 0-5 NSIC dual record. Prior to their dual with Minnesota State on Saturday, MSUM hosts St. Cloud State on Friday. Kris Nelson is in his 14th season as the head coach of the Dragons, with a 53-72 overall record.
Last Time Out: The Mavericks were last in action on Jan. 21 against St. Cloud State, where they fell to the Wolves, 40-0.
The Makovsky File: In his 30th year with Minnesota State, head coach Jim Makovsky holds an impressive 300-129-3 career record, the most in program history. Makovsky has coached 12 Individual National Champions, 95 NCAA All-Americans, and has been inducted into the NCAA DII Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.
In the Rankings: The Mavericks hold two spots in the NWCA DII Coaches Rankings individually. #12 Brock Luthens, a senior from Hector, Minn., at 141 lb. is 17-3 on the season, with a 4-1 dual record. At 285 lb., #7 Darrell Mason, a senior from Chicago, Ill., currently has a record of 5-2 with a 1-2 dual record.
National Champions: Minnesota State boasted two national champions in the 2021-22 season. Senior Trevor Turiff finished the year 21-3 as the 174 lb. national champion. Turiff was named an NCAA All-American and the NSIC Outstanding Senior Wrestler of the Year. Darrell Mason, a junior at 285 lb., finished with a perfect 22-0 record last season as the national champion. Mason gained many accolades, including NCAA All-American.
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