Northern State 19, Minnesota State 17

Mavericks Drop Battle with Wolves

Aberdeen, S.D. – Minnesota State came up just short this evening against #20 Northern State in an NSIC dual, losing 19-17.

The dual started at 165 lb., with freshman Kole Marko picking up a 4-2 decision win over Northern State’s Chase Bloomquist. Junior Michael Smith added another decision win against Kelby Hawkins of 9-4. Together these two wins gave the Mavericks a quick 6-0 lead over the Wolves.

Northern State picked up a 6-1 decision at 184 and a major decision at 197 to take a 7-6 advantage into heavyweight.

Senior #7 Darrell Mason put Minnesota State back on top with a 6-3 win at 285-pounds, giving the Mavericks a 9-6 edge.

Northern State earned a forfeit at 125 pounds and picked up a victory at 133 to push its lead to 16-9.

Senior 141-pounder #12 Brock Luthens picked up an 8-6 win in sudden victory to cut the Wolves’ lead to 16-12. Northern State answered with a win at 149 before sophomore Drake Hayward closed out the dual with a 19-3 technical fall in 4:32.

The Mavericks (4-3, 1-3 NSIC) are back on the mat tomorrow afternoon in Moorhead, Minn., to take on the MSU Moorhead Dragons at 3:00 p.m.

Jan. 27, 2023 | Wachs Arena | Aberdeen, S.D.

No. 20 Northern State 19, Minnesota State 17
165: Kole Marko (Minn. State) over Chase Bloomquist (Northern State) (Dec 4-2)
174: Michael Smith (Minn. State) over Kelby Hawkins (Northern State) (Dec 9-4)
184: Sam Kruger (Northern State) over Nicolas Leo (Minn. State) (Dec 6-1)
195: Cole Huss (Northern State) over Max Villnow (Minn. State) (MD 14-4)
285: Darrell Mason (Minn. State) over Nathan Schauer (Northern State) (Dec 6-3)
125: Landen Fischer (Northern State) over Unknown (For.)
133: Teagan Block (Northern State) over Isaiah Mlsna (Minn. State) (Dec 4-1)
141: Brock Luthens (Minn. State) over Kolton Roth (Northern State) (SV-1 8-6)
149: Wyatt Turnquist (Northern State) over Caleb Meunier (Minn. State) (Dec 6-1)
157: Drake Hayward (Minn. State) over Robert Coyle III (Northern State) (TF 19-3 4:52)

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