Ninth-Ranked Peacocks Get Best of MSUM
MOORHEAD, Minn. — In their second dual of the weekend, MSU Moorhead wrestling found themselves pitted against the ninth-ranked Upper Iowa Peacocks. The Dragons took a few matches in the dual, but eventually fell to the Peacocks, 34-9.
125-pounder Clayson Mele helped the Dragons get on the scoreboard with an 11-4 decision victory over Upper Iowa’s Colby Lopez. The sophomore registered four takedowns and racked up over two minutes of riding time on Lopez in the win. Mele now has 12 wins this season.
MSUM would take the final match of the day at 197 pounds as Samuel Grove won via forfeit. The senior Grove moved his win total to five on the season thanks to the forfeit. Against the number two ranked 165-pounder, Jonas Anez picked up 10 escapes in the match.
Dual started at Heavyweight
Upper Iowa 34 MSU Moorhead 9
HWT – #9 Zach Ryg decision over Airin Spell (9-4)
125 – Clayson Mele decision over Colby Lopez (11-4)
133 – Kaden Anderlik major decision over Thomas Carrillo (11-2)
141 – #5 Tate Murty pinned Hunter Hayes (1:25)
149 – Ethen Doty pinned Jacob Davis (1:00)
157 – Eric Faught decision over Peyton Ringling (10-5)
165 – #2 Chase Luenzman technical fall over Jonas Anez (5:10, 26-10)
174 – Scott Kellenberger decision over Anthony Castro (6-4)
184 – Colter Bye major decision over Caleb Vacura (13-1)
197 – Samuel Grove wins via forfeit
The Dragons (1-5, 0-4 NSIC) are back on the mat on Thursday as they travel to Minot to take on the Beavers inside the MSU Dome. First match is scheduled for 7 p.m.