Minnesota State Drops Dual to No. 14 Augustana
Sioux Falls, S.D. – Fourteenth-ranked Augustana picked up five victories via decision as it downed Minnesota State, 25-10, Saturday evening in NSIC wrestling action.
Minnesota State freshman Kole Marko opened the night with an 8-3 decision at 165. Augustana answered with a pair of decisions and a major decision before senior 285-pounder Darrell Mason closed the team gap with a decision win of 5-1, cutting the Augustana lead to 10-6.
Dropping back down to the lower weights, the Vikings received a forfeit at 125 pounds and then followed it up with back-to-back decision wins.
The Mavericks picked up their lone bonus point victory at 149 pounds as freshman Caleb Meunier earned a 14-2 major decision. In a close final match, sophomore Drake Hayward lost in sudden victory to #10 Miles Fitzgerald at the 157-pound weight.
Minnesota State (5-5, 2-5 NSIC) travels to UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis., on Feb. 10. The dual will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Vikings wrap up their dual season on Thursday, hosting the Northern State Wolves for Senior Night. The dual is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Feb. 4, 2023 | Elmen Center | Sioux Falls, S.D.
No. 14 Augustana 25, Minnesota State 10
165: Kole Marko (MSU) over Payton Anderson (Augustana) Dec 8-3 | 3-0 MSU
174: Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana) over Willie Bastyr (MSU) Dec 10-2 | 3-3 Tied
184: Cade Mueller (Augustana) over Shane Gibson (MSU) Dec 3-0 | 6-3 Augustana
197: Max Ramberg (Augustana) over Max Villnow (MSU) MD 12-3 | 10-3 Augustana
285: Darrell Mason (MSU) over Zach Peterson (Augustana) Dec 5-1 | 10-6 Augustana
125: Christian Olsen (Augustana) over Unknown (For.) | 16-6 Augustana
133: Jack Huffman (Augustana) over Isaiah Mlsna (MSU) Dec 6-3 | 19-6 Augustana
141: Hunter Burnett (Augustana) over Brock Luthens (MSU) Dec 5-3 | 22-6 Augustana
149: Caleb Meunier (MSU) over Kyle Boeke (Augustana) MD 14-2 | 22-10 Augustana
157: Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana) over Drake Hayward (MSU) SV-1 6-4 | 25-10 Augustana