Baguma and Castro Lead Dragon Charge at NCAA Super Regional V

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Andre Baguma finished fourth, while Anthony Castro finished fifth in the NCAA Super Regional V tournament to lead MSUM in postseason competition.

Both would reach the championships semifinals.

Castro utilized a pin in his first match to create some momentum that would carry him to the semifinal before falling to UMary’s Max Bruss. Castro eventually ended up in the fifth-place match with Southwest Minnesota State’s Elijah Sterner. Castro would end his career with a decision win over Sterner to place fifth.

In Baguma’s case, he began his day with a decision win over top-seeded Zach Ryg of Upper Iowa. While the senior would fall in a very close match to reigning national champion Darrell Mason in the semifinals, Baguma would rebound. He battled out a sudden victory decision over St. Cloud State’s Elijah Novak to secure a spot in the third-place match.

With the chance at nationals on the line, Baguma could not obtain the crucial takedown on Minot State’s Jake Swirple. The senior fell 3-2.

NCAA Division II Super Region 5 Qualifier Results

Full Individual Results

Clayson Mele, 125 Pounds
Champ Round 1: Landen Fischer (NSU) major decision over Mele (16-4)
Consolation Round 2: Oscar Nellis (MSU) technical fall over Mele (3:59, 16-0)

Thomas Carrillo, 133 Pounds
Champ Round 1: Jack Huffman (AUGIE) decision over Carrillo (10-4)
Consolation Round 2: Kaden Anderlik (UIU) decision over Carrillo (12-5)

Hunter Hayes, 141 Pounds
Champ Round 1: Kolton Roth (NSU) decision over Hayes (9-3)
Consolation Round 2: Ethan Wonser (MSU) decision over Hayes (3-2)

Gunnar Mogen, 149 Pounds
Champ Round 1: Caleb Meunier (KATO) pinned Mogen (5:37)
Consolation Round 2: Kelby Armstrong (MSU) major decision over Mogen (13-1)

Peyton Ringling, 157 Pounds
Champ Quarterfinal: Nick Novak (SCSU) technical fall over Ringling (4:39, 19-1)
Consolation Round 3: Sean Howk (SMSU) decision over Ringling (6-2)

Cody Dravis, 165 Pounds
Champ Quarterfinal: Shane Gantz (UWP) technical fall over Dravis (6:41, 26-9)
Consolation Round 2: Brendan Barnes pinned Dravis (2:03)

Anthony Castro, 174 Pounds
Champ Round 1: Castro pinned Kelby Hawkins (NSU) (2:46)
Champ Quarterfinal: Castro decision over Cael Meyer (UIU) (11-10)
Champ Semifinal: Max Bruss (MARY) decision over Castro (7-2)
Consolation Semifinal: Cannon Potts (MSU) decision over Castro (6-2)
5th Place Match: Castro decision over Elijah Sterner (SMSU) (9-7)

Brett Graham, 184 Pounds
Champ Quarterfinal: Reece Worachek (UWP) tech fall over Graham (6:05, 17-2)
Consolation Round 3: Cade Mueller (AUGIE) decision over Graham (6-0)

Samuel Grove, 197 Pounds
Champ Round 1: Max Ramberg (AUGIE) pinned Grove (6:38)
Consolation Round 2: Dustin Swisher (MSU) major decision over Grove (8-0)

Andre Baguma, Heavyweight
Champ Quarterfinal: Baguma decision over Dalton Hahn (UIU) (3-1)
Champ Semifinal: Darrell Mason (KATO) sudden victory win over Baguma (SV-1, 5-1)
Consolation Semifinal: Baguma sudden victory win over Elijah Novak (SCSU) (SV-2, 4-2)
3rd Place Match: Jake Swirple (MSU) decision over Baguma (3-2)

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