Minnesota State 18 University of Mary 24

Mavericks Fall to Marauders in Close Home Dual

Mankato, Minn. – The Mavericks dropped their second NSIC dual tonight to the University of Mary, 24-18.

UMary started the dual with two tech fall wins against MSU’s 125-lb. freshman Lucas Ryan and 133-lb. freshman Andrew Weiss.

In like fashion to last night, 141-lb. Trayton Anderson, a junior for MSU, was first to score for the Mavericks with a fall in the first period at 1:56, bringing the team score to 10-6 UMary.

Two major decision wins followed one by UMary at 149 pounds against Isaiah Mlsna, the second from MSU’s Caleb Meunier, a 157-lb. sophomore. Meunier was first to score with an early takedown in the first period and got two more takedowns in the third to win 14-5. Sophomore Kole Marko, at 165 pounds, won by tech fall against Mary’s Charlie Severance, 22-6. Marko had two quick takedowns in the first and second periods, with a 4-point near fall in the second, finished by two takedowns in the third.

Minnesota State junior Drake Hayward, at 174 pounds, faced UMary’s #5 Max Bruss. Hayward ended the first in the lead, 3-2, with Bruss coming out on top in the second, 5-3. Bruss went on to win 6-3 with riding time.

In a big upset, senior 184-pounder Gavin Christoffersen beat UMary’s #9 Wyatt Lindberg by a 4-1 decision. After a scoreless first period, Christoffersen got a takedown at the end of the second and found an escape during the third to come out on top.

UMary’s #8 Matt Kaylor won by a 12-2 major decision in the 197-lb. match against senior Shane Gibson. To finish the night, MSU’s freshman Tanner Gaffey held his own against UMary’s #7 Luke Tweeton, with Tweeton winning by a 2-1 decision after escaping in the second and being awarded a point via riding time at the end of the match.

Minnesota State is back on the mat Jan. 18th at St. Cloud State.

Minnesota State 18, University of Mary 24
125: Jaden Vernhagen (Mary) wins via 19-1 tech fall at 4:12 vs. Lucas Ryan (MSU) | 5-0 Mary
133: Reece Barnhardt (Mary) wins via 19-3 tech fall at 6:23 vs. Andrew Weiss (MSU) | 10-0 Mary
141: Trayton Anderson (MSU) wins via fall at 1:56 vs. Kaden DeCoteau (Mary) | 10-6 Mary
149: Kaden Renner (Mary) wins via 15-1 major decision vs. Isaiah Mlsna (MSU) | 14-6 Mary
157: Caleb Meunier (MSU) wins via 14-5 major decision vs. Joey Mushinsky (Mary) | 14-10 Mary
165: Kole Marko (MSU) wins via 22-6 tech fall at 6:38 vs. Charlie Severance (Mary) | 15-14 MSU
174: Max Bruss (Mary) wins via 6-3 decision vs. Drake Hayward (MSU) | 17-15 Mary
184: Gavin Christoffersen (MSU) wins via 4-1 decision vs. Wyatt Lidberg (Mary) | 18-17 MSU
197: Matt Kaylor (Mary) wins via 12-2 major decision vs. Shane Gibson (MSU) | 21-18 Mary
285: Luke Tweeton (Mary) wins via 2-1 decision vs. Tanner Gaffey (MSU) | 24-18 Mary

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