Minnesota State 30, MSU Moorhead 6

Mavericks Beat Dragons in Road Dual

Moorhead, Minn. – Minnesota State won its first NSIC dual this evening, 31-6, against MSU Moorhead.

Freshman Lucas Ryan started the dual strong with a major decision win at 125 pounds. After a decision loss at 133 pounds for MSU, junior Trayton Anderson came in at 141 pounds for a shutout 5-0 decision win against MSU Moorhead’s Hunter Hayes. MSU Moorhead picked up its final win of the evening at 149 pounds before the Mavericks rattled off six straight victories.

Sophomore 157-pounder Caleb Meunier started the winning streak with a 12-3 major decision.

Sophomore Kole Marko and junior Drake Hayward each followed with technical fall wins. Marko gained his tech fall within the second period, with a score of 21-6, while Hayward secured his tech fall at 6:27 with a 20-3 win at 174 pounds.

At 184 pounds, senior Gavin Christoffersen picked up an 8-2 win. Junior Shane Gibson earned an 8-5 win at 197 pounds before freshman Tanner Gaffey gained a 4-2 decision win at 285 pounds.

MSU Moorhead will have a small contingent competing at the annual Tyler Plummer Classic in Dickinson, N.D., on Saturday. The Dragons’ next dual will be Friday, February 2, when they will go toe-to-toe with fourth-ranked Parkside inside Nemzek Fieldhouse.

The Mavericks (4-2, 1-3 NSIC) will look to continue their winning ways at home against Southwest Minnesota State on Feb. 3. The Dual will start at 5:00 p.m.

Minnesota State 30, MSU Moorhead 6
125: Lucas Ryan (MSU) over Hunter Heim (MSUM) (MD 10-2)
133: Thomas Carillo (MSUM) over Andrew Weiss (MSU) (Dec 10-5)
141: Trayton Anderson (MSU) over Hunter Hayes (MSUM) (Dec 5-0)
149: Gunnar Mogen (MSUM) over Max Schwabe (MSU) (Dec 9-4)
157: Caleb Meunier (MSU) over Cody Wienen (MSUM) (MD 12-3)
165: Kole Marko (MSU) over Jacob Reinardy (MSUM) (TF 21-6 4:02)
174: Drake Hayward (MSU) over Wayne Mellon (MSUM) (TF 20-3 6:27)
184: Gavin Christoffersen (MSU) over Anthony Sykora (MSUM) (Dec 8-2)
197: Shane Gibson (MSU) over Isaiah Huus (MSUM) (Dec 8-5)
285: Tanner Gaffey (MSU) over Airin Spell (MSUM) (Dec 4-2)

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