MSUM Falls in Pair of Duals to Nationally-Ranked Foes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – MSU Moorhead wrestling fell in a pair of duals on Saturday afternoon to 17th-ranked Augustana and 12th-ranked Upper Iowa. Both duals took place on Augustana’s campus in Sioux Falls.

In the first dual of the day, MSUM fell 34-12 to the Vikings on their home mat. The Dragons would drop the first four matches of the dual before Cody Wienen stepped to the mat. The redshirt freshman entered the third period trailing Augustana’s Connor Simmonds, 9-2. However, Wienen showcased that just about anything can happen in a wrestling match as the Thief River Falls, Minn., native stuck Simmonds at 6:12. Wienen’s pinfall victory provided six team points for the Dragons as it was Wienen’s fourth pin of the year.

To close the dual, heavyweight Airin Spell would earn his first win of the season after defeating Augie’s Edward Hajas by injury default at 4:24. In extra match action, Will Price won his 184-pound bout over Gavin Gulbranson, 3-2. The Vikings took the dual 34-12.

MSUM would immediately turn their attention to the Peacocks following the matchup with Augustana. The Dragons would earn some quick team points as Thomas Carrillo would earn a 2-1 decision over James Davis. Carrillo earned his second victory of the year with the hard-fought battle. From there, Jacob Reinardy would collect the remaining team points for MSUM in a 4-0 decision over Reily Dolan. While Isaiah Huus and Airin Spell would compete in a pair of battles at the heavier weight classes, Upper Iowa would command the dual, winning 39-6.

No. 17 Augustana 34, MSU Moorhead 6
125: Christian Olsen (Augustana) over Dane Christopherson (MSU Moorhead) (TF 21-4 2:57)
133: John Babineau (Augustana) over Thomas Carillo (MSU Moorhead) (Dec 10-4)
141: Kade Sammons (Augustana) over Hunter Hayes (MSU Moorhead) (MD 11-3)
149: Kyle Boeke (Augustana) over Jacob Davis (MSU Moorhead) (MD 23-9)
157: Cody Wienen (MSU Moorhead) over Connor Simmonds (Augustana) (Fall 6:12)
165: Payton Anderson (Augustana) over Jacob Reinardy (MSU Moorhead) (Dec 6-2)
174: Coy Gunderson (Augustana) over Wayne Mellon (MSU Moorhead) (Fall 6:33)
184: Danny Reynolds (Augustana) over Anthony Sykora (MSU Moorhead) (MD 17-5)
197: Max Ramberg (Augustana) over Isaiah Huus (MSU Moorhead) (TF 19-4 6:47)
285: Airin Spell (MSU Moorhead) over Edward Hajas (Augustana) (Inj. 4:24)

Extra Matches
149: Kage Lenger (Augustana) over Beau Daily (MSU Moorhead) (TF 16-1 4:19)
184: William Price (MSU Moorhead) over Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana) (Dec 3-2)

No. 12 Upper Iowa 39 MSU Moorhead 6
125 – Treyton Ackman (Upper Iowa) pinned Dane Christopherson (MSU Moorhead) (1:18)
133 – Thomas Carrillo (MSU Moorhead) decision over James Davis (Upper Iowa) (2-1)
141 – Tate Murty (Upper Iowa) pinned Hunter Hayes (MSU Moorhead) (5:08)
149 – Jackson Rolfs (Upper Iowa) pinned Jacob Davis (MSU Moorhead) (0:00)
157 – Eric Faught (Upper Iowa) technical fall over Cody Wienen (MSU Moorhead) (19-4, 3:31)
165 – Jacob Reinardy (MSU Moorhead) decision over Reily Dolan (Upper Iowa) (4-0)
174 – Lawson Losee (Upper Iowa) technical fall over Wayne Mellon (MSU Moorhead) (17-2, 3:46)
184 – Colter Bye (Upper Iowa) technical fall over Anthony Sykora (MSU Moorhead) (20-4, 4:45)
197 – Raife Smart (Upper Iowa) decision over Isaiah Huus (MSU Moorhead) (8-6)
HWT – Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa) decision over Airin Spell (MSU Moorhead) (4-1)

Up Next
MSUM is back on the mat tomorrow afternoon for a 2 p.m. date with 24th-ranked Southwest Minnesota State.

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