Trio of Dragons Perform Strong at Tyler Plummer Classic

DICKINSON, N.D. — MSU Moorhead sent a trio of wrestlers to the annual Tyler Plummer Classic in Dickinson, N.D., on Saturday. The Dragons fielded one unattached champion, 125-pounder Clayson Mele.

Mele would earn the tournament victory with four consecutive victories as Mele opened the morning with a decision victory over Mary’s Isaac Stewart. Mele racked up 18 points in the match to begin the day. The 125-pounder would go on to earn a pinfall at 2:34 in the second round against Mary’s Austin Berry. After a medical forfeit in his third match, Mele matched up with Dickinson State’s Wyatt Engwicht in the tournament final. Mele would again rack up the points to claim the championship, earning a 23-9 major decision win.

Parker Benz earned a fourth-place finish at 141 pounds with a pair of wins for his day. Benz collected his first win of the day in an 18-0 tech fall over Providence’s Asher Kemppainen. Benz would stick Providence’s Hunter Dyer later in the day at 2:25 before falling in the third-place match by injury default. Brett Graham wrestled in the 184-pound bracket for the Dragons to make up the MSUM competitors.

Tyler Plummer Classic Open Results

Up Next
MSUM’s next dual will be Friday, February 2, where they will go toe-to-toe with fourth-ranked Parkside inside Nemzek Fieldhouse.

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