Concordia 27 MSU Moorhead 17

Dragons Scrap Hard Versus Cobbers

MOORHEAD, Minn. – MSU Moorhead wrestling earned four big wins in dual competition against Eighth Street neighbor Concordia College on Friday evening. The Cobbers took the team score, 27-17

Concordia would claim the first four matches before Airin Spell stepped to the mat to face off with Mason Swanson. Spell would showcase his offensive ability throughout the bout, racking up 16 total points with a variety of takedowns, near falls and reversal points. Ultimately, Spell would work towards a 16-7 major decision victory over Swanson.

MSUM would control the final three matches of the evening, beginning with senior Hunter Hayes at 141 pounds. Hayes would dominate in his bout with Gabriel Bellefeuille and would rack up over two minutes of riding time en route to a 12-1 major decision. Gunnar Mogen would then put on what was potentially the finest performance of the night for MSUM at 149 pounds. Mogen trailed 6-4 in the third period to Concordia’s Kellen Schauer, with Schauer holding a ride time point in the moment. With time waning in the third period, Mogen would cradle Schauer to the mat for three points and immediately get Schauer in a precarious near fall scenario. Mogen had tallied four near fall points, but it did not matter as the junior planted both of Schauer’s blades on the mat for a pin with 11 seconds remaining.

To close the dual, Cody Wienen would muscle out to a lead early against Tyler Bents and would hold a ride time point in the third period. Leading 10-8 in the third period, Wienen would score a late takedown to seal a decision victory over Bents, 14-9.

Dual began at 165 pounds

Concordia 27 MSU Moorhead 17
125 – Kie Anderson (Conc) pinned Hunter Heim (MSU) (1:10)
133 – Ty Bisek major (Conc) decision over Thomas Carrillo (MSU) (12-1)
141 – Hunter Hayes (MSU) major decision over Gabriel Bellefeuille (Conc) (12-1)
149 – Gunnar Mogen (MSU) pinned Kellen Schauer (Conc) (6:49)
157 – Cody Wienen (MSU) decision over Tyler Bents (Conc) (14-9)
165 – Elijah Hunt (Conc) decision over Jacob Reinardy (MSU) (11-6)
174 – Zach Pribyl (Conc) pinned Wayne Mellon (MSU) (4:14)
184 – Nathaniel Kisgen (Conc) decision over Will Price (MSU) (7-3)
197 – Gabe Zierden (Conc) technical fall over Caleb Vacura (MSU) (19-2, 5:08)
HWT – Airin Spell (MSU) major decision over Mason Swanson (Conc) (16-7)

Up Next

Concordia will host No.1-ranked Augsburg in the final dual of the season. The Cobbers and Auggies will square off on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The Dragons will now prepare for their final regular-season road dual against 13th-ranked Mary, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 15.

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