Mavericks Look to Run Through Cougars and Wolves

Minnesota State Hosts Sioux Falls and Northern State at Home

Minnesota State is back at home this weekend, hosting the University of Sioux Falls on Friday, Feb. 16th, and Northern State on Saturday, Feb. 17th, both duals with a start at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Mavericks will recognize the senior members of the team, as well as hosting youth night, with fans 18 and younger receiving free admission.

About the University of Sioux Falls: The Cougars are 2-10 in overall duals, with a 0-7 NSIC dual record. Matt Meuleners, head coach of Sioux Falls, is in his first year at Sioux Falls, previously at California State University-Bakersfield as the head assistant wrestling coach.

About Northern State: The Wolves hold a 2-5 conference record and a 7-12 overall record, with their two conference wins over Sioux Falls (42-6) and MSU Moorhead (31-6). Northern State also has two ranked wrestlers, No. 2 Wyatt Turnquist at 149 pounds and No. 4 Devin Bahr at 157 pounds.

Last Time Out: The Mavericks were on the mat outside of Minnesota last weekend, traveling to No. 14 Augustana, resulting in a 15-28 loss. Senior Gavin Christoffersen had the Mavericks’ only fall of the night, pinning Augie’s Danny Reynolds at 2:43. Other Mavericks with decision wins were sophomore Kole Marko, junior Drake Hayward, and redshirt freshman Tanner Gaffey.

The Makovsky File: In his 31st year with Minnesota State, head coach Jim Makovsky holds an impressive 306-139-3 career record, the most in program history. Makovsky has coached 12 Individual National Champions and 96 NCAA All-Americans and has been inducted into the NCAA DII Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.

National Appearances: Minnesota State made an appearance on the podium in the 2022-23 season with senior Darrell Mason, at 285 lb., finishing third. Mason held a 17-4 record, became a two-time NCAA All-American, and earned the Minnesota State Senior Male Athlete of the Year Honor. Mason was also the national champion at 285 lb. his junior year with a perfect 22-0 record.

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