Maverick Season Ends at NCAA Super Region Tournament

Minot, N.D. – The Minnesota State wrestling team wrapped up the 2023-24 campaign Saturday at the NCAA Super Region V tournament hosted by Minot State University.

A trio of Mavericks finished in fifth place. At 157 pounds, sophomore Caleb Meunier opened with a 9-0 major decision over John Tyler of USF. After falling in the quarterfinals to St. Cloud State’s Nick Novak, Meunier rattled off a 4-1 sudden victory win over Minot State’s Kelby Armstrong and a 14-5 major decision victory over Augustana’s Connor Simmonds to reach the consolation fourth round. Meunier fell to Wisconsin Parkside’s Ben Durocher, 5-0, before suffering an 11-4 loss in the fifth-place match to Braydon Huber of U-Mary.

At 165 pounds, sophomore Kole Marko received a first-round bye, beating Brendan Barnes of Minot State, 5-4. Upper Iowa’s Chase Luensman downed Marko 4-1. In the Consolation fourth round, Marko fell to Chase Bloomquist of Northern State, 4-1, before bouncing back to win via fall over Tyler Wegner of Augustana in 1:38.

At 285 pounds, freshman Tanner Gaffey opened his day with a bye before defeating Southwest Minnesota State’s Jacob Dykes, 4-1. Gaffey dropped a 3-2 decision in TB1 to U-Mary’s Luke Tweeton in the semifinals before losing to Jake Swirple of Minot State, 4-2. In the fifth-place match, Gaffey defeated Dykes once again, 4-1, this time in sudden victory.

NCAA Division II Super Region Qualifier Results

Here’s how the day shook out for the Mavericks:

125 Pounds, Lucas Ryan:
1st Round – Bye
2nd Round – defeated via technical fall, 16-0 in 4:01 by Jaxon Rohman (Augustana)
Consolation 2nd Round – defeated via major decision, 9-1, to Logan Fischer (Minot State)

133 Pounds, Chase Beckett:
1st Round – defeated via major decision, 18-7, to James Davis (Upper Iowa)
Consolation 1st Round – Bye
Consolation 2nd Round- defeated via decision to Matthew Chi (Wisconsin Parkside)

141 Pounds, Trayton Anderson:
1st Round- won via fall over Beau Beavers (USF), in 2:43
2nd Round – lost via fall to Alyeau Craig (SCSU), in 3:42
Consolation 2nd Round – defeated Hunter Hays, (MSU Moorhead), 7-2
Consolation 3rd Round – lost via fall to Kaden DeCotea (U-Mary), in 5:29

149 Pounds, Isaih Mlsna
1st Round – lost via major decision to Kaden Renner (U-Mary), 18-6
Consolation 1st Round – Bye
Consolation 2nd Round – lost via major decision to Wyatt Turnquist (Northern State), 11-0.

157 Pounds, Caleb Meunier
1st Round – won via major decision over John Tyler (USF), 9-0
2nd Round – lost via technical fall to Nick Novak (SCSU) 15-0 (4:46)
Consolation 2nd Round – won in sudden victory, 4-1, over Kelby Armstrong (Minot State)
Consolation 3rd Round – won via major decision, 14-5, over Connor Simmonds (Augustana)
Consolation 4th Round – lost 5-0 to Ben Durocher (Wisconsin Parkside)
Fifth-Place Match – lost 11-4 to Braydon Huber (U-ary)

165 Pounds, Kole Marko
1st Round – Bye
2nd Round – defeated Brendan Barnes (Minot State), 5-4
Semifinals – lost to Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa), 4-1
Consolation 4th Round – lost to Chase Bloomquist (NSU), 4-1
Fifth Place – won via fall over Tyler Wegner (Augustana), in 1:38

174 Pounds, Drake Hayward
1st Round – won via fall over Brody Mohr (UIU), in 1;10
2nd Round – lost 8-2 to Max Bruss (U-Mary)
Consolation 2nd Round – lost to Lawson Losee (UIU), 4-1.

184 Pounds, Gavin Christoffersen
1st Round – Bye
2nd Round – lost 5-2 to Bryce Fitzpatrick (SCSU)
Consolation 2nd Round – lost 7-3 to Colton Bye (UIU)

197 Pounds, Shane Gibson
1st Round – lost via fall to Matt Kaylor (U-Mary) in 1:56
Consolation 2nd Round – Bye
Consolation 3rd Round – lost via Technical Fall to Chase Stegall (Wisconsin Parkside), 17-2 in 5:28

285 Pounds, Tanner Gaffey
1st Round – Bye
2nd Round – won 4-1 over Jacob Dykes (SMSU)
Semifinals – lost 3-2 in TB1 to Luke Tweeton (U-Mary)
Consolation 4th Round – lost 4-2 to Jake Swirple (Minot State)
Fifth-Place Match – won 4-1 over Jacob Dykes (SMSU) in SV

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