Missouri 21 South Dakota State 19

Tanner Sloan gave South Dakota State a late lead with a pin in the 197-pound matchup, but Missouri’s Zach Elam had the final answer with a win by fall in the final match of the dual to give the seventh-ranked Tigers a 21-19 victory in Big 12 Conference wrestling action Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena.

Mizzou improved to 10-2 overall and 6-1 in the Big 12. SDSU, which entered the dual ranked 11th, dropped to 12-4 overall and 6-2 against league foes.

The fourth-ranked wrestler at 197 pounds, Sloan took on No. 8 Rocky Elam in a rematch of both the Big 12 individual championship (won by Elam) and an NCAA semifinal (won by Sloan) last season. Elam put the first points on the board with a takedown late in the opening period and chose a neutral start to the second stanza. Just seconds after he was warned for stalling, Sloan caught Elam in a headlock and took the Tiger wrestler to the mat, first on his side and then to his back, for the fall in 4 minutes and 38 seconds that brought the crowd of 1,841 fans to their feet.

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St. Cloud State 23 U Mary 13

St. Cloud State Clinches NSIC Championship with Win over U Mary

Huskies clinch 12th NSIC title in the last 13 seasons, finishes dual season 14-1 and 9-0 in NSIC duals

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – No. 5 St. Cloud State Wrestling (14-1, 9-0 NSIC) erased a 10-0 deficit after three matches to come back and defeat No. 13 U Mary (11-5, 6-3 NSIC), 23-13, on Sunday afternoon at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud. With the win, SCSU closed out its conference dual schedule with a perfect 9-0 mark to clinch a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Regular Season Championship, its 12th NSIC title in the last 13 seasons.

In addition to its 12th conference title in the last 13 seasons, the Huskies won their 17th overall conference championship in program history and recorded its 12th undefeated conference record in dual competition under head coach Steve Costanzo. SCSU is now 19-0 all-time against UMary, winning every dual since its first match on Feb. 16, 2007.

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Minot State 37 MSU Moorhead 8

Hayes Continues Hot Streak Against Beavers

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Hunter Hayes picked up his third win in a row to lead MSU Moorhead wrestling in the final regular season dual of 2023-24. Minot State defeated the Dragons 37-8.

The Dragons would fall in the first two matches of the afternoon as Hunter Hayes stepped in at 141 pounds. Hayes was riding high following a decision victory against the University of Mary on Thursday evening. The senior would jump out to an early advantage against Minot State’s Evan Vieira, scoring a takedown almost immediately in the first period. Hayes only needed three minutes to tech fall Vieira as he would score a pair of four-point near falls in the top position. With the 16-1 victory, Hayes collects his 10th win of the season and his third win in a row.

Gunnar Mogen would battle in his 149-pound bout against Minot State’s Ryan Hrcka. The two competitors were tied at seven points each in the third period, with Hrcka holding a bonus point. With both wrestlers in the neutral position, Mogen would continually try to attack Hrcka’s legs but was unable to fully wrap up and score a takedown. The bonus point proved to be the difference as Hrcka won 8-7.

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Augsburg 45, Concordia-Moorhead 6

Auggies claim 45-6 win over Concordia-Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Winning nine of the ten bouts in the match, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III men’s wrestling, Augsburg University, secured a 45-6 victory over Concordia College-Moorhead on Saturday evening to improve to 10-1 in dual meets this season.

Ranking No. 1 in both the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III tournament and dual-meet national rankings, the Auggies won nine of the ten bouts, including eight straight to finish the match.

The Auggies started the match with a win at 125 pounds when Wyatt Kaczrowski (JR, Seymour, Wis./Seymour HS) secured a 10-0 major decision over Concordia’s Kie Anderson. Kaczrowski is now 19-14 on the season, with 14 bonus-point wins.

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Minnesota State 23, Northern State 17

Gibson’s Thrilling Victory Propels Minnesota State to Dual Win over Northern State

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota State senior Shane Gibson picked up a thrilling 10-6 victory at 197 pounds to break a 17-17 tie and propel the Mavericks to a 23-17 Saturday evening over Northern State.

Gibson started the 197-pound match by picking up a takedown 37 seconds into his match before NSU’s Tyson Lien earned an escape. Gibson, who took a 3-1 lead into the second, started the period on top as Lien picked up another escape to trim the lead to 3-2. Gibson gained some breathing room at 3:48 when he picked up a takedown to take a 6-2 lead before Lien registered his third escape of the match.

Lien earned a takedown at 5:31 to tie the match at six. Gibson regained the lead at 7-6 with an escape at 6:01. Gibson registered a takedown as time expired to pick up a 10-6 decision and push MSU’s lead to 20-17.

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Minnesota 28 Wisconsin 12

McKee’s Pin Highlights 28-12 Victory over Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS – No. 12 Minnesota (11-2, 6-2 B1G) finished out the regular season with an emphatic 28-12 Border Battle victory over Wisconsin (9-5, 3-4) Friday night in front of a season-best crowd of 3,155.

The Golden Gophers won 7 of 10 matches, including five by bonus points, to capture their 11th win in the past 12 meetings with the Badgers. It was also the team’s sixth straight victory, its longest streak since opening last season with seven consecutive wins. The 6-2 record in league action is the team’s best since going 7-2 in the 2020-21 campaign.

The fireworks started right away at 125 pounds as No. 11 Patrick McKee met No. 3 Eric Barnett for the 10th time in their careers. McKee entered with a 5-4 edge in the series, though Barnett had won three of four in the regular season. Barnett had a 3-1 lead after the first period, but McKee shot in late in the second period, got the takedown, and secured the pin at the 4:47 mark, sending Maturi Pavilion into a frenzy.

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Northern State 25, Southwest Minnesota State 14

Mustangs honor seniors, but fall to Wolves

MARSHALL, MINN. – The 25th-ranked Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs fell to the 18th-ranked Northern State University Wolves on Friday evening by a score of 25-14. This loss brings the Mustangs to 3-7 overall and 1-7 in the NSIC, while the Wolves move to 8-12 and 3-5 in the NSIC.

Carlo Arreola started off the meet strong for the Mustangs, after a slow first three periods, the 125 lbs match headed to overtime. In overtime, Arreola was able to secure a takedown in the first overtime period to win by 4-1 sudden victory.

Northern State picked up victories at 133 by tech, at 141 by major decision, and at 149 by decision.

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