St. Cloud State 29, Augustana 3

Huskies beat Vikings for 13th consecutive time, stands one win away from conference title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 5 St. Cloud State Wrestling (13-1, 8-0 NSIC) won nine of 10 bouts to earn a 29-6 win over No. 14 Augustana (13-6, 7-2 NSIC) on Friday night in Sioux Falls. Junior 157-pounder Nick Novak (New Prague, Minn.) earned the lone win by bonus points for the Huskies, recording a technical fall in his victory.

With the win, SCSU will now wrestle for an NSIC regular season championship on Sunday against No. 13 UMary. A win would be SCSU’s 12th NSIC regular season championship in the last 13 seasons and 17th overall conference title. It would also mark the 12th undefeated conference record for the Huskies under head coach Steve Costanzo. The Huskies have won 104 of its last 105 conference duals dating back to Jan. 30, 2011, with its only loss coming last season to UW-Parkside, a 20-19 loss by criteria on Jan. 12, 2023. SCSU is now 27-19 all-time against Augustana but has won 13 consecutive matches in the series dating back to Jan. 27, 2012, a 26-9 win in St. Cloud.

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Minnesota State 39, Sioux Falls 7

Mavericks Dominate the Mat Against USF

Mankato, Minn. – The Minnesota State wrestling team rattled off eight consecutive victories – tallying bonus points in seven of those – en route to a 39-7 victory over Sioux Falls Friday evening in the Taylor Center.

With the win, the Mavericks improved to 7-5 on the season, 4-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The Cougars opened the night with a major decision at 125 and a decision at 133 before the Mavericks slammed the door. At 141 pounds, junior Trayton Anderson was the first on the board for the Mavericks with an 18-1 tech fall at 4:19. Starting the first period, Anderson found a takedown, followed by a four-point and three-point near fall in both the first and second periods. Sophomore Isaiah Mlsna then followed with a 4-2 victory at 149 pounds.

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Missouri 32, North Dakota State 6

NDSU Wrestling Falls to #7 Missouri in Home Finale

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State wrestling fell to No. 7 Missouri32-6 Friday night in Big 12 action at the Scheels Center. The Bison picked up wins from Max Petersen and Spencer Mooberry.

Petersen secured the only takedown in the 149-pound match with Joel Mylin, and the redshirt freshman added an escape on his way to a 4-2 decision. Petersen has won eight straight dual matches, improving to 8-3 in dual competition for the Bison.

Mooberry also scored the only takedown in his match at 197 pounds. Mooberry picked up a takedown late in the first period to grab a 3-0 lead. He then recorded an escape and was awarded a stalling penalty point in the second period as he defeated Jesse Cassatt 5-1.

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U Mary 43 MSU Moorhead 3

Hayes Gets Win for Dragons Against Marauders

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hunter Hayes picked up his ninth win of the season on Thursday night to lead the MSUM efforts against 13th-ranked Mary. The Marauders took the dual 43-3.

Hunter Hayes would earn MSUM’s first victory of the dual at 141 pounds. Hayes scored a first-period takedown on Kaden DeCouteau to gain a lead. Hayes would grab another takedown and hang on to win by decision, 6-3. It is Hayes’ ninth win of the season.

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Wisconsin-Stevens Point 29 Augsburg 17

MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University’s three women’s wrestling seniors each recorded wins in their final home matches of their careers in the No. 14-ranked Auggies’ 29-17 dual-meet loss to the No. 18-ranked University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sunday afternoon at Si Melby Hall.

Augsburg ranked No. 14 in the latest NWCA women’s national rankings for NCAA teams, scored three victories on the mat and one by forfeit, while No. 18-ranked UW-Stevens Point collected four forfeits and two wins on the mat.

At 170 pounds, Augsburg’s Madison Horn (SR, Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater HS) improved to 11-8 on the season with her seventh pin of the season, a 4:22 pin of Tabitha Breitrick. Tied 2-2 entering the second period, Horn converted a four-point feet-to-danger throw into the pin, the 12th of her collegiate career. She is now 27-37 in her Auggie career.

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Minnesota 36 Purdue 6

No. 11 Minnesota Dominates Purdue, 36-6, for Fifth Straight Win

MINNEAPOLIS – No. 11 Minnesota (10-2, 5-2 B1G) notched its fifth straight conference win as the Golden Gophers dominated Purdue (4-8, 1-5) Sunday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind., 36-6.

The Gophers won 8 of 10 matches Sunday, including seven by bonus points, five of which were tech falls. In total, Minnesota scored 130 points in the match to just 32 for the Boilermakers, while 28 of the 31 takedowns in the dual were recorded by the Gophers.

Minnesota has won 13 of the last 14 matchups in the series dating to the 2004-05 season, and in West Lafayette, it is now 17-4 all-time against Purdue. The 17 road wins are tied for the most for Minnesota against one school, matching the 17 it has against Indiana.

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Oklahoma State 31, South Dakota State 6

No. 2 Cowboys stop wrestling win streak

STILLWATER, Okla. — Second-ranked Oklahoma State won the first six matches and went on to defeat No. 12 South Dakota State, 31-6, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Saturday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

With the loss, the Jackrabbits saw their nine-dual winning streak come to an end in falling to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in the Big 12. OSU stayed unbeaten at 13-0, including a 7-0 league mark.

All five matches in the first half of the dual featured ranked wrestlers from both squads, with the higher-ranked Cowboy wrestler coming out on top each time. Starting at 125 pounds, No. 11 Troy Spratley of Oklahoma State answered a loss to the Jackrabbits’ No. 13 Tanner Jordan earlier this season at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with a 7-3 decision.

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