St. Cloud State 27, Upper Iowa 9

Huskies win seven of 10 bouts with a fall and a forfeit in 27-9 road victory

FAYETTE, Iowa. – No. 5 St. Cloud State Wrestling won seven of 10 matches with a forfeit and a fall to earn a 27-9 win over No. 10 Upper Iowa in Fayette on Thursday evening. The Huskies won four matches decided by two points or less, grinding out a tough win at Dorman Gymnasium.

The Huskies opened the match at heavyweight, where Elijah Novak dropped a tight 2-0 decision to No. 10 Zach Ryg. Paxton Creese brought the team score even at three with a 5-3 decision over Colby Lopez at 125, dominating early in the match to put together a lead.

Caleb Meekins made a big statement at 133, dragging down Kaden Anderlik twice early in their bout and controlling on top. The Huskies’ 133-pounder found his way to a cow catcher midway through the second, flattening Anderlik for the fall at 3:27.

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Northern State 29 MSU Moorhead 8

Hayes and Baguma Put in Solid Efforts, Wolves Win Dual Over Dragons

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Hunter Hayes and Andre Baguma combined for 11 takedowns as the pair picked up wins for MSUM, but 20th-ranked Northern State defeated the Dragons in dual action, 29-8.

Clayson Mele opened the dual for the Dragons, battling Northern State’s Landen Fischer. Mele scored two takedowns and four escapes, but was unable to collect two takedowns to pull even with Fischer. The sophomore fell in the match 12-8.

Hunter Hayes got MSUM its first victory of the dual at 141 pounds thanks to four takedowns and an escape. Hayes collected over two minutes of riding time to put together a 10-1 major decision victory over Robert Coyle.

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Minot State 18 Minnesota State 16

Mavericks Fall to Beavers in Close Dual

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State finished just behind Minot State in a tough battle, losing 18-16 tonight at home.

Starting at 165 lb., freshman Kole Marko won 3-1 in sudden victory and started off a string of decision wins for the Mavericks, followed by junior Mike Smith and senior Brody Nielsen at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively.

Senior Dylan Butts at 195 pounds, lost in a 7-0 decision match. Next up, senior #7 Darrell Mason fought to win in overtime 2-1 against Minot’s #9 Jake Swirple.

After Minot State received a forfeit at 125 pounds and sophomore Isaiah Mlsna was downed 4-3, the team score was tied 12-12.

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Gophers Close Out Home Slate against No. 2 Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 11 University of Minnesota wrestling program (11-2, 4-2 B1G) is set for their home finale on Friday night, as they look to go undefeated at home for the first time since the 2014-15 season against the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes (12-1, 5-1 B1G) inside Maturi Pavilion at 8:00 p.m. CST.

The dual will be broadcasted live on Big Ten Network with Ray Flores and Tim Johnson on the call. Fans can also follow along to match-by-match updates on Twitter at @GopherWrestling.

Minnesota is coming off the heels of a 24-9 win over No. 17 Illinois, where the Gophers claimed seven of the ten bouts, including three upset victories from Jake Bergeland, Cael Carlson, and Bailee O’Reilly

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NWCA Division III Poll – February 2, 2023

Manheim, PA – On Thursday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fifth set of regular season Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wartburg now sits at the top of both the Tournament and Dual Top 25 polls. This following their 22-14 upset win over then #1 Augsburg. The tournament poll top five is now comprised of #1 Wartburg (71 pts), #2 Johnson & Wales (51 pts), #3 Augsburg (48pts), #4 Baldwin Wallace (45.5 pts), and finally #5 Loras (34 pts).

Wartburg (12-1) is now the new #1 jumping up from third while #2 Augsburg (8-1), #3 Johnson & Wales (26-3), #4 UW-La Crosse (13-3), and #5 Baldwin Wallace (15-2) round out the top five.

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No. 14 Vikings Welcome UMary, MSU for NSIC Matchups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The No. 14 Augustana wrestling team hosts two NSIC opponents at the Elmen Center this weekend. On Friday, the No. 14 UMary Marauders come to town for a dual scheduled for 8 p.m., taking place after the high school dual that takes place at 6 p.m. The Vikings are set to take on the Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday at 7 p.m. for Parent’s Night.

Live results can be found at GoAugie.com/Live and on the GoAugie app, presented by CellOnly, found in the app store and on Google play.

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