NDSU Run Ends at NCAA Wrestling Championships

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – North Dakota State’s run at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships ended during Session IV on Friday, March 22, before 18,013 spectators at PPG Paints Arena. The Bison are 36th in the team standings with 6.5 points.

Fleetwood, a senior from Smyrna, Del., missed the All-America medal round at 125 pounds by one match. He lost a hard-fought 5-3 sudden victory-1 decision to Oregon State’s Ronnie Bresser. Bresser scored on a takedown, Fleetwood on an escape in the first period.

Fleetwood held the top position for a majority of the second period and built 1:26 riding time before gained an escape. Fleetwood escaped 10-seconds into the third and picked up a point for riding time. However, Bresser came up with a takedown in extra time to end the bout. Fleetwood end the season 27-6 and was 4-6 in three NCAA trips including 3-2 this year.

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Perham’s Moser steps down as head coach

Longtime Perham wrestling head coach Robb Moser knew it was time. The long-time coach announced his resignation, which was accepted by the Perham-Dent School Board on March 18 during its meeting at Perham High School.

Moser capped off his career with a storybook ending. He coached his final match at the Class AA Championships, which happened to be his son’s last match as a Yellowjacket. Ty Moser captured the Class AA Championship at 195, earning the school’s first individual championship since the 2006 season. It was the third individual state champion during Moser’s time as head coach with the Yellowjackets. Moser oversaw 12 state tournament appearances, nine state placements, 109 total state entrants and 38 individual placewinners during his career with the Yellowjackets. He finished his coaching career with a 425-99-1 record. Continue reading at www.perhamfocus.com

All Eight Gophers Remain Alive After Day One

PITTSBURGH – The University of Minnesota wrestling team finished up day one of the 2019 NCAA Championships tied for 4th place as a team and the Gophers still have all eight wrestlers alive in the tournament

Four Gophers won both of their matches on the day to remain on the championship side and in contention for an NCAA title. As a team, the Gophers (14-3, 7-3 B1G) sit behind Penn State, Ohio State, and Iowa with 20 team points. They are currently tied with Oklahoma State.

Sean Russell made his Gophers NCAA Championships debut with a 16-6 major decision in the team’s first bout of the day. The 125-pounder quickly got to his opponent, Missouri’s Dack Punke’s, left ankle before finishing the takedown and never looking back.

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