Three Bison Take Titles at Dragon Open

MOORHEAD, Minn.—Three North Dakota State wrestlers – unattached 133 Ryan Ripplinger, 174 Austin Brenner and 285 Dan Stibral – each won individual titles at the Dragon Open hosted by Minnesota State University Moorhead in Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Four others – Dylan Droegemueller and Sam Hampton reached the finals at 141 pounds, and Noah Cressell and unattached Gary Wokojance advanced to the final round at 184 pounds, but did not wrestle.

Combined the seven NDSU wrestlers went 16-0 in the tournament with six pins, four tech falls and a pair of major decisions.

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MSUM Crowns 3 Champions at Dragon Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team crowned three champions at the annual Dragon Open which was held Sunday at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn. Senior Zach Scott (149), sophomore Ryan Stenson (157) and sophomore Justin Dravis (165) all picked up titles for MSUM.

Scott went 3-0 at 149, opening with a pin of Northland’s Jerimiah Pierre in 1:49, and following with a pin of Dylan Hanson in 2:49 in the semis. In the finals he recorded an 11-2 major decision win over Northern State’s Adam DeBoer.

Stenson also went 3-0 at 157. He pinned Itasca’s Davion Barnes in 4:24 to open the tournament and then topped Minot’s Brody Mohr 6-2. In the finals, he beat freshman teammate Josh Irwin by an 11-3 major decision. Irwin went 2-1 to finish second.

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