MANKATO, Minn. — Senior Zach Johnston earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week honors after earning a pair of individual wins in the Mavericks’ wins over U-Mary and No. 23 Minot State.
Johnston, a Waukee, Iowa native, improved to 13-4 on the season. The 174-pounder, who holds the No. 10 ranking, posted a 6-2 upset win over No. 7 Phillip Springsteen of U-Mary in the Mavericks’ 29-12 win over the Marauders. He also cruised to a 19-4 technical fall win over Joey Lopez of Minot State as the Mavericks topped the Beavers 27-13.
MINOT, N.D. — The No. 17 Minnesota State wrestling team (6-1, 2-0 NSIC) notched its second Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual win Saturday afternoon, defeating the No. 23 Minot State Beavers (4-5, 1-3 NSIC), 27-13, inside the Minot State Dome.
The Mavericks fell behind 7-0 after the first two matches. At 125 lbs., Trenton McManus lost an 11-5 decision to No. 6 Dean Arevalo. Cole Gille then fell to Oscar Nellis by a 14-2 major decision.
2020 Saint John’s North Country Open results. Saturday, January 25 at Collegeville, MN.
Mavericks Takedown Marauders 29-12
BISMARCK, N.D. — The No. 17 Minnesota State wrestling team defeated the U-Mary Marauders, 29-12, in a Friday evening dual that saw the Mavericks win seven matches.
At 125 lbs., Trenton McManus was pinned in the third period by Jeremy Leintz to give the Marauders a 6-0 lead.
After that, the Mavericks won three consecutive matches to take a 12-6 lead. At 133 lbs., Cole Gille defeated Lincoln Turman by a 3-0 decision. No. 9 Louie Sanders then picked up an 11-3 major decision win over Trevor Fauver at 141 lbs., before No. 3 Kyle Rathman came away with a 16-1 technical fall win over Devin Steidler at 149 lbs.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14, 2020, at NCAA.com/tickets. The championships are co-hosted by Augustana University and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority.
Single-session and all-session tickets are available, with affordable options for all ages. Fans interested in premium seating options should contact the KELOLAND Box Office located in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Discounted tickets are also available to groups purchasing at least 10 tickets.
MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota State wrestling team is tied for 17th in the most-recent 2019-20 NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.
The Mavericks have three individuals ranked at their respective weight classes, including junior Kyle Rathman (Apple Valley, Minn.), who is rated third at 149 lbs. Rathman, who placed seventh at last year’s NCAA DII national championships in earning All-American honors, holds an 8-1 record for 2019-20.
MANKATO, Minn. – The No. 17 Minnesota State wrestling team is scheduled to travel to Marshall, Minn., to face the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs for an NSIC dual on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m.
The conference dual, which will take place inside the PE Gym, was previously scheduled for Jan. 18, but inclement weather postponed the dual.
The Mavericks hold a 4-1 record and will be traveling to North Dakota for a pair of duals this weekend. Friday’s dual against University of Mary (2-4, 0-1 NSIC) is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., while Saturday’s dual with Minot State (4-3, 1-1 NSIC) is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.
The NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 and Individual Rankings have been released for January 22, 2020.