Dragons Open NSIC Duals Against Huskies

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling is set to begin its conference season as the Dragons begin NSIC dual competition on Saturday, December 9 at fifth-ranked St. Cloud State, beginning at 2 p.m.

The last competition for the Dragons was on December 3 as part of the MSUM-hosted Dragon Open. MSUM bolstered three weight class champions at the open tournament in Isaiah Huus (197 pounds), Jacob Reinardy (165 pounds) and Anthony Sykora (174 pounds). The Dragons had ten total placewinners at the event as well, headlined by Hunter Heim’s third-place finish at 125 pounds.

Huus and 184-pounder Will Price lead the Dragons with 13 wins each so far in 2023-24. Both redshirt freshmen competitors have seven pinfall victories so far this season as does true freshman Anthony Sykora. Heavyweight Quade Peterson leads the team with eight wins by pinfall this year. Price, Sykora and Cade Rose have all registered a pair of technical fall wins this season. Hunter Heim leads the squad with three wins by technical fall in 2023-24.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – December 4, 2023

Lander holds atop Division II Men’s Coaches Poll

MANHEIM, PA – The Lander Bearcats held on to the number one spot in the newest edition of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Men’s Coaches Poll, released Monday afternoon.

Lander stayed atop the poll with 81 total points behind a poll-high seven ranked wrestlers. West Liberty stayed in the #2 spot with 71 points, with Indianapolis (65 points), Central Oklahoma (59 points), St. cloud State (52 points) and UMary (52 points) rounding out the Top 5.

Both West Liberty and Indianapolis also feature seven ranked wrestlers, with both the Hilltoppers and Greyhounds featuring a top-ranked wrestler. None of the number one wrestlers changed in the newest edition of the ranking.

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MSUM Bolsters Three Champions, 10 Placewinners at Dragon Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. – MSU Moorhead wrestling’s Isaiah Huus, Jacob Reinardy and Anthony Sykora all claimed weight class titles at the MSUM-hosted Dragon Open on Sunday.

In total, MSUM bolstered 10 placewinners at the annual meet as 28 different teams competed with over 180 wrestlers taking the mat inside Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Isaiah Huus continued to show why he is one of MSUM’s rising stars, taking home a championship in the 197-pound White Division. Huus collected four more wins to his 2023-24 total at the tournament with two pins and a major decision. The redshirt freshman began his day with back-to-back pinfalls, highlighted by a sticking of Concordia’s Laurore Supris in 59 seconds in the quarterfinals. Huus earned the first-place nod with an 8-2 decision win over Northern State’s Tanner Meyers.

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MSUM Hosts Dragon Open Inside Nemzek Fieldhouse Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling will host the annual Dragon Open inside Nemzek Fieldhouse on Sunday, December 3. Wrestling is set to begin at 10 a.m. with 28 teams slated to compete at the open.

The Dragons have not competed since November 18 at the Younes Hospitality Open hosted by Nebraska-Kearney. MSUM had four place winners at the open, headlined by Will Price’s fourth place finish at 184 pounds. Price leads the Dragons with 12 total wins this season and is tied for the team-lead with six pinfall victories. Isaiah Huus placed at the Younes Hospitality Open at 197 pounds, moving his win total to nine in 2023-24. Freshmen Cade Rose (149 pounds) and Anthony Sykora (179 pounds) were the other place winners for MSUM. Sykora has 10 wins on the year with five pinfall victories.

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