MSUM Set for Auggie Invitational

MOORHEAD, Minn.—The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday for the Auggie Invitational, hosted by Augsburg University. The tournament begins at 9 a.m.

Last Saturday, the Dragons went to Concordia-Moorhead for the Finn Grinaker Open. Sophomore Braydon Ortloff and sophomore Evan Foster led the way for MSUM with runner-up finishes. Ortloff went 3-1 at 157 pounds. He opened the first championship round by pinning Northern State’s Bryan Burnett in 3:13. Ortloff’s only loss came against UMary’s Braydon Huber in the finals. Foster also went 3-1 at 174 pounds.

Foster also opened round one by pinning his opponent, Minot State’s Isaac Bertalotto, in 4:19. Foster’s only loss was in the finals against St. Cloud State’s Devin Donovan.

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Ortloff and Foster Lead Dragon Wrestlers at Finn Grinaker Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Runner-up finishes from sophomore Braydon Ortloff and sophomore Evan Foster led the way for the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team at the Finn Grinaker Open hosted by Concordia College on Saturday in Moorhead.

Ortloff went 3-1 at 157 pounds, highlighted by pins over Northern State wrestlers Bryan Burnett and Walker Carr. He suffered a tough 8-7 loss to Braydon Huber of Mary in the finals.

Foster also went 3-1 at 174 pounds. He pinned Minot’s Isaac Bertalotto in 4:19 in the opening round and won his next two matches by decision before losing to St. Cloud State’s Devin Donovan, 7-3 in the finals.

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MSUM Wrestling Back in Action Saturday at Finn Grinaker Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team is back in action this Saturday at the Finn Grinaker Open hosted by Concordia College. Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on the Concordia campus.

MSUM will send about 15 wrestlers to compete at the event; several will wrestle unattached. It is the Dragons’ second tournament of 2019-20.

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MSUM Wrestlers Place Two at Bison Open

FARGO, N.D. — Senior Zach Scott and sophomore Jordan Urbach both placed to lead the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team at the 49th annual Bison Open which was held on Saturday in Fargo, N.D. The Dragons competed against many Division I wrestlers from North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Minnesota at the meet.

Scott, who was a national qualifier in 2017-18 and redshirted last season, went 3-2 at 149 pounds. He beat Devin Steidler of Mary, 9-7 in the first round before losing to Brayton Lee of Minnesota in the second round. Scott followed with a 14-7 win over Tanner Pasvogel of St. Cloud State and then advanced by medical forfeit. After being pinned, Scott came back for a 7-3 win over Mary’s Chandler Mooney in the fifth-place match.

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MSUM Wrestling Opens Saturday at Bison Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team opens the 2019-20 season this Saturday at the Bison Open hosted by North Dakota State. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the SHAC on the NDSU campus.

MSUM, entering its 11th season under the direction of Head Coach Kris Nelson, returns eight starters from a year ago.

Three national qualifiers are on the roster for the Dragons. MSUM will have three national qualifiers on the roster this season. That includes junior All-American Cole Jones, who is ranked sixth in the nation at 125 pounds. He went 3-2 at the national championships a year ago. Jones finished 29-10 last season and was an All-NSIC First Team selection.

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