MSU-Mankato 19 MSU-Moorhead 18

Late Wins Propel Mavericks to Victory

Becker, Norgren and Mahan Earn Late-Match Victories to Complete Comeback

Moorhead, Minn. – The Minnesota State Mavericks were able to survive their first NSIC road dual of the year as they came back to defeat Minnesota State Moorhead 19-18 on Thursday night in Moorhead, Minn.

Trailing 15-7 after the duals first six matches, the Mavericks would win three of the final four matches to comeback and down the Dragons as they improve to 3-0 in NSIC action.

Senior Ben Becker, ranked eighth in the 174-lb weight class, would spark the Mavericks comeback with a 9-5 win by decision over Trent Sovde before MSU would even the match at 15-15 with a 21-4 tech fall win by junior Aaron Norgren. The fifth-ranked Norgren won the 184-lb match at the 6:47 mark.

The 197-lb match would prove to be the deciding match of the night as junior Pat Mahan gave the Mavericks their first lead of the evening earning a four-point major decision win defeating Brian Woelfel 8-0.

The Dragons would win the final match of the night as Jon Swart defeated freshman Nate Haynes by a 7-2 decision but would fall one-point short as the Mavericks escaped with the 19-18 victory.

Two other Mavericks earned wins on the night as freshman Paul Norgren won the 141-lb match with a 7-5 decision over Robert Otterness and sophomore Jesse Westphal won the 149-lb match with a 7-0 major decision win over Tyler Steinwand.

The win gives the Mavericks a 7-2 overall record while they advance to a perfect 3-0 in the NSIC. The loss drops the Dragons to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in NSIC action.

Minnesota State will be back in action on January 27th as they return home to face NSIC opponent Upper Iowa. The dual is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. at Bresnan Arena on the campus of Minnesota State.

MSU-Mankato 19 MSU-Moorhead 18

Wt ClassNameSchoolOpponent NameOpponent SchoolResultWinTypeScore
125Corey UlmerMoorheadForstner, AndyMankatoWMD8 – 0
133Evan FordeMoorheadMoore, SkylerMankatoWMD14 – 3
141Robert OtternessMoorheadNorgren, PaulMankatoLDEC5 – 7
149Tyler SteinwandMoorheadWestphal, JesseMankatoLMD0 – 8
157Tallen WaldMoorheadHahn, DerekMankatoWDEC4 – 0
165Tyler KivelMoorheadTodd, TelMankatoWMD13 – 2
174Trent SovdeMoorheadBecker, BenMankatoLDEC5 – 9
184Jacob McleanMoorheadNorgren, AaronMankatoLTF54 – 21 (6:47)
197Brian WoelfelMoorheadMahan, PatMankatoLMD0 – 8
285Jon SwartMoorheadHaynes, NathanMankatoWDEC7 – 2

MSU-Moorhead 33 University of Mary 12

BISMARCK, N.D. – MSU-Moorhead entered the top-20 rankings for the first time this season after being unranked in all previous polls this year. The newly ranked Dragons embarked faced off against the University of Mary (N.D.) Marauders before returning to Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Dragons took care of business and left the University of Mary with a 33-12 win.

The dual began at 149 pounds where Tyler Steinwand earned a 7-4 win over Landon DellaSilva. Steinwand opened up the dual with a takedown and DellaSilva followed that up with an escape to give Steinwand a 2-1 lead after the first period. DellaSilva earned three escapes in the second period but Steinwand’s reversal and takedown gave him the points to capture the win.

Trent Sovde backed up a loss at 165 pounds with a win at 174 pounds for the Dragons. Sovde worked over the Marauders’ Kurt Wiedrich in the first two periods en route to a 10-6 win. Sovde gained a pair of takedowns in the first along with a three-point nearfall to lead 7-1 after the first. A takedown in the second would secure the win for Sovde over Wiedrich.

At 197 pounds Brian Woelfel earned a fall at 2:37 of the first period to secure a momentum win for the Dragons. Senior Jon Swart took that momentum and finished off the Marauders with a close 3-2 decision over Austin Woo. The Dragons also had 125-pounder Corey Ulmer, 133-pounder Evan Forde and 157-pounder Tallen Wald all earn forfeit wins for the Dragons.

The No. 20 ranked Dragons 3-4 (1-1 NSIC) take their 33-12 win and will return home Thursday night to face off against the No. 7 ranked Mavericks of Minnesota State Mankato at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.

January 19, 2011 at Bismarck, ND

MSU-Moorhead 33 University of Mary 12
149 – Tyler Steinwand (MSUM) 7-4 decision over Landon DellaSilva (U-Mary)
157-Tallen Wald (MSUM) over OPEN (U-Mary)
165 – Taylor Nagel (U-Mary) 2-1 decision over Tyler Kivel (MSUM)
174 – Trent Sovde (MSUM) 10-6 decision over Kurt Wiedrich (U-Mary)
184 – Brady Anderson (U-Mary) 8-1 decision over Jacob McLean (MSUM)
197 – Brian Woelfel (MSUM) wins by pinfall at 2:37 over Kriss McCleary (U-Mary)
285 – Jon Swart (MSUM) 3-2 decision over Austin Woo (U-Mary)
125 – Cory Ulmer (MSUM) wins by forfeit over OPEN (U-Mary)
133 – Evan Forde (MSUM) wins by forfeit over OPEN (U-Mary)
141 – Tanner Beaman (U-Mary) wins by injury default over Brady Schneeberger (MSUM)

Augustana 29 MSU-Moorhead 6

No. 3 Vikings defeat MSU Moorhead in NSIC opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana broke away from a 6-6 tie and won the dual’s final seven matches to top Minnesota State Moorhead 29-6 Saturday night in both teams’ Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference openers in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Augustana improves to 7-1 (1-0 NSIC), while MSUM falls to 2-4 (0-1 NSIC).

MSUM picked up its two wins at 125 and 141 pounds. The Dragons’ Cory Ulmer topped Al Meger 4-2 at 125 pounds, and Brady Schneeberger upset Augustana’s Jay Sherer 5-3 at 141 pounds.

The Dragons’ win at 125 pounds gave them a 3-0 lead to open the dual, but Jason Jeremiason evened the score at 3-3 by taking a 7-5 decision from MSU’s Evan Forde at 133 pounds.

The Vikings rolled following Sherer’s loss at 141 pounds.

Nate Herda topped Tyler Steinwand at 149 pounds, and Marcus Edgington notched a takedown 32 seconds into the first overtime period to defeat Tallen Wald 14-3 at 157 pounds.

At 165 pounds, Gavin Nelson topped Tyler Kivel 7-2, and Carl Serick used four takedowns to pick up a 16-6 major-decision victory over Trent Sovde at 174 pounds.

Tom Davies followed with a major decision of his own, collecting eight takedowns to thump Jake McLean 20-6 at 184 pounds.

And Ty Copsey needed just 49 seconds to win his 197-pound match by fall. He made quick work of Brian Woelfel to give his team a 26-6 advantage.

Lance Peters closed the dual with a win in the heavyweight contest, breaking a 1-1 tie in the with Jon Swart with a takedown with nine seconds left to edge out a 3-1 win.

Augustana continues NSIC action on Thursday with a trip to Northern State.

Augustana 29, MSU-Moorhead 6
125: Corey Ulmer (MSUM) dec. Al Meger (Augie), 4-2
133: Jason Jeremiason (Augie) dec. Evan Forde (MSUM), 7-5
141: Brady Schneeberger (MSUM) dec. Jay Sherer (Augie), 5-2
149: Nate Herda (Augie) dec. Tyler Steinwand (MSUM), 3-1
157: Marcus Edgington (Augie) dec. Tallen Wald (MSUM), 3-1
165: Gavin Nelson (Augie) dec. Tyler Kivel (MSUM), 7-2
174: Carl Serck (Augie) major dec. Trent Sovde (MSUM), 13-5
184: Tom Davies (Augie) major dec. Jake McLean (MSUM), 17-6
197: Ty Copsey (Augie) pinned Brian Woelfel (MSUM), 0:49
285: Lance Peters (Augie) dec. Jon Swart (MSUM), 3-1

Dragons Rally Comes Up Short Against No. 13 Braves

Cedar Falls, Iowa – The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons wrestling team finished their third dual on Saturday and the team’s third against a top-15 ranked opponent when they faced No. 13 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves. The Dragons mounted a comeback but were turned away in the end, falling by a final of 14-20.

The Dragons’ 141-pounder Redshirt Senior Brady Schneeberger won his second match on the day when he took care of the Braves’ Tyquan Easton by a major decision. Schneeberger jumped out early with a takedown and a two-point nearfall in the opening period along with a penalty to take a 5-0 lead into the second period.

After exchanging reversals in the second, Schneeberger put Easton away with a pair of takedowns along with a two-point and three-point nearfall to secure a 17-6 win. Redshirt senior Tallen Wald got his second shutout of the day, defeating Patrick Foxworth by a final of 11-0.

Wald jumped out early, taking down Foxworth and earning a three-point nearfall to take a 5-0 lead after the first period. Wald repeated his opening performance in the second, this time earning a three-point nearfall. An escape in the third period would seal the win for Wald.

In the 174-pound contest Trent Sovde would defeat Dennis Fix in thrilling fashion. After both wrestlers earned escapes the match went into sudden victory overtime. There, Sovde gained a takedown to capture the 3-1 win. True freshman Kody Kalkbrenner followed up with an overtime thriller of his own, defeating Shiheem Bryant 7-5 in the second round of overtime.

Kalkbrenner took a 1-0 lead into the third period. In the third, Kalkbrenner’s two-point reversal and escape was enough to hold off Bryant’s comeback and send the match into overtime. After both wrestlers escaped in the second overtime period, the match moved into its second sudden victory overtime. Kalkbrenner would not let the win slip away and gained a takedown to secure the win.

The Dragons were with in three points of the Braves but James De La Riva defeated Jon Swart in a second sudden victory overtime period, and the Braves escaped the grasp of the Dragons and held on to a 20-14 win.

The Dragons will now move on to their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule with a dual against No. 3 Augustana (S.D.) in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.

Dragons Wrestling Upsets No. 10 Grand Canyon

Cedar Falls, Iowa – The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons wrestling team went right back to work after falling to No. 1 Nebraska-Omaha against No. 10 Grand Canyon (Ariz.), their fourth ranked opponent in a row. The Dragons’ lower weights won four of their first five matches to propel the Dragons to an 18-16 upset.

The Dragons got another solid performance from 125-pounder Corey Ulmer as he defeated Grand Canyon’s Madison Gambrell 12-7. Ulmer had two reversals in his opening period and finished off Gambrell with a two-point and three-point nearfall in the third.

Redshirt senior Jon Swart also gained his second win on the day, edging out Peter Anguiano by a final of 4-3. Swart used a takedown to keep pace with Anguiano 2-2 after the second period. In the third Swart’s escape gave him the edge with riding time to secure the win.

Fellow senior Brady Schneeberger wasted little time in bouncing back, pinning Kyle Wilson just 2:10 into the opening frame to start a run by the Dragons. Tyler Steinwand, the Dragons’ 149-pounder, also bounced back with a big win over Austen Morre. Steinwand’s three takedowns and reversal were too much for Moore to overcome as Steinwand took the match by a final of 9-2.

Senior Tallen Wald shutout Grand Canyon’s Teddy Bristol 6-0 in the 157-pound matchup. Wald jumped out to a 2-0 lead after gaining a takedown of Bristol. After a scoreless second period, Wald gained a reversal and capped it off with a point for both riding time and a penalty called against Bristol.

The Dragons even up their dual season record at 2-2 and will move on to face North Carolina at Pembroke to cap off day one of the National Duals in Cedar Falls at 5 p.m.

Dragons Strong Start Not Enough Against Top Ranked Mavericks

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons opened up the National Duals in Iowa. The Dragons jumped out early over the No. 1 ranked Mavericks but could not hold off the top ranked team and fell by a final of 13-33.

The Dragons got on the board first when 125-pounder Corey Ulmer captured a major decision over Nebraska-Omaha’s Cody Tyler. Ulmer had a pair of takedowns and a two-point nearfall in the first period while yielding only one point on an escape.

Ulmer backed up his tough first period by taking down Tyler once again and putting him on his back for another two-point nearfall, putting him up 10-1. Ulmer would gain one more point on riding time and go on to an 11-1 win.

Redshirt Senior Evan Forde (141 pounds) would also gain points for the Dragons, getting a forfeit win over the Mavericks. The Dragons could not secure another win until the final match when Redshirt Senior and heavyweight Jon Swart defeated Taylor Escamilla 6-5.

Swart found himself down 0-1 after two periods but rallied in the third. Swart gained a pair of escapes and capitalized with one reversal and a takedown to give himself the win. But the top-ranked Mavericks run through the middleweights gave them the momentum to secure a final 33-13 win over the Dragons.

The Dragons fall to 1-2 on the dual season, both losses coming against No. 1 ranked teams, and will now move on to face Grand Canyon (Ariz.) at 1 p.m.

MSU-Moorhead 35 Jamestown 3

Dragons Rout Jimmies In Convincing Fashion

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons wrestling team hosted the Jamestown College (N.D.) Jimmies at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse for their second dual of the season. After a first match win by the Jimmies, the Dragons routed the No. 14 Jimmies with a convincing 35-3 win.

The Jimmies opened up with a 9-6 decision at 157 pounds but saw no more success the rest of the night. Jacob Bennett quickly put an end to the Jimmies lead, defeating Pat Nord by a final of 10-4. The Dragons’ 174-pounder Trent Sovde gave the Dragons the permanent lead by defeating Anthony Clay 7-4.

The Dragons pulled away after that with freshman Kody Kalkbrenner winning by a major decision over Justin Hollinghead 10-2. Kalkbrenner’s three-point nearfall in the final period sealed his win.

Senior Jon Swart again took his opponent into the second overtime period for the second dual in a row, winning by a final of 4-3 over Aaron Field to start his dual season record at 2-0.

After another major decision, this time at the hands of junior Corey Ulmer who defeated Sean Blumhardt 8-0, seniors Evan Forde and Brady Schneeberger slammed the door on any possible comeback as both wrestlers earned pinfalls in each of their matches.

Forde worked Jarad Miller deep into the match but managed a takedown and quickly capitalized for a pin at the 6:04 mark of the match. Schneeberger jumped all over Zach Pickering, taking down Pickering twice in the match.

Pickering managed to escape right away the first time but had no such luck the second time around, getting pinned at the 2:01 mark. The dual ended on a 12-9 decision from Tyler Steinwand over Brandon Roehrich. Brian Woelfel also outlasted his opponent, defeating Raymond Mosley by a 5-2 final.

The Dragons improve to 1-1 on the season and will get rested for the National Duals on January 8-9, taking place in Cedar Falls (Iowa). The Dragons will begin their NSIC dual season on Jan. 15 when they head to Augustana (S.D.) to take on the Vikings at 7 p.m.

December 10, 2010

MSU-Moorhead 35, Jamestown 3

125Corey UlmerMinnesota State MoorheadSean BlumhardtJamestown (N.D.)WMD8 – 0
133Evan FordeMinnesota State MoorheadJarad MillerJamestown (N.D.)WFALL(6:04)
141Brady SchneebergerMinnesota State MoorheadZach PickeringJamestown (N.D.)WFALL(2:01)
149Tyler SteinwandMinnesota State MoorheadBrandon RoehrichJamestown (N.D.)WDEC12 – 9
157Connor MacGregorMinnesota State MoorheadBrown, SamuelJamestown (N.D.)LDEC6 – 9
165Jacob BennettMinnesota State MoorheadPat NordJamestown (N.D.)WDEC10 – 4
174Trent SovdeMinnesota State MoorheadAnthony ClayJamestown (N.D.)WDEC7 – 4
184Kody KalkbrennerMinnesota State MoorheadJustin HollingheadJamestown (N.D.)WMD10 – 2
197Brian WoelfelMinnesota State MoorheadRaymond MosleyJamestown (N.D.)WDEC5 – 2
285Jon SwartMinnesota State MoorheadAaron FieldJamestown (N.D.)WDEC4 – 3