Four Dragons Earn NWCA Scholar All-America Distinction

MANHEIM, Pa. — MSU Moorhead wrestlers Gunnar Mogen, Jonas Anez, Isaiah Huus, and Parker Benz have been named National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-Americans.

For Mogen, it is his third consecutive season earning NWCA Scholar All-America honors, while Anez and Benz make their first return trips to the team in 2023-24. Huus is a first-time NWCA Scholar All-America honoree in 2023-24. Mogen is a junior majoring in biology at MSUM, while Benz, a redshirt sophomore, is a finance major. Anez, a sophomore, is an exercise science major, while Huus, a redshirt freshman, is a computer science major.

The University of Indianapolis topped the team ranking with a GPA of 3.480, with Lake Erie College close behind with a 3.466. Colorado Mesa (3.439), Minnesota State (3.438), and Wisconsin-Parkside (3.436) round out the top five teams.

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MSUM Closes Season at NCAA Super Region V

MINOT, N.D. – MSU Moorhead was led by wins from redshirt freshmen Cody Wienen and Wayne Mellon at the NCAA Super Region V Tournament.

Cody Wienen helped lift the Dragons in the morning sessions, earning a first-round bye at 157 pounds. While Wienen would fall in his first match of the day to Northern State’s Devin Bahr, he would rally in the consolation bracket. Wienen earned an 8-1 decision over Sioux Falls’ John Tyler to collect a win at the regional. The redshirt freshman would miss out on vying for third place with a loss in his next match.

Wayne Mellon would also get the Dragons a win in the consolation ladder. Mellon would dazzle at 174 pounds against USF’s Ashtin Johnson, winning by a count of 17-0 by the end of the second period. Mellon would conclude his tournament with a loss in his next match.

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Dragons Head to Minot for NCAA Super Region V

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling will travel to Minot, N.D., on Saturday, March 2, for the annual NCAA Super Region V Tournament. Action from the North Dakota State Fairgrounds is set to begin at 9 a.m.

MSUM ended the regular season, falling to Minot State in dual action on February 18. In that dual, Hunter Hayes earned his third straight victory with a technical fall at 3:00. Wayne Mellon collected a win be decision for the Dragons against the Beavers as well.

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