Minot State 37 MSU Moorhead 8

Hayes Continues Hot Streak Against Beavers

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Hunter Hayes picked up his third win in a row to lead MSU Moorhead wrestling in the final regular season dual of 2023-24. Minot State defeated the Dragons 37-8.

The Dragons would fall in the first two matches of the afternoon as Hunter Hayes stepped in at 141 pounds. Hayes was riding high following a decision victory against the University of Mary on Thursday evening. The senior would jump out to an early advantage against Minot State’s Evan Vieira, scoring a takedown almost immediately in the first period. Hayes only needed three minutes to tech fall Vieira as he would score a pair of four-point near falls in the top position. With the 16-1 victory, Hayes collects his 10th win of the season and his third win in a row.

Gunnar Mogen would battle in his 149-pound bout against Minot State’s Ryan Hrcka. The two competitors were tied at seven points each in the third period, with Hrcka holding a bonus point. With both wrestlers in the neutral position, Mogen would continually try to attack Hrcka’s legs but was unable to fully wrap up and score a takedown. The bonus point proved to be the difference as Hrcka won 8-7.

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U Mary 43 MSU Moorhead 3

Hayes Gets Win for Dragons Against Marauders

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hunter Hayes picked up his ninth win of the season on Thursday night to lead the MSUM efforts against 13th-ranked Mary. The Marauders took the dual 43-3.

Hunter Hayes would earn MSUM’s first victory of the dual at 141 pounds. Hayes scored a first-period takedown on Kaden DeCouteau to gain a lead. Hayes would grab another takedown and hang on to win by decision, 6-3. It is Hayes’ ninth win of the season.

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Dragons Wrap Up Dual Season at Marauders, Hosting Beavers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling will conclude its 2023-24 dual season with a road battle against Mary on Thursday, February 15, beginning at 7 p.m. The Dragons will then close the regular season hosting Minot State on Sunday at 4 p.m.

For the Dragons, it will be a battle against a pair of ranked opponents as Mary is currently slotted 13th in the NWCA Coaches’ Poll, with Minot State receiving votes in the same rankings.

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Concordia 27 MSU Moorhead 17

Dragons Scrap Hard Versus Cobbers

MOORHEAD, Minn. – MSU Moorhead wrestling earned four big wins in dual competition against Eighth Street neighbor Concordia College on Friday evening. The Cobbers took the team score, 27-17

Concordia would claim the first four matches before Airin Spell stepped to the mat to face off with Mason Swanson. Spell would showcase his offensive ability throughout the bout, racking up 16 total points with a variety of takedowns, near falls and reversal points. Ultimately, Spell would work towards a 16-7 major decision victory over Swanson.

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Dragons Finish Homestand Hosting Concordia College

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling will complete their four-dual homestand this Friday as the Dragons host Eighth Street neighbor Concordia College beginning at 7 p.m.

MSUM last competed in a pair of home duals against fourth-ranked Parkside and Sioux Falls. The Dragons fell to the Rangers on Friday before turning in a resilient performance against the Coo on Saturday. MSUM dropped the first three matches of the dual against the Cougars and trailed 16-0 on the scoreboard. From there, the Dragons would rally back to win the final seven matches and the dual, 29-16. Will Price and Airin Spell helped cap the win for MSUM with pins at their respective weight classes, with Price’s performance giving the Dragons the lead in the team scoring. Isaiah Huus added in five team points at 197 pounds with a 16-1 tech fall victory, his first of the season.

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