MSU-Moorhead Picked to Finish 5th in NSIC

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team has been picked to finish fifth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, according to a poll of the league’s coaches released on Friday.

The Dragons finished with 18 points in the poll, trailing fourth-place Augustana by seven. Upper Iowa was picked to win the NSIC with 64 points. The nine-team league welcomes newcomer Minot State to the ranks in 2012-13.

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DII Winter Championships Festival relocated to Birmingham

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The 2013 Division II Winter National Championships Festival has been moved from Cleveland to Birmingham, Ala., because of challenges involving the hotel block in Cleveland.

The Festival – which will feature Division II national championships in men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s indoor track, and wrestling – will be conducted March 3-9, 2013, at Birmingham’s CrossPlex multisport facility. The dates and schedule of events will not be affected by the change of venue. The Gulf South Conference and the City of Birmingham will serve as co-hosts.

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MSUM assistant wrestling coach Baker arrested for DUI

MOORHEAD – A Minnesota State University Moorhead assistant wrestling coach is facing charges after being arrested early Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving.

According to documents filed Thursday in Clay County District Court, Nathan William Baker was arrested by a Moorhead police officer after driving through a flashing red light at the intersection of 11th Street and Main Avenue. Continue reading at

Dragons add one new and two transfers

Joining MSU-Moorhead for next season are state qualifier Michael Urban of Forest Lake as well as junior college transfers Phillipe Walker of Baltimore, Maryland and Conner Monk of Wausau, Wisconsin.

Walker is a 2012 NJCAA All-American for Minnesota West placing seventh at 133 pounds. Monk is a NJCAA National Championships qualifier for Itasca at 165 pounds.

Urban is projected at 174 pounds.

Where are they going in 2012-13?