Trip to New York City a Memorable Experience for Dragons

NEW YORK CITY – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team’s trip to New York City for the Grapple at the Garden proved to be a memorable experience. Not only did the Dragons win their dual against Long Island University Post on Sunday, but they also had time to visit the sites in America’s largest city.

“We have had a great experience on our trip to New York City for the Grapple at the Garden,” Nelson said. “On Saturday evening the coaching staff attended an MSUM wrestling social where we met many Moorhead State alumni who know live and work on the East Coast. The social was a great event to visit with past alumni, wrestlers and family who were attending the Grapple at the Garden.” Continue reading at msumdragons.com

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Big Win in the Big Apple: Dragons Top LIU Post 33-6 at Grapple at the Garden

NEW YORK CITY – Three wins by fall propelled the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team to a 33-6 win over Long Island University Post in action Sunday morning at the Grapple at the Garden at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Dragons improved to 1-1 on the season while the Pioneers fell to 1-9 in duals.

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Dragons to Battle LIU-Post Sunday in Grapple at the Garden

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will compete in one of its most anticipated events in recent memory on Sunday when it competes at the Grapple at the Garden at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Dragons will face Long Island University-Post in a dual at 7 a.m. Central time.

“It’s a prestigious event held at Madison Square Garden,” MSUM head coach Kris Nelson said. “There are a lot of D1 schools competing. We’re very honored to be involved.”

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MSUM Wrestlers Post 5 Top Three Finishes at Dragon Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Sophomore Blake Bosch won the championship at 133 pounds to lead the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team at the 11th annual Dragon Open which was held Sunday at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn. MSUM finished with five top three finishes on the day in their annual home tournament.

In addition to Bosch’s performance, sophomore Shane Novak (125 pounds), senior Philippe Walker (141), sophomore Garret Hoffner (157) and senior Michael Joseph (174) all had top three finishes for MSUM.

Bosch, a national qualifier in 2014, had a big day for the Dragons at 133 pounds. He had an opening bye and then topped North Dakota State’s Hunter Weber, 7-1. In the finals, he avenged an earlier loss to Jarred Oftedahl of St. Cloud State, winning a hard-fought 3-2 contest to claim the title at 133.

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