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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MSUM to Host 11th Annual Dragon Open on Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team hosts the 11th annual Dragon Open at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Nemzek Fieldhouse on the MSUM campus.

As many as 18 teams, including Division I schools South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Minnesota, are expected to be represented at the meet, which attracted 250 wrestlers a year ago.

Two Dragons, sophomores Blake Bosch and Garret Hoffner, will aim for titles after finishing second in their weight classes a year ago at the Dragon Open. Sophomore Isaac Novacek was third at 141 a year ago as well.

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Dragons Have Solid Showing at Finn Grinaker Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Third-place finishes from sophomores Blake Bosch and Nader Abdullatif led the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team at the Finn Grinaker Cobber Open hosted by Concordia College on Saturday in Moorhead, Minn.

No team scores were kept at the event.

MSUM also got fourth-place finishes from sophomore Isaac Novacek at 149 pounds and senior Philippe Walker at 141.

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Dragons Sign Connell and May

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced Dylan Connell of Center City, Minn., and Austin May of Zimmerman, Minn., have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at MSUM starting in 2015-16.

“We are excited to have Dylan and Austin commit to our program,” Nelson said. “We look forward to having them as part of our team. Both will have the chance to contribute next season.”

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Dragons to Compete at Finn Grinaker Open on Saturday

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team resumes competition after a 10-day layoff on Saturday at the Finn Grinaker Cobber Open hosted by Concordia College. Competition begins at 9 a.m. at Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium.

MSUM is expected to have around 10 wrestlers compete at the open event. It is MSUM’s final competition before the Dragon Open, which is set for Dec. 7.

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