ABERDEEN, S.D. — Minnesota State wrestling finished strong down the stretch to finish its regular season with a 28-11 win over Northern State, improving to 3-9 overall and 3-6 in NSIC action.
MSU and NSU split the first four weight classes including a major win by Alphonso Vruno (So., 141 lbs.), 15-5, and a 3-2 decision by Trevor Schultz (Fr., 125 lbs.), lifting each of their records to 17-11 overall and 10-18, respectively.
Adam Cooling (Fr., 157 lbs.) earned his 23rd win of the season with an 8-2 decision, before Darick Vancura (Fr., 165 lbs.) recorded his first fall since Dec. 21, which came at the 4:03 mark and elevated his team-highs in victories (25) and falls (16).
Corby Running (Sr., 285 lbs.) and Scott VanDeLoo (So., 184 lbs.) combined to earn the Mavericks’ final twelve points. Running recorded a fall 27 seconds into the match and VanDeLoo won by forfeit.
All four of Northern State’s wins were by decision, but the Wolves were deducted one point for an unsportsmanlike penalty.
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The Mavericks next stop will be at the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 tournament in Edmond, Okla., beginning on Feb. 28.
MSU-Mankato 28, Northern State 11
125 Trevor Schultz, MSM, dec. Anthony Bruno, NOST, 3-2
133 Cody Voegeli, NOST, dec. Tanner Mills, MSM, 3-1
141 Alphonso Vruno, MSM, maj. dec. Ian Muirhead, NOST, 15-5
149 Beau Voegeli, NOST, dec. Weston Droegemueller, MSM, 8-3
157 Adam Cooling, MSM, dec. Sean Havlovic, NOST, 8-2
165 Darick Vancura, MSM, pinned Blake Lundgren, NOST, 4:03
174 Anthony Navarro, NOST, dec. Brendan Eichmann, MSM, 5-2
184 Scott VanDeLoo, MSM, forf.
197 Joe Gomez, NOST, dec. Chris Zimmer, MSM, 6-3
285 Corby Running, MSM, pinned Anthony Reurink, NOST, 0:27 (NOST unsportsmanlike -1)