MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team ran into the No. 2-ranked team in the nation on Friday night and fell to St. Cloud State, 44-3 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual Friday night at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn.
MSUM fell to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in the NSIC with the loss while St. Cloud State improved to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.
The Dragons, ranked No. 24 in the latest Basford rankings, got a win from No. 2-ranked Blake Bosch at 133. Bosch is now 23-5 on the year.
The Huskies, who had three wrestlers in the lineup ranked No. 1 in the nation in their respective weight classes, recorded four pins and a win by technical fall on the night.
Junior Isaac Novacek had a competitive match at 149 for MSUM, falling to Curt Zachmeier 7-2.
Bosch’s win came with a hard-fought 2-0 decision over SCSU’s Jarred Oftedahl at 133 pounds to close the match (the dual began at 141).
St. Cloud State was the fourth nationally-ranked opponent in the last five duals for MSUM, which hosts Augustana on January 29.
St. Cloud State wrestles Northern State University at 2:00 p.m. in Aberdeen, S.D. on January 23rd.
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No. 2 St. Cloud State 44, MSU-Moorhead 3
141-Travis Swanson (SCSU) maj. dec. Kristian Vazquez, 11-3
149-Curt Zachmeier (SCSU) dec. Isaac Novacek, 7-2
157-Larry Bomstad (SCSU) pinned Dylan Connell, 1:59
165-Clint Poster (SCSU) pinned Adam Blees, 3:25
174-Clayton Jennissen (SCSU) pinned Brayden Kuntz, 5:31
184-Chavez Farris (SCSU) maj. dec. Mike Urban, 12-3
197-VJ Giulio (SCSU) maj. dec. Cody Anderson, 16-5
285-Austin Goergen (SCSU) tech. fall Nader Abdullatif, 20-3
125-Tim Prescott (SCSU) pinned Jared Goldsmith, 2:13
133-Blake Bosch (MSUM) dec. Jarred Oftedahl, 2-0
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