Marauders Edge Dragons with OT Win at 285

The University of Mary snuck out of Moorhead with an NSIC victory after 285 Dom Tudor scored an overtime takedown to beat Valley City native Jordan Magnuson 6-4.  Magnuson scored the lone takedown in regulation, but Tudor was able to even the score when he was an awarded a stalling point for Magnuson backing out of the circle.  In overtime, Magnuson took an errant single leg and Tudor was able to spin behind for the dual clincher.

The Marauders led the dual 16-6 with four matches remaining, but lost two decisions and a major from 174-197 to bring the dual score to 16-16 with only the heavyweight match to go.  In that stretch of three in a row, Moorhead got victories from #10 ranked 174 Adam Blees, and 197 Preston Lehmann.  Both Blees and Lehmann were North Dakota high school standouts.

Mary got behind in the first match of the dual when Moorhead’s Cole Jones scored a controlling 8-3 decision over Nate Humann.  From there, the Marauders won back to back matches with Bismarck natives Tate Barnhardt and Hunter Eckert.  Barnhardt continued his dual meet dominance with a 15-2 major decision Seth Hutchinson.  Eckert started fast at 141, scoring a quick takedown and back points to grab an 8-1 lead after the first period.  Moorhead’s Zach Scott kept battling though, and the match ended 11-5.

149 featured a match between two former North Dakota Class A preps, as Mary’s Reed Cronin filled in for injured Marauder Rudy Guillen and Bismarck High 4X state champion Joe Schumacher made his debut for the Dragons after spending the last few seasons at Oklahoma State.  Cronin and Schumacher battled for Russian tie position throughout much of the first two periods until Cronin found a takedown in the closing seconds of the second.  Leading 2-0 and in the down position Cronin battled Schumacher hard underneath, but the former Demon was able to lock up a cradle and score four fearful.  With this riding time point, Schumacher won 5-2 and narrowed the Marauder team lead to 7-6.

Jared Reis scored his first victory in a Marauder singlet at 157 via impressive technical fall.  The Napoleon native defeated Patrick Freeman in a battle of former North Dakota Class B standouts with punishing top wrestling.  Freeman is a Carrington graduate.

Phil Springsteen was as advertised for the Marauders at 165.  The nationally ranked freshman dominated West Fargo’s Weston Dobler with a 9-0 major decision that included nearly six minutes of riding time.  Springsteen nearly secured a fall with his go to ball and chain, but ran out of time at the end of the second.

Mary is at Southwest Minnesota and Augustana next weekend.

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