Minot State Lineup Preview: 125-133


Depth Chart

125 Starter  Next Man Up Keep your eye on
FR  Lincoln Stormer

Conner LeDoux

Jacob Spencer

RFR Brandon Meikel

Oscar Nellis

JR Dean Arevalo


Dean Arevalo

Dean Arevalo is the projected started for the Beavers at 125 this season and based on last season’s results, should provide a spark at the bottom of the lineup for Head Coach Evan Forde.  A native of Riverside, CA, Arevalo finished his sophomore season with a 16-11 record while going 12-7 in dual competition.  Arevalo’s progression as the year went on was impressive.  The Junior opened the season with a major decision loss to Mary’s Nate Humann, but turned the tables in February with a 15-13 decision that displayed impressive leg attacks and a gas tank that would make any coach happy.

“Dean is a one of our hardest workers and he’s mentally tough,” said Forde. “We know that we will get a great effort from him every time he steps on the mat.”

As is usually the case, the NSIC should be loaded at 125 pounds. Forde sees that as a great opportunity for Arevalo to shine.

“It will be a great test for him,” Forde stated. “I’m looking forward to him taking the next step and start knocking on the door of some of the NSIC’s best guys.

Behind Arevalo are redshirt freshmen Oscar Nellis and Brandon Meikel.  Nellis was 4-4 as a redshirt last season.  Forde also added three freshman that are likely to redshirt in Lincoln Stormer, Jacob Spencer, and Minot Bishop Ryan product Conner LeDoux.


Depth Chart

133 Starter Next Man Up  Keep Your Eye On
SO Liam Hayden

Nick Pereira

JR Michael Rangel


Michael Rangel

Minot State will begin the year with Michael Rangel of Whittier, CA at the top of the depth chart.  Rangel was the Beaver’s 133 at the end of last season, going 0-2 at the Super Regional tournament.  He finished the season 1-8 (1-6).  Behind Rangel are sophomores Liam Hayden and Nick Pereira.

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