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(MINOT, N.D) – The Minot State wrestling team defeated rival UMary on the mat this evening by a total score of 19-16.
The Beavers had one pin on the afternoon when Joseph Lopez took down UMary’s Austin Eichmann at 174 pounds.
Coach Evan Forde‘s squad had tough, competitive performances up-and-down the lineup.
125: Dean Arevalo (MSU) def. Jeremy Leintz (MARY) by decision, 15-9.
Arevalo captured the early advantage in the 125-pound bout with two first period takedowns. Leintz battled back with a reversal at the end of the first to come within one point. Arevalo then made another takedown early in the second period as Leintz hung around with a few well-timed shots. Arevalo then worked in another reversal and takedown in the third to get a 12-7 lead and the eventual win.
133: Oscar Nellis (MSU) def. Laken Boese (MARY) by major decision, 11-2.
Nellis started the action with two early takedowns and controlled the second period on the perimeter of the mat with two more takedowns. Oscar maintained an 8-2 lead after two periods after adding a near fall ruling. Nellis then made another takedown in the third to win.
141: Trevor Fauver (MARY) def. Marco Ramirezlazos (MSU) by decision, 6-2.
Fauver controlled the early stages with a takedown in the first. Ramirezlazos stayed in the match with an escape to end the period. Fauver then took Ramirezlazos down to garner two more points and outlasted Ramirezlazos in the final two periods.
149: Shadi Mitwalli (MSU) def. Devin Steidler (MARY) by decision, 13-10.
Mitwalli and Steidler engaged in one of the most entertaining matches of the night as they started fast and furious with multiple takedowns and escapes in the first period. Steidler led 5-3 after one. Mitwalli, a champion at the Cobber Open last weekend, made two takedowns to come within one after two periods. Mitwalli then started the last period with a takedown and held on to win 13-10.
157: Braydon Huber (MARY) def. Zach Berry (MARY) by decision, 6-4.
Berry started the scoring with a takedown in the first before Huber took the lead in the second period with two takedowns. After two, Huber led 6-3 and a late escape and flurry was not enough for Berry to come back.
165: Dante Springsteen (MARY) def. Nathan Baca (MSU) by major decision, 16-7.
Springsteen controlled his match versus Nathan Baca from start to finish as he began the scoring with a takedown in the first period. He continued his profitable wrestling in the second with a takedown, escape, and a reversal. Springsteen then made four takedowns in the final period to set the score at 16-7.
174: Joseph Lopez (MSU) def. Austin Eichmann (MARY) by fall.
Austin Eichmann got an early and impressive lead with two near falls and two takedowns in the first period. After trailing 12-0 after one, Lopez made a quick shot to a takedown and an eventual pin in the most thrilling match of the night.
184: Keegan Berry (MSU) def. Phillip Springsteen (MARY) by decision, 4-1.
Keegan Berry overcame to get through an injury stoppage in the first period to beat Springsteen by decision. Springsteen started the scoring in the second period with an escape followed by a lead change when Berry made a takedown. A technical violation against the Marauders’ 184-pounder made it 4-1, the eventual final.
197: Gerardo Jaime (MARY) def. Dustin Swisher (MSU) by decision, 4-0.
Jaime was the better wrestler in this match as he went wire-to-wire in his shutout victory. Jamie made a last-second takedown to double his lead and make it 4-0.
285: Dominic Tudor (MARY) def. Jake Belland (MSU) by decision, 4-3.
Belland started the scoring after recording a takedown that was ruled in favor of Minot State following an official review. Tudor and Belland were all knotted up at two points each heading into the final round when Belland escaped to take the lead. Tudor countered, though, with a takedown in the waning seconds to capture the decision victory.
Minot State wrestling will be back in action when they host the Upper Iowa Peacocks in an NSIC dual at the MSU Dome on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m.