Dragons to Host Concordia and Minot State This Week

Davies-Moorhead High Match to Precede Match with Cobbers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team is back in action with two home matches on the schedule next week. MSUM will face crosstown rival Concordia College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and then will return to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Thursday against Minot State (7 p.m. first match).

Both matches are at Nemzek Fieldhouse (Live Web Stream). The Concordia match will be MSUM’s first dual since Jan. 25.

Tuesday’s match is part of a special night at Nemzek, as the MSUM-Concordia match will be preceded by a high school dual between Fargo (N.D.) Davies and Moorhead. That dual will begin at 5 p.m. at Nemzek. Fans can purchase one ticket and see both matches on the evening.

MSUM is coming off of a pair of tough home losses, as the Dragons fell to Southwest Minnesota State, 19-15 on Jan. 23 and then fell to No. 3-ranked St. Cloud State on Jan. 25.

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Freshman Blake Bosch (125 pounds) went 2-0 on the week for MSUM, while freshman Shane Novak (133), freshman Garret Hoffner (149), redshirt freshman Dan Murakami (157) and junior Conner Monk (174) each went 1-1 for that week.

Senior Matt Lewellen leads MSUM with a 23-11 record at 184 pounds, while Bosch is 14-9 at 125. Hoffner is 11- 8 at 149 pounds. Novak also has double-digit wins as he has a 12-13 mark. Freshman Tyler Schlosser is 11-14 at 197 pounds.

Kris Nelson is in his fifth season as MSUM’s head coach.

About Concordia: Concordia, which has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the Division III poll, is 12-4 (before Dickinson) on the season. The Cobbers are coming off of a 29-18 win over Dickinson State on Jan. 30 in their last dual action. Jacoby Bergerson (133 pounds) and Jacob Long (149) are each 20-7 for Concordia, while Kyle LeDuc (157) is 20-8. Matt Nagel is in his first season as Concordia’s head coach.

About Minot State: Minot State is 1-11 overall and 0-5 in the NSIC. The Beavers lost to nationally-ranked St. Cloud State (49-0) and Upper Iowa (34-15) at home last weekend. Tiger Paasch leads the Minot lineup with a 15-14 record at 174 pounds while Joshua Douglas is 11-11 at 133 pounds.

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