The Northern State wrestling team opened its 2013-14 dual season with a 26-18 victory over Dakota Wesleyan Thursday night inside of Wachs Arena.
The dual began at 125 pounds where Anthony Bruno opened things up in style for the Wolves (1-0) as he pinned DWU's Will Seydel at 5:26 in the match to stake Northern to an early 6-0 lead. After a Cody Voegeli loss at 133, 5-3, Northern picked up a pair of forfeit wins at 133 and 141 to take an 18-3 advantage.
The Tigers closed the gap on NSU as Ryan Roach defeated Sean Havlovic 7-3 at 157 and Trever Devestern pinned Gavin Larsen at 165 to narrow the Wolves' lead to 18-12. Blake Lundgren and Anthony Navarro gave Northern back-to-back huge matches as Lundgren got a 9-1 major decision at 174 pounds and Navarro followed that up with a 13-5 major decision of his own to push the Northern lead back to 26-12 and clinch the team win.
DWU closed the match with a pair of hard-fought decisions over the Wolves. Joe Gomez lost 3-2 at 197, while Anthony Reurink was defeated 6-2 at heavyweight.
The Wolves are off for the rest of November and will return to action December 7 as NSU travels to its final tournament of the season, the MSU Moorhead Open.
125 Anthony Bruno (Northern State) won by pin over Will Seydel (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) 5:26. 0 6.00
133 Richard Rios (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) won by decision over Cody Voegeli (Northern State) 5-3. 3.00 0
141 Ian Muirhead (Northern State) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 0 6.00
149 Beau Voegeli (Northern State) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 0 6.00
157 Ryan Roach (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) won by decision over Sean Havlovic (Northern State) 7-3. 3.00 0
165 Trever Devestern (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) won by pin over Gavin Larsen (Northern State) 1:17. 6.00 0
174 Blake Lundgren (Northern State) won by major decision over Jacob Devine (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) 9-1. 0 4.00
184 Anthony Navarro (Northern State) won by major decision over Trevor Peter (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) 13-5. 0 4.00
197 Tyler Sarringar (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) won by decision over Joe Gomez (Northern State) 3-2. 3.00 0
285 Jade Hoisington (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) won by decision over Anthony Reurink (Northern State) 6-2.