BISMARCK, ND -- The University of Mary wrestling team welcomed in-state rivals Minot State to the McDowell Activity Center tonight for the Marauders home opener. UMary put on a show for the home crowd in the first dual of the season dominating the Beavers by a score of 31-12.
The Marauders improve to 1-0 on the season in front of the electrifying crowd.
Nate Humann started the night out for the Marauders scoring six points. The senior trailed Arevalo of Minot State 5-2 entering the third period but Humann turned the tides pinning Arevalo at 5:57 in the third period to win the 125 lbs weight class.
The defending NSIC wrestler of the year Tate Barnhardt showed exactly why he won this prestigious award tonight. The UMary wins leader dominated the whole match leading 19-3 before winning by technical fall in the second period. The 133 lbs senior gave the Marauders five points to increase their lead to 11-0.
Hunter Eckert continued to command the dual for the Marauders taking down Michael Rangel in the third period by technical fall, 17-1. The Marauders led 16-0 after the first three weight classes dominated their duals.
At 149 lbs Max Bruss battled hard against his Minot State Foe. The freshman improved to 1-0 on the season taking the win by a 6-3 decision. The Wisconsin native gained the Marauders an additional three points.
Isaac Berger gave the Marauders a 25-0 lead heading into intermission. The 157 lbs freshman held a narrow lead going into the third period but he put his foot on the gas and pin the Beavers Max Miller at the 5:42 mark.
Austin Eichmann came out after intermission and gave the Marauders their sixth straight weight class win. The junior of Hastings, Minnesota would come out victorious by a 9-3 decision.
Minot State, determined not to get shut out, came out and took the next three battles. The first two came by decision in the 174 and 184 classes followed by a pin in the 197 lbs weight class to give the Beavers 12 points on the day.
Emmitt Brooks put a cap on the Marauders terrific day. Behind the support of a thunderous crowd the sophomore would bring home an overtime victory by a 5-3 decision to give the Marauders a 31-12 victory.
The Marauders return to open competition this weekend at the Dakota Wesleyan Open. The meet will take place on Saturday, November 10. UMary will host their next home dual on January 11, 2019 at 7 PM against MSU Moorhead.
125 Nate Humann (Mary) over Dean Arevalo (Minot State (N.D.)) (Fall 5:57) 6 0
133 Tate Barnhardt (Mary) over William Horton-Hayden (Minot State (N.D.)) (TF 19-3 5:24) 5 0
141 Hunter Eckert (Mary) over Michael Rangel (Minot State (N.D.)) (TF 17-1 5:28) 5 0
149 Max Bruss (Mary) over Tanner Crissler (Minot State (N.D.)) (Dec 6-3) 3 0
157 Isaac Berger (Mary) over Max Miller (Minot State (N.D.)) (Fall 5:42) 6 0
165 Austin Eichmann (Mary) over Tyler Sharron (Minot State (N.D.)) (Dec 9-3) 3 0
174 Parker Osterman (Minot State (N.D.)) over Jacob Green (Mary) (Dec 10-8) 0 3
184 Keegan Berry (Minot State (N.D.)) over Lance Jarrett (Mary) (Dec 8-6) 0 3
197 Je-Mario Jones (Minot State (N.D.)) over Ryan Stottler (Mary) (Fall 2:42) 0 6
285 Emmitt Brooks (Mary) over Jacob Belland (Minot State (N.D.)) (SV-1 5-3) 3 0
Team Score: 31 12