Wolves Wrestlers Earn Weekend Split

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) [FRIDAY] – The No. 20 Northern State University wrestling team tallied their third straight victory, and third all-time, over (RV) Minnesota State on Friday evening. The 19-17 victory over the Mavericks marked the Wolves third NSIC win of the season, leaving them fifth in the NSIC standings behind tomorrow night’s opponent St. Cloud State.



Final Score: NSU 19, MSU 17

Records: NSU 8-3 (3-2 NSIC), MSU 4-3 (1-3 NSIC)

Attendance: 927



  • The Wolves tallied four wrestled wins in the dual and a forfeit victory at 125-pounds
  • Minnesota State jumped out to an early 6-point lead with two decision wins at 165 and 174 pounds
  • Sam Kruger broke through for NSU, defeating Nicolas Leo in a 6-1 decision
  • No. 3 Cole Huss gained the lead for Northern State and tallied the lone bonus point win for the Wolves, defeating Max Villnow in a 14-4 major decision
  • The Mavericks regained the lead heading into the break with a 6-3 decision victory in the 285 weight class
  • Landen Fischer nabbed six team points in a forfeit win and Teagan Block extended the lead in the following match
  • Block defeated Isaiah Mlsna in a 4-1 decision, which gave Northern the 16-9 lead over Minnesota State
  • The 141-pound match head to the sudden victory round and the 12thranked Maverick, Brock Luthens, tallied the three team points in the win
  • With Northern holding a 16-12 lead, No. 7 Wyatt Turnquist sealed the dual for the Wolves
  • The 149-pounder battled in a 6-1 decision win over Caleb Meunier, the final victory of the evening for Northern State



Weight Summary NSU MSU
165 Kole Marko (Minnesota State) over Chase Bloomquist (Northern State) (Dec 4-2) 0 3
174 Michael Smith (Minnesota State) over Kelby Hawkins (Northern State) (Dec 9-4) 0 3
184 Sam Kruger (Northern State) over Nicolas Leo (Minnesota State) (Dec 6-1) 3 0
197 #3 Cole Huss (Northern State) over Max Villnow (Minnesota State) (MD 14-4) 4 0
285 #7 Darrell Mason (Minnesota State) over Nathan Schauer (Northern State) (Dec 6-3) 0 3
125 Landen Fischer (Northern State) over Unknown (For.) 6 0
133 Teagan Block (Northern State) over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) (Dec 4-1) 3 0
141 #12 Brock Luthens (Minnesota State) over Kolton Roth (Northern State) (SV-1 8-6) 0 3
149 #7 Wyatt Turnquist (Northern State) over Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) (Dec 6-1) 3 0
157 Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) over Robert Coyle III (Northern State) (TF 19-3 4:52) 0 5
Team Score: 19 17


Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) (SUNDAY) – The No. 20 Northern State University wrestling team struggled to get things going versus No. 5 St. Cloud State on Saturday afternoon. Kelby Hawkins grabbed the lone win for the Wolves from Wachs Arena, despite Northern battling to three decision losses by three points or less.



Final Score: NSU 3, SCSU 30

Records: NSU 8-4 (3-3 NSIC), SCSU 11-1 (4-1 NSIC)

Attendance: 512



  • St. Cloud State went on a 21-0 run to open the dual notching four decision wins, one major decision, and one technical fall
  • Teagan Block and Kolton Roth each had a chance to take down the No. 11 wrestler in their respective weights, however fell in a pair of hard fought decisions
  • Kelby Hawkins battled against Bryce Dagel in the 174-pound bout, notching an 8-6 sudden victory win
  • Hawkins trailed 4-2 following the first period and chipped away in the second; down 6-4 heading into the third
  • The Groton native started the third on top and battled to earn both a penalty point and riding time point to force the first overtime
  • It came down to the final seconds in the following match, as Sam Kruger ultimately fell to Bryce Fitzpatrick in the 4-3 decision
  • The Huskies closed out the dual with a pair of decision wins at 197 and 285 pounds



Match Summary NSU SCSU
125 #7 Paxton Creese (St. Cloud State) over Landen Fischer (Northern State) (MD 10-2) 0.0 4.0
133 #11 Sam Spencer (St. Cloud State) over Teagan Block (Northern State) (Dec 6-3) 0.0 3.0
141 #11 Alyeus Craig (St. Cloud State) over Kolton Roth (Northern State) (Dec 13-8) 0.0 3.0
149 #8 Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) over #7 Wyatt Turnquist (Northern State) (Dec 7-2) 0.0 3.0
157 Blake Legred (St. Cloud State) over Robert Coyle III (Northern State) (TF 15-0 5:56) 0.0 5.0
165 Anthony Herrera (St. Cloud State) over Chase Bloomquist (Northern State) (Dec 6-1) 0.0 3.0
174 Kelby Hawkins (Northern State) over Bryce Dagel (St. Cloud State) (SV-1 8-6) 3.0 0.0
184 Bryce Fitzpatrick (St. Cloud State) over Sam Kruger (Northern State) (Dec 4-3) 0.0 3.0
197 #10 Dominic Murphy (St. Cloud State) over #3 Cole Huss (Northern State) (Dec 11-4) 0.0 3.0
285 Elijah Novak (St. Cloud State) over Nathan Schauer (Northern State) (Dec 5-2) 0.0 3.0
Dual Meet Score 3.0 30.0




The Wolves will be back in action next Thursdays, February 2 against the Dragons. Northern State and MSU Moorhead will face off at 7 p.m. from Wachs Arena. The dual opens the I Hate Winter festivities for the weekend; for full I Hate Winter details visit nsuwolves.com/IHW.