Magi wrestling halted by Patriots, 32-24

BISMARCK — The Minot High School wrestling team lost a hard-fought match against Bismarck Century on Thursday, falling to Patriots on the road by a score of 32-24.

Senior Jorge Talamantes got the Magicians on the board first in the 220-pound match, winning a 4-2 decision over Malikai Rivera to give his team a 3-0 lead. But the Patriots quickly recovered by winning the following two matches – one of which by pin – to go on top, 10-3.

Minot High junior Kelby Armstrong went on to deliver a fall against Century’s Neal Bohrer in the 113-pound match, and sophomore Chase Burke also got a fall against Century’s Dany Asonkeng in the 160-pound match, but the pair of six-point boosts wasn’t enough as the Patriots secured the 32-24 win.

Also earning points for Minot High in the loss was junior Trevon McClanahan, who went unchallenged at the 152, and sophomore Isaac Fernandez, who won an 8-3 decision over Century’s Anthony Carranza at the 195.

Next up for the Magi is another road test at the Carrington Duals today at 5 p.m.

Beavers wrestling can’t keep pace with Upper Iowa

The Minot State wrestling team (0-3, 0-2 NSIC) secured three individual wins before ultimately losing to No. 5 Upper Iowa on Thursday, 33-11.

After the Peacocks earned a fall victory at the 133 pounds to start the match, sophomore Liam Hayden tied the score at 6-6 by forcing a fall against Upper Iowa’s Ryan Schmalen in the 141-pound match.

Minot State took a 9-6 lead in the following 149-pound match, as junior Tanner Crissler edged out Upper Iowa’s Ryan Steffen for a 7-5 decision win. It was all Peacocks after that, though.

Upper Iowa took the next five matches before Beavers freshman Jordan Will stopped the run with a 5-1 decision win over Bodie Garner in the 285-pound match. But the damage was already done, as the Peacocks went on to earn the 33-11 victory.

Next up for Minot State is a matchup against Minnesota State on Jan. 5 in a NSIC dual.

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