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MSU wrestling shares venue with Minot High, falls to U-Mary

Sean Arbaut /MSU Athletics Minot State wrestler Dean Arevalo (right) competes in a dual against the University of Mary Thursday night at the Minot State Dome.

The Minot State Dome was split in half for two wrestling duals at the same time on Thursday evening.

The Minot State wrestling team lost to rival U-Mary, 20-18, while the Minot High School wrestling team defeated Turtle Mountain Community High School, 56-16.

The Beavers (2-9) got wins from Jordan Will, Dean Arevalo, Jered Sublet, Zach Berry, and Keegan Berry.

With MSU leading 18-17, the dual came down to the 197-pound match between Minot High graduate Je-Mario Jones, wrestling for MSU, and U-Mary’s Gabe Anderson. With a 6-4 decision, Anderson pulled out the match and dual win for the Marauders.

Magi wrestling routs Turtle Mountain, 56-16

The Minot High School wrestling team left no doubt on Thursday, cruising past Turtle Mountain Community High School at the Minot State Dome by a score of 56-16.

Daniel Fernandez set the tone in the opening 106-pound match by forcing a fall against Turtle Mountains’ Craig Bercier in the opening minute. After getting an open win, the Magi struck again in the 120-pound match when junior Kelby Armstrong pinned Turtle Mountain’s Josiah Marcellais at the 45-second mark.

Minot then earned another two falls courtesy of seniors Davian Rios at the 126 and Samuel Goodman at the 132 to give the team a 30-0 lead.

Also scoring for the Magi on the night were juniors Trevon McClanahan with a technical fall at the 145, Jacob Carmichael with a fall at the 182 and Preston Jones with a 6-3 decision win at the 220 to give the Magi the 56-16 victory.

Next up for Minot is a home dual against Bismarck Legacy on Friday at 6 p.m.

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