Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State opened Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action with a 26-13 win over U-Mary Friday night. Highlighting MSU’s win was 157-lbs Sawyer Hoffman as the redshirt-freshman defeated Collin Engelhardt 3-2 in double-overtime. Hoffman gained a late riding-time advantage point in the extra session for the win.

Junior David Demo (125 lbs) opened the dual with a dominating 15-0 technical fall win over Jordan Eckholm. Freshman Alphonso Vruno (133 lbs) moved MSU’s advantage to 9-0 with a 15-2 major decision win over Hunter Menendez.

MSU would lose back-to-batch matches as 149-lbs and 157-lbs before Hoffman’s double-overtime win.

Sophomore Cody Quinn (165 lbs) and junior Brendan Eichmann (174 lbs) recorded back-to-back major decision wins by scores of 10-0 and 19-5 respectively for MSU.

After losing an overtime decision at 184-lbs, senior Nathan Haynes (197 lbs) defeated Kriss McCleary 2-0 before junior Corby Running (285-lbs) won the heavyweight bout 14-6 for the major decision win.

MSU will host Minot State tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

To view a complete play-by-play of tonight’s dual click HERE.

Minnesota State 26, Mary 13
125 lbs: David Demo defeats Jordan Eckholm 15-0 tech fall
133 lbs: Alphonso Vruno defeats Hunter Menendez 15-2 major decision
141 lbs: Trevor Johnson defeats Nathan Hennes by fall at 4:52
149 lbs:  Landon Della Silva defeats Thomas Allen 13-4 major decision
157 lbs: Sawyer Hoffman defeats Collin Engelhardt 3-2 double-OT decision
165 lbs: Cody Quinn defeats Brock Krumm 10-0 major decision
174 lbs: Brendan Eichmann defeats Riley Nagel 19-5 major decision
184 lbs: Brady Anderson defeats Aaron Norgren 3-1 OT decision
197 lbs:  Nathan Haynes defeats Kriss McCleary 2-0 decision
285 lbs: Corby Running defeats Cole Monroe 14-6 major decision

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