MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team resumes competition after a 10-day layoff on Saturday at the Finn Grinaker Cobber Open hosted by Concordia College. Competition begins at 9 a.m. at Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium.

MSUM is expected to have around 10 wrestlers compete at the open event. It is MSUM’s final competition before the Dragon Open, which is set for Dec. 7.

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Blake Bosch is 4-3 on the season at 133 pounds for the Dragons while senior Michael Joseph is 5-4 on the year. Sophomore Nadif Abdullatif is 3-3 at 285 pounds.

Last Time Out: Dragons Fall to No. 6 Concordia, 22-13
The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team led 13-10 after seven matches, but Concordia won the final three on its way to a 22-13 dual meet win over the Dragons in nonconference action Wednesday at Memorial Auditorium on the Concordia campus.

The Dragons won four of the 10 matches on the night.

Sophomore Shane Novak, who moved down from 133 pounds a year ago, opened the match with an 11-5 win over Concordia’s Nate Humann at 125. Sophomore Blake Bosch, who moved up to 133 pounds after wrestling at 125 last season, was strong in his match, earning an 11-1 win by major decision over Concordia’s Will McCarthy.

Sophomore Garret Hoffner topped Ben Cousins of Concordia at 157 to push the Dragon lead to 10-6. Senior Shawn Porter helped the Dragons regain the lead at 174 as he topped Dan Marquette, 11-7. With that win, MSUM led 13-10.

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