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Ortloff scores bonus points in Dragon loss to Cobbers

Freshman Braydon Ortloff of Detroit Lakes won a major decision for Minnesota State University Moorhead in a tough 19-18 dual to crosstown rival Concordia on Tuesday night at Memorial Auditorium.

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Freshman Braydon Ortloff of Detroit Lakes won a major decision for Minnesota State University Moorhead in a tough 19-18 dual to crosstown rival Concordia on Tuesday night at Memorial Auditorium.

The Dragons won five of the matches on the night but a win by fall at 133 proved to be the difference.

"We cannot give up pins and bonus points and we knew the dual was likely going to come down to that," MSUM head coach Kris Nelson said. "We gave up a fall at 133 and a major at 165. We felt like we were favored at 141 and 184 and that's where we let the dual slip away."

Sophomore Cole Jones started the night at 125 pounds with a major decision win over Jake Nohre, 12-1, to put MSUM up 4-0. Benjamin Bogart pinned Seth Hutchison in 5:58 at 133 to give the Cobbers the lead that they were never relinquish.

Concordia won by decision at 141 and 149 to push the lead to 12-4.

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BRAYDON ORTLOFF

At 157-pounds Ortloff won a 15-4 major decision over Adam Jaeger to cut the Cobber lead to 12-8. The Dragons picked up another win at 174 pounds when senior Adam Blees won a 13-5 major decision over Kaden Spindler.

"I was happy with Cole, Braydon and Adam getting bonus points in their matches," Nelson said.

The dual ended with two straight Dragon wins, with Logan Rhode winning 4-2 at 197 pounds and Sam Erckenbrack winning a 7-6 decision at 285-pounds, but the Dragons came up one point short.

"Logan Rhode and Sam Erckenbrack both wrestled well," Nelson said.

The Dragons will open their home schedule on Nov, 30 when they host NSIC foe Northern State before hosting the Dragon Open on Dec. 1.

( Stevie Larson of MSUM Athletics contributed to this story)

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Concordia 19, MSUM 18
125: Cole Jones (MSUM) maj dec. Jake Nohre (CM) 12-1
133: Benjamin Bogart (CM) fall Seth Hutchison (MSUM) 5:58
141: Bret Wilson (CM) SV-1 Mason Schulz (MSUM) 8-6
149: Ty Johnson (CM) dec. Joey Schumacher (MSUM) 3-1.
157: Braydon Ortloff (MSUM) maj dec. Adam Jaeger (CM) 15-4
165: Travis Deegan (CM) maj dec. Justin Dravis (MSUM) 10-0
174: Adam Blees (MSUM) maj dec. Kaden Spindler (CM) 13-5
184: Nick Gravdahl (CM) dec. Evan Foster (MSUM) 5-4
197: Logan Rhode (MSUM) dec. Jacob Arends (CM) 4-2
285: Samuel Erckenbrack (MSUM) dec. Noah Carter (CM) 7-6

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