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Montana State-Northern wrestling goes 4-0 at Concordia Duals

Posted at 9:56 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 14:33:06-05

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Montana State University-Northern men’s wrestling team was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Under Armour team of the week after the 15th-ranked Lights went 4-0 at the Concordia University Duals in Seward, Nebraska, on Saturday.

Using multiple lineups, the Lights downed Morningside (Iowa) 26-18, No. 13 Doane (Nebraska) 23-21, Concordia 41-3 and Oklahoma Wesleyan 47-6.

Isaac Bartel, the top-ranked wrestler at 197 pounds, had a perfect 4-0 weekend. The senior defeated Kasten Grape of Morningside and Bradley Antesberger of Doane with 14-2 and 10-0 major decisions, respectively, and Mason Garcia of Concordia and LaTrent Owens of Oklahoma Wesleyan with falls.

Kaleb Frank, a redshirt sophomore from Thompson Falls, went 3-0 at 125 pounds, scoring a fall over Benjamin Schmitz of Morningside, a 10-3 decision over Luke Davis of Doane and a 4-3 decision over Carter Willis of Concordia. Frank was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference men's wrestler of the week on Monday.

Reigning 125-pound NAIA national champion Nick Kunz went 2-0 at 133 pounds at the Concordia Duals. The former Helena Capital standout won with an 11-2 major decision over Taylor Vasquez of Morningside and a 4-0 decision over Daniel Vargas of Doane. Kunz was wrestling up a weight class, as he is the NAIA's No. 1-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds.

Carl Hansen (2-0 at 184 pounds), Rylan Moldenhauer (2-0 at 285) and Connor Harris (1-0 at 149) also went undefeated for the Lights. Full results are below.

MSU-Northern 26, Morningside 18

125 -- Kaleb Frank (Montana State Northern) over Benjamin Schmitz (Morningside) Fall 1:37
133 -- Nick Kunz (Montana State Northern) over Taylor Vasquez (Morningside) Maj 11-2
141 -- Noah Styskal (Morningside) over Clayton Currier (Montana State Northern) Dec 9-6
149 -- Dylan Veis (Montana State Northern) over Brandon Mills (Morningside) Dec 4-2
157 -- John Diener (Morningside) over Brock Bushfield (Montana State Northern) Dec 9-2
165 -- Caleb Connor (Morningside) over Devin Crawford (Montana State Northern) Fall 5:37
174 -- Jonah Egli (Morningside) over Chase Short (Montana State Northern) Fall 5:23
184 -- Steeler French (Montana State Northern) over Caleb Watson (Morningside) Fall 2:53
197 -- Isaac Bartel (Montana State Northern) over Kasten Grape (Morningside) Maj 14-2
285 -- Rylan Moldenhauer (Montana State Northern) over Jakob Jerabek (Morningside) Dec 5-2

MSU-Northern 23, Doane 21

125 -- Kaleb Frank (Montana State Northern) over Luke Davis (Doane University) Maj 11-3
133 -- Nick Kunz (Montana State Northern) over Daniel Vargas (Doane University) Dec 4-0
141 -- Baterdene Boldmaa (Doane University) over Clayton Currier (Montana State Northern) Fall 2:37
149 -- Tristan Zamilpa (Doane University) over Dylan Veis (Montana State Northern) Dec 3-2
157 -- Brock Bushfield (Montana State Northern) over Samuel Dunwell (Doane University) Fall 2:25
165 -- Devin Crawford (Montana State Northern) over Simon Enkhbold (Doane University) Fall 1:55
174 -- Michael Scarponi (Doane University) over Chase Short (Montana State Northern) Dec 5-3
184 -- Garrett Cornwell (Doane University) over Steeler French (Montana State Northern) Dec 5-4
197 -- Isaac Bartel (Montana State Northern) over Bradley Antesberger (Doane University) Maj 10-0
285 -- Brandon Antesberger (Doane University) over Travis Adams (Montana State Northern) Fall 2:35

MSU-Northern 41, Concordia 3

125 -- Kaleb Frank (Montana State Northern) over Carter Willis (Concordia University) Dec 4-3
133 -- Mario Ybarra (Concordia University) over Carl Cronin (Montana State Northern) Dec 8-4
141 -- Clayton Currier (Montana State Northern) over Jeremiah Sistek (Concordia University) Fall 1:07
149 -- Connor Harris (Montana State Northern) over Jeaven Scdoris (Concordia University) Fall 4:36
157 -- Brock Bushfield (Montana State Northern) over Jose Sanchez (Concordia University) Dec 12-7
165 -- Devin Crawford (Montana State Northern) over Tavoris Smith (Concordia University) Fall 5:59
174 -- Chase Short (Montana State Northern) over Timothy Huber (Concordia University) TF 17-2
184 -- Carl Hansen (Montana State Northern) over Cyrus Marshall (Concordia University) Dec 7-2
197 -- Isaac Bartel (Montana State Northern) over Mason Garcia (Concordia University) Fall 4:21
285 -- Travis Adams (Montana State Northern) over Jacob Telles (Concordia University) Dec 3-2

MSU-Northern 47, Oklahoma Wesleyan 6

125 -- Kaleb Frank (Montana State Northern) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
133 -- Carl Cronin (Montana State Northern) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
141 -- Clayton Currier (Montana State Northern) over Kolby Encinas (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) TF 16-0
149 -- Dylan Veis (Montana State Northern) over Codey Cooper (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) Fall 3:24
157 -- Chad Sakamoto (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) over Lane Paulson (Montana State Northern) Dec 5-4
165 -- Austin Daniels (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) over Devin Crawford (Montana State Northern) Dec 5-2
174 -- Chase Short (Montana State Northern) over Dailen Presgrove (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) Fall 6:56
184 -- Carl Hansen (Montana State Northern) over Ridge Smith (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) Fall 4:31
197 -- Isaac Bartel (Montana State Northern) over LaTrent Owens (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) Fall 0:46
285 -- Rylan Moldenhauer (Montana State Northern) over Aaron Lopez (Oklahoma Wesleyan University) Fall 2:23