UW-Parkside dominates Minnesota State in season finale

KENOSHA, Wis. -- The No. 5 ranked Parkside Wrestling team closed out the home portion of their season on Friday night, playing host to the Minnesota State – Mankato Mavericks. The Rangers grabbed control early and never let up, winning eight of the ten bouts, en route to a 33-6 victory.

No. 3 ranked Shane Corrigan grabbed momentum immediately for the Rangers. Corrigan wasted no time getting a take down and four near fall points on three separate occasions to pick up the 15-0 tech fall win in 2:27.

No. 7 ranked Matthew Chi continued the momentum, defeating Chase Beckett by an 8-2 decision. Chi trailed 1-0 early in the second but picked up two takedowns and a bonus riding time point to secure the victory.

No. 3 ranked Cayden Henschel won a tight battle in the 141lb bout. Henschel picked up an escape in the second and led 1-0 after two periods. After Trayton Anderson got an escape, Henschel was able to get a takedown to secure the 4-1 win by decision.

No. 11 ranked Jalen Spuhler scored three takedowns in the first period and had control the whole time, defeating Isaiah Mlsna by a 15-5 major decision.

Ben Durocher then closed out the Ranger sweep before the intermission, defeating Caleb Meunier by a 4-3 decision. Durocher picked up a takedown in the first and an escape in the second which was enough to secure the 4-3 win. Parkside led 18-0 after the first five bouts.

After the Mavericks picked up points at 165lbs, No. 8 ranked Brody Hemauer was able to pick up the only win by fall of the night, pinning Drake Hayward with 16 seconds to go in the first period.

No. 7 ranked Reece Woracheck picked up a bonus point win, defeating Gavin Christoffersen by an 11-2 major decision. Worachek had three takedowns in the bout and earned a bonus point for riding time.

Chase Stegall continued the Ranger dominance, defeating Shane Gibson by an 18-2 tech fall. Stegall had multiple near fall points in the bout.

The Mavericks took the final bout of the night in sudden victory, but Parkside was able to pick up the team win 33-6.

Parkside will now ready for postseason play. Parkside will compete in the NCAA Super Regionals held in Minot, ND on March 2nd. Links to coverage can be found at ParksideRangers.com/coverage.