MSU Wrestling Loses at No. 4 Minnesota, 32-6
Feb. 3, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Michigan State wrestling lost to No. 4 Minnesota, 32-6, on Sunday afternoon on senior day for the Golden Gophers at the Sports Pavilion. The dual started with 133-pound sophomore Brandon Fifield taking Minnesota's Randy Hanson into overtime after they ended regulation tied at 5. Fifield won by sudden victory, putting MSU on the board first, 3-0.
The Gophers were quick to respond, however, and at 141 pounds No. 10 Nick Dardanes won a major decision over freshman Nick Trimble, giving Minnesota a 4-3 lead.
Dan Osterman gave up a last-second takedown and major decision at 149 pounds to No. 11 Dylan Ness, 17-6.
Sophomore Ryan Watts battled with redshirt freshman Danny Zilverberg through three periods at 157 pounds, earning a takedown in the last seconds of the match to secure a 7-6 decision.
No. 14 Cody Yohn of Minnesota pinned Nick Proctor in 1:24, giving the Gophers a 14-6 lead at intermission.
The Gophers then went up 26-6 over the Spartans when they took major decisions at 174, 184 and 197 pounds, respectively.
Minnesota logged an additional two decisions at 285 and 125 pounds, taking the dual 32-6.
The Spartans are back in action Sunday, Feb. 10 when they take on Michigan at 2 p.m. at Jenison Field House.
No. 4 Minnesota 32, Michigan State 6
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