The top-ranked Gophers won their final dual of the wrestling regular season Sunday, 27-12 over No. 15 Iowa State in Ames, Iowa.
The match was tied 6-6 after pinfalls by Iowa State’s Earl Hall at 125 pounds and the Gophers’ David Thorn at 133 before the Gophers (14-1) pulled away with three victories in a row, including major decisions by Conrad Rangell at 141 pounds and second-ranked Nick Dardanes at 149. The lead grew to 17-6 when Brandon Kingsley, filling in for fifth-ranked Dylan Ness at 157, won a 2-0 decision over the Cyclones’ John Nicholson.
Other Gophers winners were No. 6 Logan Storley at 174, No. 8 Kevin Steinhaus (major decision) at 184 and heavyweight Michael Kroells.
In one of the day’s closest bouts, top-ranked Kyven Gadson of Iowa State won a 6-5 decision over fifth-ranked Scott Schiller at 197.
Women’s lacrosse debuts at Augsburg
Augsburg was host for the first women’s collegiate lacrosse matches in state history over the weekend and went 3-0, beating Midland (Neb.) 12-10 and Dubuque (Iowa) 11-8 on Saturday and Loras 20-5 on Sunday.
Abi Rodstein, a sophomore from Eagan, had four goals in each match for the Auggies.
Crashed ice finale
Marco Dallago of Austria won the Red Bull Crashed Ice final on Saturday night in downtown St. Paul.
Canada’s Scott Croxall was second, just ahead of Cameron Naasz of Lakeville, who last year became the first American racer to win a Crashed Ice event, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Andrew Bergeson was fourth.