MSU wrestling successful in 2015-16

Last year’s Maverick wrestling team did fantastic as they ended the season sitting on a 10-4 record. They built quite the good amount of momentum by ending their year winning seven of the last nine. Their dominance was on full display in the majority of their victories as they walked away winning most of the time by an average margin of 24.8 points.

Once the team reached the NCAA Super Regionals the team saw some individual success when four athletes were able to advance to the NCAA Championship. Among the players to advance were redshirt senior Matt Mincey, junior Adam Cooling, senior Scott VanDeLoo, and redshirt senior Malcom Allen. Of the four Mincey performed the best that day by finishing overall second on the day.

When the championships approached it was Allen that ended up standing out at the end of the day. Allen finished his day by finishing as the national runner up and participated in the national finals.

Mincey stood out with his performance as well by battling his way to a victory in the consolation bracket. The win put him in third place nationally in his weight class while also finishing with a great winning percentage by putting together a record of 28-3. Along with Mincey, Cooling also finished third nationally along with securing the honors of reaching all-American status. Cooling would end the year holding the team high amount of wins with a record of 30-5.

At the end of the year the 2015-16 Mavs tied the 2010-11 season for most All-Americans with a total of three and finished tied for ninth place in the team standings. In addition to these things Cooling, Mincey, and Allen were all named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) team. Cooling made it to the first team all-NSIC while Allen and Mincey were selected to the second team all-NSIC.

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