Southwest Minnesota State 23 Northern State 15

SMSU Defeats Northern State in Final NSIC Dual of Season

Aberdeen, SD – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team finished the regular season with a 23-15 win over Northern State on Friday night in Aberdeen. The Mustangs won six out of 10 bouts to take the dual. SMSU  improves to 8-4-1 overall and 3-4 in the NSIC standings while Northern State falls to 3-10-1, 0-7 NSIC.

SMSU took an early lead with a win at 125 pounds when Travis Borchert defeated Corbin Surat in a 3-1 decision. Justin Reinsma gave SMSU a 6-0 lead by defeating Ian Muirhead at 133 pounds in a 7-5 decision.

Northern State would take the 141-pound bout before Demond Carter extended SMSU’s lead to 9-1 with a 3-1 decision over Beau Voegeli at 149 pounds.

Billy Fate earned a 9-4 decision over Neil Sell at 165 pounds and Zach Coates won the 174-pound match earning a 9-4 decision. CD Johnson was defeated for the second straight day falling to Cale Cornemann at 3:30 at 184 pounds.

Martin Hagen grabbed the 197-pound bout with a win by fall at 2:33 over Baker Haar before Matthew Meuleners decisioned Brian Rodas 3-1, giving Rodas just his second loss of the season.

Next up for the Mustangs will be the Super Region Three Tournament which will be held Feb. 27 at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Southwest Minnesota State 23 Northern State 15
125: Travis Borchert (SMS) DEC Surat, Corbin (NS) 3-1
133: Justin Reinsma (SMS) DEC Muirhead, Ian (NS) 7-5
141: Crow, Benton (NS) DEC Ethan Hildebrandt (SMS) 3-1
149: Demond Carter (SMS) MD Voegeli, Beau (NS) 14-4
157: Lundgren, Blake (NS) DEC Casey Field (SMS) 5-3
165: William Fate (SMS) DEC Sell, Neil (NS) 9-4
174: Zachary Coates (SMS) MD Gibson, Chad (NS) 9-0
184: Cornemann, Cale (NS) FALL Craig Draper-Johnson (SMS) 3:30
197: Martin Hagen (SMS) FALL Haar, Baker (NS) 2:33
285: Meuleners, Matthew (NS) DEC Brian Rodas (SMS) 3-1