South Dakota State 25, Northern State 18; South Dakota State 20, Southwest Minnesota State 18

SDSU sweeps home duals

The South Dakota State wrestling team swept its home duals on Friday, toppling Northern State and SW Minnesota State…

In the first dual against Northern State, the Jacks secured the win in the 197-pound match with a pin by Nick Mart.

The Jacks jumped out to an early lead, scoring five of the first six decisions. The only non-victory for SDSU was an open at 133 pounds.

SDSU continues to excel in the lower weight classes, which helps build a lead and allowing the Jacks to maintain for the win.

SDSU held on to beat NSU 25-18 thanks to the Mart pin.

In the second dual between SDSU and Southwest Minnesota State, the Jacks continued along the familiar storyline.

The Jacks won six of the first seven weight classes, but could only manage decisions and were unable to pull away.

Late victories by Dillon Reid and Joe Rasmussen proved valuable, as SDSU saw its lead dwindle, but hold.

SDSU held on to beat SMSU 20-18.

Dustin Walraven continued his early season succes, scoring a major decision and receiving a forfeit to improve to 5-0 in duals.

Nick Flynn scored two major decisions to hold on to the best individual record for SDSU.

Aaron Pickrel and Andrew Youngblom, two wrestlers instrumental in the quick starts, each recorded a pair of decisions.

South Dakota State 25, Northern State 18
125 – Aaron Pickrel dec. Anthony Bruno (NSU), 8-2
133 – Ian Muirhead (NSU) forfeit
141 – Dustin Walraven forfeit
149 – Andrew Youngblom dec. Beau Voegeli (NSU), 10-4
157 – Nick Flynn maj. dec. Neil Sell (NSU), 10-2
165 – Dillon Reid dec. Blake Lundgren (NSU), 9-4
174 – Donnie Bowden (NSU) maj. dec. Joe Rasmussen, 10-0
184 – Chad Gibson (NSU) dec. Tony Lisek, 5-1
197 – Nick Mart fall Baker Haar (NSU), 0:57
Hwt. – Matt Meuleners (NSU) tech fall Joe Skow, 3:52

South Dakota State 20, Southwest Minnesota State 18
125 – Aaron Pickrel dec. Travis Borchert (SMSU), 6-2
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) forfeit
141 – Dustin Walraven maj. dec. Ethan Hildebrant (SMSU), 13-3
149 – Andrew Youngblom dec. Codie Lane (SMSU), 11-10
157 – Nick Flynn maj. dec. Blaine Miller (SMSU), 16-3
165 – Dillon Reid dec. Jacob Begin (SMSU), 8-6
174 – Joe Rasmussen dec. Trent Molacek (SMSU), 7-6
184 – Micah Larson (SMSU) medical forfeit Tony Lisek
197 – Martin Hagen (SMSU) dec. Nick Mart, 11-6
Hwt. – Cole Wilson (SMSU) dec. Joe Skow, 7-5