Kyle Begin’s four pins at Dragon Open earns him NSIC wrestler of the week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University true freshman Kyle Begin has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week. The announcement came from the league office in Burnsville, Minn. on Monday afternoon.

SMSU MustangsBegin, a native of Anoka, Minn., won all four of his matches via pin at the Dragon Open hosted by MSU Moorhead on Saturday. Begin, who took the 165 pound white division championship, had pins at 4:50, 1:04, 2:47 in his first three matches and his fourth and final pin came just 1:16 into the championship bout. Begin pinned Joshua Chandler (Augsburg College), Matt Mason (Itasca CC), Dominic Sipe (Rochester CC), and Mitchell Rechtzigel (Augustana) to earn first place.

SMSU will host its first dual match of the season this Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the PE Gym. The match will be a battle of the Mustangs, as SMSU will take on the Morningside Mustangs.