Begin lands NSIC Wrestler of the Week after big weekend

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University junior Jacob 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., recorded his 11th and 12th consecutive victories this weekend with wins over No. 4 Wade Gobin (Upper Iowa) and No. 3 Cody Quinn (Minnesota State). Begin edged Gobin with an 8-7 decision on Friday, before downing Quinn convincingly 8-3 on Saturday. Begin is now 12-1 on the season with five pins, three major decision and one technical fall. This is the second time Begin has been named NSIC Wrestler of the Week, Begin was named to the honor last season.

Begin becomes the first Mustang to be named NSIC Wrestler of the Week this season.

Begin and the Mustangs (11-5, 1-4 NSIC) will look to rebound after three consecutive loss to ranked opponents with road duals versus the University of Mary and Minot State this weekend.