SMSU wrestlers Reinsma and Begin ranked by NCAA

Southwest Minnesota State wrestlers Justin Reinsma and Jacob Begin are individually ranked in the latest NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association poll. The announcement came from the association on Friday.

SMSU MustangsJustin Reinsma, a senior at 133 pounds, is ranked No. 8 with his 15-9 record. Reinsma is a two-time All-America selection and was named All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference second team last season. This season, Reinsma has claimed the 133 pound title at the Jimmie Open, fourth at the Warren Williamson / Daktronics Open, and sixth at the Finn Grinaker / Cobber Open.

Jacob Begin, a senior at 174 pounds, is ranked No. 7 with his 10-5 record in his first season wrestling at 174 pounds. Last season he qualified for the NCAA tournament and was named All-NSIC second team with a record of 17-5 at 165 pounds. He was ranked has high at No. 5 by the NCAA at 165 pounds last season. Begin currently rides a four-bout winning streak.

Southwest Minnesota State University (3-2) will open its eight-dual Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule at home versus Minot State University on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in the PE Gym. The dual will be SMSU’s first action of the 2014 calendar year.

NCAA Division II Wrestling Rankings