MOORHEAD, Minn. – Trailing 15-10 after the 174 pound bout, Southwest Minnesota State rattled off three straight victories to take a 19-15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual win over MSU Moorhead. No. 6 Jacob Begin had his eight-bout winning streak halted by Connor Monk’s pin of Begin at 2:23.
No. 8 Justin Reinsma picked up his 22nd win of the season and extended his winning streak to seven with an 8-3 decision over Shane Novak at 133 pounds. Ethan Hildebrandt picked up a key decision at 141 to put SMSU up 6-3. Codie Lane was leading his 157-pound bout by a score of 6-5 in the third period, but Daniel Murakami scored a takedown with three seconds left to take the bout by decision, 7-6, and give MSUM a 9-6 lead.
Kyle Begin answered for SMSU with a dominating performance over Shawn Porter. Begin led 13-1 after two periods and scored three 3-point nearfalls, but couldn’t register the elusive 6-point pin. Begin went on to win 13-4 to give SMSU four points from the major decision.
Andrew Rodas, Micah Larson and Cole Wilson all took wins by decision in their respective bouts to combine for nine points to erase the five-point deficit and give SMSU the 19-15 victory.
The win was SMSU’s third straight conference win.
The Dragons are back in action at home on Saturday against No. 3-ranked St. Cloud State for a 2 p.m. dual.
SMSU (9-3, 3-0 NSIC) will look to keep the streak going this Sunday at 2 p.m. in Fayette, Iowa versus Upper Iowa.
Southwest Minnesota State 19 MSU-Moorhead 15
125 | Blake Bosch (MSUM) defeats Antonio Meikel (SMSU) by decision, 8-3. MSUM leads 3-0
133 | Justin Reinsma (SMSU) defeats Shane Novak (MSUM) by decision, 8-3. Tied 3-3
141 | Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU) defeats Isaac Novacek (MSUM) by decision, 8-7 (riding time). SMSU 6-3
149 | Garret Hoffner (MSUM) defeats Beau Buysse (SMSU) by decision, 5-3. Tied 6-6
157 | Daniel Murakami (MSUM) defeats Codie Lane (SMSU) by decision, 7-6. MSUM leads 9-6
165 | Kyle Begin (SMSU) defeats Shawn Porter (MSUM) by major dec. 13-4. SMSU leads 10-9
174 | Connor Monk (MSUM) defeats No. 6 Jacob Begin (SMSU) by fall, 2:23. MSUM leads 15-10
184 | Andrew Rodas (SMSU) defeats Matthew Lewellen (MSUM) by decision, 8-6. MSUM lead 15-13
197 | Micah Larson (SMSU) defeats Tyler Schlosser (MSUM) by decision, 3-0. SMSU leads 16-15
285 | Cole Wilson (SMSU) defeats Gerard Fugleberg (MSUM) by decision, 5-2. SMSU wins 19-15