Southwest Minnesota State goes 3-1 at Midwest Duals

Mustangs upset No. 6 Fort Hays State

KEARNEY, Neb. – Southwest Minnesota State upset No. 6 Fort Hays State 22-20 on Saturday at the Midwest Duals hosted by Nebraska-Kearney. SMSU defeated Newman University 37-6, but fell to No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney 31-6 earlier in the day. SMSU closed Saturday’s action with a 30-15 win over Bethany (Kan.).

Justin Reinsma notched his 100th win of his career in SMSU’s 31-6 loss to UNK. Reinsma went 4-0 on the day and has now won six straight.

SMSU MustangsIn SMSU’s 37-6 win over Newman, SMSU took eight of 10 bouts – highlighted by back-to-back pins from Ethan Hildebrandt (141) and Beau Buysse (149). Micah Larson also recorded a pin in his 197-pound bout.

Justin Reinsma (133) and Kyle Begin (165) were the only Mustangs to record victories in SMSU’s 31-6 loss to No. 4 UNK. Reinsma’s 4-3 decision over Ryan Bauer gave the Slayton, Minn., native his 100th career win. He joins just seven other wrestlers in SMSU history to reach the 100 win plateau.

Reinsma would equalize the score at four after Antonio Meikel dropped a 9-0 major decision to open SMSU’s dual with No. 6 Fort Hays State. SMSU tied the bout at seven after the 149-pound bout and at 13 after the 165-pound bout. SMSU and FHSU traded pins at 157 and 165 – Mitchell Mears (FHSU) pinned Codie Lane (SMSU), while Kyle Begin (SMSU) pinned Bradley Little (FHSU). Jacob Begin gave SMSU its first lead of the dual as he defeated Josh Rodriquez by an 8-4 decision. The lead would not last long as FHSU took a 20-16 lead as Andrew Rodas suffered a 16-8 major decision loss to Jon Inman and Micah Larson fell 9-2 to Zack Grimes. FHSU forfeited the 285-pound bout to give SMSU six points and a 22-20 win.

In SMSU’s dual versus Bethany College, Reinsma won his fourth bout of the day and sixth straight when he pinned Ty Koltemann at 2:12 to even the score at six. Hildebrandt made it back-to-back pins as he recorded a pin of his own at 2:24 over Colt Rogers. SMSU dropped consecutive decisions at 149 and 157, but Kyle Begin gave SMSU its third pin of the dual at 7:21 in the overtime period. Jacob Begin extended SMSU’s lead to 24-12 with a pin of Matt Atwood at 4:22. Rodas and Wilson each won their bouts at 184 and 285, respectively to give SMSU a 30-15 win.

SMSU improves to 8-3 overall on the season and has won seven of the last eight.

Midwest Duals Results

Southwest Minnesota State 37, Newman 6
125 – Antonio Meikel (SMSU) dec. Dustin Reed (NU), 5-2
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) maj. dec. Kris Workman (NU), 10-0
141 – Ethan Hildenbrandt (SMSU) pins Wyatt Wade (NU), 3:58
149 – Beau Buysse (SMSU) pins Zach Duwe (NU), 5:30
157 – Colton Duhr (NU) dec. Codie Lane (SMSU), 6-1
165 – Kyle Begin (SMSU) wins by forfeit
174 – Juan Ortiz (NU) dec. Billy Dean (SMSU), 8-2
184 – Andrew Rodas (SMSU) dec. Micheal Kubik (NU), 11-4
197 – Micah Larson (SMSU) pins Steven Cooklsey (NU), 1:13
HWT – Cole Wilson (SMSU) dec. Lorenzo Serna (NU), 5-2

Nebraska-Kearney 31, Southwest Minnesota State 6
125 – Connor Bolling (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 6-4
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) dec. Ryan Bauer (Nebraska-Kearney), 4-3
141 – Brock Coutu (Nebraska-Kearney) pins Cody Reed (SMSU), 3:30
149 – Tyler Anderson (Nebraska-Kearney) maj. dec. Beau Buysse (SMSU), 9-3
157 – Colton Johnson (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Codie Lane (SMSU), 7-0
165 – Kyle Begin (SMSU) dec. Brock Smith (Nebraska-Kearney), 10-7
174 – Patrick Martinez (Nebraska-Kearney) tech fall Jacob Begin (SMSU), 21-4; 2:41
184 – Mark Fiala (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Andrew Rodas (SMSU), 7-4
197 – Romero Cotton (Nebraska-Kearney) maj. dec. Micah Larson (SMSU), 13-5
HWT – Kelsey Empting (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Cole Wilson (SMSU), 3-0

Southwest Minnesota State 22, Fort Hays State 20
125 – Adam Ludwin (Fort Hays) maj. dec. Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 9-0
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) maj. dec. Symon Seaton (Fort Hays), 11-1
141 – C.J. Napier (Fort Hays) dec. Ethan Hildenbrandt (SMSU), 3-1
149 – Beau Buysse (SMSU) dec. Matt Ziegler (Fort Hays), 6-0
157 – Mitchell Means (Fort Hays) pins Codie Lane (SMSU), 0:55
165 – Kyle Begin (SMSU) pins Bradley Little (Fort Hays), 5:30
174 – Jacob Begin (SMSU) dec. Josh Rodriguez (Fort Hays), 8-4
184 – Jon Inman (Fort Hays) maj. dec. Andrew Rodas (SMSU), 16-8
197 – Zack Grimes (Fort Hays) dec. – Micah Larson (SMSU), 9-2
HWT – Cole Wilson (SMSU) wins by forfeit

Southwest Minnesota State 30, Bethany 15
125 – Quinton Harrison (Bethany) pins Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 6:55
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) pins Ty Kolterman (Bethany), 2:12
141 – Ethan Hildenbrandt (SMSU) pins Colt Rogers (Bethany), 2:24
149 – Colby Crank (Bethany) dec. Beau Buysse (SMSU), 11-5 9 12
157 – Jonathan Blackwell (Bethany) dec. Codie Lane (SMSU), 8-4
165 – Kyle Begin (SMSU) pins Jordon Ward (Bethany), 7:21; SV1
174 – Jacob Begin (SMSU) pins Matt Atwood (Bethany), 4:22
184 – Andrew Rodas (SMSU) dec. Spencer Wilson (Bethany), 8-4
197 – Taylor Baird (Bethany) dec. John Gorter (SMSU), 3-1
HWT – Cole Wilson (SMSU) dec. Zach Anderson (Bethany), 3-1

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