Mustangs fall short at NCAA Tournament

CLEVELAND, Ohio – All Four Southwest Minnesota State University wrestlers fell short and were eliminated on day one of the NCAA tournament held in Cleveland, Ohio. Each wrestler finished 1-2 and all were eliminated in the consolation second round. See below for results.

SMSU MustangsJustin Reinsma, a two-time All-American, finishes the season 32-14. The 32 wins in his senior season is a career-high and ranks tied eighth most in school history. Reinsma finishes his storied career 113-50. His 113 career wins ranks third most in school history.

Championship Bracket
First Round (Friday, March 14):
133: Michael Labry (Ashland) won by decision 2-0 over Justin Reinsma (SMSU)
165: Kyle Begin (SMSU) won by major decision 11-2 over Austin Harris (Western State)
174: Jacob Begin won by major decision 13-2 over Brendan McKeown (East Stroudsburg)
285: Ziad Haddad (Kutztown) won by decision 4-0 over Cole Wilson (SMSU)

Quarterfinals (Friday, March 14):
165: Eric Burgey (Notre Dame) won by 3-2 decision over Kyle Begin (SMSU)
174: Elliot Copeland (Western State) won by decision 12-6 over Jacob Begin (SMSU)

Consolation Bracket
First Round (Friday, March 14):
133: Justin Reinsma (SMSU) won by decision 7-1 over Zach Shank (Western State)
285: Cole Wilson (SMSU) won by decision 7-3 over Lane Stuht (Western State)

Second Round
133: Isaiah Hurtado (San Fran. State) won by decision 3-2 over Justin Reinsma (SMSU); Reinsma eliminated
165: Nick Haferkamp (McKendree) won by decision 8-7 over Kyle Begin (SMSU); Begin eliminated
174: Blaze Shade (UNC Pembroke) won by decision 9-2 over Jacob Begin (SMSU); Begin eliminated
285: Josh Dublin (Pitt-Johnstown) won by decision 2-0 over Cole Wilson (SMSU); Wilson eliminated

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