Southwest Minnesota State 31, Northern State 10

SMSU dominates Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Southwest Minnesota State was in full control as it dominated Northern State, 31-10 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling Wednesday night.

The dual started out at 157 pounds as Northern State’s Sean Havlocic scored first in a close, 4-3 decision over Patrick Kelley.

SMSU MustangsThe next trio of Mustangs would defeat their opponent as Jacob Begin started the scoring at 165 pounds as the senior pinned Blake Perryman at 3:56 to give the Mustangs the lead.

Colton Vekved and Brody Goens would also score points for SMSU with a pair of decisions to put the Mustangs up 12-3.

NSU would score at 197 as Joe Gomez defeated Tristan Ezell with a major decision to pull with in six points, but Cole Wilson took on Dustin Caspers and recorded a major decision and pushed the Mustangs lead to 16-7.

In the 125 and 133 pounds SMSU would win by forfeit.

Cody Reed would add to the lead at 141 pounds with a 4-0 decision to cement the victory.

In the final dual of the night, Grant Steen held on to get the final points of the dual for NSU by a 4-3 decision over Jake Slocum.

Southwest Minnesota State 31, Northern State 10
157: Sean Havlovic (NSU) over Patrick Kelley (SMSU) Decision 4-3 (NSU 3-0)
165: Jacob Begin (SMSU) over Blake Perryman (NSU) Fall 3:56 (SMSU 6-3)
174: Colton Vekved (SMSU) over Anthony Navarro (NSU) Decision 11-6 (SMSU 9-3)
184: Brody Goens (SMSU) over David Murphy (NSU) Decision 9-3 (SMSU 12-3)
197: Joe Gomez (NSU) over Tristan Ezell (SMSU) Major Decision 14-0 (SMSU 12-7)
285: Cole Wilson (SMSU) over Dustin Caspers (NSU) Major Decision 10-2 (SMSU 16-7)
125: Taylor Curtis (SMSU) over (Unknown) (SMSU 22-7)
133: Landyn VanOverbeke (SMSU) over (Unknown) (SMSU 28-7)
141: Cody Reed (SMSU) over Tyler Frost (NSU) Decision 4-0 (SMSU 31-7)
149: Grant Steen (NSU) over Jake Slocum (SMSU) Decision 4-3 (SMSU 31-10)

Southwest Minnesota State will return to the PE Gym and take on No. 6 Upper Iowa on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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