Southwest Minnesota State 40, Dakota Wesleyan 6

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team opened up the regular season with a 40-6 dominating performance against Dakota Wesleyan on Friday night.

Antonio Meikel started the scoring for the Mustangs at 133 pounds with a forfeit before Trent Butcher continued the scoring at 141 with a pin at 3:46.

SMSU MustangsSMSU would take the next four bouts as Cortez Arredondo recorded a pin at 5:13 in the 149-pound bout followed by an 8-5 decision from Patrick Kelley at 157 pounds to give the Mustangs a 21-3 lead at the halfway mark.

Colton Vekved added points at 165 with a tech. fall and Griffin Osing recorded his first win at 174 with a tight 8-7 decision to push the Mustang lead to 29-3.

DWU took the 184-pound bout, but SMSU bounced back with another tech. fall at 197 pounds from Ashton Bartlett beforeCole Wilson shut the dual down with a pin at :14 and gave SMSU a 40-6 win.

SMSU will compete at the Dakota Wesleyan Open tomorrow starting at 9 a.m.

Southwest Minnesota State 40, Dakota Wesleyan 6
125 | Will Seydel (DWU) won by decision over Landyn VanOverbeke, 4-1 | DWU 3-0
133 | Antonio Meikel won by forfeit over OPEN | SMSU 6-3
141 | Trent Butcher won by pin over Kevin Lopez (DWU), 3:46 | SMSU 12-3
149 | Cortez Arredondo won by pin over Mito Mendivil (DWU), 5:13 | SMSU 18-3
157 | Patrick Kelley won by decision over Skyler Ingwerson (DWU), 8-5 | SMSU 21-3
165 | Colton Vekved won by tech fall over Alex Osbourne (DWU), 20-2 | SMSU 26-3
174 | Griffin Osing won by decision over Nick Woslum (DWU), 8-7 | SMSU 29-3
184 | Isaac Rangel (DWU) won by decision over Brody Goens, 8-7 | SMSU 29-6
197 | Ashton Bartlett won by tech fall over Matt Schirado (DWU), 16-1 | SMSU 34-6
285 | Cole Wilson won by pin over Jade Hoisington (DWU), :14 | SMSU 40-6

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