MARSHALL, Minn. — The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team started its home schedule on a high-note with a 24-15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over the University of Mary on Saturday afternoon in the PE Gym.
U-Mary started the dual taking the first two bouts by a decision and a pin to lead 9-0.
Cortez Arredondo scored points for the Mustangs at 141 pounds with an 8-7 decision. Arredondo led 6-5 going into the final period, but found himself trailing by one late. A quick escape with under 10-seconds left and riding time gave Arredondo the win.
U-Mary grabbed a 6-1 decision at 149 pounds to grab a 12-3 lead after four bouts.
Patrick Kelley would start the run for SMSU at 157 pounds with a 7-2 decision and Kegen Fingalsen would lock the match up at 12-all after a pin at 4:56.
Kyle Begin would give the Mustangs the lead at 174 pounds with a 16-0 tech. fall at 4:36. Brody Goens added to the SMSU lead with an 11-2 major decision at 184 pounds to give the Mustangs a 21-12 lead.
The Marauders recorded their final points of the dual at 197 pounds with an 8-4 decision.
Cole Wilson pushed his winning streak to eight with a 1-0 decision at 285 pounds to close the match and to give SMSU a 27-12 victory.
Southwest Minnesota State will host Northern State on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State 24, U-Mary 15
125 | Josh Jensen (MARY) won by decision over Taylor Curtis (SMSU), 9-3
133 | Tate Barnhardt (MARY) won by fall over Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 4:05
141 | Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) won by decision over Reed Cronin (MARY), 8-7
149 | Jakob Weisbrod (MARY) won by decision over Paul Norgren (SMSU), 6-1
157 | Patrick Kelley (SMSU) won by decision over Dane Fischer (MARY) 7-2
165 | Kegen Kingalsen (SMSU) won by fall over Paul Michaelson (MARY), 4:56
174 | Kyle Begin (SMSU) won by tech. fall over Riley Nagel (MARY), 16-0, 4:36
184 | Brody Goens (SMSU) won by major decision over Jacob Green (MARY), 11-2
197 | Tom DeViot (MARY) won by decision over Ashton Bartlett (SMSU), 8-4
285 | Cole Wilson (SMSU) won by decision over Travis Smith (MARY), 1-0