Southwest Minnesota State 29, Northern State 19

SMSU defeats NSU for second home win

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team picked up a 29-19 win over Northern State and in the process its second home win of the season on Thursday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling.

Taylor Curtis started the scoring for the Mustangs with an 8-3 decision at 125 pounds to start the match.

Northern State came back with a pin at 133 pounds to grab a 6-3 lead. Cortez Arredondo picked up extra points at 141 pounds with a 17-0 tech. fall at 3:20 to give the Mustangs a lead again.

SMSU MustangsNSU took the next two bouts with a major decision and decision to regain the lead at 13-8 at the halfway mark.

SMSU would start a three-bout run, as Kegen Fingalsen recorded a 11-3 major decision at 165 pounds, while Kyle Beginpinned his fourth opponent of the season in :40 seconds to give SMSU a 18-13 lead.

Brody Goens picked up extra points at 184 pounds with a 15-0 tech. fall at 4:34 to give the Mustangs a 10-point lead with two bouts left.

NSU cut the SMSU lead at 197 with a fall at 2:19, but Cole Wilson picked up six points from a forfeit at 285 to give SMSU a 29-19 win.

Southwest Minnesota State will travel to Upper Iowa tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Southwest Minnesota State 29, Northern State 19

125 | Taylor Curtis (SMSU) won by decision over Ben Cauffman (NSU), 8-3
133 | Carson Henry (NSU) won by fall over Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 1:14
141 | Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) won by tech. fall over Matt Bettencourt (NSU), 17-1, 3:20
149 | Tyler Stenberg (NSU) won by major decision over Zach Beaumaster (SMSU), 15-1
157 | Blake Perryman (NSU) won by decision over Patrick Kelley (SMSU), 13-8
165 | Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU) won by major decision over Grant Steen (NSU) 11-3
174 | Kyle Begin (SMSU) won by fall over Ayden Garcia (NSU), :40
184 | Brody Goens (SMSU) won by tech. fall over David Murphy (NSU), 15-0, 4:34
197 | Joe Gomez (NSU) won by fall over Ashton Bartlett (SMSU), 2:19
285 | Cole Wilson (SMSU) won by forfeit

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