Southwest Minnesota State adds seven for 2016-17

Southwest Minnesota State has added seven student-athletes for the 2016-17 season. Willie Meine of Fertile-Beltrami, Alec Engler of Minneota, Nathan Adkins of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, Dru Kuchenbaker of Milaca, Jordan Bond of Rogers, Devin Manzy of Zumbrota-Mazeppa, and Ben Thompson of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa are set to join the Mustangs this fall.

SMSU MustangsMeine is a three-time state entrant. He placed sixth in Class A at 113 pounds in 2016. Meine is projected to wrestle at 125 pounds for the Mustangs.

Adkins is a two-time state entrant. He placed fifth in Class AA at 145 pounds this season. Adkins is projected to wrestle at 149 pounds.

Kuchenbaker is a three-time state entrant placing third in Class AA at 152 pounds in 2016. He is projected to wrestle at 157 pounds.

Manzy is a two-time state entrant. He placed third in Class A at 170 pounds this season and is projected to wrestle at 174 pounds for the Mustangs.

Thompson placed third in Class A at 195 pounds this season. It was his first state tournament appearance. Thompson is projected to wrestle at 197 pounds.

Engler and Bond are both 2015 graduates. Engler is a three-time state entrant and Bond is a two-time state entrant. Engler is projected to wrestle at 149 pounds and Bond is projected to wrestle at 157 pounds.

The Guillotine Wrestler Files:

Willie Meine, Fertile-Beltrami
2016 MN HS State Tournament 1A 12th 113 6th 39-6
2015 MN HS State Tournament 1A 11th 113 DNP 35-4
2014 MN HS State Tournament 1A 10th 106 DNP 38-7

Alec Engler, Minneota
2014 MN HS State Tournament 1A 11th 145 DNP 37-6
2013 Rumble on the Red 1A 11th 145 8th
2013 MN HS State Tournament 1A 10th 132 DNP 34-7
2012 Rumble on the Red 1A 10th 138 8th
2011 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Cadet 135 4th
2011 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Cadet 135 5th
2011 MN HS State Tournament 1A 8th 119 DNP 26-13

Nathan Adkins, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus
2015 MN HS State Tournament 2A 12th 145 5th 43-3
2015 MN HS State Tournament 2A 11th 145 DNP 23-6
2014 Big Bear Tournament 2A 11th 145 4th

Dru Kuchenbaker, Milaca
2016 MN HS State Tournament 2A 12th 152 3rd 36-2
2015 MN HS State Tournament 2A 11th 138 DNP 39-5
2014 MN HS State Tournament 2A 10th 138 DNP 31-13

Jordan Bond, Rogers
2015 MN HS State Tournament 3A 12th 152 DNP 24-10
2014 MN HS State Tournament 3A 11th 152 DNP 26-16

Devin Manzy, Zumbrota-Mazeppa
2016 MN HS State Tournament 1A 12th 170 3rd 25-9
2015 MN HS State Tournament 1A 11th 160 DNP 36-9

Ben Thompson, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
2016 MN HS State Tournament 1A 12th 195 3rd 33-4

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