SMSU wins second straight conference match
BISMARCK, N.D.- The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (6-11, 2-3 NSIC) completed a perfect 2-0 weekend after defeating the University of Mary (5-6, 1-3 NSIC) 20-16 on Friday night.
The Marauders won the first three weight classes to start the night including a major decision at 133 to take a 10-0 lead. SMSU responded by winning its next three bouts, taking a one point lead in the match with the help of two major decisions from Jake Slocum and Kegen Fingalsen respectively. Cole Hennen won by tech fall at 184 and Jackson Ryan earned a 15-6 major decision at 197 to give SMSU its second consecutive victory.
The Mustangs will travel to face the conference leaders, Minnesota State Mankato, on Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by a match at Northern State on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State 22 Minot State 16
125: Josh Jensen (MARY) over Brock Buysse (SMS) (Dec 5-2)
133: Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Jordan Biehn (SMS) (MD 12-4)
141: Reed Cronin (MARY) over Zachary Beaumaster (SMS) (Dec 4-1)
149: Cortez Arredondo (SMS) over Hunter Eckert (MARY) (SV-1 8-2)
157: Jake Slocun (SMS) over Donald Leuer (MARY) (MD 14-1)
165: Kegen Fingalsen (SMS) over Paul Michaelson (MARY) (MD 12-3)
174: Dane Fischer (MARY) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 6-4)
184: Cole Hennen (SMS) over Jonathan Pelach (MARY) (TF 16-0 2:44)
197: Jackson Ryan (SMS) over Jacob Green (MARY) (MD 15-6)
285: Dominic Tudor (MARY) over Quinn Bullard (SMS) (Dec 6-2)