Mustangs take out Minot State for first conference win
MINOT, N.D.- The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (5-11, 1-3 NSIC) earned its first conference win of the season with a 22-16 victory over Minot State (3-12, 0-4 NSIC) on Thursday night in the Minot State Dome.
After a close 9-7 decision victory for Taylor Curtis at 125, Jordan Biehn captured a major decision to give the Mustangs a 7-0 start. Jake Slocum won by tech fall at 157. Jackson Ryan later won by major decision at 197 which gave SMSU a 22-10 lead, putting the match out of reach.
SMSU has now won five straight games over the Beavers. The Mustangs capture their first victory in the NSIC after dropping home matches to No. 1 St. Cloud State, No. 24 Upper Iowa, and Augustana. SMSU went 4-4 against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponents last season.
The Mustangs will conclude their road trip tomorrow night as they travel to face the University of Mary starting at 7 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State 22, Minot State 16
125 – Taylor Curtis, SMSU, def. Liam Hayden, 9-7 (3-0)
133 – Jordan Biehn, SMSU, won by major dec. over Michael Ragel, 11-3 (7-0)
141 – Jered Sublet, MINOT, def. Zachary Beaumaster, 6-3 (7-3)
149 – Cody Haugen, MINOT, def. Cortez Arredondo, 4-2 SV-1 (7-6)
157 – Jake Slocum, SMSU, won by technical fall over Dimitri Grivas, 16-0 (12-6)
165 – Kegen Fingalsen, SMSU, def. Parker Osterman, 5-3 (15-6)
174 – Carlos Toledano, MINOT, won by major dec. over Cody Heitman, 11-1 (15-10)
184 – Cole Hennen, SMSU, def. Keegan Berry, 10-5 (18-10)
197 – Jackson Ryan, SMSU, won by major decision over Bryce Broome, 14-4 (22-10)
HWT – Jacob Belland, MINOT, pinned Andrew Petersen, :47 (22-16)