ABERDEEN, S.D.- The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (7-12, 3-4 NSIC) got off to a strong start due in part to an early forfeit in a 25-14 win over the Northern State Wolves (4-10, 0-5) on Sunday afternoon in the Wachs Arena.
After Taylor Curtis won a 5-2 decision at 125, Northern State was forced to forfeit the 133 weight class which was then followed by a 9-4 decision from Trent Butcher at 141. SMSU then went up 17-3 when Jake Slocum won by a 17-0 tech fall at 157. Coming out of an intermission, Kegen Fingalsen won his sixth straight dual in a 3-2 decision to put the Mustangs up 20-3. Trent Butcher won by an 18-0 tech fall at 184 to help the Mustangs’ secure their third Northern Sun win of the season.
SMSU will host its final NSIC match of the season on Saturday against MSU Moorhead at 3 p.m., in the PE Gym.
Southwest Minnesota State 25 Northern State 14
125: Taylor Curtis (SMS) over Matthew Leier (NOST) (Dec 52)
133: Jordan Biehn (SMS) over (NOST) (For.)
141: Trent Butcher (SMS) over CJ Voegeli (NOST) (Dec 94)
149: Tyler Stenberg (NOST) over Cortez Arredondo (SMS) (Dec 126)
157: Jake Slocun (SMS) over Kaiden Dorris (NOST) (TF 170 3:40)
165: Kegen Fingalsen (SMS) over Ben Fichter (NOST) (Dec 32)
174: Tanner Olson (NOST) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 71)
184: Cole Hennen (SMS) over David Murphy (NOST) (TF 180 4:48)
197: Joe Gomez (NOST) over Jackson Ryan (SMS) (MD 90)
285: Harrison Townsend (NOST) over Quinn Bullard (SMS) (MD 91)