Mustangs finish 3-1 at Augustana Duals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Southwest Minnesota State finished with a 3-1 record on Saturday in the Augustana Duals with wins over Northwestern (Iowa), Morningside (Iowa) and Drury (Mo.) and one lone setback against No. 23 Nebraska-Kearney.

SMSU vs Northwestern
Southwest Minnesota State had four wins by decision in the first five bouts against Northwestern and eventually won by tie breaker to begin the day at the Augustana Duals.

Taylor Curtis (125), Brock Buysse (133), Cortez Arredondo (149) and Justin Haneke (157) each picked up wins to help SMSU build a 12-3 lead before Northwestern came storming back with four straight wins to take an 18-12 lead.

After falling behind by six after a Northwestern pin in the previous bout, Andrew Petersen capped off the match with a win by fall over Skyler Bonestroo at 3:59.

The Mustangs’ 54-48 advantage in team points gave them the win by tie breaker in the first of four matches on the day.

SMSU now takes on Morningside (Iowa) in its second match of the day from Augustana University.

Southwest Minnesota State 19 Northwestern (Iowa) 18
125: Taylor Curtis (SMS) over Sam Klarenbeek (NOIO) (Dec 13-7)
133: Brock Buysse (SMS) over Cole Mills (NOIO) (Dec 4-1)
141: Elijah Dahl (NOIO) over Trent Butcher (SMS) (SV-1 9-7)
149: Cortez Arredondo (SMS) over Dante Preciado (NOIO) (Dec 5-4)
157: Justin Haneke (SMS) over Dan Zeleny (NOIO) (Dec 13-8)
165: Andrew Null (NOIO) over Nick Esping (SMS) (Dec 7-1)
174: Brandon Shuler (NOIO) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 6-5)
184: D`rell Gist (NOIO) over Ashton Bartlett (SMS) (Dec 9-6)
197: Nicholas Null (NOIO) over Ben Thompson (SMS) (Fall 1:33)
285: Andrew Petersen (SMS) over Skyler Bonestroo (NOIO) (Fall 3:59)
(SMS Criteria C: total match points 54-48 1.00)

SMSU vs Morningside
Griffin Osing (174) and Andrew Petersen each pinned their opponents while Ben Thompson won by forfeit to help SMSU to a 24-15 win over Morningside in the Mustangs’ second of two matches on Saturday.

Justin Haneke (157) and Brock Buysse (133) each posted wins to help SMSU to a second straight win to start the day.

Southwest Minnesota State 24 Morningside (Iowa) 15
125: Devin Phaly (MOIO) over Taylor Curtis (SMS) (Dec 11-4)
133: Brock Buysse (SMS) over Keegan Hessler (MOIO) (Dec 7-3)
141: Alexander Schmitz (MOIO) over Jordan Biehn (SMS) (Dec 4-3)
149: Steven Garcia (MOIO) over Cortez Arredondo (SMS) (SV-1 6-4)
157: Justin Haneke (SMS) over Dakota Drenth (MOIO) (Dec 12-6)
165: Nickolas Madsen (MOIO) over Nick Esping (SMS) (Dec 8-1)
174: Griffin Osing (SMS) over Alexander Thompson (MOIO) (Fall 1:55)
184: Elijah Dirkx (MOIO) over Ashton Bartlett (SMS) (Dec 5-3)
197: Ben Thompson (SMS) over (MOIO) (For.)
285: Andrew Petersen (SMS) over Joey Cannon (MOIO) (Fall 5:41)

SMSU vs No. 23 Nebraska-Kearney
Southwest Minnesota State wrestled its second consecutive ranked opponent of the early season as Nebraska-Kearney handed SMSU a
34-3 loss, its first loss at the Augustana Duals.

Nebraska-Kearney won the first four bouts of the day, including a major decision at 141. The Lopers later tallied another major decision, one tech fall and one pin to give the Mustangs their first win of the day.

UN-Kearney 34 Southwest Minnesota State 3
125: Vlad Kazakov (NEKE) over Taylor Curtis (SMS) (Dec 4-0)
133: Wesley Dawkins (NEKE) over Brock Buysse (SMS) (Dec 9-2)
141: Jonathan Killingsworth (NEKE) over Trent Butcher (SMS) (MD 14-4)
149: Jacob Wasser (NEKE) over Cortez Arredondo (SMS) (Dec 10-5)
157: Justin Haneke (SMS) over Seth Harrington (NEKE) (Dec 2-1)
165: Talon Seitz (NEKE) over Nick Esping (SMS) (Dec 5-3)
174: Zach Stodden (NEKE) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 5-3)
184: Isaac Deaton (NEKE) over Ashton Bartlett (SMS) (TF 21-6 5:39)
197: Trey Schlender (NEKE) over Ben Thompson (SMS) (MD 12-0)
285: Jarrod Hinrichs (NEKE) over Andrew Petersen (SMS) (Fall 4:55)

SMSU vs Drury
The Mustangs got off to a quick start as Taylor Curtis and Brock Buysse each won by fall in the first two bouts which was then followed by a major decision by Jordan Biehn as Southwest Minnesota State defeated Drury (Iowa), 38-3 in its final match of the day on Saturday.

SMSU won the first six bouts and dropped just one weight class to conclude the Augustana Duals.

Ben Thompson also won by fall at 197 and Andrew Petersen posted a major decision at 285 as the Mustangs finished the day 3-1 against their four non-conference opponents.

Southwest Minnesota State 38 Drury University 3
125: Taylor Curtis (SMS) over Bryant Clay (Drur) (Fall 0:37)
133: Brock Buysse (SMS) over Max Newbury (Drur) (Fall 1:30)
141: Jordan Biehn (SMS) over Seth Otis (Drur) (MD 13-0)
149: Cortez Arredondo (SMS) over Lawyer Morgan-Beckum (Drur) (Dec 7-3)
157: Justin Haneke (SMS) over Ben Stahlman (Drur) (Dec 8-7)
165: Nick Esping (SMS) over Grant Taylor (Drur) (Dec 10-4)
174: Jacob Brune (Drur) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 4-3)
184: Ashton Bartlett (SMS) over Todd Angel (Drur) (Dec 7-5)
197: Ben Thompson (SMS) over John Oss (Drur) (Fall 4:34)
285: Andrew Petersen (SMS) over Ben Melton (Drur) (MD 8-0)

SMSU will return to action on Jan. 6 with two matches at the Minnesota State Duals in Mankato, Minn.

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